BCFC: Open Letter To The Club
The following Birmingham City supporter groups have joined together under the banner of the Sell The Club campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to encourage a change of ownership at the club.
Blues Collective * Tilton Talk Show * Redditch Blues * Blues Focus * Central Blues * Blues Trust * East Midlands Blues * Blues 4 All * Northside Blues * Birmingham City Women Supporters Group * The Tilton Two Podcast * North West Blues
The campaign took another step forward today when some representatives of those groups met at St.Andrew’s to hand in an open letter to the club. The letter calls on the owners to sell the club, and it was delivered personally to Ian Dutton, Managing Director of BCFC, this afternoon.
The letter is produced in full below. Ian has confirmed that he will ensure it is shared with Mr Wenqing Zhao, the Chairman of Birmingham City FC and who is also Chair of Birmingham Sports Holdings Limited.
The open letter is the latest in a series of measures being taken to persuade the owners to sell the club.
Next up are a series of events taking place around Friday night’s game against West Bromwich Albion. The first is an organised march from the Bull Ring Tavern, Digbeth to St.Andrew’s before the game. Fans will be assembling from 5pm and the march itself commences at 6.30pm. The supporter groups are backing the march, having received assurances about its organisation and consistent with their objectives of supporting safe and legal protests.
Prior to kick off, leaflets will be handed out to supporters entering the stadium. The leaflets will give details of how to sign the petition to support the campaign. Supporters are also being encouraged to stand and hold up the leaflet at kick off to show support for the campaign.
More actions will follow in the weeks ahead.
What is being asked for in the letter is in line with the recommendations of the recent Fan Led Review, and what the Government itself is saying clubs should in fact be undertaking ahead of legislation being introduced.
The supporter groups are grateful for the support given to Birmingham City fans by Shabana Mahmood, MP for Birmingham Ladywood, and her efforts to get the Fan Led Review recommendations enacted.
Click here to view the open letter
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The petition reads as follows:
To: BSHL & BCFC
From: Birmingham City Supporter Groups
Purpose: Ownership change at BCFC
Birmingham City supporters are calling on the club’s owners BSHL to put the club up for sale. Over many years of decline and decay our once proud club is now failing both on and off the pitch. There is no longer trust in this ownership, and we demand change, the clubs very existence is at risk. Therefore, we say no more uncertainty and delay. The time for change is now. Our stated AIMS and actions are:
- We want a clear exit strategy provided by the owners to include specific timelines
- We want open and honest communication provided on a regular basis
- We want a Fan Advisory board set up with immediate effect.
IN SHORT � Sell The Club � Speak to us � Give us a voice
Send the message:
Enough is enough it’s time for change!
Keep Right On!
Over to you BSHL.
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