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Charged

Former Birmingham City manager Barry Fry has been charged with alleged misconduct in relation to betting by the FA.

It’s claimed that Fry placed bets on one or more matches last season, and by doing so breached Football Association rules.

He has until 6pm on Thursday, 20 December to respond to the charge.

Fry, currently the director of football at League One side Peterborough United, has been offered support by his chairman.

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What’s happening at Blues?

A point to prove

Famara Diedhiou turned up at St Andrew’s with a point to prove on Saturday.

That’s according to Bristol City’s assistant boss Jamie McAllister, who identified Birmingham City centre-half Harlee Dean as the Blues player who made the complaint that Diedhiou spat at an opponent when they visited Ashton Gate in April.

It was an allegation that Diedhiou vehemently denied in the aftermath, which was claimed to have taken place in the 52nd minute of the Championship match, but he was found guilty of the charge by an independent regulatory commission.

Diedhiou, though, responded by netting the only goal when the two sides met at B9 on Saturday – beating Dean to the ball and heading home a corner.

McAllister believes the towering striker Travelled to the Second City with extra motivation on Saturday.



Ultimatum

Carson Yeung has been told he must pay up – or remain behind bars.

The former Birmingham City owner is due to be released from prison next month but has been ordered to pay US$43m to avoid spending another ten years in jail.

The South China Morning Post says Yeung has 12 months to pay the money to Hong Kong prosecutors, describing the money as ‘crime proceeds’.

Prosecutors had applied to confiscate all HK$721 million involved in the money laundering case that landed the former hairdresser, a six-year prison sentence in March 2014.



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Former Birmingham City Chairman Carson Yeung

Revenge mission

Kristian Pedersen is already looking forward to his Aston Villa revenge mission – but knows he has to survive Christmas first.

The Birmingham City defender scored the first goal of his Blues career in the 4-2 defeat at Villa Park last month.

He admits it is a result that ‘still annoys me’ – one of the few irritations in what has been an excellent start to life in England.

But he accepts he will be stepping into the unknown in the next few weeks when he spends his first Christmas away from home as Blues play five games in 15 days.

Speaking to BirminghamLive he discussed his pride at how well he has settled, the impending festive schedule – and THAT derby disappointment.



Birmingham City favourite targets Aston Villa revenge as former boss is charged
Kristian Pedersen scores to make it 3-2 and celebrates his goal

Wasted talents?

Adama Traore, Oliver Burke, Jonathan Kodjia and Jota.

The most expensive current signings at Wolves , West Brom , Aston Villa and Birmingham City .

If transfer fees are anything to go by then these four should be leading the way for their respective clubs.

But this season’s statistics paint a very different picture.

Between them, the quartet who cost a combined total of £53million, have produced just seven goals and six assists.

They’ve been on the field for less than HALF of the overall duration of league games this term, with Burke and Adama dragging down the total considerably.

So what’s happened to the big-money money buys and what should we expect in the future?



Birmingham City favourite targets Aston Villa revenge as former boss is charged

The dressing room insight

Whether it’s the pundits, the media or the fans; everyone is keen to have their say about Birmingham City.

But what do the players themselves think?

We’ll keep you updated throughout the season, with the views from the dressing room.

UNBEATEN HOME RUN ENDED BY BRISTOL CITY

The 1-0 reverse to Bristol City was Blues’ first defeat at St Andrew’s in nine months – and for Harlee Dean it’s all about starting another sequence as soon as possible.

Dean was marking the goalscorer Famara Diedhiou when Callum O’Dowda’s 63rd minute corner came in and the ball was headed home.



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Harlee Dean at the end of the match

Clarification

Wycombe Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth has clarified the circumstances regarding David Stockdale’s recall by Birmingham City .

The Blues goalkeeper has spent a two-game spell at Adams Park on an emergency loan deal as Wanderers struggled for options between the sticks.

However, he was recalled by Blues who opted not to renew the arrangement and is once again out of the first team picture.

Speaking on the Not The Top 20 podcast , which covers all three EFL divisions, Ainsworth gave his version of events.



Birmingham City favourite targets Aston Villa revenge as former boss is charged

Ups and downs

Ex- Birmingham City star Paul Caddis will forever have a place in club folklore.

His last gasp heroics at Bolton in May 2014 ensured an already popular player will forever be welcome at St Andrew’s.

And he came close to writing a small foot-note into the history of his current club on Tuesday night when he scored his first competitive goal since leaving Blues.

That was for Bradford City in the FA Cup after the Bantams had fallen 3-1 behind in their second round replay with Peterborough.

Caddis struck in the 58th minute to make it 3-3, his first goal since converting a penalty for Blues in the 1-0 win over Cardiff in December 2015.

And he was back on spot-kick duty again last night as the game ended 4-4 and culminated in a shoot-out.


Source : BirminghamMail

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