UK time is: 13:01:20
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

St Andrews Could Be Safe For Now

The council of Birmingham have confirmed that St Andrews will be listed as a community asset. The application was covered some time ago by us.

Other grounds such as Old Trafford share this status.

The listing is subject to an appeal. I doubt the owners of the club have the time to make an appeal, they are more than likely also going to be very concious of the current tensions growing amongst the supporters.

One of the perks the listing is that Blues Supporters Trust will be notified if there is to be any potential change in ownership and be given six months to produce a bid of their own.

This development means that the fans will be put on alert should an owner want to mortgage the stadium and it could also be said that it may put off 'bad owners' who would seek to exploit the asset after buying the club.

The status lasts for five years, I will not pretend to know of the technicalities of the listing but I'm sure this could be renewed. Also, I see five years as quite a reasonable amount of time.

It may be suggested that this is the first success for Blues Trust and I would agree. I for one would love to see them now aim to seek out some financial backing and/or investors that could make up a potential bid for the club.

Albeit small, this is a victory for the supporters.




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: Christopher Handy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday November 4 2013

Time: 6:20PM

Your Comments

I suppose its one good thing.......
we8villa
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Birmingham City Articles

Twitter Poll: No To Coyle (Thursday October 23 2014)

Birmingham Open Rowett Talks (Thursday October 23 2014)

Crosby Wants Birmingham Hot Seat (Thursday October 23 2014)

Man of the Match: Colin Doyle (Thursday October 23 2014)

Rowett Wants Birmingham Role (Wednesday October 22 2014)

MK Dons Boss Says No to Birmingham (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Robinson: We Have To Get Results (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Crosby: Disappointing Defending (Wednesday October 22 2014)

10 Men Birmingham Lose (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Archived Birmingham City 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. Millwall 13 3 5 5 -3 14
19. Wigan 13 2 6 5 -2 12
20. Brighton 13 2 6 5 -3 12
21. Birmingham 13 2 5 6 -8 11
22. Fulham 13 3 2 8 -9 11
23. Bolton 13 2 2 9 -13 8
24. Blackpool 13 1 3 9 -11 6

Breaking League News

Fulham v Charlton Athletic - PREVIEW
Charlton : 24/10/2014 12:18:00
Rate The Ref: Away to Birmingham
Bournemouth : 24/10/2014 12:12:00
12th Man - Is It Time For A Change?
Wigan : 24/10/2014 12:11:00
Byram: They Should Be In The Premier League
Norwich : 24/10/2014 10:27:00
Wolves players to take Ebola advice
Wolves : 24/10/2014 10:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Birmingham City v Bournemouth
Suggested By:  
Home win 50%
Draw 25%
Away win 25%