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
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
Tony Mowbray’s appointment appeared to immediately lift Coventry City after they managed back-to-back victories in the league. A narrow 3-2 win over Chesterfield was followed by a comfortable 2-0 victory over Fleetwood Town.
The fact that both these victories came away from home gave the team a lot of confidence going into the home match against Doncaster Rovers. Another victory would have provided them with a great buffer over the relegation zone. As it is, a 3-1 defeat means that Coventry still sit on the edge of being relegated. Mowbray was left disappointed with the outcome of the match.
During the early part of the season, home form appeared to be the crucial reason if the club to stay in the League One. Between the star and September, the club managed four victories in front of their own fans. Since then, however, the club has managed only one victory at the Coventry stadium and it came towards the end of February. Rediscovering the home form will be very crucial if the club are to avoid relegation. For most of the second half, the club has been happy to play away from home. This is largely because of the opportunity to counter-attack, but the new tactics under Mowbray may limit the opportunities. Read More