My first City game was a 3-2 home win over Derby County in the winter of 1957 possibly proving that Derby’s 2018 dislike of cold weather is not a recent occurrence.
Since then I have been present at most of the memorable occasions in the club’s history including the promotion winning Aston Villa game on 1960, ECWC games such as Real Zaragoza and Real Madrid, promotions and Wembley appearances as well as the heartache of relegations.
I also spent a year as a Press Officer/Director of another club which gave me the highs of involvement in European football on more than one occasion as well as the lows of insolvency. Such experiences have given me some knowledge of the problems of football administration which, hopefully, can prove of assistance to the Trust.
Like many other supporters I became somewhat disillusioned with the running of the club around the time of the change of shirt colour and felt that decisions were being made in isolation from supporters without any real understanding of the consequences.
Fortunately such relations have improved since the return to blue but the Trust still has an important role to play in strategic club matters such as governance, financial matter such as debt to equity as well as representing members’ views.
My role within the Trust is that of membership secretary.