Chairman Karl Oyston has met with the club’s ‘fans progress group’, it has been revealed on the official site.
The club have published the official minutes on their site, with some interesting matters being discussed.
The main matter being discussed was Oyston’s decision to sue supporters and he hinted at the fact that he did not want to take further action.
The minutes read: ‘KO indicated the club is looking to conclude all legal action as speedily as possible and may consider an amnesty, however action depends on the seriousness of offences.’
“KO would like to change the perception and made it clear that action against individuals is a last resort, but nobody associated with the club should have to tolerate threats, intimidation and harassment.”
‘KO agreed the sooner all action taken against fans is concluded the better, but accepts forthcoming
action against the pitch invaders may upset some supporters.’
They also discussed the breakdown in communication between the club and the Blackpool Gazette, with the minutes stating: ‘KO confirmed the Gazette are not banned. He said it would be grossly unfair to allow the newspaper a similar level of access as Football League rights holding media organisations, and those the club holds commercial agreements with. The Gazette previously had a commercial arrangement with the club, which they withdrew from.’
‘KO admitted repair work must be done and the ball was very firmly in the Gazette`s court. KO said the Gazette are a competitor and that the club would rather focus all its efforts on Blackpool FC improving its communication.’
Long term plans for the club were also discussed in the meeting, with Oyston attempting to reassure fans that the current situation isn’t permanent.
‘KO said the club need to get stability back, a manager and a team who`ll be here for several years. Each two-year player deal is a three-year if we want it to be.’
‘ KO believes the club has the best manager to take the club forward. They definitely never plan to be mediocre, always dream the same as the fans. If the stadium is full of happy fans it makes running the club easier.