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Boxing Day Deadline For Sky Blues

In keeping with the club's recent history, Coventry City's rare night of positive news with the win against Sheffield United has been followed by a story which once again casts doubt on the very future of CCFC in its present form.

The Telegraph is reporting on Thursday evening that a 21-day deadline has been issued to the club by stadium company ACL in the dispute over unpaid rent.

Full details on the Telegraph website.

***Update***The club's response to the deadline makes grim reading as it ends with the following statement.

'The club remains committed to the city and people of Coventry.

'However, its viability depends on it finding an alternative home ground where it can afford to play.'

There have been plenty of stories about the Sky Blues over the past year or so which have hinted that the club may be on the brink but none as frightening as this.

SISU appear to be banking on enough pressure being placed on ACL to make them back down so as not to be painted as the people who bring the club down. Their arguments over the size of the rent are understandable but the owners have no fund of goodwill on which to draw and sympathies look to lie with the stadium company who can, after all, point to a legally binding agreement over the rent, albeit not one entered into by the current owners.

Will the club see in the new year? We can only hope so.




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Date:Wednesday December 5 2012

Time: 6:07PM

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All we can hope is that the deadline allows for a deal to be done once and for all
roberts
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05/12/2012 18:12:00

It's not looking good at all especially the last paragraph of the club statement about our viability depending on finding an alternative ground.
houchen
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05/12/2012 20:19:00

Very, very scary times for all supporters of the club (and Tuesday night showed the potential we still have). Blame lies in many, many areas but now is the time for positive intent from everyone who has a stake in the club. The fans showed that on Tuesday as did the players, coaching and all club staff. Over to you SISU/ACL/Council.
houchen
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05/12/2012 20:48:00

This is why you own your own stadium and take some fingers out of the pie. Let's see Coventry City Council do what Manchester did for their City eh.

Shame successive owners and board members can't be billed eh. Even as a Villa fan, I wish you the best....if you don't exist how can I take the ***** :-) And you did treat Gardner well.
mike_field
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06/12/2012 04:30:00

The posturing continues. The club say they remain committed to the city and its people but we might need to play somewhere else. ACL say they can survive without the club. Both statements may be true but a realistic re-negotiation of the rent will be better for all parties including supporters and club staff (who are the most important people in this situation). It may leave a bad taste to some if SISU's brinkmanship works but the greater good is the club thriving at the Ricoh.
wolstc
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06/12/2012 10:11:00

 

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