UK time is: 10:59:20
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Gold - We'll finance deals ourselves

Blues chairman David Gold has promised to ensure the club do not suffer financially if (when?) the club are relegated - and has also pledged that he and the other board members will find money from their own purses for new signings.

Despite Steve Bruce being forced into offloading players to fund potential January moves, the board have assured their manager that money will be available for future signings.

And Gold is also making sure that the club do not follow the likes of Barnsley, Sheffield Wednesday and Bradford into financial oblivion following relegation from the Premiership.

He said: 'We have always said we will protect this from the plight of horrendous situations at other clubs who have gone into administration because they borrowed money and built up debts.

'They wake up one morning and the bank manager says 'I want my money back' and you go out of business or into administration. We would never allow that to happen at Birmingham.

'During our tenure at Birmingham, when the going has got tough, the tough have got going and we have come up on a number of occasions with our own money. Our financial contribution has been substantial.

'The club spent all the money available for players in the summer and any extra money for players now, on top of that generated through people leaving in January, will come from David Sullivan and the Golds.'

Although it is admirable that the board are willing to back Bruce financially, it is vital that the correct players are bought in the transfer window - that is, if it is not too late by then.

With Walter 'Water Pistol' Pandiani looking likely to be on his way, two strikers capable of hitting the net regularly are a must - however, these are notoriously hard to come by. With our grip on top-flight status looking increasingly tenuous, and our hands set to be trampled on by the 22 feet of the Chelsea team, it will certainly be a struggle to sign any top calibre players come the transfer window.




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



Register on this site via the drop down menu and leave feedback to this story below or click here to join in the debates on the forum.

Go on, get vitalled!

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday December 28 2005

Time: 1:16PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Birmingham City Articles

Caddis Not a Right Back (Saturday September 20 2014)

Blues Ladies Held 0-0 (Saturday September 20 2014)

Man in Charge: Darren Sheldrake (Saturday September 20 2014)

Norwich Host Birmingham (Saturday September 20 2014)

Blues Earn A Point (Saturday September 20 2014)

St Andrews; The Place To Be (Friday September 19 2014)

Man of the Match: David Edgar (Friday September 19 2014)

Pannu Out of BCFC (Friday September 19 2014)

Clark Unsure of Tactics to Deploy (Friday September 19 2014)

Blues Winger Criticises Ball Retention (Friday September 19 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
17. Cardiff 7 2 2 3 -1 8
18. Brighton 7 2 1 4 -2 7
19. Rotherham 7 2 1 4 -4 7
20. Birmingham 7 1 3 3 -7 6
21. Bolton 7 1 2 4 -5 5
22. Huddersfield 7 1 2 4 -8 5
23. Blackpool 7 0 1 6 -7 1

Breaking League News

Huddersfield Travel To Face Leeds
Huddersfield : 20/09/2014 10:01:00
Takeover completed - end of Madejski era
Reading : 20/09/2014 10:00:00
Peltier: 'Leeds fans don't bother me'
Huddersfield : 20/09/2014 09:49:00
Caddis Not a Right Back
Birmingham : 20/09/2014 09:47:00
Blues Ladies Held 0-0
Birmingham : 20/09/2014 09:33:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Norwich v Birmingham City
Suggested By:  
Home win 56%
Draw 33%
Away win 11%