Birmingham City brought their winless streak to an end with a 2-1 victory over Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup on Saturday. Jeremie Bela’s deflected last minute winner ensured that Blues are in the hat for the fourth round draw to be made on Monday evening. However, pressure remains on Pep Clotet with reports of Blues potentially looking at former manager Chris Hughton to return to the club as manager.
Birmingham Sports Holdings today held their Annual General Meeting in Hong Kong to approve their accounts and re-elect directors to the board.
There has been a lot of focus on the people running Birmingham City in recent weeks as the pressure on Head Coach Pep Clotet has grown. With this in mind I thought it would be good to take a proper look at who the is on the board at Blues, to aid understanding of just what is going on and who would be the one to make a decision.
The clamour online for Pep Clotet to be dismissed from his role as Head Coach of Birmingham City grew louder this weekend after a humbling 3-0 defeat to Hull City. The result was the third defeat on the spin for Blues and extended a run of ten games without a clean sheet. Is it time for the Catalan to get the Spanish Archer?
Blues fans on social media were once again driven into a frenzy of speculation after club director Edward Zheng Gannan made massive changes to his Twitter account, removing all trace of Birmingham City and wiping all tweets. Was this move prelude to an announcement of a board-level departure.
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?