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Won’t Be Fooled Again

One thing I’ve noticed in the last few days is that a little knowledge is dangerous. A couple of press releases about Birmingham City’s interim results are put online, and it seems the world and his dog go into overdrive to prove that Blues are about to follow last season’s financial chumps Portsmouth into the […]

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Financial Fair Play

Much has been made on the Birmingham City fan messageboards of Nick Harris’s article in the Daily Mail about Birmingham City being potentially kicked out of Europe. The piece in itself is quite short; and whilst it’s in broad terms accurate it doesn’t explain much about the situation. I decided to be brave and take […]

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Interesting Times

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It’s an old cliché, but a week is a long time in football. For Bluenoses, a week can be like an eternity, as the last one has demonstrated. This time last Sunday I was taking my seat at Wembley, soaking up the atmosphere and whilst hoping for a win, I was expecting us to be […]

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Little Money in Big China

No sooner do I post a blog about how the Carling Cup is going to make Blues a success in China, does an article appear about how Birmingham City are in the toilet financially. Oh to be a blues fan, eh? The article is well discussed online, and the salient points are thus – the […]

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Window

Well, today is the day that the window clangs shut. As I sit here this morning watching Dharmesh Sheth work himself into a frenzy over potential deals that have still to be concluded, I can only think about what a circus football has become. Apparently all the sports editors for newspapers up and down the […]

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Dangerous Liaisons

There was some debate yesterday on the www.smallheathalliance.com website about a picture of Geoff Horsfield, holding a hand-written sign at a Darts match. The sign made reference to Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor and a terrace chant that casts aspersions on Agbonlahor’s mother’s person. I thought I’d put some thoughts down on paper about it […]

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Texas Courtroom Massacre

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Liverpool. I’m not a fan of the city nor the club that takes it’s name if I’m truthful, and it’s hard for me to feel sympathy for the fans whilst they endure the current circus freak show mockery their board is making of their club. When news broke last night that Tom Hicks and George […]

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Black Mountain

One thing you learn from being a fan of Birmingham City Football Club is that success wasn’t meant for you. Playing nice football and winning trophies is for other teams; you have to make do with the occasional brilliant moment in a game and maybe the odd run to a decent finish. It prepares you […]

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Ownership

Whilst the tour by Birmingham City to Hong Kong and the Peoples Republic of China has helped to raise some of the veils of mystery that surround our Chinese owner, Carson Yeung, I have to admit I’m still intrigued by just how much we don’t know about them. Trying to research Carson Yeung and his […]

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Accounts

I was going to write a blog about the finances of Birmingham City tonight, but as I don’t have a degree in accountancy, I didn’t think I could do it justice. The (unaudited) accounts can be found here: http://202.66.146.82/listco/hk/birminghamint/interim/2010/int1.pdf (pdf link) However, there were a few things that have been picked upon that I thought […]

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