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    Default Coventry City FC

    I'm not a huge football fan, but it'd good to see Coventry going through a good patch (on the pitch anyway, things don't look too good regarding staying at the Ricoh Arena)

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21448158

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    Things are not looking for Cov. Nobody'd being told what's going on though.
    http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/new...leaves-3862802

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    The whole matter is a disgrace.

    No matter how you look at it, SISU owned CCFC reneged on the rent deal. That is not the way to do business.

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    I know a couple of Cov. fans, and they're not happy. They can't even buy season tickets because nobody knowd where the team will be playing next season.

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    I think SISU are behaving like spiteful spoiled kids. They are used to bullying and getting their own way.

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    Looks like the club are looking to build a new stadium; it will probably only happen if the club's taken over:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22581748

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lex View Post
    the club are looking to build a new stadium

    Who would rent them their ground until this happens? - They aren't exactly proving to be honest business people are they?
    How would they afford to rent? - They can't pay their way as it is.
    They think that the Council will cooperate with anything local? - Someone is in for a bit of a shock.
    They think that any plans won't be subject to extreme opposition by those living locally? -Would you want a stadium on your doorstep?
    They think that the fans will continue to support them whilst this happens? - A recent poll indicates a resounding NO.
    They think that fans will travel? - Face it, the Ricoh was too far for many after they left Highfield Road

    They're living in cloud cook-coo land.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebbonk View Post
    They think that the fans will continue to support them whilst this happens? - A recent poll indicates a resounding NO.
    Form what I've been hearing from the Cov. fans I know, that isn't too far from the truth, and these people are fairly hardcore fans - ie turning up to pretty much every home game. They're talking about not going to any games at all next season due to the way they're being treated by the club.

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    Without the fans there is no club. SISU don't seem to have grasped that.

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    There doesn't seem to be any progress being made, and the fans are still very unhappy!
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-22703822

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    And the sale's going through.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22913459

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    Not at all popular with the fans.

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    Apparently, it's basically just been taken over by the same hedge fund that owned it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lex View Post
    Apparently, it's basically just been taken over by the same hedge fund that owned it.
    Looks like a bit of sharp practice to get out of the contract with the arena owners to me. I somehow don't think we've seen the end of this just yet...

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