The Sky Blue Trust is disappointed to read the latest minutes from the Supporters Consultative Group (SCG) meeting on November 30th which once again demonstrate how ineffective this forum has become.
At a time when our football club faces the biggest crisis in its history we find it staggering that a large section of the meeting was devoted to attacking individuals and different supporters groups rather than serving its intended purpose, to improve the supporter experience.
Our fans are in turmoil at the moment at the clubs tragic demise. We believe therefore that the SCG should be doing everything it can to help improve the lot of those fans rather than allowing the meeting to deteriorate into such a sorry state.
The SCG as it stands is not fit for purpose. We therefore urge those responsible to embrace the need for change , to offer proper representation and to set aside egos and personal aspiration in putting supporters first.
To highlight just one example of many where it appears not to recognise its intended purpose.
In the minutes, the SCG appears to believe that it is right for Football League guidance on supporter engagement to be confidential. That beggars belief and shows just how out of touch are the attitudes of these people on the need for supporters to be properly represented, informed and consulted.
We hope under a new chair that the SCG can become an effective and relevant conduit between fans and club that it was when originally instigated by the Trust.Write comment (0 Comments)
The Sky Blue Trust is pleased that the long-running and costly court case is now over and hopes that today’s Supreme Court decision heralds the apparent conclusion to off field distractions.
Perhaps now the Club’s owners can try to restore amicable, business-like relations with all the organisations they have alienated during this protracted, acrimonious dispute to establish, for the good of the supporters, a positive future for the club.
The Trust calls on SISU to put a stop to any further court action and return to the negotiating table to secure a sustainable future for the Club at the Ricoh Arena and to resolve the issues with its training facility and academy or, if they have no such inclination, to put the club up for sale to secure a new owner who is committed to a long-term, successful future for Coventry City FC.
The Trust has offered to meet with SISU to discuss ways forward but to date these have been rebuffed, that offer still standsWrite comment (0 Comments)
Due to unforseen circumstances, our next Open Meeting has had to be moved.
It will now take place at the Albany Club, 10 Earlsdon St., Earlsdon, at 7:30 on Monday 28th November.
All are welcome to join us. We will update you on recent Trust activity and then hear from our representative on the "Jimmy Hills Way" alliance group on their plans whilst inviting your comments and suggestions.
We will also be joined by Coventry Telegraph Chief Reporter Simon Gilbert who will be talking about his recently published book " A club without a home" and to answer your questions on the current situation at the football club.
To book your place please register by clicking the “Register” button, below, or searching for us on Eventbrite.
Please note that parking is limited in the area, but buses 11/11U (Leamington/Warwick Uni) and 5/5E (Tile Hill South/Canley Station-Hearsall Common) from Pool Meadow, both stop at the City Arms, just over the road from tghe venue. There is no parking at the club itself.
We look forward to seeing you.
Update: Simon will have signed copies of his book available for purchase, and will be donating 10% of sales on the night to the Jimmy Hill Legacy FundWrite comment (0 Comments)