Vital Football

Latest Coventry City News

Will The Stable Door Now Be Shut?

Will The Stable Door Now Be Shut?

It's too late to help Coventry City but will the Sky Blues' plight now force the Football League into changing their rules and regulations to prevent a club simply upping and moving to another town despite the availability of a stadium in their home city?

The League may have expressed 'deep regret' at having to approve a groundshare with Northampton but that means little to supporters. Similarly the idea that a £1m bond will somehow guarantee that the club's owners will one day move back to the city is laughable.

In the wake of the relocation of Wimbledon to Milton Keynes it was thought that the subsequent change in rules would prevent such a situation ever happening again but at what point would the League stand up and say to Coventry City that you have to be playing in the area from which you take your name?

The FL's official website lists four values of which two have clearly been violated by this decision.

Community: 'We are at the heart of 72 communities across England and Wales, and share the pride and heritage of each.'

Progession: 'We are a modern, forward-looking organisation that is always striving to improve the game, our competitions and the experience for fans.'

None of this is to excuse SISU, Otium and all the other parties who have dragged the name of Coventry City down. However, it is becoming increasingly clear that such a situation has been allowed to happen because of the complete lack of leadership, guidance and regulation from the game itself.



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

Writer:CCFC
Date:Tuesday July 9 2013
Time: 11:13AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Are Hedgefunds becoming another destructive influence on football?
cannonball
09/07/2013 11:43:00
0
What I do find funny is the League ask for 1 Million as a Bond, but if SISU have 1 Million surely paying up ACL and playing at the Ricoh under a new deal, would be better. The FL have been made a Laughing stock by this and this is why the image is damaged and it can't find a sponsor for its important season.
David Preston
09/07/2013 12:37:00
0
David that's a great point. Pay the League £1m to be placed into a separate account, get SISU and ACL talking and make them do a deal. The league should be asking for a guarantee from every club before a season that they will be playing at their stadium for the duration.
houchen
09/07/2013 13:38:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Coventry City Articles

Ex-City Man Reinvented As Centre-Back

Barton finds new role at Portsmouth

Start of July, Start of City Signings?

Mowbray looking to do two deals this week

City Will Be Trusted On Loan Deals

New rules make getting the right players in the summer crucial

Are Players Set For A Football Exit?

With the country narrowly voting to leave the European Union in Thursday's Referendum, there are certainly plenty of real questions that have to be addressed in terms...

Archived Vital Coventry Articles

Vital Coventry articles from

Site Journalists

CCFC
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Where Would You Like To See City Play
Suggested By: Editor
Butts Park Arena21%
Ricoh Arena71%
A New Stadium8%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Wigan 46 24 15 7 87 37
P Burton 46 25 10 11 85 20
3 Walsall 46 24 12 10 84 22
4 Millwall 46 24 9 13 81 24
5 Bradford 46 23 11 12 80 15
6 Barnsley 46 22 8 16 74 16
7 Scunthorpe 46 21 11 14 74 13
8 Coventry 46 19 12 15 69 18
9 Gillingham 46 19 12 15 69 15
10 Rochdale 46 19 12 15 69 7
11 Sheff Utd 46 18 12 16 66 5
12 Port Vale 46 18 11 17 65 -2
13 Peterborough 46 19 6 21 63 9
14 Bury 46 16 12 18 60 -17
15 Southend 46 16 11 19 59 -6
16 Swindon 46 16 11 19 59 -7
17 Oldham 46 12 18 16 54 -14
18 Chesterfield 46 15 8 23 53 -12
19 Fleetwood 46 12 15 19 51 -4
20 Shrewsbury 46 13 11 22 50 -21
R Doncaster 46 11 13 22 46 -16
R Blackpool 46 12 10 24 46 -23
R Colchester 46 9 13 24 40 -42
R Crewe 46 7 13 26 34 -37
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Coventry City Results (view all)

Coventry City Fixtures (view all)