The EFL announced on Monday evening that they have brought charges against Birmingham City Football Club as well as a number of other individuals in relation to breaches of EFL Regulations. The statement goes on to confirm that they had been considering of anybody involved with the “proposed acquisition of control” complied with Regulations in relation to the Owners’ and Directors’ Test (OADT).
Saturday felt like a familiar kick in the teeth as a Birmingham City fan. Against West Bromwich Albion it felt like hope and belief was returning to the team but two successive poor defeats to struggling opposition has once again brought the anguished and pessimistic to share their despair online.
With both the previous Maxco bid and the current Often Partisan Limited offer for the club, there is a long drawn-out multi-stage process to complete the deal. Part of the issue is a two-year period put in place for Birmingham Sports Holdings to find another company to replace the club in the group, before finally relinquishing control.
The run up to the match between Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion on Friday February 10 has been an interesting one from a social media perspective. There’s been a push from the club to build on the positivity from the win against Swansea City in attempt to dispel any negativity from around the club.
For the first time in nearly two years, Birmingham City came from a losing position to win a game. A 90th minute equaliser from Lukas Jutkiewicz and an injury time winner from Auston Trusty ensured won 4-3 at Swansea, snapping a five-match losing streak. Off the pitch however, the shenanigans of the last few years don’t seem to be ending any time soon.