Posts Tagged "Birmingham City"

How Literal Will The Premier League’s Survival Sunday Be?

By on May 20, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 4 comments

In an August 2009 Radio 5 Live programme on the Premier League’s financial troubles, Supporters Direct Chief Executive Dave Boyle addressed the issue of the “chasm” between Premier League and Football League finances. “Once upon a time,” he said to a gathering of football people including the then-Birmingham chairman David Gold, who wasn’t ‘sitting comfortably’,...

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Match Of The Week 2: Birmingham City 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

By on May 1, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 1 comment

Perhaps the idea of “High Noon” was that of a television executive. If it was, the Premier League supporters could probably be forgiven for throwing a few curses his way for scheduling two matches for midday on a Sunday lunchtime in the middle of a Bank Holiday weekend. The supporters of Birmingham City and Wolverhampton Wanderers haven’t come off...

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After Notts County: England’s Club Owners. Are They Any Good?

By on Apr 20, 2011 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 5 comments

“Are they any good?”  It’s a simple question. And it is in the top one of questions supporters should ask of bidders for football clubs. But, as the BBC’s flagship documentary programme Panorama revealed this week, no-one at Notts County was asking the question while the club was being taken over by ‘Munto Finance.’ Or any question at all for that matter. Not that...

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Match Of The Week: The 2011 League Cup Final: Arsenal 1-2 Birmingham City

By on Feb 27, 2011 in English League Football | 2 comments

Perhaps today was a day for burying a few clichés. That the League Cup “doesn’t matter any more” has become one of the mantras of the modern game, but this is a viewpoint that looked somewhat bedraggled as the full-time whistle blew at Wembley Stadium this afternoon. As the Birmingham City players celebrated this most unlikely of victories, the...

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Questions About Birmingham City’s Financing…

By on Nov 6, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 24 comments

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 the Mail...

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