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Football writer to work for club he covered

A football reporter has left his job to work for the club he covered for almost three decades.

Colin Tattum spent 27 years at the Birmingham Mail as both Birmingham City writer and chief sports writer.

Now he is set to take up the role of head of media and communications at the club.

Colin, pictured below, said the move has “only served to strengthen my passion” for Birmingham City.


He added: “I was honoured and privileged to be fortunate enough to cover the club’s fortunes for the Birmingham Mail for so long.

“And the kind messages I received on my departure were overwhelming and humbling. They will stay with me forever.

“Now I am excited by this new challenge and I am looking forward to working with some very talented and committed people who have Birmingham City at heart.”

Birmingham City director Panos Pavlakis said he was “delighted” to welcome some with Colin’s experience and knowledge to the club.

He added: “As well as his extensive background within sports journalism, Colin understands the club and has a passion for it which will be pivotal in his role as Head of Media & Communications.

“We congratulate him on his appointment and look forward to working with him.”

Colin, affectionately known as Tatts by readers and colleagues, begins his new role on Saturday.

The Mail has wished well in his new job.

Last month the Trinity Mirror-owned title revamped its line-up of football writers, who report to newly-appointed football editor Keith Perry.


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  • November 27, 2014 at 10:07 am

    A big loss to local sports journalism – the Mail has lost some serious sports talent to PR and redundancy in recent months.

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  • November 27, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Sounds like a sensible transfer. Only red cards in sight for sports hacks, however good. Best of luck.

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