BCFC: The League One Financial Challenge (Part II)

The last week or so has been incredibly busy for Blues; a new manager has been appointed, season ticket prices have been confirmed and the new first team kit has been launched. While all of this noise is going on in the foreground, the new financial reality of League One continues to govern just what Knighthead and Blues need to do to remain in the black and on the right side of the rules.

BCFC: The League One Financial Challenge (Part I)

With the football season now over for Birmingham City, the focus has turned to the summer ahead and the challenges to come in the transfer window. Relegation means that Blues have a whole new set of financial rules to comply with which focus on a different methodology of levelling the financial playing field.

BSH: Interim Accounts 2024

On Thursday afternoon, ZO Future Group (formerly known as Birmingham Sports Holdings Ltd) announced their interim accounts to the stock exchange of Hong Kong, for the six month period ending December 31, 2023.

BCFC: Transfer Window Reflections

Transfer deadline day was a quiet one for Birmingham City with only Alex Pritchard signing and three young players departing. Indeed, for some Blues fans the biggest successes of the window were ensuring that Jordan James and Jay Stansfield remained with the club until the summer at least.

BCFC: Naming Rights Announced

Birmingham City announced on Friday what is claimed to be the biggest commercial deal in the club’s history. The deal, which could be worth in excess of £9m a year will see St Andrew’s rebranded as St Andrew’s @ Knighthead Park as well as the Wast Hills training ground being renamed as the Knighthead Training and Academy Grounds.

BCFC: Fifteen Per Cent of Profit

On Wednesday Borussia Dortmund released an official update to confirm what has been one of the most dragged out and talked about transfers in recent times – the sale of Jude Bellingham to Real Madrid. The transfer has Blues fans excited due to the prospect of Birmingham City receiving a chunk of change due to a sell-on clause in his transfer to the German club.

BCFC: Meeting the P&S Challenge

While the work on the pitch is now done for the season, the work is now very much underway for Technical Director Craig Gardner and his recruitment team. The next few months are going to be crucial in getting a squad together which can offer the same positivity on the pitch the Shelby Companies takeover is offering off of it.

BCFC: Financial Prudence

A hard fought 1-0 victory against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday pushed Birmingham City into 16th place in the Championship, nine points clear of the relegation zone with just seven games left to play. While safety isn’t yet mathematically assured it looks increasingly likely that John Eustace’s team will have a much more relaxed run in than in recent years.

BCFC: The Jude Bellingham Sell On Clause

With no club matches to write about, the focus for football reporting has turned to the international scene and who might be on the plane to Qatar for the World Cup in November. Jude Bellingham is a name that is in the minds of many and despite the transfer window being months away we’re already being deluged by stories of who might be the next to buy his services.

BCFC: Trusting the Process

As Blues head into the international break, things on the pitch feel better than they have done for a while. While Blues were unable to continue their run of wins at home to Coventry, there seems to be a very positive feeling around the way the team is playing and optimism that it will improve further.