Coventry City: Questions & Deductive Reasoning


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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5 Responses

  1. steve allen says:

    It seems pretty obvious that sisu have never been interedtedbin football. The Ricoh wss and remains their goal. Buy low sell high. Isnt that the philosophy of share portfolios? After all, sisu are part of a hedge fund, powered by INVESTORS money. To keep ivestors on board, and for fund managers to get rich, investments need to reap returns that offer a significant gain on original cash invested. So who with any sense would choose a football club with few tangible assets as a worthy investment vehicle? With the exception of a poorly run scottish bank perhaps? The writing was on the wall when sisu ignored the advice of ray ranson and turned down the chance to buy andy carrol for half a million. He was later sold for 35 million. Clueless

  2. MB says:

    Ian, great summary of the key points hiding behind the smoke and mirrors of the move to Sixfields (Six referring to the number of season tickets sold). Sadly, the problem for us City fans is that our wants don’t line up with any of the interested parties (SISU, ACL/CCC, Football League, even Higgs).

    SISU – quick profit via return to premiership seems to have been replaced with dump debts into failing company to offset tax on other more profitable parts of their group and distress CCC (and the Higgs Charity) to get the stadium (with land) at a fire-sale price.
    CCC – support development of North Coventry and ensure value for money on funds already invested on behalf of the populace. Ideally the tenant is CCFC (as many involved are fans) but ultimately they are not in the stadium donation business so will have to consider alternative uses of the Ricoh.
    Higgs – to fund charity work in the Coventry area (can we have some cash flow so we can do charitable things).
    Football league – simply to have fixtures fulfilled (also to put fingers in ears and say lalalalalaI’mnotlisteninglalalalala repeatedly).
    City Fans – (currently but I might be overambitious here) to have some hope that a decent standard of football is played within the city and maybe have a modicum of success along the way (team sheets not balance sheets).

  3. Simon says:

    These are the same questions the Sky Blue Trust have published (on their website)! Who’s copying who?!

  4. Tony Radford says:

    It makes my blood boil reading this, I am livid!! I’m off to support Villa I reckon, least they are a good example to the youth of today!! Bye!!

  5. Steak says:

    I fully understand how the liquidators operate and how they should operate (miles apart). I reckon that if I was given two hours with all involved and a further four hours to unfold all the untruths that I would be given I could have the liquidators licence withdrawn and several court cases pending. They all claim to be operating within the law but they are not and this matter should be brought before the courts without delay.

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