The chair of troubled club Coventry City Tim Fisher has confirmed that the club was still planning on leaving Ricoh Arena.
He met with a supporters’ group where he announced thatthe club’s RFC Chairman Jon Sharp had agreed to a move that will see them share the Coventry Rugby’s Butts Park Arena.
Fisher said the owners of the club Sisu no longer have plans for a new stadium. The club is contracted to remain at Ricoh until next year.
“We weren’t able to close a land deal on our own stadium – full stop. But we have spent a lot of time working with the Football League and Coventry Rugby Club to develop a stadium which would be more than ample in terms of capacity,” Fisher said.
The chair reiterated that the plan of the club was to remain in the city. He also confirmed that Sharp has decided to commit as long as there as there was “some form of mediation.” Read More
West Ham United young midfielder, Marcus Browne has been linked to a loan move from the club to Coventry City and rumors on Twitter says the youngster has been on City’s radar since December.
Revelations by Telegraph
have it that the youngster could move quite sooner than expected to the club side.
Last month, December, had seen representatives of Sky Blues in attendance as the 19 year old attacking midfielder featured for the Under 23s of West Ham in a game against Wolves.
On Twitter, Browne has also been in contact with Jodi Jones, one of Coventry City’s players, thus sparking speculations that in no distant time, they could be teammates.
Earlier in the season, during the Checkatrade Trophy, the young midfielder had featured for West Ham against City and had showed off a very impressive form.
So far, the midfielder has made progress through the Academy ranks at West Ham. He is also very highly rated at the East-London club. Read More
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
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