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Alienation and Despair at Birmingham City

Ditties of no tone.

Birmingham City Chairman David Gold on Carson Yeung’s failed takeover bid and the departure of Steve Bruce…

“dark days”…”extraordinary circumstances came together at the same time”

“it was all out of our control”

“out of our hands”…”couldn’t do anything”…”the club was in limbo”

“headlines of turmoil and crisis”

“black storm clouds came down on us”

“no man is an island”


Alienation and Despair at Birmingham City

by Brian Phillips · March 31, 2008

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