Afternoon Latics fans,

On Friday we found out the news that the North Stand is to close for the foreseeable future due to its closure by the Safety Advisory Group (SAG). We are shocked it has got to this point and that no compromise has been found. This isn’t just affecting the club and the FLG but mainly and most importantly the fan base. The supporters deserve better and things need to change, there are over 1000 ST holders in that stand which this affects.

We appreciate movement hasn’t been made to tie down a deal on the Service Level Agreement but some of the key issues which have been raised by SAG are concerning. Therefore PTB will be writing to both the Club and FLG to try and mediate a solution to this mess that we, as supporters, find ourselves in.

The supporters should not be the ones to suffer over and over, it was also disappointing to hear our own Manager tell fans that we need to back the club, back the players, back the chairman and talking about negativity etc. This respect needs to be earned by all parties and from the weight of response it’s clear that these comments were not taken kindly, whether they were taken out of context or not, this feels like poor timing for such comments to be made. The importance of fans at this club needs no reminder and all we want as fans is a positive direction so their energy can be focused accordingly. The current situation surrounding Boundary Park doesn’t offer this. We will speaking with the club regarding Dinos comments.

We have seen comments around another protest for the upcoming Mansfield game and we are always looking for ideas and suggestions to challenge the ownership and running of the club. We do not feel we could organise something effective at such short notice. This does not mean that future action will not be carried out if the situation at the club doesn’t show signs of improvement on or off the pitch. To try and plan at short notice can easily lose more momentum than it can gain and currently there are other areas we can apply pressure. We feel the most pressing issue at this stage is the North Stand situation as it appears to be deteriorating rather than improving.

We will update you in due course.

Keep fighting to #ReclaimTheFaith we will get there.

PTB