It’s good to see a statement from the club; we call for better communication and silence condemns BCFC Board to rumour and speculation. It is wrong to expect confidential details of finances to be given in a public statement and we have to accept an element of blandness and corporate speak. However, we should expect it to be correct.
Having said that there is an uncomfortable feeling that the fans are not been respected by the Board. Firstly, because the Statement is very late. This could have been said when the embargo rumour broke and should have been said prior to that so the club are letting fans know the situation before we find out from investigative reporting and pressure builds until staying silent is untenable. Secondly, the statement contains the line about no further comment will be made; a better line would have been ‘We will update fans as matters progress’.
Blues Trust repeat their invitation to Board Members to meet and find ways to improve fan engagement though the principles of Structured Dialogue, ensuring compliance with EFL regulation 112.