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.
Birmingham City sank further into the mire on Good Friday, conceding a late equaliser to Rotherham pulling them closer to the relegation mix. The match was marred by fights between fans in the stand and between players on the pitch after the final whistle. Surely, surely, something has to change?
Birmingham International Holdings is soon to be no more. Well, that’s maybe a dramatic statement – but the change of name to Birmingham Sport Holdings was approved by shareholders yesterday.
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.
Communications has moved on a long way in the last few years for football clubs. With the plethora of social media that has become available it’s much easier for clubs to communicate directly with their fans without the need for the press. However, the flip-side is that it’s much easier for fans to air their disgruntlement right back as Blues are finding.
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.
As announced to the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, the board of directors of Birmingham International Holdings will meet on Monday February 27 to discuss and approve interim accounts for the company for the period ending December 31, 2017. While the announcement of a profit warning gives us some idea of what those accounts will look like, the bigger question is if the finances of the company will be the only thing discussed at board level.
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?
Another weekend has gone by and another game without a win. As to be expected, there are fans on social media who are already calling for the head of Gianfranco Zola. TTA made a ballsy decision replacing Gary Rowett with Zola – will they be forced to make another one soon?
A second defeat in two games for Birmingham City under Gianfranco Zola has magnified pressure on owners Trillion Trophy Asia. With the transfer window opening in a matter of days the onus is now on the Blues board to provide funding to reinvigorate the Blues squad.