Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Demonstration this Saturday

This Saturday sees the 2nd of our planned Demonstrations to highlight the lack of investment in Blackpool FC.

This will take the form of a funeral march to mark the ‘death’ of the Premier League Legacy. Once again this is aimed as a spectacle to get both fans and the media to sit up and take notice about the chronic underinvestment at Blackpool FC and the impact the owners current policies have ont he football team. For example in 2012/13 season, more money was paid in directors salaries (£568,000) than was spent on purchasing players (£485,000). The Oyston-owned Segesta Ltd increased its borrowing from the football club by £8 million and now owes BFC Ltd more than £25 million. However, we are told in the Director’s Report that, “Remaining in the Championship is not considered a considerable risk to the company, as turnover will still be assisted by guaranteed parachute payments form the Premier League.” This quote form the 2012/13 club accounts reveals something of the owners’ approach to the football club’s playing success.

The scheduled march will begin at 2.15pm from the Old Rigby Road coach park,situated across the road form the Club Shop & Ticket office. We will walk south along Seasiders Way and then on to Bloomfield Road behind the South Stand and then down Back Henry Street before dispersing in the Paris Casino car park where a death certificate for our dear departed Premier League Legacy will be presented to the media.

We would like to invite all members of the media to come along and cover this event and showcase the situation our great club finds itself in.     

Again the aim is to publicly voice our 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. 

SISA would like to add that our members want to be clear that this demonstration is entirely about investment and transparency – it is neither aimed at, nor a reflection on the team.

If you require any further infomation please do not hesitate to get in touch 

Kind Regards

Tim Fielding SISA Chairman   07962 129360
Stephen Smith Vice Chairman 07771 373507
Lee Good   Spokesperson 07825 588853

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