UK time is: 14:11:28
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

So Now We Know?

The Coventry Telegraph's exclusive story on Wednesday will have been a dagger through the heart of most Coventry City fans as it outlined plans for a groundshare at Sixfields, the home of Northampton Town.

Although it has been rumoured for many months that the Sky Blues would be moving out of Coventry, the lack of concrete news will have led to many supporters hoping that a deal could be reached which would have seen a return to the Ricoh Arena, if only on a temporary basis.

News that a potential new stadium has edged ever so slightly closer will do nothing to alleviate the sickening feeling that most fans would have had upon reading the news.

It now means that a very, very tough decision has to be made by supporters as to whether they cut all ties with the club, boycott any activities that bring money in to CCFC or to continue attending 'home' matches with a heavy heart.

'Clash'

Key dates in the short-term are now the ratification of the groundshare move by the Football League, the creditors' meeting on 22 July when ACL's intentions will become clearer and the first 'home' game at Sixfields, which will not take place on a Saturday as Northampton are scheduled to play there on that same day (in fact City's first five home games clash with the Cobblers).

ACL director Peter Knatchbull-Hugessen told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire that the future of the club remained unclear.

"They have not yet satisfied the Football League that they can come out of administration in accordance with the rules of the League," he said.

"They can't have done that yet as the CVA (Company Voluntary Agreement), a 35-page document with a lot of detail, only arrived on our desk late yesterday afternoon and we're starting to pore over it."

Mr Knatchbull-Hugessen has also been talking about the club's Academy and their apparent exit from the Alan Higgs Centre to cap a very sad day of news for all CCFC supporters.




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:Thursday July 4 2013

Time: 8:06AM

Your Comments

A hammer blow for all supporters and a huge decision to be made now for everyone.
houchen
It would be hard to make any of this up. Through the sheer incompetence, stubborness, duplicity and whatever else of all the parties involved but especially SISU this is the situation we find ourselves in. Any 'new' stadium will be fought against massively by local residents (especially at Brandon) and I can't see it ever being built. That leaves fans with the option of 'starving' the owners out but that presents the very real danger of the club ceasing to exist.
roberts
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Coventry City Articles

Will City or O's Break Their Duck? (Friday October 31 2014)

One In, One Out for City (Wednesday October 29 2014)

O's Miss Chance to Leapfrog City (Tuesday October 28 2014)

Home Draw For Sky Blues (Monday October 27 2014)

Super Sky Blues Lift the Gloom (Saturday October 25 2014)

Play Up Sky Blues (Friday October 24 2014)

Stats: OIdham Athletic v Coventry City (Thursday October 23 2014)

Business as Usual for CCFC on Wednesday (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Oldham Push Pressley To The Brink (Tuesday October 21 2014)

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 37
2. roberts 8

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Colchester 15 4 5 6 -1 17
15. Barnsley 14 4 4 6 -2 16
16. Port Vale 15 4 4 7 -3 16
17. Coventry 15 4 4 7 -7 16
18. Walsall 15 3 6 6 -3 15
19. Leyton Orient 15 3 6 6 -5 15
20. Doncaster 13 4 3 6 -8 15

Breaking League News

Will City or O's Break Their Duck?
Coventry : 31/10/2014 13:00:00
Pope Out For Three Months
Port Vale : 30/10/2014 21:11:00
Page Keeps Colchester Focus
Port Vale : 30/10/2014 21:01:00
Johnson - No Sentiment For City Return
Oldham : 30/10/2014 20:48:00
DRFC Bradford City v Doncaster Rovers Team News
Doncaster : 30/10/2014 20:37:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Now City Are Back, Where Will They Finish?
Suggested By:  Editor
Top Two 8%
Play-Offs 17%
Top Half 23%
Bottom Half 29%
Bottom Four 23%