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Beale Attains Pro Licence

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Blues were proud to announce yesterday that Development Squad coach Richard Beale has attained the top coaching qualification in football having been awarded his UEFA Pro Licence. Beale is the third Blues coach after Kristjaan Speakman and Paul Harsley to have attained the qualification with Steve Spooner and Gary Rowett himself both also studying for it.

Posted in Birmingham City, Talking Points | 37 Comments

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Scouting Europe

It almost seems ironic that as Britain gets ready for a referendum on whether the country should remain a part of the EU, Birmingham City are pumping more money into scouting players that could come to the club under the freedom of movement rules.

Posted in Birmingham City, General Ramblings | 48 Comments

Vaughan to Move On?

When is a player not a Blues player? James Vaughan has been linked on HITC via the Sun with a move north of the border to Rangers, who will make their second debut in the top flight next season.

Posted in Birmingham City, Transfers | 85 Comments

Cogs Turning in Takeover

Following the announcement made a couple of weeks ago, we are starting to see evidence of the takeover of Birmingham International Holdings take shape.

Posted in Birmingham City, Finances in Football | 30 Comments

Big Changes for Blues Ladies

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There’s been some big changes afoot in the Blues Ladies team over the last couple of weeks, with the confirmation of two big name departures and two big name signings.

Posted in Birmingham City, Blues Ladies | 21 Comments

No Security Should Equal Pulling Out

I don’t often talk about international football but with the furore that has surrounded the events in Marseille at the weekend I wanted to touch on some thoughts about what happened and why I think it’s worrying for the future.

Posted in Birmingham City, General Ramblings | 90 Comments

Blues in for Man Utd Forward?

Credible sources close to this website have confirmed that Blues are in the market for a loan move for young Manchester United forward James Wilson. The 20-year-old played the second half of last season on loan at Brighton and Hove Albion, scoring five times in 25 league appearances.

Posted in Birmingham City, Transfers | 96 Comments

Shotton to St Andrew’s?

There’s nothing like the promise of some money to spend to get the transfer rumours ignited. One rumour that has come from credible sources is that Blues are looking to bring back Ryan Shotton on a permanent deal from Derby after his loan spell with the club in the second half of last season.

Posted in Birmingham City, Transfers | 62 Comments

OP Video Podcast – Takeover!

Yesterday saw huge news as Birmingham International Holdings announced a roadmap for changes to its shareholding structure which would see the end of Carson Yeung as major shareholder and the installation of Paul Suen Cho Hung and Trillion Trophy Asia as the new owners of the club.

Posted in Birmingham City, Finances in Football, Video Podcasts | 40 Comments

BIH Announce Changes

Birmingham International Holdings have made a massive announcement to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange outlining proposals for an EGM and for the relisting of shares.

Posted in Birmingham City, Finances in Football | 136 Comments

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