Open House Reflections: St Andrew’s and the Birmingham Sports Quarter

One of the most exciting things to emerge from the Open House event at Birmingham City last week was all the talk surrounding the Wheels project. With the club able to confirm ahead of the event that the Wheels project land was secured, it enabled Tom Wagner and co to go into greater detail about what is ahead.

Open House Reflections: The Knighthead Story

There are times when I wonder to myself why I put myself through the pain of being a Blues fan. Wednesday night in particular had me scratching my head as to why I let the results of a football team affect my mood so much and why I invest so much emotion in them.

Open House Reflections: FEA

Tuesday night saw Birmingham City hold their second Open House event which carried the theme of “Ambition”. The event was an opportunity for Chairman Tom Wagner and CEO Garry Cook to share plans for the club over the next five or six seasons including the outline of the move to the Birmingham Wheels Site.

BCFC: Wheels Confirmed

The worst kept secret in football was confirmed at midnight last night when Birmingham City made the announcement on their official website that owners Knighthead have acquired the 48-acre former Birmingham Wheels site.

Editorial: People Hold On

After having threatened to do so for a few weeks, Birmingham City finally fell into the bottom three of the Championship following a 2-1 defeat away to Leicester. A late Leicester winner coupled with an injury time winner for Huddersfield conspired to ensure Blues now lie in 22nd place, one point from safety.

BCFC: Club Accounts Analysis

On Tuesday morning Birmingham City Limited filed their accounts with Companies House for the period ending June 30, 2023. The accounts confirm what most of us already knew about the final season under the old regime at St Andrew’s – that money was tight and the losses were only growing.

BCFC: The Wheels Project

On Thursday afternoon councillors on Birmingham City Council’s Cabinet Committee for property will meet to discuss and potentially accept a report to sell a chunk of land in Bordesley to an outside party. While there has been no official confirmation as to who the purchaser of the land is, it has been widely reported that it is Birmingham City who are to buy the land for the purpose of a new stadium.

BCFC: The Return of Rowett

Late on Tuesday evening Birmingham City confirmed that Gary Rowett has been appointed as interim manager for the remainder of the 2023/24 season. The decision was taken by Blues after it was confirmed that Tony Mowbray was to take a formal medical leave of absence until the start of pre-season 2024/25.

BCFC: The R Word

As Birmingham City enter the March break it feels almost a miracle that they remain outside of the relegation zone. A horror show of an error from Emanuel Aiwu gave away the only goal of the game in a 1-0 defeat to Watford on Saturday, and Blues only remain outside the bottom three due to Huddersfield’s failure to get more than a goalless draw out of bottom club Rotherham.

Editorial: It’s The Hope That Kills You

Blues pushed themselves deeper into the relegation mire on Tuesday night, falling to a gutless 1-0 defeat at home to Middlesbrough. While the defeat hasn’t cost the club any league places the game in hand advantage is now gone with Blues only one point outside the bottom three.