Category Archives: Birmingham City

Birmingham City| 9 point deduction

Birmingham City have been hit with a 9 point penalty for breaching profitability and sustainability rules. The rule was introduced at the start of the 2016/17 season. Why did this happen? It’s understood that Birmingham exceeded the £39m allowable losses over a three-year period (up to the end of 2018 financial year). Under the EFL’s profitability and sustainability rules, Championship clubs

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The make-or-break nature of Championship promotion

In recent years, the Premier League has flourished as one of the best leagues in the world, and with its success, the financial implications of the league have grown exponentially. Clubs have started to be managed as international businesses, and team crests have become commonplace icons across all cultures throughout the globe. TV rights have skyrocketed, with the Premier League’s

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Jack Grealish lands final blow as Aston Villa claim bragging rights in local derby

Jack Grealish has wrote his name in Second City derby history as the local lad scored the winner as Villa triumphed 1-0 over city rivals Birmingham. But it was an incident in the 8th minute that stole all the headlines, as a Birmingham fan stormed the pitch and struck Grealish in the face from behind. The fan managed to break

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The 127th Second City Derby: Birmingham City v Aston Villa Preview

This Sunday lunchtime sees the second city derby take place between Birmingham City and Aston Villa, arguably one of the biggest derbies in England. Their encounter earlier this season at Villa park was a 4-2 victory for Aston Villa. The two midlands clubs are both in the mix for a play off spot and Sundays game could be a pivotal

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The Monk Effect: Will Blues be the Club to fulfil his potential?

We reported last month on the chances that Garry Monk had on keeping the Blues in the Championship and Tuesday night against Bolton Wanderers proved a pivotal victory in them doing so.  Since Garry Monk took realm at the Riverside this season,it was met with a fairly high satisfaction and optimism from the Middlesbrough fans. With millions spent however, and the club just

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