Daniel Ivery has written a follow-up article to his story yesterday on the club’s transfer embargo. In it, he looks to answer some of the questions that arose from the news of the alleged transfer ban.
He says that he believes the club have tried to circumvent Financial Fair Play Rules, stating:
“It would appear that whoever is dealing with transfers at Blues has taken a cavalier approach to the rules and decided that they either can get around them or ignore them”
There’s no way to verify these claims but fans on Twitter have been reacting to the latest blog post:
If you (and James Nursey) were wrong I’m sure the club would have denied it by now. We’ve been mocking Villa fans for burying their heads in the sand and yet some Blues fans are doing the same. Let’s hope they sort it out quickly and crack on.
— Blue Mal (@malvince5) 10 July 2018
What concerns me is that Dong looks as if he is ignoring, or trying to circumvent FFP as well as ignore advice from experienced people below him in Julia Shelton etc. This worries me. He had the advice of Dein and Vetere last time, who now?
— James Jones (@_James_Jones_) 10 July 2018
Has he really .. he’s simply informed people who are now crying to senior figures on twitter to inform https://t.co/6xJleyVHLp was coming it hadn’t just gone away because Connor or Joe said we’re bidding for XY and Z
— David Farrell (@B25dave) 10 July 2018
What player would want to come to blues now knowing the mess we are in its a shambles always has been with these awful owners. And we are never going to get rid of these people so things will get worse for blues.
— gary johnson (@garygaryjohnson) 10 July 2018
I agree with Daniel dong ren has acted cavailer like with no responsibility for his actions .he needs to get us out of this bloody mess asap
— Nortsey (@nortsey) 10 July 2018
How quickly that this all be rectified? Can it be done before the end of this window?
— Michael Edwards (@BcfcMichael) 10 July 2018
Appreciate the sentiment and understand your want for Ren to be made accountable but publishing it drastically harms the clubs negotiating stance surely? As well as opens us up for criticism from across the expressway. If it’s as harmless as the club seems to think then I’m chill
— Ben Mountford (@Benjfordays) 10 July 2018
— almajir (@almajir) 10 July 2018
Please keep it up Daniel someone has to say something to keep fans informed, we are just the people who care passionately about our club as if it were a family member. Good or bad all fans want to know what is happening… Thanks again….. KRO
— malcolm wilkinson-jo (@malcblue) 10 July 2018
With Sky Sports and many newspapers not reporting the story, other than the Mirror‘s James Nursey, it’s hard to determine what is going on at the moment.
The club’s silence on the matter and the fact no swift denial has been made could mean that there is some truth to the story, although there is no way to be sure.
It could be that the club think they can resolve the issue quickly with the EFL, and will only make a statement when that happens, we’ll just have to wait and see.