Coventry City might play away from their ‘home,’ according to developments regarding a long-term stadium.
The future of the club is unclear as they are set to go without a home when their agreement to play at Ricoh Arena expires next year. Fans have asked that the club owners, Sisu, sell to better managers. Even the chair of the Football Association, Greg Clarke has expressed his disappointment with the situation at the club. He was speaking at the Culture, Media and Sport committee in Westminster.
“Coventry City is a very, very sad case. It’s a fine football club 20 miles from my home town and I still remember them winning the FA Cup.
“Their fans have had a torrid time and the bad blood that now exists between the owners, the fans, the local council has failed to be healed by multiple acts of mediation by the Football League,” said Clarke.
The Telegraph newspaper in the city is campaigning that the owners sell after documenting years of falling revenues, attendances and league positions. The club only returned to Ricoh for two years after reaching an agreement in 2014. A rent issue forced the club to play home games in Northampton. With the current situation, the club might have to play the games away from home again. Read more »
Tony Mowbray gave the impression of getting twitchy after Coventry’s third scoreless draw in as many as four home appearances this season. His words post Oldham game reflected frustration as he admitted he had had enough of poor results.
Mowbray revealed he was in the dressing room before coming to the press conference where he spoke to his boys and told them that some changes could be on the cards on the Gillingham visit in seven days. Read more »
Owners of Coventry City FC have been launching legal action which has not been found favorable by the supporter group of the football club.
Sisu has decided to discontinue any legal action that it might have planned to take against the council. The focus would be on the future of the club instead. This was made clear in a statement issued by Sky Blue trust. They welcomed a statement from the court which held up a previous judgement that was passed. Coventry city council was found not to have acted unlawfully in the financing of the loan to the Ricoh Arena Company. Sky Blue Trust, one of the largest supporter groups of the football club, felt that the matter had been drawn out long enough. It was distracting the club owners from the main focus that is how making the club performs more successfully in upcoming games.
The group also voiced their concern about the legal battle draining out most of the resources of the club. When it was hinted that the case might be moved to Supreme Court or European Commission that was when the largest support group of the club has intervened. Read more »
English club, Coventry City have announced a new two-year shirt sponsorship deal with Coventry property estate agency Allsopp & Allsopp.
The Sky Blues have signed a six-figure agreement with the firm who have offices in Coventry, Leamington Spa and Duabi and is run by Coventry-born brothers Carl and Lewis Allsopp. The firm’s logo will continue to be sported on the home shirt but it will now also feature on the away shirt and Under-21s kits for the next two seasons.
The Executive vice chairman Chris Anderson said:
“We are delighted to be continuing our relationship with Allsopp & Allsopp.
“Their continued sponsorship represents a great show of faith in the club from a local, Coventry-based business.
“Coventry City FC is committed to working alongside local companies and businesses to help the Sky Blues’ vision grow.
“Allsopp & Allsopp have been a highly valued partner of the football club. They are proving to be hugely successful in the city and we will strive to match that success on the pitch over the course of next season!”
Allsopp Allsopp managing director Carl Allsopp added:
“We’re delighted we’ve secured another two seasons with our logo on the Coventry City shirt. There are two reasons. Read more »
Andy Rose, 26-year old midfielder scored the lone goal that separated Coventry and Bradford in a highly intriguing game at home. Rose came off the sidelines during the encounter to provide the edge over 10-man Bradford City.
The player made instant impact immediately he came into the game with a shot that came off the bar after latching onto Adam Armstrong’s header. Bradford, whose outside hopes of automatic League One promotion have now all but gone, went close through efforts from Josh Cullen and Jamie Proctor. The team sits in fifth position with 71 points from 43 games.
Bradford tried holding on but the night couldn’t have been worse when substitute Steven Davies was sent off for an off-the-ball incident. This made The Bantams drop to fifth but stay in the play-off spots. On the other hand, Coventry are in 11th position, six points away from the top six teams even after their second win in four days.
Sky Blues Coach Tony Mowbray told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:
“Andy Rose is a good player. He has a great future at this club. I had a long chat with him before the game, as he was the only change from the weekend.
“He is a fantastic athlete. He is 6ft 2ins, he can head it, he can run, he can spray long passes. His time is going to come. Read more »
SlavenBilic is the manager who was selected to replace Sam Allardyce as the new coach in charge of the Premier League club. Modifications have not only been done within the coaching staff of West Ham United but also in the actual squad with new signings being made while some others players have had to exit the Boleyn Ground.
The Croatian manager has already guided the team to an Europa League first qualifying round victory against FC Lusitans and also managed to secure a 3-3 tie when facing off with Peterborough United.
Darren Randolph, Stephen Hendrie, Pedro Obiang and DimitriPayet are a few of the summer signings that have been signed to West Ham United.
Mark Noble is a player of West Ham United who has been performing with the Premier League club since 2004 and has recently stated that in order for his team to compete against some of their rivals in the top tier English league, they will have to spend start spending a significant amount of cash and lure top players but West Ham United has already managed to sign a number of players in the summer transfer window but they are still attempting to add a few more performers and offload more cash as a way to reinforce the squad and help them in staying in the Premier League.
A few days after SlavenBilic made his arrival to the Boleyn Ground and was officially announced as the new manager, in one of his initial speeches, the Croatian manger praised the former coach Sam Allardyce as Allardyce left a squad that was not left broken down or anything for that matter. Read more »