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Blog news – Short hiatus

I’ve made the decision after some thought to put updates on OP on hiatus for a short while. It’s not a decision I’ve come to lightly but one that is based on the way I’ve felt for a while and which has slowly crystallized in the past few weeks.

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Witamy Kuszczak!

Birmingham City have today completed the signing of 33-year-old Polish goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak following the end of his short-term contract at Wolverhampton Wanderers. Kuszczak has signed a two year deal with a further year’s option.

Posted in Birmingham City, Players, Transfers | 80 Comments

BIH: Loan and Interim Report

Birmingham International Holdings have made two announcements to the stock exchange today which have varying degrees of ramification on BCFC. One concerns the loan being made to BCFC while the other is concerned with the interim report filed by BIH.

Posted in Birmingham City, Finances in Football | 46 Comments

Positivity Monday

There has been a consistent message from the club over the close season – that revenues are on the rise. With the removal of some of the bad vibes from the club last season, there seems to have been a renewal of hope among fans; the feeling that this year won’t be a relegation scrap but a promotion push.

Posted in Birmingham City, General Ramblings | 81 Comments

Lionesses Roar Into Semi-Finals

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Birmingham City Ladies players Karen Carney and Jade Moore both played in England’s 2-1 victory over Canada which sees Mark Sampson’s team make history as the first England Ladies side to make it to the last four of a World Cup.

Posted in Birmingham City, Blues Ladies | 27 Comments

Maghoma Signs

Birmingham City completed their first major signing of the summer with the capture of Jacques Maghoma on a Bosman free transfer from Sheffield Wednesday. The 27-year-old has two caps for DR Congo and played just 36 times for the Owls last season, scoring once.

Posted in Birmingham City, Transfers | 66 Comments

Donaldson Bids Rejected?

Rumours have broken this afternoon that Birmingham City have rejected several bids for Clayton Donaldson, who was top goalscorer with 16 goals last season for Blues.

Posted in Birmingham City, Transfers | 31 Comments

Receivers Response

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Those of you who watched the video I recorded yesterday will know that I asked the Receivers a direct question – how much of the HK$153million that was to be loaned to BIH was to pay their fees. I have received a reply from them which while not going into detail gives hope.

Posted in Birmingham City, Talking Points | 63 Comments

Video Podcast – Exclusivity

Last night news broke of a Birmingham International Holdings granting Trillion Trophy Asia a period of two years exclusivity to buy BCFC.

Posted in Birmingham City, Video Podcasts | 36 Comments

Two Year Exclusivity Deal for Trillion Trophy Asia

Birmingham International Holdings have announced to the HKSE that Trillion Trophy Asia have been granted an exclusivity period of 2 YEARS to buy Birmingham City FC.

Posted in Birmingham City, Finances in Football | 82 Comments

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