The view from the stands: Investment and looking forward

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 22: Birmingham City fans sing after their team was relegated during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Birmingham City at White Hart Lane on May 22, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Today’s announcement shows how far the club have come since the retched days when administration was very much in the pipeline.

The Carson Yeung era at Blues appears to be coming to an end and today’s announcement on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange appears to show a peace deal has been brokered between the old Birmingham City hierarchies.

Ownership seems to be settled for at least the next two years and for the first time in months if not years, the off-the-pitch speculation that has plagued the club seems to have been put to bed.

And one man that has single-handedly assisted in all of these issues is Panos Pavlakis, whom without the club may already be under. £10.6million has been promised to “acquire additional talented players” and a vision for the future seems to be in place.

It’s with this long-term development plan the club, its supporters and its management can push forward and I for one would like to express a massive thank to all that have made this happen.

No doubt we can all recall the turbulence and doubt that faced the club when the Carson Yeung saga was in its prime and now it has all seemingly settled down, it’s nice to be able to look forward instead of back.

Whilst £10.6million isn’t going to win us the league on its own, there is faith that Gary Rowett can use it meaningfully to bring in players where needed and settle the books further.

Today marks a big day in strengthening Blues’ long-term future, and these arrangements are something we all look forward to seeing develop in the future.


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