The Hedge Fund & The Football Club: A Year-Round Pantomime


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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9 Responses

  1. STUM says:

    Nearly there,keep going.


  2. Mike Ainsbury says:

    What an excellent article from “Tallulah”. Be clear it’s an excellent summation of the situation.

    If I may hyperbolise for a moment. Dealing with Sisu is similar to dealing with Hitler and the Nazis – they may have instigated World War II and killed millions but there is blame on both sides, “we are where we are”, and we just want peace so they can keep Poland, Czechoslovakia with no recriminations etc etc.

    The answer as I see it is for more pressure to be put on the League to conduct a critical eye over any actual progress or not that Sisu have made towards a new ground.

    But let’s not hold our breath.

  3. David Shelley says:

    Good piece.

    The safeguards which are supposed to protect the proper running of the game has signally failed at Coventry.

    The authorities have been shown to be powerless….or worse,have chosen inactivity.The ongoing farce is depressing.

  4. john unitt says:

    Absolutely brilliant. The Football League are toothless cowards and realy dont give a toss for supporters. Suggestion – a ‘lets boycott all football on one specific day’ by supporters from EVERY one of the 92 clubs. Wont happen though will it? At 62 (53 years a CCFC fan) i cant wait for (and hope i am still around for) the ginormous pile of Karmic Shite that will fall on the ‘Guilty’. They are all collectively responsible for the Fiscal Rape of a once great Football Club – MY 6666ing Club and the other fans not theirs! Some day, dont know when dont know where but WE WILL HAVE OUR FOOTBALL CLUB BACK!

  5. simon says:

    Brilliant article and bang on the money!!

  6. SSB says:

    Spot on with this and the final paragraph really hits the nail on the head. The Football League especially have been an absolute disgrace throughout the whole episode.

  7. David Johnson says:


    I have had a notion for several weeks to write an article on the sorry saga of CCFC and recent history. Bless you for saving me the trouble because you have just published what I would have wanted to have write – if only I had your skill. Your every thought matches my own, just far better expressed – the only thing I would have added is the contribution of former Directors from the mid-nineties until the takeover by Sisu and maybe a note on the dubious administration process.

    ‘Thank you’ and ‘well done’ seem hardly sufficient so please accept those words in the spirit in which they are meant.

    Yours in awe

    David Johnson
    ‘Keep Cov in Cov’ Campaigner

  8. Allen Faulkner says:

    Owners, managers, players all come and go. Therefore the club is the FANS who are the only constant. That means that whoever the fans support is the club, be it Coventry City FC, Coventry AFC, Coventry Phoenix or Coventry Sphinx. A new team would spike sisus plans and leave them with a club with no fans ie NO CLUB.

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