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The Closing Window

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Tomorrow sees the loan deadline come upon us and the last chance to make a temporary signing until January 1. Blues have already brought in Michael Morrison on loan from Charlton (as well as Guy Moussi on a temporary deal) – will Rowett look to strengthen any further before the loan window clangs firmly shut? […]

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Just Say No

Last week Birmingham International Holdings announced that they would be holding an AGM on December 23 to decide on resolutions including the re-election of Peter Pannu as director of the beleaguered company.

Posted in Birmingham City, Finances in Football | 56 Comments

Back in the Saddle

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Four games, eight points won, one goal conceded. The start of the Rowett era at Birmingham City has brought about a run of form which has seen Blues lift themselves out of the bottom three and given some of the most optimistic Blues fans hopes of pushing towards the top end of the table.

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Moussi in, Tatts Out

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Birmingham City have today confirmed the signing of Guy Moussi on a two month deal. The 29-year-old Frenchman had been on trial at Blues for two weeks having been released by Nottingham Forest at the end of last season.

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Return of the Zig

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It was widely reported yesterday that Nikola Zigic is back training at Wast Hills having seen his contract with Birmingham City lapse at the end of last season. The Serbian forward scored 36 goals in 148 games for Blues with his last goal for the club scored against Bolton as Blues survived the drop on the final day.

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Carson and Pannu: Still in effective control?

Carson Yeung once again became the largest shareholder in Birmingham International Holdings yesterday, converting 2.7billion shares from his debt conversion bond to give him an additional 27.89% stake in the company.

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Landmark Ruling Gives Carson Appeal Hope

A landmark ruling made yesterday in Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal has given Carson Yeung fresh hope that his own appeal against his conviction for money laundering will be successful. The Court of Final Appeal unanimously overturned the conviction of Pang Hung Fai for money laundering confirming that defendants needed more protection from the courts on the second limb of the offence.

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Which way to jump

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On Saturday I attended the Blues Trust AGM at the Fusion Centre, Digbeth. Although the AGM is (as a Trust board member confirmed to me) a procedural matter and less important than the recent open meeting, there was still a chance to hear what was happening with them.

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Gritty draws and not so gritty centre-halves – Cardiff Review

Gary Rowett’s glorious homecoming continued yesterday with a gritty 0-0 draw at home to Cardiff City. Blues were unlucky not to win with Wes Thomas’ goal controversially chalked off before the former Bournemouth frontman was given his marching orders for raising his hands to Cardiff defender Sean Morrison off the ball.

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Cardiff Preview in Association with EZE Group

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Russell Slade’s Cardiff City visit a Birmingham City side riding the crest of the Rowett Revolution today with Blues knowing that another home win could well drag them out of the drop zone.

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Haircuts and League Cups

You can read regular previews on the book by Daniel Ivery (author of OP) and Will Giles (HK Solicitor) chronicling the rise and fall of Carson Yeung by clicking here.

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