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Cup or League?

Birmingham City bowed out of the FA Cup following a 2-1 defeat to local rivals West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. A first half double from Victor Anichebe was enough to see the Baggies through, with Blues not able to build on Jonathan Grounds first half injury time reply.

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Up for the Cup? Baggies Preview in Association With EZE Group

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Blues take on local rivals West Bromwich Albion for a place in the last sixteen of the FA Cup today in front of a sold-out St Andrews. Blues eventually overcame non-league Blyth Spartans in the third round, whilst the Baggies demolished Gateshead Utd 7-0 at the Hawthorns.

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Referee Watch In Association With EZE Group – Mark Clattenburg

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Barring any late changes, Mark Clattenburg will be in the middle for Blues’ FA Cup 4th Round game against WBA at St Andrew’s today. Here is a look at his stats.

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Thinning Out

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Neal Eardley yesterday joined the burgeoning ranks of Birmingham City’s loan rangers, joining Leyton Orient on a one month loan deal. With David Edgar joining Huddersfield Town until the end of the season, Olly Lee joining Plymouth and Guy Moussi’s short-term deal not being renewed the first team ranks at Blues has shrunken somewhat in the last few days.

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Who is Wang Lei?

Back in December, I wrote about how a mysterious individual by the name of Wang Li had taken control of U-Continent and had become the second largest shareholder in BIH and by extension BCFC.

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Auditors Withdraw Their Report and Deny Allegations

In an increasingly bizarre twist, Birmingham International Holdings have ben forced to announce to the stock exchange that their former auditors, JH CPA Alliance have written to the company to withdraw it’s auditor’s report from the last available set of accounts.

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Man Arrested In Connection With Misappopriated HK$30M

News has broken in the last hour that a 33-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the alleged misappropriation of above HK$30M in Hong Kong. This follows an announcement made to the stock exchange yesterday that BIH had reported the matter to the police.

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Blues Sign Dyer On Loan

Birmingham City added 32-year-old winger Lloyd Dyer on loan until the end of the season from Watford today as Gary Rowett looks to bolster his attacking options. The Aston-born winger started his career at the Baggies and is eligible to face them on Saturday in the FA Cup.

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Former Employee of BIH Suspected of Stealing £2.5Million

Birmingham International Holdings have today announced to the Stock Market that a former employee may have misappropriated in excess of HK$30million (£2.55M) from the company since December 2013.

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Looking Forwards

Birmingham City continued to tighten their hold on midtable security with a 1-1 draw against Leeds United at the weekend. It could have been all three points but for Luke Murphy’s late equaliser for the home side but the result sees Blues lie 11th, just nine points off the playoff places.

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Haircuts and League Cups

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