Birmingham Sports Holdings today confirmed in a voluntary announcement to the Hong Kong stock exchange that they have entered into an agreement to buy a Chinese lottery company. The announcement confirmed that the new company should guarantee a profit of around £3million for BSH over the next three years.
Blues’ final match of 2018 finished in a dour draw yesterday to bring what has most things considered been a successful year for the club. The turn of a new year is a time for reflection on what has passed and thoughts for the future, and in that vein I thought I would share mine.
As the foofaraw about the transfer embargo rumbles on into a second week, Blues fans seem to be divided between those who are confident it will be all over soon and those who think the embargo is the end of the world.
Over 27,600 fans were at St Andrew’s on Sunday to watch Birmingham City retain their Championship status with a 3-1 win over Fulham. Included in that number was Birmingham Sports Holdings chairman and BCFC director Zhao Wenqing, who watched from the Director’s box alongside CEO Ren Xuandong.
One of the more interesting things to emerge for me during the managerial change at Birmingham City last week was the number of Blues fans who were unsure as to who could actually make the decision to remove Steve Cotterill. With this in mind, I’ve put together this article outlining the Birmingham City board in full to try to offer a better insight into just who wields the power.
I think it’s safe to say that the ownership situation at Birmingham City is still one of mystery to some people, judging by some of the questions I get asked via social media or email. With this in mind I wanted to put together an article answering the questions that get asked the most to help improve people’s understanding.
With less than a week left in the transfer window, it’s safe to say the mood around Birmingham City fans online is antsy. Blues are yet to bring in a player having released four, sold one and loaned out one and with the team still languishing in the relegation places it’s easy to understand why people are worried.
In November 2017 Vong Pech became the second largest shareholder in Birmingham Sports Holdings when it was agreed by BSH shareholders to go ahead with the proposed school and office project in Cambodia.
Rumours have emanated from St Andrew’s over the last few months of a shadowy figure only known as “Mr King”. While nothing is known about this gentleman’s true role within the club (if he does indeed have one), this website can now confirm that “Mr King” is 51-year-old Chinese businessman Wang Yaohui.
Yesterday I talked about directorial changes at Birmingham City FC. Today I wanted to catch up on what has changed in Hong Kong – and how I think power is shifting away from the fragrant harbours to mainland China.