Previously on almajir.net, I have written about Wang Yaohui aka “Mr King” and his connections with various shareholders in Birmingham Sports Holdings along with the company chairman Zhao Wenqing.
Four defeats on the spin and once again, things seem to be looking grim at St Andrew’s. In just a couple of weeks I’ve seen people going from offering public apologies to manager Steve Cotterill to demanding his head once again.
Birmingham City embraced the culture of the club’s ownership this weekend with a celebration of the Chinese New Year at St Andrew’s, complete with “red pockets” given out to fans entering the stadium.
March 1st might not seem that important a date in the football calendar – after all, it’s a Thursday night and Blues won’t be playing that day. However, it is a day that could tell us a lot about Blues future in the next 12 months – and all because of those three dreaded letters, FFP.
Birmingham City capped off a fairly horrible week on Sunday, capitulating to a 2-0 loss in the Second City Derby. Sam Gallagher was unlucky not to put the team ahead in the first half but Blues showed a lack of fight until injury time when Cheikh Ndoye was sent off for a second yellow card after lashing out at John Terry.
Birmingham Sports Holdings today confirmed in an announcement to the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong a warning of a substantial increase in loss in the interim accounts which are due to be published at the end of February.
Saturday saw Birmingham City lift themselves to 19th in the Championship table after comfortably beating nine-man Sheffield Wednesday 3-1 at Hillsborough. The result means Blues now lie more than three points from the relegation places and within touching distance of lower mid-table.
I think it’s safe to say that the ownership situation at Birmingham City is still one of mystery to some people, judging by some of the questions I get asked via social media or email. With this in mind I wanted to put together an article answering the questions that get asked the most to help improve people’s understanding.
With less than a week left in the transfer window, it’s safe to say the mood around Birmingham City fans online is antsy. Blues are yet to bring in a player having released four, sold one and loaned out one and with the team still languishing in the relegation places it’s easy to understand why people are worried.
In November 2017 Vong Pech became the second largest shareholder in Birmingham Sports Holdings when it was agreed by BSH shareholders to go ahead with the proposed school and office project in Cambodia.