It’s the story that seems to be pretty much dominating the agenda around B9 at the moment.
And I feel like it’s the kind of story that really could rumble on and hang over the club for quite a while. So just sit back, relax and wait for the full results to come through. As a recent report in The Telegraph pointed out, Birmingham City are in a bit of trouble right now with the EFL authorities, after breaching financial regulations.
A later report from Birmingham Live pointed out that the Blues needed to find “additional funding of around £54.2m from BSHL for the period from July 2019 to December 2020.”
Now I will admit right out front, that I am not smart enough to know the ins and outs of football finances, but if it’s dumbed down for me in a way like that, then I can work with it.
Whilst this isn’t exactly the ideal situation for the club to find themselves in, there is one bright light that can come out of the end of this.
Those who are regulars on this site will know how big a fan I am of the club’s young players that are coming through, with a particular love for the likes of Jack Concannon and Miguel Fernandez, but other players as well like Odin Bailey I believe could have a wider role to play in the team.
If the club are forced to sell their big-name players like Lukas Jutkiewicz and Jude Bellingham, then I think it is the perfect opportunity for these promising youngsters to get the game time that they so richly deserve to take their spots.
Similar to how Manchester United had their ‘Class of 92’, why shouldn’t the Blues be thinking about doing something similar and creating a ‘Class of 20’? I’m not saying that they’d go on to have the same levels of success, but there is something in that youth team that needs to be unleashed.
What does the first team need more of in your view?
And although it isn’t the best way to do it, it’s something that the club may find forced upon itself soon enough.