Who are you? Michael Spear
Where do you live? Barry.
What do you do for a living? Retired Seaman (Logistics Supply Officer with Royal Fleet Auxiliary).
Why did you join the Trust? Initially, joined the trust to show support to an organisation that was actively seeking to influence club decisions and to push views of City fans up to club board level.
Why would you encourage fans to join the Trust? A bigger membership equals a bigger voice. I would urge City fans to join and be active in voicing their concerns and communicating their views through the Trust. Recent events, that saw the collapse of the ESL proved fan power does work.
Why did you seek election to the Trust Board?
I am passionate about my football club. Since retirement, I have the time on my hands to push for and maintain conditions for all city fans. Being a member of the board will enable me to be at the coal face. Being a regular at away games and being a member of various CCFC forums, keeps me in touch with a very broad view of how our club is perceived by fans and how they feel about current issues.
What is your aim for the Trust over the next 12 months? Put pressure on club executives to improve communication with fans. Such as an official announcement of short and long-term strategies; secure fan representation at club board level; and importantly help those fans feeling vulnerable/disenfranchised by club policies.
How long have you supported City? All my life. First game was Fulham at home February 1972, aged 8 years. A 1-0 win with a goal by Brian Clark.
What was your favourite City match? City v Hereford United 1975-76 season. A bumper crowd of near 36,000 under the floodlights. Beating the league’s runaway leaders. Some would argue there have been some bigger games since. But this game still holds the most special memories for me.
Who is your favourite City player/s? Willie Anderson, Michael Chopra and Peter Whittingham in that order.