CCFC must drop lin­ger­ing cloud of court cases

Poet’s cor­ner

Warwickshire Telegraph - - LETTERS -

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

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