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Video Podcast: Demands From Directors and Creditors

In this week’s video podcast I talk about the announcement made to the HKSE by BIH about the legal demands that they have received, the rumours of a sale and also a tiny bit about football too!

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One in, Four Out

Gary Rowett today wrapped up the signing of Diego Fabbrini on loan deadline day, with the player recalled from Millwall by his parent club Watford to come to St Andrew’s. Four young players have left on loan – Denny Johnstone to Burton Albion; Liam Truslove to Leamington; while Nat Kelly and James Fry go to Kidderminster Harriers.

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Announcement Analysis

Birmingham International Holdings last night published an announcement confirming demands had been received from former directors such as Peter Pannu for various fees that were owing along with from China Energy Development Holdings Ltd who BIH apparently owe £4.1million in overdue loan payments and interest.

Posted in Birmingham City, Finances in Football | 67 Comments

BIH Receive Demands from Pannu and others

Birmingham International Holdings have confirmed in an announcement today made to the stock exchange that they have received various demands upon them from Peter Pannu amongst others.

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Loan Windows

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Tomorrow sees the end of the emergency loan window and it with it the last chance for Blues to sign any players – or to send any out on a temporary basis. Blues currently only have Robert Tesche, Lloyd Dyer and Rob Kiernan on loan at the club as opposed to the multitude of temporary transfers of last season. Will we bring anyone else in?

Posted in Birmingham City, Talking Points | 41 Comments

Blues Reserves in Comfortable Win

Blues u21s ran out comfortable 2-0 winners against Ipswich last night in their Professional Development League game. Goals from Reece Brown and Viv Solomon sealed the win for Blues who could and possibly should have won by more. Gavin Gunning, Michael Morrison and Matt Green all returned after injury absences.

Posted in Birmingham City, Professional Development League, Reviews | 16 Comments

Upcoming Supporters Club Forum

Blues will be holding another supporters’ club forum on Thursday 16 April and I’m pleased to be able to say that I will be attending. While they won’t be able to answer questions on the ongoing froo-fraw in HK what they can and will talk about is the matchday experience, ticketing and other day-to-day concerns.

Posted in Birmingham City, Blues Fans | 13 Comments

Passion and Experimentation

Blues go into the international break on the back of a poor defeat to Cardiff City, their first reverse in five games. Goals from Eoin Doyle and a penalty from Peter Whittingham secured the points for the hosts who won their first home game since January 10.

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Cardiff City Preview in Association with EZE Group

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Gary Rowett takes his Birmingham City side to the Welsh capital looking to continue a fine sequence of results which sees Blues unbeaten in four games.

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Referee Report in Association with EZE Group – Graham Salisbury

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Barring any late changes, Graham Salisbury of Lancashire will be in the middle for Blues’ Championship game against Cardiff City today. Here is a look at his stats.

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Haircuts and League Cups

You can read regular previews on the book by Daniel Ivery (author of OP) and Will Giles (HK Solicitor) chronicling the rise and fall of Carson Yeung by clicking here.

You can order the book by clicking here.

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