I think it’s safe to say that the ownership situation at Birmingham City is still one of mystery to some people, judging by some of the questions I get asked via social media or email. With this in mind I wanted to put together an article answering the questions that get asked the most to help improve people’s understanding.
With less than a week left in the transfer window, it’s safe to say the mood around Birmingham City fans online is antsy. Blues are yet to bring in a player having released four, sold one and loaned out one and with the team still languishing in the relegation places it’s easy to understand why people are worried.
In November 2017 Vong Pech became the second largest shareholder in Birmingham Sports Holdings when it was agreed by BSH shareholders to go ahead with the proposed school and office project in Cambodia.
Emilio Nsue today left Birmingham City to join APOEL of the Cypriot First Division for an undisclosed fee. The move came just under a year after the Equatoguinean international signed for Blues from Middlesbrough.
Birmingham City lifted themselves off the foot of the Championship table with a 2-0 win over Reading on Tuesday night. It marked their first away win in 13 attempts in the League and the first time they had scored twice in a league game since their 2-1 win over Bristol City in August.
Saturday saw Birmingham City win 1-0 against Leeds United thanks to a late Jacques Maghoma goal. While the result did not see them move in the table due to the results around them it did ensure that Blues are now only three points away from 20th placed Barnsley.
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.
Birmingham Sports Holdings today made an announcement to the stock exchange of Hong Kong clarifying the recent investments made by Chigwell Holdings and Dragon Villa. In what was an extraordinarily detailed announcement, it was confirmed money loaned by those two companies was used to finance the football club.
On December 1st this website identified a shadowy figure behind the scenes at BCFC, previously known only as “Mr King” as Chinese businessman Wang Yaohui. In this follow-up article this website reveals further links between Wang and Birmingham Sports Holdings.
Another defeat for Birmingham City against Queens Park Rangers saw Steve Cotterill’s side slip to bottom of the table having won just 16 points from 22 games. It prompted another outpouring of vitriol and anger towards the management of the club on the internet – yet despite continued rumours otherwise, Cotterill remains in his post.