Supporters Meeting With Club
Blues Trust was pleased to be represented at the meeting with supporters groups arranged by the club earlier this week. Cliff Horrocks, Chair and Linda Magner, Membership Officer, were amongst those invited to the event which took place at St Andrew’s on Tuesday 3 August.
The three hour discussion forum covered a range of issues, from ground repairs to player recruitment to commercial activities. The club was well represented with board director Edward Zheng, technical director Craig Gardner and several heads of departments all in attendance.
The minutes of the meeting were produced the next day and can be viewed here.
The Trust has previously been critical of the club for the scant regard paid to supporter engagement, with the club largely unwilling to share information and discuss issues that mattered to fans. There was certainly very little recognition of the role supporters can play in helping to move the club forward.
Whilst there are still many questions that remain unanswered about matters relating to club affairs, the meeting was welcomed by all present. The Trust certainly regards it as a positive step forward, and another example of the recent step change that appears to have taken place within the club concerning its relationship with supporters, not least regarding the very important matter of communication.
Time alone will tell whether the change is long term, but the Trust remains hopeful that it will be and we look forward to working with the club in any way that we can going forward.
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At the very least it’s great news that the club are once again communicating, miracles won’t happen overnight but hopefully at least the fans won’t be continually treated like mushrooms.
However you look at it changes won’t come fast enough for some supporters but going forward this meeting has to be seen as a positive, well done Blues.
Not all great news but a good first step along a long, long road.
About time these poor owners of ours sell up.Hopeless and clueless with very little experience and ambition. When Rowett was sacked we were seventh in the table and have never been close to that position since. BOARD OUT.