Our club does not belong to us
Our Club does not belong to us
Following QPR’s victory over Birmingham City, their manager had a message to Blues fans. Ian Holloway said,
“Your club doesn’t belong to you, I’m afraid. It belongs to someone who buys it and they’ve got carte blanche to do whatever they want.”
Unfortunately, he’s correct. The Football Association’s fit and proper person test does not ensure that people who buy football clubs will run them well. There’s a long list of clubs that have had or still have dodgy owners.
There’s a lot of anger among Blues fans and it is easiest to direct that anger at those nearest to us such as other fans who don’t agree with us about what needs to be done. Quarrelling among ourselves is not going to help our club. Our anger shouldn’t be directed at the club staff either. Roger Lloyd, a staff finance man, stayed in the VIP seating area at the end of the QPR game and was willing to talk to supporters. He and other senior staff members have worked hard during the recent troubled times to keep our club running and they deserve our thanks.
Our complaints and questions should be directed at Paul Suen Cho Hung and the directors of BCFC and it’s hard to reach them. Panos Pavlakis used to act as the spokesman for the club but he went missing during the second half of the QPR game and has been silent for some time.
In a Club website statement on 14th December 2016, it said :
- new owners Trillion Trophy Asia Limited (TTAL) remains determined to lead the Club to a bright and exciting future.
- Supporters can rest assured that the decision (the sacking of Gary Rowett) has been taken with a strategic, long-term view and with the Club’s best interests at heart.
- “I would ask that our supporters trust our judgement and look forward to and embrace the future as we begin to implement the exciting vision of TTAL.” (Club Director Panos Pavlakis)
It is now the time for the owner and directors to talk to us and explain what they are doing.