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Birmingham City’s newly published accounts show that the club requires £4.4million in working capital in the short term to continue to operate. With the club posting another loss and wages being dangerously close to 100% of turnover last season it could be said that the accounts paint a bleak picture for the club.

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Carson’s Confiscation Hearing

Edit: 13:10 BST 02 April: I have been told in the last five minutes that the hearing will be adjourned until after the appeal

Carson Yeung is back in court tomorrow to hear if the Hong Kong authorities will be able to confiscate his assets. Carson’s assets were frozen by a restraint order shortly after he was arrested and with his conviction now secured the Department of Justice will move to take them from him.

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Beijing Liangzhu ask for extension to pay for BCFC stake

Birmingham International Holdings have announced to the HKSE today that Beijing Lianghu Media International have asked for and have been granted an ten day extension to pay the HK$45million for a 12% stake in Birmingham City FC.

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EGM Analysis

Birmingham International Holdings yesterday evening announced the results of the Extraordinary General Meeting, held in the Shangri-La hotel in Kowloon yesterday. As expected, the resolutions went through unanimously allowing the holding company to proceed with their plans to place new shares and to novate Carson’s loan to BCFC.

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Up and down

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One thing with relegation is it’s not something that’s new for Birmingham City. Indeed, we’ve been up and down so often we should be called the Vengaboys. Bouncing back from relegation is something we’ve become good at, and as Mr_Kwacky pointed out on twitter, it might be something worth looking at.

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To buy or not to buy: that is the question

Yesterday I took the plunge and renewed my season ticket for the 2011/12 season. Blues have reported online that season ticket sales are good, and that the figures for renewals are above what they were at this point last season.

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Financial Fair Play

Much has been made on the Birmingham City fan messageboards of Nick Harris’s article in the Daily Mail about Birmingham City being potentially kicked out of Europe. The piece in itself is quite short; and whilst it’s in broad terms accurate it doesn’t explain much about the situation. I decided to be brave and take […]

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After the Lord Mayor’s Show

Here are my reflections on the Birmingham City v WBA game. Due to illness, I was at home watching this on Sky Sports 2. 1) David Bentley is going to have to improve As things stand, I don’t think we can afford him anyway, but on today’s performance I wouldn’t sign him. He has got […]

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Little Money in Big China

No sooner do I post a blog about how the Carling Cup is going to make Blues a success in China, does an article appear about how Birmingham City are in the toilet financially. Oh to be a blues fan, eh? The article is well discussed online, and the salient points are thus – the […]

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Celebrations

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Well, it didn’t take long. Less than 72 hours after lifting the trophy, and once again the fans have something to complain about. After Blues announce plans for a civic reception at St Andrews on Sunday, many fans have remarked on their disappointment of the lack of traditional open top bus parade. I can certainly […]

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