BCFC: The Rollercoaster Continues

Harry Redknapp was sensationally sacked from Birmingham City on Saturday night as Blues slipped to a sixth consecutive defeat. His departure means that the club now seek their fourth different manager within 12 months.

Editorial: Book II

During the current lull in activity in Birmingham and Hong Kong, I wanted to add a quick post to talk about plans for my writing for 2018 – in particular, details of a potential sequel to “Haircuts and League Cups”.

Editorial: The Right Kind of Players

An opening day defeat to Ipswich left Birmingham City manager Harry Redknapp disappointed with the result – and cursing the paucity of strikers he currently has to choose from. He told Radio WM that “it hadn’t been for lack of trying” that they had not signed a striker, but that he “was not prepared to pay” huge sums for players.

BCFC: Feelgood Factor Returning?

The appointment of Ren Xuandong to the board of directors of Birmingham City FC has been confirmed by Companies House, with paperwork being lodged confirming the 35 year old Chinese was named a director as of June 15, 2017.

Editorial: Say No to Unlucky Managers

The four month tenure of Gianfranco Zola as Birmingham City manager has come to an end, with the Italian resigning from him position following the 2-0 home defeat to Burton Albion. With just two wins in his short tenure Zola has to go down as one of the most disastrous appointments and he leaves Blues precariously above the relegation places.

Editorial: What is the Answer?

It’s been a while since I last wrote a piece on this blog. Being busy with work hasn’t helped, but I must confess I’ve got to the point where I’m just repeating myself. I know some see me as a voice of doom but I hate being negative – especially when I can’t see a solution.

Editorial: Learning from Mistakes

Defeat to Wigan Athletic left Birmingham City in 17th place, nervously looking over their shoulder at the positions below them. Judging by social media, fans who were up in arms are now rendered speechless by the calamity that has befallen the club. Once more, the club looks like a basket case.

Editorial: Learning Lessons from the Past

Last night’s defeat to Reading left Gianfranco Zola winless in ten games since taking the hotseat at St Andrew’s. Predictably, it’s added fuel to the fire in the bellies of those who want the Italian removed. Where do we go from here?

Editorial: Winter of Discontent

It’s sixteen days into January and Birmingham City are still winless under Gianfranco Zola. That fact coupled with a lack of action in the transfer market has seemingly amplified the continued grumblings since the Rowett sacking. Is this the winter of our discontent?

Editorial: New Year, New Beginning

I think it’s safe to say 2016 has been a controversial year in all walks of life. The sacking of Gary Rowett and the subsequent immediate appointment of Gianfranco Zola has been one of the biggest things to divide fans since the arrest of Carson Yeung on suspicion of money laundering.