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Tilton Alliance Interview

Last Friday the Tilton Alliance made their debut to a good reception at St Andrew’s with the aim of bringing song and atmosphere back to the ground. I spoke to Lee Neal of the Tilton Alliance to find out more about what they’re trying to do.


Posted in Birmingham City, Blues Fans | 24 Comments »

OP Video Podcast – Blues Trust Q&A

On Saturday, before the game I undertook a Q&A session with members of the Blues Trust prior to my upcoming trip to Hong Kong, spending some time answering questions about what has happened and what is likely to happen with respect to the takeover of BIH by Trillion Trophy Asia.

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Posted in Birmingham City, Supporters Trust, Video Podcasts | 30 Comments »

QPR Problems

Blues fans have done the team proud of late. They’ve followed the team in numbers, leading to a succession of sold out allocations at grounds up and down the country. While the result wasn’t great on Saturday what happened off the pitch was possibly worse – and something needs to be done about it.

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Posted in Birmingham City, Blues Fans | 86 Comments »

GAMEDAY – Blues v Ipswich

Blues face potential playoff rivals Ipswich at St Andrews today looking to build on recent good league form to force their way into the top six.

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Posted in Birmingham City, Gameday, Supporters Trust | 48 Comments »

Clayton Donaldson wins OP Player of the Season

Clayton Donaldson was today presented with his trophy by OP reader Carl Eustace after the striker was overwhelmingly voted player of the season by voters on the site.


Posted in Birmingham City, Blues Fans, Players | 10 Comments »

Supporters Club Forum

Yesterday I attended the Supporters Club Forum at St Andrew’s. This is an opportunity for fans to put forward ideas, requests and issues to club management staff with the aim of improving the matchday experience and building attendances.


Posted in Birmingham City, Blues Fans | 17 Comments »

How the Blues Trust Are Aiding the Sale of the Club

In their recent announcement with respect to further bids for Birmingham City, the final section about “Dealing Disclosures” seems to have gone unnoticed by most. However, this section is substantial proof that work done by the Blues Trust in reporting discrepancies to the HK authorities is having an effect.

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Posted in Birmingham City, Finances in Football, Supporters Trust | 16 Comments »

Upcoming Supporters Club Forum

Blues will be holding another supporters’ club forum on Thursday 16 April and I’m pleased to be able to say that I will be attending. While they won’t be able to answer questions on the ongoing froo-fraw in HK what they can and will talk about is the matchday experience, ticketing and other day-to-day concerns.

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Posted in Birmingham City, Blues Fans | 13 Comments »

Open Meeting: My Thoughts

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Last night I went to the open meeting facilitated by Blues Trust at the George, to talk about what has been done since the first open meeting held at the end of October, and what fans can continue to do to seek answers from regulatory authorities about the ownership of the club.

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Posted in Birmingham City, Supporters Trust, Talking Points | 33 Comments »


The Blues Trust held a “Strategy Day” on June 21 to “generate fresh ideas, ensure we are aligned with supporter’s and member’s expectations and to involve more key individuals moving forward”.

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Posted in Birmingham City, Blog updates, Blues Fans, Supporters Trust | 50 Comments »

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