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The Continued Rise of Demarai Gray

Since scoring a hat-trick against Reading last weekend the world seems to have sat up and taken notice of Demarai Gray. The 18-year-old has already made twenty-six first appearances for Blues and is now being offered a two year extension to his contract after nailing down his place in the first team.

Posted in Birmingham City, Players | 52 Comments

BIH: Delay Some More

Birmingham International Holdings have announced to the HKSE yesterday afternoon a proposal to adjourn their AGM until January 6. The AGM, which is to be held on the Gold Coast in Hong Kong includes among it’s resolutions one to decide whether to re-elect controversial director (and recently sacked MD/CEO) Peter Pannu to the board. The […]

Posted in Birmingham City, Finances in Football | 49 Comments

Blues Eyeing Up Redditch Forward

Redditch United forward Jermaine Hylton will play in a specially-arranged reserve game for Birmingham City next week against Manchester City as they step up their interest in the young talent.

Posted in Birmingham City, Players | 41 Comments

BCFC Accounts Analysis

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Birmingham City’s newly published accounts show that the club requires £4.4million in working capital in the short term to continue to operate. With the club posting another loss and wages being dangerously close to 100% of turnover last season it could be said that the accounts paint a bleak picture for the club.

Posted in Birmingham City, Finances in Football, Talking Points | 34 Comments

Carson Yeung Refused Bail

Carson Yeung’s bail application was refused this morning in the Court of Appeal. Judge Michael Lunn, Vice-President of the Court of Appeal refused bail after dismissing Carson’s grounds of appeal as unlikely to succeed.

Posted in Birmingham City, Carsongate, Finances in Football | 31 Comments

Peter Pannu Sacked as MD and CEO of BIHL

Peter Pannu was today sacked from his roles as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Birmingham International Holdings. He remains as an Executive Director and will be up for re-election at the AGM on December 23.

Posted in Birmingham City, Finances in Football | 63 Comments

No FFP Transfer Embargo for Blues

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The Football League have confirmed today that following an initial analysis three clubs have failed to meet the Financial Fair Play requirements and face a transfer embargo in the next window. The three clubs – Leeds United, Nottingham Forest and Blackburn Rovers – face severe restrictions on bringing in new players until their accounts are in line.

Posted in Birmingham City, Talking Points | 26 Comments

Dimmi Dares Us To Dream – Reading Thoughts

Birmingham City returned to winning ways in style against Reading with a 6-1 thrashing of the Royals. Demarai Gray scored a first-half hat-trick as Blues scored six at home in the league for the first time in twenty years.

Posted in Birmingham City, Reviews, The Championship | 51 Comments

Reading Preview in Association with EZE Group

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Blues entertain Reading at St Andrew’s today looking to bounce back from last week’s defeat to bottom club Blackpool. The match sees the return of talismanic striker Nikola Zigic to Blues colours after his visa was granted this week.

Posted in Birmingham City, Previews, The Championship | 69 Comments

Referee Watch in Association with EZE Group – Nigel Miller

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Barring any late changes, Nigel Miller will be in the middle for Blues’ Championship game against Reading at St Andrew’s today. Here is a look at his stats.

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