Blues need a morale boosting lift

NEWS & STAR COLUMN 7.10.21

What wouldn’t we give for a morale boosting win at Bristol Rovers on Saturday!

The Blues are in the doldrums with both the board and coaching staff under fire from a section of supporters after a poor run of form.

CUOSC has not escaped criticism either. However, it should be remembered we have the awkward task of representing a diverse fan-base with vastly different opinions.

Some see the present board as the stumbling block to ‘succession’ while others believe they are doing well to keep the club afloat.

A few on social media are calling for coach Chris Beech’s head while others think he is doing a good job in difficult circumstances.

Everyone has a view and that is what makes the football world go round. On the CUOSC board we know how supporters feel because we are supporters ourselves.

It doesn’t help when we sometimes see abusive comments aimed at CUOSC on social media. Would these people like it if these remarks were aimed at them?

And here’s the thing. If you don’t think CUOSC are doing the right things you can join, stand for a board position, get elected and influence the direction we take. It costs £10 for an adult to join for a year and it can be done by visiting our website at www.cuosc.org.uk

We believe we are evolving as an organisation and over the last few years new, younger blood has been added to our board. But we still are keen to hear from anyone who has the interests of the Blues at heart.

Recently, we have sent out an extensive questionnaire which we hope will help both the club and CUOSC move forward. We have also adopted a new fan engagement policy.

We want to thank everyone who has completed the questionnaire, looking into the future of the game and the future direction of the club. The response has been good and there is still plenty of time to take part.

The questionnaire also gives you a chance to tell us what you expect from the owners of the club.

You can access the questionnaire by visiting http://cuosc.org.uk/news/the-future-of-football/ The responses will be published when they have been fully processed.

As part of our engagement policy questions can be sent to our email address (info@cuosc.org.uk ) or via social media. Fans can also question us at our pre -match supporters’ surgeries.

Back on the pitch both Bristol Rovers and United have taken just 10 points from 10 games meaning the match on Saturday is a genuine ‘six pointer’. If we want to avoid a relegation battle we have to get something from it. C’mon on you Blues!