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« Reply #5970 on: Saturday, October 1, 2022, 08:55:36 »

There has to be some insurance / contingency plan.

Not in great taste but he could be one car crash away from losing a leg or not surviving.
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« Reply #5971 on: Saturday, October 29, 2022, 19:26:46 »

Maybe should be in the "what's right with football" thread from a Swindon point of view but:

Gillingham have scored 6 goals in 16 league games. 1 of them has come from open play. That's so shocking it's almost impressive
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« Reply #5972 on: Saturday, October 29, 2022, 22:27:14 »

Maybe should be in the "what's right with football" thread from a Swindon point of view but:

Gillingham have scored 6 goals in 16 league games. 1 of them has come from open play. That's so shocking it's almost impressive
They are shocking.One of the worst sides I've seen for a long time
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« Reply #5973 on: Monday, December 5, 2022, 11:21:10 »

Mike Ashley tells Coventry to leave:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.express.co.uk/sport/football/1705391/Newcastle-Mike-Ashley-Coventry-City-stadium-football-news-Fraser-Group-Championship/amp

trying to get a better deal for himself, or genuine? who knows
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« Reply #5974 on: Monday, December 5, 2022, 11:24:00 »

Has to be to up the financial reasons surely.

There is a reason hes so hated by so many, greed.
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« Reply #5975 on: Monday, December 5, 2022, 12:15:04 »

Good on him. About time Coventry were being run properly and stopped getting everything on the cheap. Swear they been in admin for about 10 years it seems
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« Reply #5976 on: Monday, December 5, 2022, 12:26:28 »


I suspect there are a load of factors involved, money legalities with the previous owners etc etc, I see from some reporting the ownership of the club itself is subject to possible legal action. https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/sport/football/football-news/not-case-major-update-next-25674854
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« Reply #5977 on: Monday, December 5, 2022, 13:01:50 »

Good on him. About time Coventry were being run properly and stopped getting everything on the cheap. Swear they been in admin for about 10 years it seems
They havent been run well in a long long time, since about 2011/12 wasnt it the first time? when they were kicked out originally?
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« Reply #5978 on: Monday, December 5, 2022, 13:06:51 »

They havent been run well in a long long time, since about 2011/12 wasnt it the first time? when they were kicked out originally?

Looking at Wiki, their first brush with admin seems to have been about 2007, when SISU took over with 20 mins to spare, and the rest they say is history...

2005 Coventry relocated to the 32,609 seat Ricoh Arena after 106 years at Highfield Road. The club's last game at Highfield Road stadium results in a 62 win over Midlands rivals Derby County in front of a sell-out 22,777 crowd.
2007 Coventry narrowly avoided administration when Ray Ranson and London-based hedge fund SISU Capital Limited, took over the club with twenty minutes to spare.
2008 The club celebrated its 125th anniversary. It avoided relegation to League One despite having been beaten 41 at Charlton on the final day of the season.
2009 The first ever complete sell-out of the Ricoh Arena was announced for the FA Cup quarter-final match against Chelsea on 7 March 2009, which Chelsea won 20 in front of a crowd of 31,407.
2012 Coventry are relegated to League One, the third tier in English Football, for the first time in 48 years.
2013 The club owners, SISU, place a non-operating subsidiary of the club, which owns no financial assets and has no employee on or off the pitch, into administration. The club moved all staff out of the Ricoh Arena and the administrator accepted a bid from the Otium Entertainment Group, a company registered by three ex-Coventry directors Ken Dulieu, Onye Igwe and Leonard Brody. The club agrees to play future home matches at Sixfields Stadium, Northampton, a 70-mile round-trip from the Ricoh. Following two adjournments a creditors meeting in August rejected a Company Voluntary Arrangement put forward by the administrator.
2014 The club return to the Ricoh Arena[11] and suffer a shock FA Cup First round defeat at the hands of Worcester City.
2016 Protests from Coventry City supporters against owners SISU reach an all-time high, with demonstrations during matches against Charlton Athletic and Sheffield United receiving widespread press attention. A petition calling for SISU to sell up and leave was set up in September 2016 and has so far been signed by nearly 20,000 individuals, including several former Coventry City players and managers.[15] FA chairman Greg Clarke described Coventry's situation as "a very sad case", a sentiment later echoed by caretaker manager Mark Venus's description of "a sorry football club".
2017 Coventry reach Wembley for the first time in 30 years by defeating Wycombe Wanderers in the semi-final of the EFL Trophy.[18] They go on to win the final against Oxford United to lift their first trophy since 1987's FA Cup victory. But that result is in obvious contrast with the club's season as a whole, with Coventry being relegated to EFL League Two, their first time in the fourth tier of English football since 1959.
2018 The club achieve a top-six finish for the first time since 196970, and are promoted via the League Two play-offs to League One, their first promotion from any tier since 1967.
2019 After failing to reach an agreement with Ricoh Arena owners Wasps RFC, the club commits to a groundsharing agreement with Birmingham City, playing their home fixtures at St Andrew's (a 38-mile round-trip from Coventry), again much to the chagrin of the supporters.
2020 Coventry were crowned Champions of EFL League One after an Extraordinary General Meeting between all 23 League One clubs, which saw the season ended 9 games early, ruled that the final table would be calculated on a points per game (PPG) basis.
2021 The club began life back in EFL Championship for the first time in 9 years. In March 2021, The club announced that they will return to the Coventry Building Society Arena in August 2021 on a 10-year deal after spending the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons playing home matches in Birmingham. On Saturday 8 May, Coventry beat Millwall 61 to secure a 16th-placed finish in the Championship, their best league finish in 15 years. On 7 August 2021, Coventry City played Nottingham Forest at the Coventry Building Society Arena in the club's first game back at the ground in 2 years and their first Championship game in Coventry since 2012 in front of an attendance of 20,843, City won the game 2-1 after a 96th-minute injury-time winner from Kyle McFadzean.
2022 - Douglas King took over the club buying a 85% share of the club, but narrowly failed to acquire the Coventry Building Society Arena (Prev. Ricoh Arena) after losing out to Mike Ashley.
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« Reply #5979 on: Monday, December 5, 2022, 13:14:33 »

Ouch, and we thought we had a rough old list of ownership issues!
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« Reply #5980 on: Monday, December 5, 2022, 13:39:20 »

Ouch, and we thought we had a rough old list of ownership issues!

I know, got a mate who is a Cov supporter and they seem to have had 15 odd years of bloody misery.
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