BCFC: Supporter Groups Meet
Blues Trust hosted a meeting of representatives from several Blues supporter groups on Thursday evening, 19 January. The meeting had been called to discuss ongoing concerns about the ownership of the club and its future. And also because the club itself is reluctant to engage with supporters on these important matters.
The meeting was held via zoom conference call and was very well attended. A lively discussion took place with valuable contributions from all present. The notes of the meeting are here
Unsurprisingly, the discussion confirmed the deep frustration felt by all at the lack of interest and investment from the owners. And real concern that the club is unlikely to progress in any meaningful way without a change of direction by those in control. However, there was consensus that supporters should not throw in the towel and simply accept the ongoing decline but, instead, should continue to make their feelings known and challenge for change and improvement. Significantly, there was also broad recognition that only by the different groups working together will there be any chance at all of achieving some degree of success.
It was agreed that a new campaign should be organised as soon as possible to carry the fight to the owners. It was recognised that there is unlikely to be any quick fix though, and that a long-term effort was likely.
It was agreed that work would be undertaken quickly to organise and shape a campaign with input from all sources. The campaign is expected to take many forms but with a common aim. Those unable to attend the meeting are being contacted separately to seek their agreement and support, with a view to mobilising as many Blues fans as possible.
Further information will follow in due course. An announcement about the campaign, including confirmation about its purpose, objectives and opportunities for all supporters to participate if they so wish, will be made shortly.
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