Birmingham City caught up in more controversy

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One commotion followed by another, followed by another, followed by another. That seems to be the reappearing pattern for Birmingham City fans of late, and probably since Carson Yeung's takeover.

The infighting and in-club bickering that supporters have had to deal with for months has returned with vengeance this week.

After Gary Rowett's sparkling beginning to his Birmingham City career, it seemed like the club was really turning a corner on the pitch - arguably the most important place in the football club.

But once again, the attention has been flipped back to either Pannos Pavlakis, Peter Pannu or Carson Yeung.

Add Jeremy Wray's name to the mix and you have a four-way power struggle. One is the chairman, one used to to be the acting chairman, one used to be the owner, and one is a prospective owner. Confused? It doesn't surprise me.

Former acting chairman Peter Pannu has been ranting in hoards of emails this week, sensationally remarking that Blues could completely run out of money by the start of February.


In his email to Blues group 'Often Partisan', Pannu remarkably claimed that 'I love the club as much as you'. A former Hong Kong police officer, Pannu was riddled with corruption claims during his time in the force.

His threats made to the site in relation to their ongoing portrayal of the escalating situation at the Blues were clear: Don't mess with me, I have more money than you and I will bring you down.

Do these sound like the views of a man who 'Loves the club'? Well, you decide.

He goes on to somewhat discuss Yeung's ongoing influence in the club as a 'shadow-director', despite his prison sentence. Rightly so, this has been reported to the Football League by the Blues trust along with an array of other lines from the email sent by Pannu.


The trust are looking for the same actions sanctioned against Leeds United Massimo Cellino, who has been convicted of tax evasion.

Meanwhile, former Swindon Town chairman Jeremy Wray has stated his disappointment at the ongoing situation at the club. He describes the internal bickering as a potential ruining point for any credible owners waiting with a bid.

For Blues fans, Wray is the only key known figure who has stated interest in the club. Various Chinese consortium's are regularly credited with having an interest in the club but every day it seems like a takeover seems further and further away for a passionate and genuine chairman.

It is the players and management off late that are keeping the supporters onside. At a point during Clark's reign, the fans were both against the regime and the players.

At least half of the above have been resolved, with the regime seemingly being hated more than ever.

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