Almajir in Cambodia: Who are GRED?

In the second of my series of reports from what I learned in Phnom Penh, I want to talk about the businesses Vong Pech owns. One of them, Graticity Real Estate Development Ltd own a stake in Birmingham Sports Holdings and provide one of the streams of revenue that the Hong Kong listed company have that isn’t Blues. The big question is though how much money is coming in from Cambodia – and will it ever be enough to potentially help release BCFC from its Hong Kong parent.

Almajir in Cambodia: Who is Vong Pech?

Last week I visited Phnom Penh, Cambodia to attempt to understand and report more about the convoluted ownership of Birmingham City. While the appointment of Ian Dutton as Managing Director in Birmingham has bought some much needed change to the way the club Is being run on a day-to-day level, I wanted to learn more about the owners above him; who they are and what their intentions are.

Editorial: Is #BSHLOUT still a thing?

Although the points differential between Blues and bottom three is still in double digits, it’s clear that there once again is a cloud of disheartenment surrounding Blues fans. Another poor performance in defeat to Middlesbrough has left some questioning the players and / or the manager while others are starting to wonder just how much needs to be done this summer to make things right at St Andrew’s.

BCFC: Sanctions and Sugar Daddies

While Birmingham City played out a draw with Hull City in the race to mediocrity in the Championship on Saturday, more uncertainty has been heaped on Chelsea in the Premier League following sanctions placed on their owner Roman Abramovich by the UK Government. Watching things unravel at Stamford Bridge has got a few Blues fans twitchy wondering if a Chinese atrocity akin to Russia invading Ukraine could put Blues in a similar boat.

BSH: Accounts Analysis Feb 2022 – Vong Pech and Debt

Birmingham Sports Holding Ltd announced their interim results to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange yesterday following a board meeting held by the company. The results, which are unaudited, cover the six month period to December 31, 2021.

BCFC: The Injury Crisis

Saturday saw Birmingham City not only lose 2-0 to Huddersfield Town, but also two players to injury. Montserratian striker Lyle Taylor pulled up in the warm-up to leave Blues with one fit senior striker while Maxime Colin’s injury during the first half ensured Blues now have only one fit defender.

BCFC: Gardner Q&A

Tom Ross hosted a question-and-answer session with Blues Technical Director Craig Gardner and Club Captain Troy Deeney on Thursday night at the Meadway Sports and Social Club. Having been lucky enough to obtain a ticket in the ballot held a few weeks ago, I attended to listen to what was said and to try to ask some questions of my own about the team.

BCFC: A Forerunner of Positive Change?

While Birmingham City won a good point away at Stoke City despite not having a single centre-back available, the club has also been busy off the field. On Sunday February 20, the club released a new update for fans, with news about the stadium and the appointment of Ian Dutton as MD amongst other things.

BCFC: Lopez, Southall and Yu

Despite senior management at Birmingham City firmly denying that the club is for sale, the appetite from would-be buyers does not seem to have abated at all. This website can reveal the names of one group of businessmen who are looking to buy the club and the stadium.

The Elusive Mr King Part XI – Where is Wang?

As the protests continue at Birmingham City games, I wanted to turn my attention away from what is happening in Birmingham and look at where in the world Wang Yaohui might be – and if it’s possible he’s aware that his nickname is getting more and more mentions in a pissed off corner of B9.