Date:Monday August 26 2013
As the end of August approaches it is the first chance to take stock of where Coventry City FC stand following the most turbulent summer in the club's history.
Sunday saw the second 'home' fixture to be played by the club at Sixfields and it once again produced an incredible game as the Sky Blues drew 4-4 with Preston North End to make it 17 goals in 180 minutes of football.
Steven Pressley has managed the unthinkable during the first month of the season in uniting City supporters in praise of the job he is doing.
Against the backdrop of off-field turmoil he has managed to put a team on the pitch that has been more than competitive and that has a spine of young players produced by the club running through it.
The Scot has been proved correct so far in both his stance on those players who he didn't want in his squad and his belief that those he did have available were up to the job.
Those two fixtures in Northampton, of course, have been sparsely attended by Coventry City supporters.
Anecdotal evidence suggest a few more were at the ground against Preston than for the first game against Bristol City but the rumour mill has also claimed that some free tickets were given out to boost the gate.
A slow increase in attendances would appear to be the most likely outcome (especially if the team continues to perform well).
The reality of the season has now been set and City will be playing at Sixfields for the remainder of it. If the crowds for the first two games have been made up mainly of season ticket holders then those who are going to come on a casual basis will add to the numbers.
Financially that will be a drop in the ocean as the money being lost on a weekly basis must be eye-watering.
SISU's course is set and they also have the platform to attack ACL on a regular basis through the club programme and website.
It will be interesting to see what ACL, without high-profile fixtures at the Ricoh scheduled, do next.
Date:Monday August 26 2013
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