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Competition Winner!

Congratulations to Matthew of Northamptonshire who is the winner of the Campo Retro competition, and commiserations to everyone else who entered.

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Past, Present and Future

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Four years ago today a Frenchman collided with a Pole allowing Obafemi Martins to score probably the easiest goal in his career and secure the Carling Cup for Birmingham City, the first major trophy for the club in 48 years. Watching in the crowd was the then-President of Birmingham City, Carson Yeung – who was celebrating his 51st Birthday (and apparently winning a £250,000 bet with Balram Chainrai).

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When is an EGM not an EGM?

Just when you thought things looked like they have been sorted out, it appears that they are a bigger mess than ever. Carson Yeung, in a 5 page notice in the Hong Kong Standard has unilaterally called an EGM for March 12.

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BIH Debunk Carson’s Claim, Hearing Cancelled

Birmingham International Holdings have confirmed to the HKSE today that owing to errors made by Carson Yeung’s legal team, there will be no hearing on May 6 to hear his application against the company and that it has been thrown out by the Judge.

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Are You Titan Bet’s Ultimate Football Fan?

Think you’re the ultimate Birmingham City fan? Then listen up because Titan Bet has a great offer for you! Open to anyone whose second home is St Andrews, the “Ultimate Fan” competition is a great opportunity to win amazing prizes by showing your love for the Blues.

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U18s Hope for Further FA Youth Cup Glory

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Birmingham City’s u18 squad travel to the King Power stadium tonight to take on Leicester City in their FA Youth Cup quarter-final tie. Steve Spooner’s charges reached this stage after overcoming Liverpool 3-2 after extra time with a plum semi-final tie against giants Manchester City or famed producers of quality young players Crewe Alexandra.

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What’s Going On? An Analysis of Carson’s Latest Move

Lawyers representing Carson Yeung were in the High Court yesterday to make an application against Birmingham International Holdings, the receivers from Ernst and Young and the share registrars Tricor Tengis to prevent the sale of Birmingham City by EY, to force through the EGM he requested in December and to examine the share register.

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Carson Yeung Sues to Prevent Sale of BCFC

Lawyers representing Carson Yeung were in court today trying to force through an EGM requested by the former hairdresser of Birmingham International Holdings in his capacity as largest shareholder and to prevent the immediate sale of Birmingham City.

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Ipswich Preview in Association with EZE Group

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Portman Road is the next destination for Gary Rowett’s battle-weary team as they search for a first league win in eight games. Although five of the previous seven have been draws the first few tidings of angst have returned to a support previously buoyed by the resurgence under Rowett.

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Referee Report in Association with EZE Group – Lee Probert

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Barring any late changes, Lee Probert of Wiltshire will be in the middle for Blues’ Championship game against Ipswich today. Here is a look at his stats.

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Calmness in Adversity

Birmingham City’s recent winless form continued with a 4-3 defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion at the weekend. Goals from Clayton Donaldson, Wes Thomas and Lee Novak were not enough to prevent defeat to a Brighton team trying to stay out of the relegation fight.

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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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