There was some shock news from the BBC that a petition to wind up Birmingham City was dismissed by a High Court judge yesterday. The petition was brought forward by HM Customs and Revenue due to an unspecified amount of tax owing, however their lawyers advised the hearing that payment had been made.
As we heard into December, It won’t be long before the accounts for Birmingham City FC will be published at Companies House. These accounts will give a full insight into the financial situation of the club at the start of this season and should help us understand just how much money the club can spend this winter.
Bernard Sun made history as Birmingham City’s first Chinese-born player to sign for the club when he penned a two-year contract on September 2. Since being unveiled in a blaze of publicity including full video interview, Sun has barely been heard of since.
Birmingham City’s midweek away trip to Hillsborough was spiced up by some social media shenanigans on Tuesday afternoon. After a spiky conference where Sheffield Wednesday boss Garry Monk took aim at his former no 2 and current Blues Caretaker Head Coach Pep Clotet, Birmingham City’s Twitter account returned fire with an equally spicy tweet.
As the protests continue to rumble on in Hong Kong, the economy there shows signs of further weakening. While the Hong Kong stock market is as yet to be affected, various financial news outlets have spoken of potential investor flight from the former colony as long-term prospects grow increasingly bleak. What could this mean for Birmingham Sports Holdings and by extension its subsidiary Birmingham City FC?
Birmingham Sports Holdings made an announcement to the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong yesterday to clarify their acquisition of a Chinese lottery company. The announcement cleared up some of the confusion re prior connections between the holding company and the lottery firm, as well as offering more insight into how BSH are going to make money from the project.
Blues held their most recent quarterly supporters’ forum on November 7th. Selected supporters and supporters groups were invited to St Andrew’s to ask questions of staff about the way the club is run.
Radio silence on potential incoming transfers for Blues broke yesterday thanks to an Instagram story posted by Saint-Etienne player (and former Blues target) Lois Diony. The picture of Jeremie Bela holding up a shirt with his name and number on has caused a buzz since it was shared by Blues fans on Twitter.
A 1-0 defeat to Leeds United on Saturday meant that Blues lie 12th in the Championship, nine points behind leaders West Bromwich Albion and five points behind sixth-placed Preston. With about a quarter of the season now gone, the big question is if Blues can mount the promotion push desired by the club’s owners.
A third successive defeat in the Championship has left many fans including myself feeling that it could be the end for Pep Clotet. The luck Blues enjoyed in the early games appears to have run out and the imbalances within the squad have been left brutally exposed.