Blues Trust – End of Season Statement
Blues Trust would like to congratulate the players and management of Birmingham City for ensuring the Club’s survival in the Football League Championship this season. We wish to offer our utmost gratitude to Harry Redknapp and his team for their excellent work in such a short space of time, and trust that the Board will move decisively to reward them with permanent roles.
The team’s final day success came as a welcome relief at the end of a very troubling season. The evidence of the team’s struggles since the turn of the year demands that some crucial lessons be learned, not least of the paramount importance of clear communication between the Club and its support.
The recent successes of AFC Wimbledon, Portsmouth and Brighton and Hove Albion provide a compelling demonstration of how close alliance of supporters and owners can readily translate to progress on the field.
Today, we urge the Board to begin putting processes in place to promote meaningful dialogue with the supporters via the Trust. We are certain that through cooperation we can build a relationship fit for a 21st century football club; that we can generate a positive symbiosis which enables the Club to not only represent but embolden the community that sustains it.
We are confident that the Club’s owners, Trillion Trophy Asia, hold Birmingham City’s best interests at heart, but wish to convey to them that only by establishing a purposeful connection with the fans – the Club’s emotional investors – can these good intentions be fully realised.
The Trust would like to take this opportunity to extend the hand of friendship to Trillion Trophy Asia and their charges. We wish to put behind us the difficulties of the last few months and forge a constructive new relationship born of collaboration and mutual respect.
We are optimistic that we can all work together for the long term benefit of the Club and its loyal supporters. We call upon the Board to help us to help them achieve our shared ambitions for Birmingham City Football Club.
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