Steve McCarthy (Blues Trust Chairman) and I recently attended a training session on assessing the financial health of a football club. It was led by Dr John Beech, Honorary Research Fellow Coventry University, with Kevin Rye, of Supporters Direct.
John Beech’s research interests include insolvency and indebtedness of football clubs, commercialisation of sports and corruption in professional football. He discussed several key concepts, such as the three overlapping versions of what people mean when they talk about ‘the club’. It can mean the pride, identity and history that its supporters uphold. It can also mean the company/owners that run the club. And thirdly it can mean the playing staff.Read More
The idea of setting up a Trust for Birmingham City supporters originated in the summer of 2011. A group of fans met together to find a constructive way to react to the news of the club’s financial problems, and asked Supporters Direct for help in setting up a Trust. One requirement was to register a legally binding set of rules.Read More
Blues Trust and Hollywood Monster are co-sponsoring the book signing by Dave Langan in the Royal George from 12-1 pm Saturday, November 3rd. He will be signing copies of his autobiography Running through Walls.Read More
The Steering Group will be meeting at 7 pm on Tuesday October 9th at the Royal George to discuss plans for the AGM. Any members who want to volunteer to help at the AGM are welcome to come to the meeting.Read More