BCFC: The Jobe Situation

A tweet from Fabrizio Romano suggesting that young Blues midfielder Jobe Bellingham is to make the move north to Sunderland set Blues social media alight on Thursday. The tweet reported a fee of £3M was agreed and a medical was to be done in the next ten days.

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: Keeping Young Players

While the season drags to a rather unsatisfactory finish on the pitch, discussions surrounding the make-up of the Blues squad next year are springing up around on social media and forums. Much of this talk has centred on the fates of some of the younger members of the squad thanks to transfer rumours in the newspapers among other things.

BCFC: The Wage Problem

With the season now winding to an end many fans are already thinking about player recruitment this summer. Despite some of the larger player contracts coming to an end, budget constraints are going to make life interesting for John Eustace, Craig Gardner and the rest of recruitment team at St Andrew’s.

BCFC: The Squad Summer Overhaul Pt IV

In the fourth and final part of my deep dive into the Birmingham City squad, I’ve taken a look at the remainder of first team squad, along with young pros who are without a squad number. This is a tough time of year for many of these players as they will be wondering if they have a future at the club.

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 Squad Summer Overhaul: Pt III

In the third part of my deep dive into the Birmingham City squad, I’ve taken a look at players with the squad numbers 26 to 38. Among these players are a few notable players who are out of contract at the end of this season, with big decisions needing to be made about who will stay and who will go.

BCFC: The Summer Squad Overhaul: Pt II

In the second part of my deep dive into the Birmingham City squad, I’ve taken a look at players with the squad numbers 11 to 25. Among these players are a few notable players who are out of contract at the end of this season, with big decisions needing to be made about who will stay and who will go.

BCFC: The Summer Squad Overhaul Pt I

An early goal from Tahith Chong was all Blues needed to beat Queens Park Rangers on Saturday, with the resultant three points pushing Blues nine points away from the relegation zone. With Championship status looking more and more secure, I wanted to spend the international break taking a good look through the squad to see who I think should stay and go. This is the first of a multi-part series and concentrates on squad numbers 1 – 10.

BCFC: The Eustace Question

Tuesday night saw Birmingham City slump to a heavy 3-0 defeat away to Watford. That result means that while Blues lay in what is becoming a traditional 18th place, the gap to the bottom three is down to seven points after Blackpool’s hammering of QPR.