BCFC: Jam Tomorrow

Saturday was a big day for Blues. On the pitch, the team finally managed to end a winless streak stretching back six league games to November. Off the pitch, the fans broke through the apathy that had been hanging around the club like a bad smell to make their feelings known. What momentum will carry into the future in either scenario is unknown – but it could be a turning point.

Editorial: Biscuit Anybody?

Birmingham City published a post on the official club website on Friday morning about Club decision makers meeting with fans and press on the evening of Thursday January 20. While the cynical among us might wonder if the timing of the meeting had anything to do with recent social media campaigns against BCFC owners, there was finally some factual confirmation on what is happening with St Andrew’s.

#BSHLOUT – Getting Info Out There

On Tuesday morning, Blues fan and commentator Ian Danter took part in a live segment about Birmingham City’s current woes with hosts Jim White and Simon Jordan. Although Danter was passionate and lucid in his argument, it did become apparent that outside the Blues bubble not many people understand why there are #BSHLOUT protests.

1875: Hashtags and Postcards

If you’ve spent any time on Birmingham City Twitter recently, you will know that protest season has well and truly started. The #BSHLOUT hashtag has been trending on Twitter in the UK for a couple of days as supporters vent their frustration at the owners of Blues.

Where’s The Money Gone: Dong

Last year I started to take a look back into the recent past of Birmingham City to try to understand just why the club is in the shape it is in now. The third article in this series examines the tenure of the club’s former CEO Ren Xuandong to try and understand better some of the mistakes that were made in the past and just how the club can prevent making them in the future.

BCFC: Is It Worth It Any More?

Birmingham City crashed out of the FA Cup with barely a whimper on Saturday, losing 1-0 to League One side Plymouth Argyle. The final result might say that the Pilgrims won after extra time but the sad fact is a 4-0 scoreline in 90 minutes would not have flattered them. Yet the worst part of it all seems to be the number of Blues fans (including myself) who were just resigned to defeat and numb to the pain.

Coronavirus: Postponement Problems

Birmingham City confirmed late on Boxing Day that their home fixture against Peterborough United on Wednesday December 29 has been postponed due to the short turn around for players to return from isolation or recover from injury. This means that Blues will have two fixtures now to rearrange into what is already a fairly tight calendar.

BCFC: Regime Change

Birmingham City slumped to a 4-0 defeat on Saturday at Blackburn Rovers, leaving them 17th in the table. While the heavy defeat has brought out some critics of Lee Bowyer’s tenure as Head Coach, there has also been an increasing amount of talk online about how the ownership of the club might change.

The Elusive Mr King Part X – Cambodia

Last month I wrote about the family connections between the elusive Mr King, Wang Yaohui and Vong Pech, who has the largest financial interest in Birmingham City. Feedback from that article suggests there is still some confusion as to just who this Mr King guy is, and why I’ve dedicated so much of my time to uncovering connections between him and the titular shareholders of Birmingham Sports Holding. In this article I’m hoping to rectify that somewhat.

BCFC: A Ludicrous Hand?

Birmingham City blew a 2-0 lead on Saturday to draw 2-2 with Cardiff City at St Andrew’s. It was a bitter pill for Lee Bowyer to swallow, with the Blues Head Coach admitting that his side weren’t good enough in either box. With 22 games gone Blues lie in 15th place, eight points shy of the playoffs and the same number shy of the drop zone.