Fair question. Obviously for a fledgling grassroots campaign it will be difficult for us to effect that kind of change at boardroom level, but I suppose if you asked a Blackpool supporter if it’s worth the ambition and perseverence over time they’d tell you it was.
It has been pointed out on one of the threads that there is likely to be a pool of knowledge and professional expertise among supporters that can be acquired/donated to make the movement stronger, so who knows how we can develop and what structures we can put in place. It’s about growth and persistence and like you say, it really is a war of attrition.
Realistically, the shorter term value is in making Bonser and the leadership uncomfortable and calling into question the way the club operates even on a basic level. So demanding improved facilities, better communication and fairer ticketing and pricing are ‘easy wins’ that we have pin-pointed from day one.
Budget restrictions for the playing side is a key issue and a good example of an area where the club should have no choice but to justify our investment as supporters. If they can’t demonstate increased ambition or funding, boycotting revenue streams and organising visable awareness campaigns and protests is the next step.
The Bonser PR rhetoric is firmly based on us being a well run club that always makes a nominal profit, if we persistently challenge that narrative (regionally and nationally) and work to decrease that profit margin it can only make his position more difficult and his percieved legacy less viable.
Whatever we achieve long-term, I’d rather we be ambitious and persistent and make at least some positive lasting change than being apathetic and letting the worrying current situation at the club worsen.