Coventry City: Roles & Responsibilities, Part Two

By Ian  |   The Ball  |   August 21, 2013  |     10

We will, at a later date, go into the increasingly farcical situation regarding the registration of players of Coventry City, which company may or may not have owned what, and what this may mean, not only for the administration process at the club but also for how thee Football League has dealt with this all. Recent confusion over who was registered where at Coventry City led to this predictably bullish statement from the club over the Football League’s comments on the subject:

As the club has consistently maintained, the players contracts have been registered by CCFC (Holdings) Ltd and registered by the Football League in the name of Holdings for over 10 years – way before Sisu took over the club. Despite claims to the contrary, it should also come as no surprise to many of those who have been involved for many years at a senior level at the club and ACL – including former directors and a finance director – that this was the case. To be clear, players have been contracted to CCFC (Holdings) Ltd and registered as such by the Football League since well before Sisu’s takeover when the club was relegated from the Premier League.

So, how does tie in with the below document, which seems to indicate that as recently as 2010 CCFC Ltd was quite clearly involved with a situation concerning monies due – or, in this case, no longer due – for a player? Because it might be argued that it contradicts the above statement somewhat. We’ll leave it for you to decide.

FL – Gary McSheffrey – 22 June 10

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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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