Sent to Coventry

Members of the top flight for almost three and a half decades without interruption, Coventry City were acquired by a hedge fund whose modus operandum was to issue legal threats against anybody standing in the way of their desire to own the stadium in which the club played. This led to Coventry playing home matches away from the city and to relegation doen to League Two, and the legal ructions are still going on to this day.

Darkness Descends Upon The Sky Blues

The clock was always ticking, but for the perpetually beleaguered supporters of Coventry City, it likely felt this morning as though its hands had started moving considerably more quickly than they had been previously. With time running out before the end...

Coventry City: 151 Days To Go

On Saturday 28th April 2019, Coventry City are due to host Shrewsbury Town in a League One match at the Ricoh Arena. There is, of course, every chance that they may well have a home play-off match to play thereafter - they are currently in...

Coventry & Exeter: An End Of Season Tale Of Two Cities

It might be argued that to support Coventry City is to take a long-term view upon being a football supporter. This season has just ended with the team having finished in sixth place in League Two, a statistic that feels unremarkable until we remember that...

Charlton Athletic & Coventry City: Brothers In Arms

There has been a definite change in tone in the nature of supporter protests against those who are mismanaging some of our football clubs. In years gone by, they could come to feel like an insular matter, and for those looking on from the outside it could feel a...

Steven Pressley & Coventry City’s Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

When the axe fell, it was at least swift. Steven Pressley's two years in charge of Coventry City Football Club ended yesterday with his dismissal from a club that has dropped into the League One relegation places at just about the most difficult time of the season....

Coventry City & The Franchising Of London Wasps

For a couple of weeks or so, there was something approaching normality at The Ricoh Arena. After an absurd amount of time away, Coventry City Football Club was back home with a team that was performing reasonably well on the pitch, and all was as near as things have...

Home At Last For Coventry City

Even a stopped clock tells the right time twice a day. After more than a year of exile thirty-five miles from home in Northampton, Coventry City are to return to the Ricoh Arena in time for their home League One match against Gillingham on Friday 5th September. For a...

Plus ├ža Change: The High Court Damning Of Coventry City

When the verdict was delivered at the High Court in London earlier this week, it couldn't have been done so in a more emphatic manner. Contrary to the many public statements on behalf of the club over the last few months or so, Mr Justice Hickinbottom ruled that...

No End In Sight To The Agony Of Coventry City Supporters

Steven Pressly celebrated his first anniversary as the manager of Coventry City last Saturday. It didn't turn out to be a particularly happy anniversary for the Sky Blues manager. His team has won just three of its twelve league matches so far in 2014 and, whilst his...

Coventry City, A New Ground, The Charity & The Hedge Fund

A new year has brought little respite for the increasingly beleagured supporters of Coventry City Football Club. On the pitch, the team has gone five games unbeaten since its last defeat at Swindon Town on the Saturday before Christmas, including a win against...

On Coventry City, Cardiff City & Hull City’s Winter Of Discontent

There are three football clubs at which the Christmas period may well prove to be a period of reflection. The circumstances that have engulfed these three clubs over the last few weeks and months have come to act as something of a barometer for the state of...

Divided They Fall: The Great Coventry City Schism

It has been another busy few days for Coventry City Football Club, which has ended with questions again being asked in parliament about the administration process that has proved to be such a big part of where the club is now, a bizarre protest outside the City...

Coventry City: Roles & Responsibilities, Part Two

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...

Here Comes The Judge: Coventry City & The Judicial Review

It has been another long few days for the supporters of Coventry City Football Club, but this evening, as the club's team plays its second competitive match of the season at Leyton Orient in the Football League Cup, there are, for the first time, signs that the...

Coventry City’s Summer Of FUD

Things don't get any easier for League One club Coventry City, whose owners continue to make pronouncements on its behalf even though the administrator is supposed to be in charge of the stricken club.

Anticipated Outcomes For Coventry City

So it turns out that the most obvious explanation is exactly that for obvious reasons, in this case. The Football League, an organisation which has become highly attuned to people trying to game the system over the last ten years or so, passed its verdict on Coventry...

Coventry City Prepare For League Judgement

It has been a day of drama which in many respects revealed very little for Coventry City. The club's recent tit-for-tat spat between its hedge fund owners SISU and ACL, who run the stadium that the club had been using for the previous year (but not paying rent to use...

Utter Confusion Reigns At Coventry City

It has been a busy week for Coventry City Football Club. On the pitch the team itself remains just three points from the play-off places as the season ends its closing stages, but few eyes are concentrated on events on the pitch at present, as the breakdown in the...

Imminent Concerns For Coventry City

Loyalty and football have seldom been happy bedfellows, but supporters of League One club Coventry City could well be wondering this morning who is fighting their corner after a week of extremely bad news, with the departure of Mark Robins, a manager who had...

Match Of The Past: Coventry City

Boxing Day seems like the ideal day for repeats, so this afternoon we continue our series of archive matches from the clubs of League One with Coventry City. The club has been suffering hard times of late, but today we go back to take a look at six matches from the...

No Sky Blues Ahead Just Yet: Coventry City’s Statutory Demand

Over the last few weeks or so, it had been starting to look as if Coventry City finally had a fighting chance of turning a corner after a lengthy trough. A dismal start to the season saw manager Andy Thorn become one of the first managerial casualties of the season...

Coventry City’s Relegation Marks A New Low For SISU

It has been forty-eight years since Coventry City last played in the bottom two divisions of the Football League. Under the managership of Jimmy Hill, they returned to the Second Division for the first time in twelve years as champions of the Third Division, and three...

Sky Blues & Grey Clouds – The Decline Of Coventry City

Matches in the Third Round of The FA Cup frequently draw attendances that are lower than they would be otherwise. The simple fact that tickets are not usually provided as part of annual season tickets combined with the possibility of people feeling the pinch in the...