Danny Pugsley & Malcolm Shaw's Messages Of Support
If you are a keen follower of all things City, it's "odds on" that you read Danny Pugsley's "Bitter & Blue" blog and/ or Malcolm Shaw's "Man City FC: A Bluesology" blog; we do!
It was great to receive their messages of support recently:-
Danny says "Currently we are at a point in the clubs history where there is a growing sense of disillusionment at the direction in which the club is heading. Concerns from fans cover topics as far and wide as atmosphere, pricing, on pitch performances and the future role of the club in the Premier League.
There are many of us who feel that the detachment between the fan and those in power has never been bigger, and that the voice of the fan is as less influential as it has ever been.
This is why there is a need for a collective group to come together to represent the views, interests and hopes of all fans.
Yes, there have been campaigns and initiatives previously but having met and spoken to members of the group I feel that they are well placed to achieve the aims they have set out.
I am happy to offer my full support to the group and wish them the best in their endeavours to improve things at Manchester City".
Malcolm says "City fans are well used to living a roller-coaster football life, but always give their club the most loyal and passionate support, whether it be in successful times or in adversity; sadly it has been more of the latter recently, but that's another story.
The gulf between the ordinary City fan like you and I and the Club has become so wide in recent times, that fans who have supported their Club through thick and thin over the years feel increasingly alienated and disenfranchised, wondering if it really is all worth it. The answer to that question is really down to the Board to answer; they must show a respect to, and engage meaningfully with the people who have helped make our great club what it is today and more importantly what it should be in the future, namely a club with the interest of the fans (their most important asset) at the core.
The MCFC Supporters Trust is the best opportunity we have today to influence what happens in our Club, but they can only be successful from a position of strength. City fans therefore need to get behind the Trust and support the good work being done by Colin, Ollie and the rest of the team.
I'm more than happy to put my full support behind the Trust and hopefully all you Blues out there in Cyberland will do the same!"
Thank you Danny and Malcolm. Links to their blogs are here, Bitter & Blue & Bluesology