THE SKY BLUES SHOULD BE OUT OF GAME
ACCORDING to Greg Clarke, allowing Coventry City to blunder on in Northampton was the “least worst option”.
“Am I happy the people of Coventry have to go 34 miles to see their game?” said the Football League chairman this week. “Of course I’m not.
“But I would have been more unhappy if we had said we’re not going to transfer the share and Coventry City would cease to exist. That would have been worse, and that’s what we always try to avoid.”
And that is the problem. Instead of helping healthy clubs to thrive, efforts are focussed on keeping sick ones alive.
What the League should have done was tell Coventry and their shambles of a board to do one. So what if League One had 23 clubs for a year? At least it would send out a message that running up debt and abusing supporters isn’t a viable business plan.
Then, at the end of the season, promote an extra club from the Conference – a division where strong, well-run clubs are scandalously prevented from progressing by the persistent refusal to allow threeup, three-down.
What you’d have is an upwardly mobile asset. What they’ve got is a badly-run embarrassment. To me, that sounds like the most worst option.
BOSS: Greg Clarke