The Sky Blue Trust is in full agreement with the sentiments raised below by our fellow devoted Coventry City fans in The Jimmy Hill Way group.We include ourselves in the "Sky Blue community"referred to, a group of people who care passionately about OUR football club and who continue to be dismayed that this saga continues and which now appears to have reached its most serious phase yet to the point that the very future of the club is now in jeapordy.We have been saying for a very long time now that the Ricoh Arena is the only possible option, even when ridiculous talk of mythical new stadiums was being touted by Otium Entertainment Group director and Coventry City Chairman Tim Fisher.Now the club,our football club, finds itself in a parlous state with desperation setting in as the clock ticks towards potential oblivion.Sky Blues fans are rightly concerned but clearly that concern isn't shared by our owners SISU who are prepared to play "Russian Roulette" with the club’s very existence to pursue their legal challenges, however hopeless and damaging they may seem.Like the Jimmy Hill Way group, we will join with the Sky Blue Community but not SISU, Tim Fisher or anybody connected with their group of companies, in calling for the owners of Wasps to agree a deal for Coventry City to stay in their rightful home at the Ricoh and appeal to their better nature despite their assertions, reiterated only yesterday by Chief Executive Nick Eastwood that they were not prepared to talk whilst legal action is ongoing.However we also want to make it perfectly clear that this whole situation could and should be simply resolved by SISU doing the right thing and calling a halt now to their legal action.
The Sky Blue Trust and CCFC Former Players Association will be actively supporting "Jimmy Hill Day" which takes place on the day of the match against Luton Town on December 15th.
In the week of that event the Trust in association with the FPA and the Jimmy Hill Legacy Fund have organised another Sky Blues Football quiz which will take place at The Albany Club on Monday 10th December 2018 with a 7.30pm start.
The entry fee per team is £10, payable on the night , with all proceeds going to The Jimmy Hill Legacy Fund which aims to improve the lives of those who need it most.
It should be a cracking fun night with the questions being set by CCFC historian and author Jim Brown.
If you haven't got a team don't worry, just e mail Dave and we'll team you up with others in a similar position.
Looking forward to seeing you for what should be another cracking night.Write comment (0 Comments)
“The news that SISU have once again lost in Court gives the Sky Blue Trust hope that this futile and costly legal saga has ended. The Trust is now asking for three things to happen:
“1. SISU and Otium should confirm immediately that no further legal action regarding the Ricoh Arena will be undertaken. No appeals, no JR3, 4 or 5.
“2. The Club confirm to Wasps that there is no longer any impediment to constructive talks over continued use of the Ricoh by the Sky Blues.
“3. SISU accept that, to give the Club a positive future, new owners are needed, who will take a long-term view, build positive partnerships with all the stakeholders and win the confidence of Sky Blue fans. We urge Tim Fisher not to pretend that he and SISU are in any position to do that themselves. They have created toxic relationships with everyone involved and all confidence in them was lost, forever, some years ago.”
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