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Norwich Preview in Association with EZE Group

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Lee Clark takes his battle-weary troops to Carrow Road today surely fearful of what might happen. Blues come into the game having not won in the league for five games against a Norwich team flying high and looking to bounce back to the Premier League.

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Referee Watch in Association with EZE Group – Darren Sheldrake

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Barring any late changes, Darren Sheldrake of Surrey will be in the middle for Blues’ Championship game against Norwich City at Carrow Road today. Here is a look at his stats.

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BIH Announce Board Meeting

Birmingham International Holdings have today announced that there will be a board meeting on September 30 to discuss among other things the accounts for the year ending 2014.

Posted in Birmingham City, Finances in Football | 17 Comments

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.

Posted in Birmingham City, Finances in Football | 66 Comments

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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