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COVEN­TRY fans – the time has come to aban­don this sorry joke of a club and start again.

What have you got to lose? Your club is al­ready gone, up­rooted 35 miles to a dif­fer­ent town in a dif­fer­ent county.

Ev­ery penny you pay to watch them goes into the pock­ets of the very peo­ple who ran it into the ground.

Coven­try City has no home, few play­ers and even fewer points af­ter a de­duc­tion by the Football League. League One is likely to be­come League Two. What have you got left to fol­low?

Start­ing over is hard work.You need money, time and peo­ple will­ing to work long hours for no money.

You need fans to stay loyal. A trip to Bar­ton Rovers on a Tues­day night in De­cem­ber isn’t for ev­ery­one.

But ask Ch­ester FC if it was worth it. Ask Hal­i­fax Town. Both went bust in the last five years. Both restarted in the eighth tier of English football. Both are now back in the Con­fer­ence and in bet­ter shape than ever.

Next sea­son, one of them could be in the same di­vi­sion as Coven­try. That’s how fast things can turn around. Right now, the Sky Blues are head­ing down at a rate of knots. By the time they thump to a halt, how many years will have been wasted? Stock­port County, in Con­fer­ence North, are the grimmest re­minder.

It would surely be bet­ter to cut your losses now and start again with a club you can be proud of.

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