UK time is: 22:20:33
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

McLeish Set To Fight West Ham Over Duo

Alex McLeish says Birmingham have no intention of letting duo Liam Ridgewell and Sebastian Larsson go to West Ham without a long and drawn out fight, loophole or no loophole.

The pair are both out of contract in the summer, but there is an option - written in their contracts by Sullivan and Gold - which allows Blues them to retain the pair for a further 12 months.

But Sullivan believes he can get around this because of a loophole in Fifa laws, but McLeish is taken aback that Sullivan would seek to undermine a contractual device he and Gold have relied on for years.

'They were the ones that have used it year in, year out,' he said.

'If someone wants to challenge it, it will be like Bosman. It will take four or five years.

'On you go - if you want to challenge it I don't see it being ratified over 24 hours. It would be a long, protracted mission. You are talking lawyers. We will fight to keep them.'


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.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Foxxy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday March 19 2010

Time: 2:43PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Scout Focus: Leeds United (Thursday April 24 2014)

Birmingham Injury Update (Thursday April 24 2014)

Match Day Poll: Birmingham Host Leeds (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Opinion: Players Out Of Position (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Switching On Is The Problem says Burke. (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Macheda Looking To Stay In England. (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Blackburn Bully Birmingham 4-2 (Tuesday April 22 2014)

Stats: Blues v Blackburn Rovers (Monday April 21 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Birmingham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Charlton 43 11 12 20 -23 45
19. Doncaster 44 11 11 22 -28 44
20. Millwall 44 10 14 20 -29 44
21. Birmingham 43 11 10 22 -13 43
22. Blackpool 44 10 13 21 -27 43
23. Barnsley 44 9 12 23 -30 39
24. Yeovil 44 8 13 23 -26 37

Breaking League News

Beevers - We Can Get Three QPR Points
Millwall : 24/04/2014 22:11:00
DRFC Doncaster Rovers v Reading Team News
Doncaster : 24/04/2014 22:11:00
Richardson Hoping For Permanent Deal
Ipswich : 24/04/2014 22:00:00
Mick - Burnley Won't Be A Soft Touch
Ipswich : 24/04/2014 21:48:00
Team News - Injuries mount for Leeds
Leeds Utd : 24/04/2014 21:44:00
Jones - You Can't Be Sentimental
Brighton : 24/04/2014 21:34:00
McDermott - Promotion by 2016 is realistic
Leeds Utd : 24/04/2014 21:30:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Birmingham v Leeds 26 April 2014
Suggested By:  
Home win 30%
Draw 14%
Away win 56%