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Trillion Trophy – Often Partisan Video Podcast

With little to no news filtering through about Trillion Trophy Asia, the company who have offered to lend Birmingham International Holdings money I’ve done my best to find out what I can about them – which I’ve shared in the video below.

Key points

  • Almost certain that Trillion Trophy are the company bidding to buy a stake in BIH
  • Almost certainly backed with Chinese money
  • Almost certainly no connection with Carson

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44 Responses to “Trillion Trophy – Often Partisan Video Podcast”

  • nigel sale says:

    Interesting l see in the Birmingham Post today the possibility of Chinese investment into developments in Birmingham ?

  • StaffsBlue says:

    Thanks for all the info and podcasts and good luck with the move to Poland!

  • rhees says:

    Thanks Dan good luck with move, hope you get set up soon will miss your posts

  • Tony E says:

    Hope the move proves to be everything you hoped it would be and a big thank you for all your work on providing us long suffering fans with the only reliable information regarding the behind the scenes workings of our clubs owners.

  • Thanks for this news Dan ,even with the question marks it has halved my blood pressure and stopped the steam coming out of my ears , I like the idea of the Chinese government backing blues to better the football in China , the Carson yeung and peter pannu reign has done a lot of damage to feeling in dealings between the UK and CHiNA at a time when brum is starting to be a golden egg again , with Chinese business men wanting to invest in the city ,bring it on I say , as he who sees behind the smoke feels the warmth …kro

  • Nigel Jackson says:

    Good luck with the move to Poland, Dan.

    I can’t tell you how much I’ve appreciated your insightful work on Often Partisan and hope that circumstance doesn’t make your updates too infrequent.

  • latchford says:

    Chinese government investing in BIHL via a tax haven vehicle ? Don’t think so Inspector Clouseau…..

    • rhees says:

      I for one like the idea of the Chinese government owning blues they would want total success

    • almajir says:

      You mean like they didn’t in 2009?

      Link for you here

      Website for that shareholder here.

      Controlled corporation based in Tortola, BVI (a tax haven)

      Only a small percentage (which is the same as I understand it would be this time), but it’s been done before.

  • chudlt says:

    Good luck in Poland Dan. Thanks for all your hard work.

  • Brummie_in_Cov says:

    Thanks for your hard work and all the info Dan, good luck with the move and hopefully you get online out there soon. kro

  • Mitchell says:

    If and it is a big if, E&Y can confirm that Dan’s comments regarding the backing of future bidder is backed by the Chinese govt.as per his comments on the podcast..then I am both surprised albeit a little excited. No connection with CY, nor PP, then surely this has to be good news. I have played this podcast over a few times and IF we can get EY to confirm the Govt. backing bit then I am optimistic. Imagine the mighty Chinese wanting BCFC as their flagship in the UK.!

    • almajir says:

      worth pointing out again that it would only be a small percentage – and it would be a specific agency of the govt, as it was before.

  • Smudge says:

    Good luck with the move to Poland, as one expat to another hope you enjoy it and I look forward to more of your insightful blogs. The information you have given all of us has been excellent and without your diligence and hard work most of us would still be in the dark. KRO

  • atko says:

    Thanks for the updates as always Dan. I see BBC still insist the receivers have a preferred bid for the club! Still they haven’t corrected their story.

    • BhamCityJulian says:

      Atko, unless I’ve missed something there is one preferred bidder and the general consensus is that it’s probably Trillion

  • raymondo says:

    Without wishing to be too intrusive Dan, why are you moving to Poland? Seems an unusual thing for a
    Brit to do. Is it purely for business prurposes or have you got a Polish girlfriend we don’t know abou? Good luck anyway, and hope your posts start again soon, especially during this transient period for The Blues. KRO

  • Adam says:

    I really can’t be more afraid of what I am reading on here tonight. Blues need to be an independant British club, not a vehicle for a foreign government to promote sport in their country. Perhaps I’ve been burnt too badly by the Yeung/ Pannu regime.
    One thing I do know, if blues do become totally owned and funded by the rumoured Chinese government then it can only be bad news in the long term. I’m really sorry to put it across like this but I want my beloved blues back in British hands. It will be better in the long term.

    • Hillfield Blues says:

      How many premiership or champioship clubs are British owned these days??

    • Mickey07 says:

      I know where you are coming from but we/British owners just don’t have the money to cut it in the big league the days of your jack walkers winning the league for your local club are long gone,mike Ashley at Newcastle is not the best is he.

  • Paul Lester says:

    Best wishes for your stay in Poland. It may not sound very promising on the background of Trillion, but at least EY will do a diligent job on making sure they have sound finances.

    To all you Blues Supporters, buy and read Haircuts. I read it on a recent holiday and it is a fascinating book.
    The background stories behind CY, Pannu etc are very interesting, if l was to say what l really thought l’d probably get sued. So if you want to know, buy the book!!!!

  • colbmv says:

    All the best in your new adventures Dan. Onwards and upwards lets stop looking back guys. Chinese government backed err no way are we playing in RED at home once a blue nose always a blue nose.

  • Mitchell says:

    I hear Ben Pringle leaving Rotherham. Good combative midfielder. Best I have seen since Savage. GR would do well to get him. He would be an instant hit at St. Andrews.

  • Dave Mann says:

    Mitchell, IF we are to push on next season then Ben Pringle from ROTHERHAM is not the answer , also some others I’ve heard mentioned are not what we want .. 1in3 Blues fans want playoffs next season so money or no money we’ve got to get better than the garbage being forwarded by fans on here and by the press .. My opinion but we’ve got to raise the bar a bit Yeah!! Kro

  • Mitchell says:

    I respect your comments(Dave) about Pringle. When we played them last month at St. Andrews he was everywhere, breaking up attacks and causing havoc getting in the box. Reminded me of Savage very much. However, I do agree with you on the names banded around. Shudder at names like Madine, Anderson and to be honest Emanuel-Thomas. 3 players who are simply not wanted by their parent clubs. GR however knows his stuff and has never said who he wants. As regards this weekends footy, watch Hylton and Byrne of Swindon.

  • Dave Mann says:

    Mitchell, total respect for your opinions and posts but your with me on this that we need to move up a gear and yes I will be looking forward to the playoff games and the Swindon players you mention and let’s hope there great games .. Respect pal!! Kro

  • paule says:

    Something needs to happen sharpish just been told Randolph ain’t signing a contract, trouble is i don’t know of any decent Chinese Keepers!! Personally i would prefer to get away from Chinese ownership and get people in who understand football & the passion English fans have for their teams. Good luck Dan & keep up The good work.

  • Dave mann says:

    Randolphs leaving ..bring on Townsend .kro

    • paule says:

      Might not be a bad shout to give him a chance but we would still need a No2 goalkeeper. Kro

  • Richard Granfield says:

    I wish Darren all the best
    I would like us to sign Arsenal keeper Emeliano Martinez who is available on a free.

  • Perhaps if the Chinese government did get involved they might do what Carson yeung failed to do ,get nationwide interest in Birmingham city fc , to the billion people their , and for Birmingham city fc to set up training centres there for young ,with gr arranging coaching staff , as for being a British company the average genuine British company only has on average 14 workers, I think its time we moved on , keep right on

  • Steve says:

    feel sorry for Doyle, if Randolph had come out with this sooner then Doyle may have been retained & the keeper problem would only be to find 1, not 2.

    Randolph will only be a number 2 in the Prem anyway & we will easily get a keeper as good or if not better on a free transfer.

    • Blue Lizard says:

      I would sooner anyone that doesn’t want to play for the club 100% went ..Randolph included, he is a competent keeper no more no less and I don’t think rates among the top keepers Blues have had over the years ..I’m sure GR knows his targets by now and he must have a plan B as Forest and a couple of others have been circling for some time..

  • Dave mann says:

    I agree Blue Lizzard that if Randolph wants to go then let him and he will be replaced as will Gray if he wants to go also BUT they must be replaced with players of equal or better ability .. As it stands at the moment we’ve lost Fabbrini, Tesche, kiernan, Randolph and likely to loose Gray … That’s half of our first team regulars and that worries me when I in particular think we can push on next season.. I may after alter my optimism if we don’t get the quality we need to replace those five and then still get in another 2/3 more players also to push the first team .. Gary you’ve got your work cut out mate but we ALL think you can do it so come on and make us proud again !! Kro

    • StaffsBlue says:

      There are only a few players I might miss if they went, maybe Morrison, Davis and Donaldson. The rest, I’m not really ars*d about. They can all be replaced. Rowett seems to have his head screwed on, so I think we can trust him to replace any outgoing player like-for-like, at the very least. With 52 days to our first friendly, he needs to start bringing one or two in soon.

  • Dave Mann says:

    One or two goalies to start with staffs then work is way forward .. They say you should always start from the back! Kro

    • StaffsBlue says:

      I think it depends on how he sees Townsend.. as a No.2, or a player that needs to go out on loan for a season. If it’s the latter, then, as you say, he needs to bring in 2 keepers good enough to challenge each other. But that may stretch his budget a bit, because he needs at least 4 outfield players. Still, he gets paid to make these decisions. ;)

  • Dave Mann says:

    I hope it’s only one goalie and that Townsend gets the number two spot to boost is confidence if anything… As I said earlier we need at Ieast 7 players with what we’ve got left and then I will be happy again! Kro

    • StaffsBlue says:

      Let’s hope recruitment is well advanced by this time next month. Apart from a reserve striker coming in, things have been very quiet this month.

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