Another day, another defeat for Birmingham City. This time it was Norwich City who emerged from St Andrew’s with the points having won 2-0, leaving Blues bottom of the table.
Rumours have emanated from St Andrew’s over the last few months of a shadowy figure only known as “Mr King”. While nothing is known about this gentleman’s true role within the club (if he does indeed have one), this website can now confirm that “Mr King” is 51-year-old Chinese businessman Wang Yaohui.
As a Birmingham City fan I should feel excited that it’s “game day” – particularly as a Blues fan based abroad knowing that I’m going to be able to watch the match on TV. Yet right now I can’t help but feel doom and gloom at another potential horror show.
Birmingham City CEO Ren Xuandong’s company Winning League are facing allegations of unpaid salaries and non-refunded tuition fees for cancelled classes at their Figo-branded academies across China.
In his first meeting with the press, Birmingham City CEO Ren Xuandong talked about how the owners of the club are looking at it as a long term project, outlining some of their ideas to improve the club in the future.
It’s safe to say that September could have been a better month. A humiliating 6-1 defeat at Hull City left Blues in 22nd place in the table and new boss Steve Cotterill facing some tough questions at his first press conference on Monday.
The search has started in earnest for Birmingham City’s 36th permanent manager. While Lee Carsley takes on the reins in the interim assisted by Paul Williams and club captain Paul Robinson, the board are looking for just who can turn around what has been a pretty dismal 12 months for Birmingham City.
Harry Redknapp was not a happy man after Birmingham City collapsed to a 2-0 defeat at home to Reading in the Championship. The result left Blues lying in 20th heading into the first international break of the season, with only four days left in the transfer window to bring in new players.
In the aftermath of Birmingham City’s friendly defeat against Swansea, Harry Redknapp spoke of a need to finalise transfers if the squad is to compete for promotion. Birmingham City have added just four players this summer with one of those – Craig Gardner – already on loan previously.
Birmingham City reported on their official website that the Academy’s u14 team have gone to China to play in the Beijing International Schools Cup. The website confirms that the Board of Directors of the club have arranged the trip which “signifies the intent of the of the Board and the Club owners to promote and showcase the Academy programme”.