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Birmingham City manager Lee Clark was sacked today following a sequence of results that saw one home league win for Blues in 24 games stretching back 389 days. Steve Watson has also been given his P45 leaving first team coach Richard Beale and chief scout Malcolm Crosbie to take charge of the team for the trip to Ewood Park.

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Why are BIH holding on?

One of the big questions that has been asked of late is why BIH are so intent on holding onto their share listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. With share value crashing by more 21% on Friday the question has been asked as to how much longer the HKSE will allow them to remain trading on the main board of the exchange.

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When the highlight of the game is watching Lee Novak in goal…

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Birmingham City slipped to another home defeat against Bolton Wanderers yesterday. The Trotters, playing their first game under new manager Neil Lennon took the lead in the first half thanks to a Matt Mills header at a corner and despite missing a penalty held it until the end.

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Bolton Preview in Association with EZE Group

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Birmingham City return after the international break to face bottom club Bolton Wanderers complete with new manager Neil Lennon, looking to continue the form that saw them take four points from two away games prior to the break.

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Referee Report in Association with EZE Group – Mark Haywood

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Barring any late changes, Mark Haywood of West Yorkshire will be in the middle for Blues’ Championship game against Bolton Wanderers at St Andrews today. Here is a look at his stats.

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The New PP

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Panos Pavlakis met with fans of Birmingham City last week in an informally arranged fans forum designed to build links and to aid communication. This follows the departure from the maangement structure of BCFC of Peter Pannu, who was less well known for being forthcoming with fans groups.

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Yang Yuezhou Becomes Largest Shareholder in BIH

Birmingham International Holdings disclosed to the stock exchange today that the second conversion bond issued by the company following the EGM of February 5, 2014 has been exchanged for shares.

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Managers and Statistics

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It’s the international break again and once again a fallow time for club football. Demarai Gray has returned from u19 duty with England early as a precaution to an ankle injury while Bobby Moseley has been forced to return home from the Republic of Ireland u19 squad with a groin strain.

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The Accounts and Pannu

This week has been a busy week for Birmingham International Holdings with the release of the accounts for the year ending 2014 and with the news that Birmingham City FC have ended the service contract of Acting Chairman Peter Pannu. I’ve put together some analysis of both having had chance to read and digest both announcements.

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Charlton Preview in Association with EZE Group

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Lee Clark takes his side back to South London today hoping to build on the much needed win over Millwall in midweek as he bids to take Blues back up the Championship table.

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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.

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