Coventry City - The human cost of administration
UK time is: 20:05:25
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

The human cost of administration

Portsmouth's 10-point deduction has been good news for Coventry City in their relegation battle but the human cost of football club's going into administration was revealed on Wednesday as Pompey made a number of staff redundant and asked others to defer wages or go part-time.

Not the players of course, one of whom is currently earning 30,000+ a week but who will be protected by the football creditor rule.

'These measures are painful for everyone involved with the club, but they are essential for Portsmouth's survival, which is our main objective,' read a statement from the administrator Trevor Birch.

'They are in no way a reflection of the performance of the club`s hard-working staff, who have remained loyal and supportive throughout this difficult time.'

Administration has often been talked of as a way for the Sky Blues to make a fresh start from their financial woes but, aside from the fact that that is never guaranteed, the price that has to be paid by employees and creditors is not worth any benefits that such a move might bring.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: CCFC Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday February 22 2012

Time: 8:57PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Looks like it may get worse before it gets better. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17137954
roberts
Report Abuse
23/02/2012 11:45:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Coventry City Articles

Ex-Wolves Man To Skipper Sky Blues (Monday August 3 2015)

City A Step Closer To Wembley! (Monday August 3 2015)

City's Central Defensive Options (Sunday August 2 2015)

CCFC: Full-Backs Key For Sky Blues (Saturday August 1 2015)

City Exit For Assistant Manager (Friday July 31 2015)

Sky Blues One Year On (Thursday July 30 2015)

Mowbray Calm As Season Approaches (Wednesday July 29 2015)

Archived Coventry City Articles

List All Vital Coventry Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. houchen 6

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Bury 0 0 0 0 0 0
6. Chesterfield 0 0 0 0 0 0
7. Colchester 0 0 0 0 0 0
8. Coventry 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Crewe 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Doncaster 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Fleetwood 0 0 0 0 0 0

Coventry City Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Rochdale v Posh - Sky Bet League One Predictions
Peterborough : 03/08/2015 19:55:00
DRFC Johnstone's Paint Trophy Draw Details
Doncaster : 03/08/2015 19:50:00
JPT - No First Round Bye For Millwall
Millwall : 03/08/2015 19:48:01
Edwards Makes A Return To The Pitch
Millwall : 03/08/2015 19:45:01
2015-16 Under 21 Fixtures Confirmed
Millwall : 03/08/2015 19:41:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Which 'New' Away Game Are You Looking Forward To?
Suggested By:  Editor
Blackpool 9%
Burton Albion 40%
Bury 6%
Millwall 23%
Shrewsbury Town 3%
Southend United 6%
Wigan Athletic 13%