In recent games, some fans have displayed banners saying, “KILLING THE CLUB” and “GET DONG OUT NOW”. There’s also been some dissatisfaction expressed on social media and radio phone-in shows. I believe that fans have a right to express their opinions but think it is going to take more than a display of banners and some grumbles to bring about change at our club.
Judging from what happened at Charlton and Blackpool, if fans want to get rid of the owner(s) of their clubs, they need to be united and prepared to keep going for a long time. Read about the efforts of Charlton fans to get an idea of how their fans united together to persuade Roland Duchâtelet to leave, and watch the video showing what they did. And it took them over five years to get rid of him. Blackpool fans boycotted games for four years before the end of the Oyston family’s ownership of their club.
It seems clear that some Blues fans want a change in the way our club is run. But it is not clear if enough fans would unite and agree on a way to get that change or how long they would keep striving for it. Blues Trust would rather talk to the people running the club than organize protests. And, after having one meeting with Dong Ren, we think there might be a chance that we could talk with him rather than shout at him through the media – from afar.