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.

BCFC: Desperately Seeking a Defender?

There are some things about Birmingham City you can take as absolutely nailed on to happen – because it’s Birmingham City. Face a team which has just been humbled by a non-league side in the FA Cup a few days ago? You can guarantee they’ll be on their game for when Blues come to town. Come out of the transfer window with only five senior defenders in the squad? You better believe you’ll lose more than half of them in less than two weeks.

BCFC: Political Influence

Not long before Blues met Sheffield United on Friday evening, I met with the Labour MP for Ladywood, Shabana Mahmood to talk to her about Birmingham City. It was a brief meeting but one that fills me with hope that there may be some political help on the side of Blues fans.

BCFC: Are They Listening?

The continued efforts by senior staff and board members to regain the trust and confidence of Blues fans continue apace. On Wednesday afternoon pics emerged of the exterior of the Kop stand being covered in new acrylic wrap featuring images of past players and past glories.