CCFC must drop lingering cloud of court cases
SINCE SISU took over Coventry City in 2007 the fanbase of this Club has felt serious pain – countless battles in court with the Council, prior to that the Club moved away from its fanbase to Northampton to play its “home” fixtures, relegation from the Championship on the pitch and multiple transfer embargoes!
SISU, the owners of Coventry City FC, need to finally listen to the club’s fanbase (its customers) and drop the legal charges against Coventry City Council which represents the City of Coventry. These court cases are a waste of time for all parties and a waste of finance for SISU and its investors.
Coventry City fans would like to see its club prosper. There is a unique support for our football club and currently an untapped potential which will never be fully realised unless the barrage of court cases and appeals cease. Whether CCFC prospers and grows at the Ricoh Arena, the Butts Park Arena or another location in the city is open for discussion, but allow at the very least the supporters/customers to look forward to the new season with Tony Mowbray and the players with hope and excitement – not with the lingering cloud of court cases and appeals.
A plea from a season ticket holder, a customer, a taxpayer of Coventry and most importantly one devoted fan. Please instruct the owners to stop this nonsense and invest as much effort into CCFC as they have done into the court cases and let’s get the Club pushing towards the place everyone wants to be – where finally the fanbase and owners can make new memories which everyone can cherish. Nick Robinson Canley Coventry
I’m in Control
A toddler, in its pushchair, looks up to it’s once besotted mother She’s absent; neck cranked, mobile clamped there for some other. People having conversations with themselves walking down the street But no!, they’re not mad, they’re on their mobile, trying to be discreet. Our precious NHS with its A&E,s overrun and so often being lambasted Patients while on mobiles, their noses on lampposts have been blasted. A young driver, he’s straying to the other lane but he’s not over the limit He’s distracted as he makes a call on that dreaded mobile phone, innit. A mother out with daughter for coffee and a chat, but looking rather glum No contact or communication, except for daughter, on mobile to her chum. A father oblivious to the fact that his son lies motionless in an utter wreck Whilst a driver slows with her mobile, excited at the chance to rubber-neck. Technology and the mobile, a wonderful thing; its virtues so often extolled But don’t let it numb your senses to all around, else you are now controlled. Di Tinker Keresley Coventry
WRITE: Letters Editor, Coventry Telegraph, Thomas Yeoman House, Leicester Row, Canal Basin, Coventry, CV1 4LY