‘Let’s get serious’ – Birmingham City takeover speculation fueled by reaction to new St Andrew’s update

Birmingham City fans, desperate for news of the club’s takeover, reacted to an update about St Andrew’s on the Companies House website.

On Friday, it was announced that the Blues’ Hong Kong-based parent company, Birmingham Sports Holdings, had ceased to be a “person exercising significant control” over the ground’s own holding company, Birmingham Stadium Ltd.

This was transferred to Achiever Global Group Limited, which dates back to late March last year and is widely known to have happened. Achiever Global Group Limited is a company based in the British Virgin Islands on the island of Tortola and is owned by Kang Ming-Ming – one of the directors of Birmingham City Stadium Ltd.

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All of this means on the one hand that it could simply be the late filing of the relevant documentation relating to the initial transfer of ownership – or a sign that BSH is trying to get its house in order before a takeover. control. Coincidence or omen?

Blues fans had their say:

One summed up the situation: “Birmingham City Stadium Ltd have just updated the sale of the stadium which took place over a year ago, pure coincidence or the putting in order of accounts for a sale ?”

Another said: “Nothing to do with ownership talks. This forms part of their annual confirmation statement to Companies House due June 2”

A third said: “If we get new owners, it’s time to start thinking about leaving St Andrews and the curse for good. Let’s face it, we can’t expand on the pitch because we all know BCC will never let us rebuild the main stand and even if they did, we can’t build a bigger stand to make it interesting. A new 40,000 seat stadium with standing areas will help attract more fans and better players. Although I will miss St Andrews if they did their time to look to the future and leave the past behind.

A fourth: “It would be more of a surprise if things were going well with the Blues”.

Whatever that means, the Takeover talks are clearly at the forefront of fans’ minds, with one fan on Twitter saying, “I’ve been back and forth with what I think of the Takeover . In my mind, you only get your paperwork in place and your house/finances in order when you are about to start talking seriously about selling. So, some hope that the sale actually happens.

Another: “It may be wishful thinking, and because I can’t wait for it to happen, but it can’t be a coincidence. There is no reason for them to file it now except for transactional reasons. It’s my opinion. Maybe wrong.

As things stand, two parties are trying to buy Blues, one led by fan Paul Richardson and Argentine footballer Maxi Lopez, the other with football financier Keith Harris as the middleman between the current owners and a anonymous British businessman.

The Blues’ current owners have been in place since 2016 and their tenure is synonymous with underperformance on the pitch. The club finished no higher than 17th in the six seasons that BSH was in charge of the club, leading to a big campaign against them by the fans this season.

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