No Panos No Party?

With the news breaking yesterday morning that Panos Pavlakis has resigned as Director at Birmingham City, it leaves everybody to wonder why he has taken to leaving his post at the Birmingham City and Birmingham City Ladies.



In the statement released by the club it is said he has left to “peruse other opportunities”.
Panos had over seen two appointments over his time as Director, the appointment of Gary Rowett after Lee Clark, then the appointment of Gianfranco Zola; of course, after Gary Rowett was controversially given the boot in November 2016.

He arrived at Blues after holding a similar position at Birmingham International Holdings(BIHL). He came in to act as a fire fighter in a time where the club was crashing around everyone on and off the pitch and in and out of the boardroom. The money was disappearing into a vast black hole and the squad was revolutionised by his idea to clear out the loan players alongside signing players from leagues below with Gary Rowett’s guidance.



The wage budget was slashed with him at the top and the books were just about balanced enough to ensure a purchase of the football club could be made by Trillion Trophy Asia(TTA). TTA kept Panos on as director due to the lack of football knowledge they had at the time; whether he enhanced this football knowledge or not is up for debate, however.
I feel that the resignation of Panos has come at the correct due to his failings in the January transfer window. A new selection committee has to come into place fully for the latest batch of transfers to ensure Blues rise up the table out of this mid table/relegation obscurity.

I personally would like to thank Panos Pavlakis for his work, dedication, business acumen and knowledge in order to keep the club afloat, in which was the darkest of times for us all as a club. We are now out of those days of uncertainty and can move onwards and upwards with Harry Redknapp, Jeff Vetere and the owners; all of which hoping to see us back in the Premier League.

7 thoughts on “No Panos No Party?

  • May 20, 2017 at 1:44 pm
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    Shame he turned into a pillock who went into hiding when it hit the fan? Still it will give him more time for clubbing and golf ( peruse other opportunities ? That’s sacked then)
    Ta Ta

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  • May 20, 2017 at 1:59 pm
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    He didn’t resign he was sacked.

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  • May 20, 2017 at 7:43 pm
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    What is the point of commentating if the comment is not shown?

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  • May 20, 2017 at 10:42 pm
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    Thank You Panos for your dedication and tenacity in preserving our great football club in its hour of need.
    Who knows what would’ve happened had the likes of Yeung and Pannu been allowed to run the club unchallenged.
    Panos came to us when our owners(Yeung and Pannu)were draining the life out of the club and stabilised us.
    The supporters having a pop at you now are the same blinkered fools who ran Gold and Sullivan out of town,be careful what you wish for springs to mind.
    I don’t think anyone in football would say appointing Zola as manager was your finest hour but we’re all allowed to make mistakes,I for one was fed up watching boring defensive one dimensional football under Rowett,right decision wrong manager.
    For some reason certain supporters think that because We support Blues We can’t play expansive football,We’ve got to have a team of grafters,100 %’s,little skill just get stuck in,that’s enough we’re Blues,well not for me,think small be small.
    We are a great football club in a great city.
    Thanks again Panos and good luck in whatever you do,Forever Blue KRO

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    • May 22, 2017 at 1:29 pm
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      Well said, my feelings exactly, KRO

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  • May 21, 2017 at 6:43 am
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    For being able to wrangle control of BIH away from Carson and Pannu he will always have my love and respect. He steadied a very uncertain ship and kept us viable. However, his lead on the whole Zola affair, his silence when things got tough, his fat cat demeanour will always taint his stay. But we cannot lose sight of all the good he did in the early days

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