Birmingham City’s streak of 7 undefeated matches has ended

Birmingham City went undefeated for 7 league matches which started on August 27 when they overcame Norwich City with a scoreboard of 3-0 and this string continued going until October 14 when Nottingham Forest defeated Birmingham and this victory was particularly important for Nottingham as they were edging closer and closer to the bottom relegation zone.

While Birmingham City were going through a positive streak of either draws or victories for 7 successive matches, it was a completely different story for Nottingham Forest as they were either losing or drawing in that same period of time.

Even the head coach of Birminham City, Gary Rowett admitted that Nottingham City deserved the victory and they truly needed it after having struggled so much in recent times as Rowett said:

“I thought Forest deserved it. I have to say I thought they were better than us tonight. I thought they showed more energy and desire. Maybe a team that hasn’t won for six is determined to put it right and maybe we looked like a team that had only lost one in 11 and felt as though we could turn up and not work as hard to get another result. The first thing and it’s the most important thing, we weren’t anywhere near the standards we have set this season’’

Birmingham International Holdings (BIH) is the parent company of Birmingham City FC and they have been going through some changes with new members being brought in, 8 new members to be exact while 6 directors of BIH have left.

Zhao Wenqing is the new chairman of Birmingham International Holdings and all of these changes at the top spots of the parent company will be creating a new hierarchy for the club. This takeover has been taking place for the past few years as a part of the shares of the English club and of BIH as well were bought by the new owners but it isn’t until recently that the takeover process is expected to be officially completed.


Birmingham City coach Gary Rowett revealed happenings after 18-year old forward Jack Storer received marching orders in the derby loss to Wolves.

Rowett commented generally on the disposition of the young striker after the red card as he would have to serve a three match ban for his actions. He revealed how he meant to handle the player going forward as well.

“He’s a young player. I chastised him a little bit after the game because I felt that was something he needed to learn moving forward. It was no good me saying to him ‘that’s fine Jack, no problem’ and giving him a nice cuddle and saying everything would be alright,” Rowett said.

Storer is a Wast Hills football academy graduate and is a potential star in the Birmingham team. He came on as substitute in the game but ended up receiving a red card for his violent conduct. He reacted to the marching orders by kicking an advertising hoarding, picking up a little injury in the process. Rowett revealed that the first thing he did was to come to his office after the game to apologize, saying he’d prove himself right. Rowett said Storer demonstrated “real desire to do better.”

Rowett admitted that provocation played a part but added that he expected players to remain calm. “We know that things that have gone on that will try and entice you into a yellow card or a red card and that’s when you’ve got to keep your psychological state in check and make sure that you’re really professional.

“We’ve worked quire hard with that in the period that we’ve been out and we’ve tried to help him a little bit to find ways to manage that,” Rowett added. The coach confirmed that Storer was still injured, but added that the focus for the team is to win games for the club.