Vital Football

Latest Birmingham City News

Blues Boss Needs To Spend In Summer

Blues Boss Needs To Spend In Summer

Blues boss Alex McLeish has let it be known that he is going to have to spend some cash in the summer if he is expected to keep Birmingham in the Premier League for some time to come.

But as yet the Scot has had no feedback from new owner Carson Yeung as to whether his battle chest will be affected by the £20.5 million loss that the club made during Gold/Sullivan`s last year in charge.

It was said that the Blues boss would have £20-£40 million on the table in January, plus more to come in the summer. McLeish only spent a fraction of that and has made sure of Premiership football next season.

McLeish said: 'Nobody has said last season's losses would affect things. We were talking about spending £20million in January and I only spent £6million of that.

'I would imagine that remaining £14million - plus whatever there is available to be spent this summer - means we should be reasonably healthy.

'But, if we want to remain a Premier League team and certainly get to where we are now, season after season, then you have got to keep up with the Joneses.

'Do I have to spend quite a bit to keep up with them? Yes, we need to improve again and enhance the squad.'

McLeish added: 'In forward areas we need to add to the quality - and these areas are not cheap. You don't get cheap players coming in there.

'We have spent, I think overall, during the season, about £15million or £16million. But that was for about six or seven players.

'To get six or seven players for £16million this summer, I think will be well-nigh impossible, unless we can get four or five Bosmans.'

-----------------------------------------

Vital Brum are now set up on face book so why not join up and help us grow into a great community?

You can get to know the staff better as we`ll all be updating the page and we will bring you the latest news, views, happenings and rumours from St Andrews.

Join us today and join in the fun.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN US


Join Vital Birmingham

It's easy to register, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved (you can even win prizes!) for poll votes and leaving article comments.
Message Board
We are currently trying to find Blues fans who would like to run the forum and help get it active OR if anyone has an existing forum they would like to merge into Vital Birmingham and get free hosting, then drop me a line and I'll give you more information. To visit the message board, click here.
Get involved
This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site, so if you have an opinion, why not submit an article or match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Birmingham.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Foxxy
Date:Tuesday March 9 2010
Time: 5:15PM

Comments

0
But will Carsen Yeung release sufficient finds, that is the golden question!
merlin
09/03/2010 20:59:00
0
Don't get too ambitious. The perils of overspending are beginning to show themselves around the entire League. Stability goes a long way when other clubs are crashing around you.
Teddy_KGB
10/03/2010 14:22:00
0
Pompey mark II, too big for your boots!!
Madirish
12/03/2010 21:43:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Birmingham City Articles

Optimism and Hope Ahead of Next Season

Rob Wildey says Blues fns can be optimistic ahead of next season.

Rowett hails 'fantastic' Blues

Gary Rowett speaks after the draw with Middlesbrough...

The Championship freebies that could interest Gary Rowett

Tom Heslop talks Vital Birmingham through four players he thinks Gary Rowett might be interested in from the Sky Bet Championship

Tilton Alliance got St.Andrews rocking once again

Tom Heslop discusses the impact that the new fans group had on St.Andrews during Friday nights exciting draw with promotion chasing Middlesbrough

Archived Vital Birmingham Articles

Vital Birmingham articles from

Site Journalists

Tom Heslop
Editor email
Profile
Christopher Handy
no email
Profile
Saskia Bowes
no email
Profile
Rob Wildey
no email
Profile
Luke Turner
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Where do we need to strengthen in the emergency loan window?
Suggested By: Tom Heslop
In goal5%
In defence22%
In midfield6%
In attack67%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Middlesbrough 45 26 10 9 88 32
2 Burnley 44 24 15 5 87 33
3 Brighton 44 24 15 5 87 30
4 Hull City 45 23 11 11 80 30
5 Derby County 44 21 14 9 77 24
6 Sheff Wed 45 19 17 9 74 22
7 Cardiff 45 17 16 12 67 5
8 Ipswich 45 17 15 13 66 1
9 Birmingham 45 16 14 15 62 4
10 Brentford 45 18 8 19 62 1
11 Preston 45 15 16 14 61 0
12 Leeds Utd 45 14 16 15 58 -8
13 Q.P.R. 44 13 18 13 57 0
14 Wolves 45 13 16 16 55 -6
15 Blackburn 45 12 16 17 52 -2
16 Reading 45 13 13 19 52 -5
17 Forest 45 12 16 17 52 -5
18 Bristol City 45 13 13 19 52 -16
19 Huddersfield 45 13 12 20 51 -7
20 Rotherham 45 13 10 22 49 -14
21 Fulham 45 11 15 19 48 -14
R Charlton 45 9 13 23 40 -37
R MK Dons 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Bolton 45 5 15 25 30 -39
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Birmingham City Results (view all)

Birmingham City Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 12:30PM : Cardiff City (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.David Village1