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EZE Group Extend Sponsorship

EZE Group recently extended their sponsorship of Birmingham City for a fourth successive season. The leisure, travel and entertainment experts are once again “Diamond Partners” with the club having seen their profile grow during their connection with the club.

Posted in Birmingham City, News | 24 Comments

Blues Net Nasseri

Birmingham City completed the signing of Iranian u21 international Navid Nasseri on a free transfer yesterday. The 18-year-old attacking midfielder was at Bury last season and has been signed on a one year professional contract. He will start his career in the Professional Development side but it’s a given that if he impresses he could find himself in the first eleven.

Posted in Birmingham City, Transfers | 37 Comments

Contrasting Pre Seasons

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It’s less than a fortnight until the new season and Blackpool FC are still to add to the lowly eight contracted players that constitute their first team squad. With management and board in a stand-off and the manager having banned anyone from talking to the press no one who supports the Seasiders know when this nightmare is going to end.

Posted in Birmingham City, Talking Points | 18 Comments

Carson Appeal Delayed

Carson Yeung was convicted of five counts of money laundering in March 2014 and sentenced to serve six years in jail. While it has been confirmed that he has appealed against his conviction, there has been little word about Carson’s appeal since the conviction – when it is due to happen or if he is to apply for bail pending appeal.

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Tightening restrictions

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The takeover of Doncaster Rovers by John Ryan and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction collapsed earlier this week in acrimony as their attempt at crowdfunding collapsed £1.25mil short of the £2mil target. Ryan has now angrily threatened to walk away from football completely, bitterly complaining that he has been “used and abused”.

Posted in Birmingham City, Talking Points | 137 Comments

Kids and Practice Games

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Blues were forced to play a seventy minute practice match at Wast Hills yesterday after the planned friendly against Mansfield Town was cancelled due to escalating police costs.

Posted in Birmingham City, Talking Points | 86 Comments

Late Night Positivity

Lee Clark has hinted in recent days that he may abandon the thought of bringing in a further player such is his positive impression of the younger players of his squad in pre-season. Demarai Gray, Reece Brown and Koby Arthur have all impressed Clark greatly and have seemingly made claims on staying in his first team squad.

Posted in Birmingham City, General Ramblings | 114 Comments

There But the Grace of God…

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Championship side Blackpool FC have cancelled their pre-season tour due to the fact the club only have eight contracted players, having seen twenty-seven depart in the close season.

Posted in Birmingham City, Talking Points | 62 Comments

The Ownership We Deserve

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With Jeremy Wray’s takeover of Birmingham City seemingly stalled once again people online have questioned whether BIH want to sell the club. Although there is undoubtedly difficulties in selling the club due to the intertwined nature of its finances with BIH and the hoops that the regulatory authorities want BIH to jump through, one does wonder if there is other reasons for the continued delay in news let alone a sale.

Posted in Birmingham City, Talking Points | 92 Comments

Great Expectations

One thing that seems consistent in player interviews during the pre-season training camp was the emphasis on how the team were aiming to do much better than last season. There is a collective urgency from the players and staff to stress that they are aiming for the top half of the division rather than scrapping for survival on the last day as they did back in May at the Reebok stadium.

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Haircuts and League Cups

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