Birmingham City - And Everyone Loves Each Other Again
UK time is: 00:59:13
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

And Everyone Loves Each Other Again

Well we can now take the barbed wire down and get back to the good old days when Blues fans and Villa fans shared a pint, gave each other gifts and generally had a good old time together after the two clubs reached an agreement for Alex McLeish`s compensation.

McLeish resigned as Blues boss after three-and-a-half-years at St Andrew's last month, following Birmingham's relegation from the Premier League, but no sooner had he put the pen down, he was talking of joining Villa and after much fuss, he eventually did.

Blues wanted compo for the two years he had left on his contract at St Andrews and were willing to take legal action against the neighbours. No win no fee and everything.

But now a joint statement issued on behalf of both clubs said: 'Birmingham City and Aston Villa can confirm that agreement has been reached between the parties ending the legal disputes surrounding Alex McLeish's departure.

'Aston Villa has agreed to pay Birmingham City an undisclosed figure following negotiations whereby the parties have agreed to bring to an end all disputes, including the further recruitment of Peter Grant and Dr Ian McGuinness by Aston Villa.'

Subscribe to RSS headline updates from:
Powered by FeedBurner



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

The Journalist

Writer: Foxxy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 12 2011

Time: 12:22PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
We should all hold hands and dance around in a big circle. love and peace man.
Big Trev
Report Abuse
12/07/2011 13:07:00

well at least blues ended up with decent manager. Can’t believe we even had to pay compo for him! You should have paid us as we did you a favour ;-)
Report Abuse
12/07/2011 13:26:00

Was part of the agreement Sale or Return, just in case?
Report Abuse
12/07/2011 13:33:00

we'll give you another 3 mill and AM if we can have Chris Hughton!
Report Abuse
12/07/2011 15:25:00

Might not be that bad people, I'd sooner have Hughton myself but you never know what Eck can do with a bit of cash behind him
Original Prankster
Report Abuse
13/07/2011 13:29:00

For the record I think you now have by far the better manager out of the two. Things will unfold at Villa. Big mistake.
New York City Wolf
Report Abuse
14/07/2011 02:36:00

well as a villan i really hope you get this carson thing sorted out , i for one dont want to see the blues go into recievership and i mean that
Report Abuse
28/07/2011 21:44:00


Have Your Say

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

Recent Birmingham City Articles

Rowett and the Rumour Mill (Thursday November 26 2015)

One To Watch: Beram Kayal (Thursday November 26 2015)

Blast from the Past - Matthew Upson (Thursday November 26 2015)

Five-a-side: Best of both! (Wednesday November 25 2015)

The Gary Rowett Saga (Wednesday November 25 2015)

Archived Birmingham City Articles

List All Vital Birmingham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Sask 30
2. BcfcTom 24
3. WayCoolBlue 17
4. Moshen 12
5. Chrisblues 1

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
3. Middlesbrough 17 10 3 4 13 33
4. Derby County 17 9 6 2 13 33
5. Burnley 17 9 6 2 9 33
6. Birmingham 17 8 4 5 6 28
7. Reading 17 7 6 4 7 27
8. Sheff Wed 17 7 6 4 3 27
9. Cardiff 17 6 7 4 3 25

Birmingham City Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

RUFC - Redfearn 'No Malice In Challenge'
» Rotherham : 27/11/2015
Nottingham Forest Vs Reading-Preview
» Reading : 26/11/2015 21:49:01
Trio in loan moves
» Middlesbrough : 26/11/2015 20:45:01
LUFC Queens Park Rangers v Leeds United Team News
» Leeds Utd : 26/11/2015 20:39:01
LUFC Evans - I understand why Sunderland recalled winger
» Leeds Utd : 26/11/2015 20:20:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What do you want to see more of on Vital Birmingham?
Suggested By:  Tom Heslop
Opinion articles 39%
Official news 19%
Match details 28%
Post match reactions 14%