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Questions About Birmingham City’s Financing…

When Bates “reoccupied” Leeds United in 2007, he employed all sorts of accounting “techniques” to effectively clear most of the club’s debts, such as a quick in-and-out of administration (I’m assured that’s not the correct technical term). This seemed wrong to non-business-minded peoples but, we were assured by knowing sports journalists – Jeff Powell in…

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November 6, 2010

The Premier League 2010/11 Previews 3 – Birmingham City: Second Season Blues?

Between the battle at the top of the table and the chaos at the bottom of it, the achievement of Birmingham City in finishing in ninth place in the Premier League last season feels as if it was rather overlooked. It was their first season back after promotion the year before and, significantly, it was their…

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July 28, 2010

How Ben Foster Highlights The Farce Of The Loan System

Ben Foster has made news today by becoming the first player to openly criticise the Manchester United fans’ Green and Gold campaign to oust the Glazer family. However, something more surprising struck me in the Daily Telegraph’s report. Ben Foster is 27 years old. Who else realised that? Seemingly seen as one of the young…

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May 22, 2010

Are Birmingham Running Before They Can Walk?

One of the least dull points to emerge from the recent Soccerex talk-fest in Manchester was the importance of ‘local identity’ to the financial well-being of football clubs. But this was only thought true of the second-highest echelons of European football; the Football League Championship and ‘lesser’ European national leagues. The big boys, the EPL…

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April 30, 2010

Birmingham City: The Pornographer vs The Hairdresser

Mark Murphy looks into the circumstances surrounding the takeover of Birmingham City, which aren’t necessarily as straightforward as you might have initially thought as a war of words threatens to break out between the old and the new at St Andrews.

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December 5, 2009

Birmingham City – Out With The Old & In With The New

Birmingham City are under new ownership and, as you’re probably aware, it’s another club under foreign ownership. Mark Murphy takes a look at David Gold (who we suspect will be back sooner rather than later) and puts Carson Yeung under the spotlight.

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October 21, 2009

Birmingham City Prove That All That Glitters May Not Be Gold

Birmingham City are the latest Premier League club to be lined up for foreign ownership. As Mark Murphy reports, the new potential new owner has already had a go at buying the club, but fans are split on whether his involvement and there are question marks over his financial credentials. Birmingham City chairman David Gold…

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August 22, 2009
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