Next Up – Bristol City

Manager: Gary Johnson   

Founded: 1894 Ground: Ashton Gate Address: Bristol, BS3 2EJ  

Capacity: 21,479 Highest gate: 43,335 V Preston, F.A Cup 5th round 16/2/35   

Squad:

Goalkeepers: 1 Adriano Basso 22 Chris Weale  

Defenders:18 Brian Wilson 19 Tamas Vasko 24 Christian Ribeiro 26 James Wilson 27 Jordan Walker 28 Martin Slocombe 3 Jamie McAllister 4 Liam Fontaine 5 Jamie McCombe 6 Louis Carey  

Midfielders:11 Michael McIndoe 14 Cole Skuse 17 Alex Russell 2 Bradley Orr 20 Kevin Betsy 25 Marvin Elliott 29 Ivan Sproule 33 Lee Johnson 7 Scott Murray 8 David Noble – Frankie Artus  

Strikers:10 Phil Jevons 15 Enoch Showunmi 19 Jennison Myrie Williams 23 Lee Trundle 30 Tristan Plummer 34 Darren Byfield 9 Steve Brooker On Loan

If you spot any factual inaccuracies in the above feel free to let me know via matt.davis@foxestrust.com – thanks.

Get to Know the FT – Alan

We continue with our series of articles giving an insight into those running the Foxes Trust 

Name: ALAN DIGBY 

Day job: ASSISTANT ACCOUNTANT FOR MOTOR DEALER 

How long have you been on the Trust Board? SINCE JUNE 2003 – 4 1/2 YEARS 

What made you come onto the Board? TO HELP THOSE RUNNING THE TRUST AT THE TIME WITH MY KNOWLEDGE OF FOOTBALL AND CONTACTS BOTH WITHIN LCFC & THE FOOTBALL WORLD AT LARGE, I WAS ALSO EXCITED BY THE IDEA OF THE FANS OWNING A PART OF THE CLUB FOR THE 1ST TIME, AND HOW WE COULD MAKE THE FANS VOICE HEARD LOUDER BY THOSE RUNNING THE CLUB 

What is your main role(s) on the Board? MY TITLE IS DEVELOPMENT. I ATTEND ALL THE REGIONAL MEETINGS OF SUPPORTERS DIRECT (SD) & THE FOOTBALL SUPPORTERS FEDERATION (FSF), & THE CLUB FANS CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE (FCC) ON BEHALF OF THE TRUST BOARD & REPORT BACK TO THEM AT OUR MEETINGS. I ALSO HAVE REGULAR DIALOGUE WITH PETER JONES (SUPPORTER LIASON OFFICER) AT LCFC ON FANS ISSUES & FOOTBALL ISSUES IN GENERAL & HOW THEY MAY IMPACT ON LCFC….

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Safe Standing Survey Results

FOOTBALL FANS’ CENSUS – SAFE STANDING SURVEY
Results from Survey of Trust Members
SS Ave = Safe Standing Average Results from surveys they have carried out
Q1. Should fans be given the freedom to choose whether they stand (in ‘safe-standing’ areas) or sit inside football grounds?
(SS Ave = 92%) 75% Yes
(SS Ave = 7%) 25% No
(SS Ave = 1%) 0% Don’t know
Q2. Should ‘safe-standing’ areas be allowed in grounds?
(SS Ave = 27%) 11% Yes – it should be mandatory
(SS Ave = 65%) 65% Yes – the option should be allowed
(SS Ave = 7%) 24% No – ‘safe-standing’ shouldn’t be allowed
(SS Ave = 1%) 0% Don’t know
Q3. If clubs went ahead with it, what percentage of a ground’s capacity should be allocated a ‘safe-standing’ area?
(SS Ave = 23%) 1% Over 35% 
(SS Ave = 36%) 22% 21- 35%
(SS Ave = 24%) 35% 11-20% 
(SS Ave = 11%) 35% 10% or less
(SS Ave = 6%) 7% Don’t know
Q4. Who should have the power to decide whether or not grounds should include safestanding’ areas?
(SS Ave = 9%) 17% Government/Depart of Culture, Media and Sport
(SS Ave = 10%) 34% Local authorities – councils and police
(SS Ave = 52%) 31% Individual clubs
(SS Ave = 17%) 7% Supporters
(SS Ave = 2%) 11% Don’t know…..

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Get to Know the FT – John

Name: John Adcock

 

 

Day job:  Retired Ex Special Needs Teacher working with Primary pupils permanently excluded from school.

 

How long have you been on the Trust Board? About 3 years.

 

What made you come onto the Board? Wanting to do something to support LCFC beyond watching games. 

What is your main role(s) on the Board? Interested in mainly Community aspects wanting to use my links with Primary education to engage in projects with LCFC. 

What do you most like about Foxes Trust? That we have been able to have some influence in the running of the club although acknowledging that influence is far less at present. 

What do you least like about Foxes Trust? The apparent hostility towards Foxes Trust from other fans when I feel we all really have the same interests at heart – the success of LCFC…..

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Safe Standing Survey

Back in August we asked members to complete a questionnaire detailing their views on safe standing.  Having received and collated the responses, summary aspects of the results are as follows: 

Probably the most interesting part of the results was that despite only 18% of our members personally wishing to stand, 75% of them still thought supporters should be given the right to choose whether to stand or sit at football grounds.  The other salient points to come out of the survey were:

  • If safe standing went ahead somewhere between 10% and 20% of the capacity should be set aside for standing
  • 4% of people would be put off attending football matches if safe standing was brought in
  • 37% of members thought it could increase crowd trouble and hooliganism
  • 44% thought it could make grounds more unsafe
  • 20% thought their view of the game would be made worse
  • 76% thought it would improve atmosphere
  • 14% of people thought the overall match day experience would be less enjoyable
  • 52% of people did think there could be such a thing as safe standing at football…..

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