Following yesterday’s decision to terminate the contracts of both Lee Clark and Steve Watson, the Trust would like to place on record its gratitude for their endeavours whilst at the helm of the club in challenging circumstances. Fans of BCFC will always be grateful for the way in which LC guided BCFC to safety at the Reebok when all seemed lost. Whilst no one can doubt LC’s commitment to BCFC and his desire to succeed at our Club, the time came for a change of direction. We wish LC and SW the best of luck for the future.Read More
Four candidates have been nominated for election to the board: Steve McCarthy, Emma-Louise Hodgson, Peter Bull and Chris Walker. Their Candidate statements can be viewed here. Since there are fewer candidates than places available on the board, there has been no postal vote. The chair of our Election Management Group, Roger Ellis will put the candidates before the meeting for the approval of members.Read More
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.