Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, the open meeting for tonight, 2 March, is CANCELLED.
Our latest Freedom of Information Act request has revealed a difference in the accounts of alleged discussions between Coventry City FC and a local Council.
Tim Fisher claimed that the club had met with Rugby Borough Council about three sites for the club’s “new stadium”.
On 21 January 2015, he identified Brandon Speedway, and sites at Ansty and Ryton as having been discussed with Rugby
However, the response to our Freedom of Information request to Rugby Council says that CCFC have had no discussions with them about a stadium development - just one, fruitless, meeting about an Academy at Brandon. It may well be, that as Mr Fisher told the “Stadium Forum”, all the sites had problems, but it appears there were no discussions with the Council about developing a stadium at any of them.
Mr Fisher also said that Rugby Council were “extremely interested in an Academy/training ground facility”. The Council , however, tell us that the club was informed that the proposals for an Academy were “unacceptable”.
(For the details of the story, the Trust’s full statement is attached)
Trust Reacts To The Sacking Of Steven Pressley
The sacking of Steven Pressley was not unexpected. While his philosophy of developing youngsters was admirable, results count in football, and a League 1 relegation place is just not good enough for Coventry City.
However, sacking the manager is treating the symptom, not the disease. The failure is as much down to disastrous owners as to him, and the Sky Blues won’t improve until they sell up to someone who is prepared to invest in the team, not just pile more and more debt on the club.
It’s time for Sisu to go.