Coventry City Supporters: Real Fans Sold Down The River By The Football League

Ian

Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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7 Responses

  1. Nathan says:

    You are worrying unnecessarily Ian.

    “The Football League believes that clubs should play in the towns and cities from which they take their name.”

    You see? Everything’s fine. Sit down and watch the football.

    Meanwhile franchise still exist and the contrived situation that enabled them to exist is happening again.

  2. SW19 Womble says:

    It’ll be fine. If – after a period of three or fourteen years – Coventry still aren’t playing in their conurbation, I’m sure the FA will finally put their foot down and organise an independent three-man commission or something to sort it all out once and for all..

  3. Smudger says:

    A cynic miay suggest that SISU are playing a long game here. A stadium without a tennant is likely to become a financial blackhole and unsustainable. ACL go bust and want to wash their hands of the damn thing. SISU get their stadium back on the cheap, having paid off what they need to Northampton Town. (Or even more likely just screw NTFC over)
    Of course by this time SISU will never regain the trust of Coventry City fans and they will remain in a mess until they themselves walk away having been given the green light by the football authorities to f*** up another English football team.
    *Sigh*

  4. fwis says:

    While I find it totally unsurprising what the FL has sanctioned, I do wonder about Northampton Town buying into all this – given what sits just down the M1 from them on the fringes of their catchment area.

    It seems accruing some extra revenue to support a promotion punt is more important than winning friends across the game by just saying “thanks but no thanks”. Well, be careful what you wish for Cobblers board: SISU hardly have a track record for paying their rent.

  5. Adam King says:

    What’s the latest with this American chap who wants to buy Coventry City?

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