Recent comments in the press about the bidding process, and other rumours, indicate that there are several bidders in the process of wanting to buy our Football Club. We understand that the parent company BIHL has sifted through the various applications from bidders and an announcement of a preferred bidder seems imminent, although the constant delays and lack of information are extremely frustrating. We urge the board of BIHL to update everyone associated with the club as to what the current position is and the potential time-line of the process; this will help alleviate the concerns of many supporters.Read More
The Football Association commission’s plan to boost English football includes a proposal to create a new tier for Premier League B teams. This tier, League 3, would be between League 2 and the Conference and would initially be made up of 10 Conference teams plus 10 Premier League B teams.
Some Premier League clubs have expressed support for this idea but there has been a negative response from the lower tiers. The Football Conference issued a statement saying that representatives of the Conference were not consulted about the proposal and feel it threatens the existence of the Pyramid on which the English game is based.
Supporters Direct (SD) and the Football Supporters Federation (FSF)have said that supporters should also be consulted. The SD statement said that the introduction of B teams would reinforce the present system that stockpiles talent. The FSF have put a poll on their site to get fans’ opinions on B teams.
Blues Trust is in agreement with the statements made by SD and FSF. We strongly agree that the FA should consider supporters’ opinions on this matter. We encourage all fans to make their views known by taking part in the FSF poll.Read More
Following events over the past month, we wish to issue the following update to our members.
Following a statement published on the Often Partisan website on 13th March 2014, Blues Trust wishes to make the following statement.
Blues Trust, the supporters organisation for fans of Birmingham City Football Club, wishes to make the following statement following the guilty verdict in the trial of former Club president Carson Yeung.
Ashton Gate has become the first stadium in the UK to install a section of”safe standing” rail seating.
Bristol City FC, a confirmed supporter of rail seating, has installed a demonstration block of rail seating at Ashton Gate as an example of its benefits in a bid to give others an idea of what could be expected if legislation was changed. One of Blues Trust Board members, Paul Smith, attended the unveiling event at Ashton Gate last week. (See his comments below).
A spokesman from Bristol City FC said that if the Club is given the relevant permissions, it could be a great opportunity for Bristol City FC to become the first club in the Football League to install rail seating, as well as becoming a showcase for other teams up and down the country.Read More