Hi I'm Ollie Goddard I am an avid fan and shareholder of Manchester City. This is my blog detailing my and a few fellow fans' efforts to establish a Manchester City Football Club Supporter's Trust. Supporter's Trusts are set up to promote and support the concept of democratic supporter ownership and representation though mutual not for profit structures. They are also set up, to promote football clubs as civic and community institutions and work to preserve the competitive values of league football in the United Kingdom and promoting the health of the game. I, many fans and shareholders feel that such an organisation should be put in place at our great Club. We have raised the possibility of a Supporter's Trust with the Club but it is clear at this present time that the board have no intention of becoming involved with one. On 15 August 2006 I was informed that "there are no current plans to be involved in setting up such a trust" I did ask if the club would ever consider working with a properly constituted Supporter's Trust but as of today I have not received an answer. According to the latest figures available approximately 5,000 individuals and nominees currently own 33% of the club but do not have a representative on the board or a voice. A Supporter's Trust does not require the backing of the Club. Supporters Direct a Government backed agency to promote Supporter's Trusts are currently supporting our bid to set one up.