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SMW and the Rumour Mill

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It’s the quiet after another storm again after rumours that a deal to sell the club would be struck on Tuesday turn out to be nothing more than rumours and once again fans are grumbling about speculation.

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SMW and Pannu

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Soccer Management Worldwide are reported to still be keen on a deal to buy Birmingham City despite the departure of Jeremy Wray from the board of the company. The Birmingham Mail have reported that Wray has stepped down from the board for “personal reasons” but remains very much a part of the group.

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Jeremy Wray Quits

Documents have been filed with Companies House showing that Jeremy Wray has resigned his directorship of Soccer Management Worldwide. SMW was the company that announced to the Birmingham Mail that it had made a bid for Birmingham City in May.

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“Unbelievably Complicated”

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It’s now one week since the self-imposed deadline of three weeks due diligence has elapsed, and Birmingham City seem no closer to having new investment. Although there can be announcements on the HKSE until 11pm HKT (4pm BST), it does seem unlikely that there will be any major announcement today as there has been no halt called on trading of shares.

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Guarded Optimism

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Peter Day of the Soccer Management Worldwide consortium told the Birmingham Mail last night that they were “ready to do the deal” to buy a stake in the club. However, there is a strong indication from Hong Kong that there may be added complications to the deal due to the HKSE apparently making preliminary enquiries about various aspects of BIH’s corporate governance.

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Strength in Adversity

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Sky Sports News has pubished a story this morning that former Derby County Chairman and current Hull FC owner Adam Pearson has entered the race to buy Birmingham City. Pearson is reported to be in a consortium along with Mike Farnan, who was previously involved in trying to buy Leeds prior to Massimo Cellino’s successful bid.

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Two Weeks In

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Today marks two weeks since (according to Jeremy Wray at least) SMW were told that they were the preferred bidder for purchasing a stake in Birmingham City FC. As yet there has been no announcement as to what is going to happen and life at St Andrew’s has continued as normal with the club being linked with former striker Wes Thomas.

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Preferred Bidders

Since news broke of Birmingham International Holdings receiving an “indicative, non-binding offer” for 24% of Birmingham City PLC there has been a lot of talk about how long the whole sale process will take. We’ve seen Jeremy Wray of Soccer Management Worldwide talk about how is group have a three week exclusivity period and the hot question is “what’s next?”

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Joining Forces

Birmingham City bidders Soccer Management Worldwide have been in contact with two other British-based consortiums to try to build a stronger group to take control of the club.

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Editorial: A Stabilising Process

The news of a group who are in serious talks with Birmingham City has been the big talking point this week – with record numbers of pageviews on this website alone showing just how much Blues fans are eager for this news.

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