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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 balance of power in terms of the future of the club might even be starting to tilt back into the balance for the first time. At the end of last week, the CVA that had been proposed by administrator Paul Appleton and the Otium Entertainment Group, one of the myriad of SISU-related companies that have come to be indistinguishable to such an extent that we will, for the purposes of brevity, refer to them all as “SISU”, was rejected by the owners of The Ricoh Arena, ACL, and HMRC. The overblown statements made by Tim Fisher last week, one of which, “They’ve run us up against a cliff edge of liquidation and they’ve moved to tip us over,” was such that it was almost impossible to read without collapsing into a fit of giggles, then had no effect, and now Coventry City Football Club Limited will be liquidated. This didn’t stop the Football League from approving the transfer of ownership of the “Golden Share” – which transfers the right to play in the League from one entity to another – into Otium’s...

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