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Another Defeat for Blues – But Maybe a Silver Lining

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Birmingham City lost to Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 last night leaving them in 20th place in the SkyBet Championship with just six points from seven games. Second half goals from Stevie May and Jeremy Helan were enough to sink Blues who by most accounts had had a good first half.

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Indian Website Takeover Hoax

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News seemed to break earlier of a takeover of Birmingham City by an Indian consortium. The news, purporting to come from Indian newspaper The Indian Express said that brothers Shashi and Ravi Ruia were going to buy out Birmingham City and keep on Peter Pannu in a role of MD.

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Referee Watch in Association with EZE Group – Scott Duncan

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Barring any late changes, Scott Duncan of Northumberland will be in the middle for Blues’ Championship game against Leeds United at St Andrew’s today. Here is a look at his stats.

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Leeds Preview in Association with Eze Group

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Birmingham City go into tomorrow’s game with Leeds with two new names in the first team squad – on-loan winger Brek Shea who signed from Stoke City yesterday and 15-year-old schoolboy defender Josh Martin who has been given a first team number despite his tender age.

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BIH Delay EGM For a Second Time

Birmingham International Holdings have once again delayed an EGM to obtain shareholder approval for a new convertible bond. A circular was due to be dispatched to shareholders today with details of the EGM but it has now been put off until October 10.

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SMW and the Rumour Mill

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It’s the quiet after another storm again after rumours that a deal to sell the club would be struck on Tuesday turn out to be nothing more than rumours and once again fans are grumbling about speculation.

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Often Partisan: Live in Hong Kong

Following a resounding “Yes” vote in the poll I conducted on the site (and with thanks to my workplace for allowing me to do this) I’ve now set up the live webinar – details of which are in this post.

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SMW and Pannu

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Soccer Management Worldwide are reported to still be keen on a deal to buy Birmingham City despite the departure of Jeremy Wray from the board of the company. The Birmingham Mail have reported that Wray has stepped down from the board for “personal reasons” but remains very much a part of the group.

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Jeremy Wray Quits

Documents have been filed with Companies House showing that Jeremy Wray has resigned his directorship of Soccer Management Worldwide. SMW was the company that announced to the Birmingham Mail that it had made a bid for Birmingham City in May.

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Haircuts and League Cups Launch Dates Confirmed

I’m pleased to confirm that launch details for the book I’ve written are now available on the “Haircuts and League Cups” standalone site.

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