Life of Brian

I just read an excellent article about a man who got involved in fan activism early in life. His name is Brian Lomax.  When he was young he supported Altrincham and when financial problems threatened its existence he wrote a six-page letter to the local paper, pleading for someone to save the club.  Two men read his letter and bought the club.  Lomax was 11 years old at the time.

Thirty-two years later, he set up the very first supporters trust to help another club in financial trouble, Northampton Town. The trust raised money to help save the club and in return was given two places on the board. His idea was adopted by fans of other clubs and eventually led to the formation of Supporters Direct.  He became its first managing director.

Click here to read about his life and all that he has achieved.  It’s well worth reading.  There’s one group that I would particularly like to read it — the Birmingham City fans who say there’s no point in joining Blues Trust because there’s nothing fans can do about the situation at our club.  You never know what you can do until you try!