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The most important contract renewal of all

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Birmingham City have secured seven first-team players on long-term deals this summer with David Cotterill being the latest last week. It’s marked a movement to a more medium-term vision at St Andrew’s with the core of the squad now committed to the club beyond the end of this season. Even with all these contracts being handed out I fear the club have missed one person out – possibly the most important link in the chain – Gary Rowett.

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Two out on Deadline Day

Transfer deadline day is done and dusted with Birmingham City being involved in just two deals, both of which saw players leave St Andrew’s. Goalkeeper Nick Townsend has signed for Barnsley for an undisclosed fee while striker Wes Thomas has moved on loan to Swindon Town until January 2016 with no recall clause active.

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BIH Takeover Update – Confirmation Receivers Remain in Place

Birmingham International Holdings have today posted their monthly update on the proposed takeover of either BCFC of BIH by Trillion Trophy Asia to the Stock Exchange.

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The Future is Bright – An Often Partisan Video Podcast

The future is looking brighter for Birmingham City. Unbeaten this season and in fine fettle while off the pitch the end looks closer for the Carson Yeung regime with the publication of the judgement against him trying to set aside the receivers.

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GAMEDAY: MK Dons v Blues

Birmingham City travel to the stadium:MK for their first competitive fixture in Milton Keynes, looking to extend their impressive unbeaten start to the season.

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Carson and Ryan Yeung criticised as Judge rules against setting aside Receivers

Details have emerged from Hong Kong in the last couple of hours of the judgement ruling against Carson in his attempts to set aside Ernst and Young as receivers of Birmingham International Holdings.

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The Gray Situation

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News has broken this evening on the Guardian website that Leciester City have agreed to pay the release clause in Dimmi Gray’s contract – reported to be £4.7m. Gray signed a new contract for three years at St Andrew’s last month but apparently that has done little to halt the speculation surrounding his future at the club.

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Bring It On

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Birmingham City are to play their rivals from across the expressway away from home in the third round of the league cup following their 2-0 win over Gillingham last night. Two goals from Wes Thomas sealed victory in a match that saw debuts from the bench for Nicolai Brock-Madsen and Viv Solomon-Otabor.

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GAMEDAY: Blues v Gillingham

Birmingham City take on Gillingham tonight in the League Cup for a place in the third round. Justin Edinburgh’s side are top of League One and will be hopeful of adding to the cup upsets that have already taken place in the first round.

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The Quiet Revolution

The next round of court cases for Birmingham International Holdings takes place in just under three weeks with Peter Pannu’s case against BIH being heard in the High Court of Hong Kong on September 11.

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