In a recent supporters meeting attended by well over 200 people and taking into account the wider views of our members and Blackpool fans as a whole it is very clear that now is the time for supporters of Blackpool FC to publicly voice their dissatisfaction at the lack of investment in the club. With enormous revenues coming into the club as a result of the footballing success that saw us in the Premier Division, the members feel that a greater share of those monies need to be invested into the playing side and the general infrastructure of the club – particularly the training ground.
A number of initiatives were voted upon and this Saturday, 22nd February, will see the first of our proposed demonstrations. SISA have designed and printed 5,000 “90 million pound notes” which volunteers will hand out around the ground prior to the Birmingham game. These signs have an image of a mock 90 million pound note on one side and the statement “Oystons Must Put Football First” on the reverse side.
On The 19th minute we would ask those taking part to raise the signs with the side displaying the 90 million pound, the drum of Hoggy will give the cue for the demonstration and we would ask those involved to raise the roof with a chant of, ”Where's the Money gone?”
Then, on the 53rd minute, we would ask you to raise the reverse side that demands that the “Oyston's Must Put Football first”. Again the drum will co-ordinate this display with fans being asked to once more raise the roof with a chorus of “We love you Blackpool we do.”
SISA would like to add that our members made it clear that this demonstration is entirely about investment and transparency – it is neither aimed at, nor a reflection on the team. The playing staff, as they always do, retain our unwavering support. Further, this is not about removing the current owners – it is entirely about a larger proportion of the club’s income being spent on the footballing side of the business and greater openness in regard to the club’s finances and plans for the future.