Monday, September 25, 2006


All four of us feel passionately about what we are doing and hereby issue a "Mission Statement" setting out our aims. After giving it your careful consideration, please feel free to contact us on

"The supporters of Manchester City appear to be increasingly disillusioned about their club and generally feel remote from it. Crowds are falling as fans see themselves as less important than other external stakeholders. We see a democratically constituted Supporter's Trust as the ideal vehicle to try to reverse this, being independent from the club management but ideally working with them, to ensure that the paying fans are recognised as key stakeholders in Manchester City's future.

We want to create a mass-membership organisation, covering every element of our fantastic support, where everyone has an equal stake and whose actions are democratic and transparent. We see a trust as a channel that is run by the fans, for the fans and with the club's best interest at its heart. We also recognise the excellent work that Manchester City already does in the community and wish to support that and spread it further, wherever possible. We do not see the trust as simply a pressure group but do see it engaging with and challenging management where we feel their actions are not conducive to the best interests of the club and its supporters.

We see a trust as the appropriate umbrella for existing shareholdings and also as a vehicle for potentially acquiring further shares, wherever possible. However membership will not be limited to existing shareholders of Manchester City plc but all members will become shareholders in the trust for an affordable subscription, thereby ensuring it is accessible to the widest possible constituency."

Thank you for your time and we look forward to working together with you towards a better future.

Colin Howell, Colin Savage, Miles Webber & Ollie Goddard


At 10:26 am, Blogger Mickey H; Reddish said...

Ollie & All

Nice work fellas. I really hope this gets off the ground, particularly after reading some of SoulBoy's comments about his abortive effort. It's also reassuring that you are making it clear this isn't a revolutionary vehicle - keeps the nose bleeds away!

I am still writing to all and sundry to get answers as to what the hell is going on, but no response.

Mailed Mackintosh yesterday detailing my concerns, but not holding my breath for a response, (mailed him via "Have Your Say" on the club's site).

I asked again where on the accounts Wardle & Makin's loans appear (ie are they part of the £44 million). I questioned the legality of constantly saying the stadium is as good as ours and showing it in the accounts as it isn't (might be niaivity on my part, but valid question I feel nonetheless). I also requested exactly what investment he has brought to the club.

I went on to point out the current perception of the board and that lack of communication was the root cause and they could very easily do something about that.

Anyway, keep the faith, I know I am. If there is anything I can do to help, let me know. I forward your mails to a number of fans already, so I'm trying to spread the word as much as possible.


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