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Birmingham City take on Roda JC Kerkrade in their final warm-up before the new season starts today, having failed to add any further players to the team in the last two weeks. Gary Rowett has bemoaned a culture of “overpaying” for players as a reason for not being able to bring in Che Adams from Sheffield United with the club having had two bids knocked back.

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The Ascension of Storer – Port Vale reflections

Birmingham City returned to winning ways in pre-season with a 2-0 victory over Port Vale last night. Goals from Jack Storer and Paul Caddis ensured that Blues didn’t pay the price for another pedestrian start.

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Gary Rowett was quoted yesterday on the official Birmingham City website as saying that a lack of end product in front of goal was an issue. This came after what was a fairly toothless performance at Easter Road against a second string Hibernian team with just two weeks left before the start of the season.

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Insipid Blues Lose to Hibs in Flat Friendly

Birmingham City went down 1-0 to Hibernian at Easter Road this afternoon in a very flat performance. Hibs, who put out a virtual second string side, didn’t have the lion’s share of possession but looked threatening in front of goal and it was no surprise when James Keatings finally broke the deadlock.

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Postcards from Edinburgh

Birmingham City have travelled north of the border to take on Hibernian in a friendly as part of their pre-season buildup. A squad of 20 players have travelled as Rowett starts to put together firm preparations for the start of the Championship season.

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Adams on Eve of Transfer to Blues?

News broke today that Birmingham City have had a bid rejected for Sheffield United forward Che Adams. The former Ilkeston player has scored 15 in 54 appearances in all competitions for the Blades, with 12 of those coming last season.

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OP Video Podcast – Delays and Reviews

Today saw two announcements from BIH to the HKSE – confirming yet more delays and also the outcome of the internal control review.

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BIH: Progress or More Delays?

Today marks the final day Birmingham International Holdings have to make an announcement to the HKSE: To either confirm the date of twice-delayed EGM to approve the measures to allow Trillion Trophy Asia to take control, or to once again delay. Which will it be?

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Another Win for Blues Ladies

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A late Charlie Wellings goal secured another victory in front of a record crowd for Birmingham City Ladies which elevated them (albeit briefly) to third in the table. In a game a little devoid of quality there were few chances for either team and in the end it took a bit of luck for Blues to finally break the deadlock.

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The Tiendalli Question

Dwight Tiendalli remains in the Blues squad as they travel to Gloucestershire to face National League side Forest Green Rovers in their second pre-season friendly. Tiendalli was originally on a week’s trial with Blues while the first team squad were playing in Marbella but the Dutchman has seen that extended by at least a fortnight to allow him to play in two warm-up games.

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