Whatever now happens in football, the next season for Birmingham City remains obviously unclear.
Crippling debts plus a lack of gate, and possibly television income, doesn’t make for healthy reading. Top Premier League clubs will no doubt continue to dominate with wealthy owners and therefore their mighty purchasing power.
However, as for ourselves in a league of mixed wealth, there will be a few clubs where owners will decide to sell up before investing into new attempts for Premier League status. All very understandable in view of the current financial state given nearly everything that has been affected by Covid-19.
Should this be the case with Blues and our owners, then it could be the silver lining and the time for new owners with serious wealth to step in. Clubs in the Championship will be sort after at low prices by shrewd investors who wait for the right time to swoop.
Sadly this awful period we are experiencing does open up business opportunities worldwide and Championship football Clubs are attractive. What will happen at Blues is anyone’s guess and a great deal will surround the Jude Bellingham situation – should our owners sell and re-invest in another attempt for success, or do they sell and decide to put the club up for sale?
This is the situation, in my view, they will be facing.
Whatever the outcome of the Bellingham deal, it will be interesting to see how our owners move on with their commitment to the club. Hopefully they will re-invest and make another attempt at promotion but if not let’s hope we attract the potential new owners that we have been waiting for.