So Perth Glory coach Dave Mitchell and Vice Chairman Lui Giuliani have been refused entry into the Birmingham City Directors box on their scouting trip to the UK at the end of this week, due to Birmingham City’s hierarchy accusing Mitchell of making an illegal approach to striker Kevin Phillips. Surely this is a complete overreaction, as if they read the quotes from Mitchell they would see that he was quoted by reputable sections of the media as “not” having spoken to Phillips, his agent or Birmingham City, but that he would like to sign a player such as Phillips. Good to see one Blues fan on one of the UK websites state he cannot see the problem as Birmingham have themselves talked about players they want long before official approaches have been made. Whatever your view great publicity for the A league and Perth Glory.
Glory refused entry at Birmingham City Directors box