Time to get tough on football authorities, say MPs.
Supporters Direct reports that an all-party parliamentary group (APPG) of MPs has called on the Government to take urgent action to improve the way that football club owners behave towards supporter groups.
An APPG Special Hearing – Football Report (called “What is the vision for the future of supporter-owned football clubs?”) [link to a PDF of the document] of the attitudes the Football Association, Premier League and Football League exhibit towards the ownership of clubs, MPs have called for them to be directed to protect the interests of supporters. The objective of the hearing was to look at the current state of football supporters’ trusts and what assistance they need to develop further.
You can read the whole Supporters Direct document on their website at the following link here.Read More
We are, and we are sure you are, dissatisfied with the financial situation that prevails at our club. Do you want to see a change in ownership of BCFC to an alternative that could offer more long-term stability and a sustainable future for our club?
Recent press reports indicate that the current regime may eventually want to sell the Club. Or, some think that if the financial situation gets any worse, the Club could be forced in to administration. A number of supporters have indicated that there is a case for collective supporter share ownership, or part ownership, primarily via the supporters trust model. Some feel that in any of the above eventualities, we should be ready to consider all ways to collectively acquire a shareholding in BCFC, if indeed shares become available. Supporter ownership of football clubs is a concept that has increased in popularity, credibility and profile in the UK in recent years. The histories of Portsmouth and Swansea are only two cases in point where their supporters’ trusts raised large amounts of capital from a relatively small fan base.Read More
Blues Trust wishes to formally respond to today’s safety notice issued by Birmingham City Football Club.
The Trust is fully respectful of the Club’s dedication to providing a safe viewing environment for all supporters attending St. Andrew’s.
While nobody can deny us the right to peacefully protest, we recognise that our actions and the actions of others must remain prudent and within the law. Delay No More is a non-violent, peaceful campaign designed to reflect the feelings of Birmingham City supporters. We do not condone violence or racial overtones of any kind.
With this in mind, we ask that all supporters participating in peaceful protests within the ground act in accordance with the law and adhere to St. Andrew’s ground regulations. We also ask that all playing and non-playing staff are respected at all times. Failure to do so may severely hinder the Delay No More campaign’s effectiveness, therefore reducing the chances of achieving our collective goals.Read More