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Yeung an Objective View

Premier League Birmingham City
by TWELVTYSBACK (U13723920) 12 August 2009
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Gold's refusal to comment with the addition of a share price huge rise over the days since the clearance of financial irregularities would suggest this is very real.

Some fans would be in favour of better the devil you know but judging by a few facts its probably a case that TIME FOR CHANGE is ideal. At present it's likely we will continue to be a competitive fizzy pop side and a poor premier side.

Yeung a major shareholder refused a place on the board!

He asked for more company data than required under stock exchange rules and it was at this point certain deadlines were put in place almost like the owners were getting itchy at further questions.

He has remained tight lipped in the whole time and has avoided getting into a public slanging match over private issues.

He never stated he would block a new deal for Bruce and perhaps the club used this to engineer the exit of a manager who pointed out the gulf between ourselves and the vile over transfer budgets.

When all is said and done our board have taken us as far as they are willing to risk it and perhaps with Yeung paying over the original price he has found the backer in asia he talked about.

Its a risky business and we dont want to be Leeds but on the flip side Norwich and Charlton have always been prudent clubs but share the same division so being prudent dont always work either.

TIME FOR CHANGE.....TIME FOR HOPE!

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posted Aug 12, 2009

When I read this article not only did I choke on my lunch but also presume that the BBC has no BCFC news to report and had started recycling articles from the archive. Actually I hoped that the later was the case.

I am sick and tired of the basis of the game being overpowered by money, egoistic foreign playboys and newspaper reports about a players wife picking her nose at a posh london restaurant. I actually wasnt happy with our promotion this season becasue I believe that the championship is where real football is played. Unpredicatable, an open race, solid down to earth hard graft football.

I live in Portsmouth and we had a brilliant debate in the pub last night about football and finances, about 20 people joined in. The realism that a few of us subscribed to was that any market that is over inflated will innevitably adjust itself through market forces. Just like the housing market I can see some casulaties of the current mental money being bounded around. Yes its great if your club can buy Kaka for a bazillion pounds (Actually not that great if you believe a club should be based on the players in the city/region/country who have passion for their club and dont just collect wages from the highest bidder) but what if that is at the risk of it all going wrong and your club doing a Leeds.

IMHO Football clubs should not be run for "super profit", simply the covering of costs. I stood up and bloody applauded when Villa used their shirt to advertise a charity and not sell space to some random finance company.

No thanks Mr Yeung. You brought enough change the first time round with your dilly dallying. Sadly he has more shares than me and I am sure my opinion wont count and a few people will disagree with it but thats the great thing about the opinion.

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posted Aug 12, 2009

haha we will still be pride of the midlands

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posted Aug 12, 2009

I'm a Chelsea fan (the black sheep of a Birmingham City family) - my advice would be don't even give this guy the time of day. The chaos caused by his previous takeover attempt cost you Steve Bruce and your place in the Prem. Don't fall for it again.

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posted Aug 12, 2009

Didn't he say during his last attempted takeover that he was wanting to bring in a load of Chinese players because he believed they were good enough?
How many Chinese players have been successful in England?
You's had better hope he fails again.

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posted Aug 12, 2009

To be honest I am sick of the money angle in the game but I would rather be a club with money and hope than a club that just has hope.

A continued status quo of UP DOWN UP DOWN is becoming quite boring. The last promotions euphoria lasted for minutes the one before that hours and the one before probably days.....

Winning promotion and then contemplating scrapin the barrel dont really give much hope is it any wonder we have such apathy.?

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posted Aug 12, 2009

TIME FOR CHANGE.....TIME FOR HOPE!
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The grass isn't always greener.

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posted Aug 12, 2009

The news of this all be no names mentioned came to us from a Villa fan in Austrailia.

Yeung was never going away, 29% share stated that. As long as the club comes first and DG DS KB want to move on (West Ham) then so be it

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comment by hem852 (U9541396)

posted Aug 12, 2009

I sincerely hope I am wrong if this buyout goes through but I think Yeung is not good for the club. He didn't have the money to complete the buyout 18 months ago, does he really have it now when the value is even higher? If he can raise the funds to complete the buyout where's the future investment coming from?

All Yeung seems to have done so far is cost us a manager, possibly a place in the premiership, tried to force people onto the board of directors and cost the club a considerable amount of money.

I hope the current board will take a good look at the club, see the great things they have achieved and consider whether they really want someone in control who has no experience in the industry and could potentially undo all the hard work they have put in.


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comment by U11846789

posted Aug 12, 2009

I actually wasnt happy with our promotion this season becasue I believe that the championship is where real football is played. Unpredicatable, an open race, solid down to earth hard graft football.

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Spot on.

The PL bores me rigid - although the relegation battle is usually worth watching.

Going down and then back up, season after season, is better than being stuck safely mid-table in the PL Corporate Division.



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comment by 355gts (U4324385)

posted Aug 20, 2009

comment by The Midland 20 (U11846789)


Going down and then back up, season after season, is better than being stuck safely mid-table in the PL Corporate Division.

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YOu only say that because that's where you're stuck. If you could manage to stay in the premiership you wouldn't complain. I detect more than a little jealousy in your tone there.

Up the Villa!

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