The Sky Blue Trust Board note the outcome of today’s hearing at the Birmingham High Court where Sisu Capital Limited – under the guise of Sky Blue Sports & Leisure Limited, Otium Entertainment Limited (Coventry City FC) and Arvo Master Fund – sought permission to bring a second judicial review into the conduct of Coventry City Council. This case concerned the sale of the shares in Arena Coventry Limited to Wasps Holdings (the rugby club) and the extension of the leasehold term for the Ricoh Arena.
Once again, Sisu have lost a court room battle connected to the Sky Blues affairs, it would appear decisively. Surely, it is now time for Joy Seppala, boss of Sisu, to call it a day? We appeal to Joy and her partner, Dermott Coleman, to accept the decision of Mr Justice R Singh and stop this ongoing legal process. Please do not follow your usual course of action by appealing in an attempt to circumvent this latest ruling.
What is particularly concerning is that Wasps, the landlords of CCFC at the Ricoh Arena, were the main target of today’s litigation, which contained a damages claim. That can hardly be helpful for our football club, as there is just one season left on the current agreement to play at the Ricoh and there is currently no alternative. The bridge that now needs re-building with Wasps is a daunting task.
We were then disturbed to witness video of Ms Seppala refusing to answer reasonable questions from Simon Gilbert of the Coventry Telegraph, regarding the case and the future for CCFC. This showed apparent distain, not just for the inquirer but more important, for supporters of the club.
Therefore, the Board of the Trust wish to send this message: Joy, there is no future for you, your Company, investors or your associate Tim Fisher at Coventry City. You have failed on every measure, whether it is your litigation-driven business strategy or – far more important to us – issues related to the stewardship of the Sky Blues. It is now time to accept that “Enough is Enough”, negotiate a sale at a realistic market value to people that actually care about the football club, its supporters and the City of Coventry.Write comment (2 Comments)
Jim's son and daughter, Ben and Aimee Twyneham, are really heartened and almost overwhelmed by the response to their father’s passing earlier this month. While they can't thank people individually, they do want to send a "thank you" message to everyone who has expressed their sadness or felt loss at his departure.
Ben and Aimee look forward to seeing those of you who can make it at Canley Crematorium on Wednesday 26th July at 1.30pm and welcoming you afterwards at the Chestnut Tree in Craven Street, Chapelfields, 3.00pm onwards, there to raise a glass, as Jim himself was known to do, in his honour.
This will be a celebration of Jim's life and particularly of his love of Coventry City FC. Therefore, Ben and Aimee want us all to wear whatever Sky Blue we can at the Crematorium and afterwards at the Chestnut Tree - no black!
Jim Twyneham - DJ, quiz master, and above all a life-long City fan, unswerving to the end. The voice of Highfield Road, 'Jim the Tannoy' was the sound of CCFC for, literally, generations of fans. Brought to the club by John Sillett and George Curtis, he fulfilled the role on a voluntary basis, bringing pleasure with an unmistakable vocal quality that was deep and rich, combined with a famously dry wit and a passion for his home town club.
As a partner in the locally famous "Silk" discothèque, a presenter on local radio, and through involvement in Horizon Studios, base of 2-Tone recording, Jim championed his other love of music.
An active member of the Sky Blue Trust, Jim wanted nothing but the best for CCFC and was prepared to argue for it strongly and at length in those rich tones.
The Trust wishes to join with all City fans in extending their deepest condolences to Jim’s family for their loss. He will never be forgotten.
Trust Vice-Chair, Bruce Walker said, "Jim was a mate and a part of my history. When I visited him a few days before his death his last words to me were 'Say Hi to everybody'. I said I would and I’m saying it now on his behalf."
Our thoughts are with his friends and family, particularly his son and daughter, Ben and Aimee.
RIP JT – we’re really going to miss you.Write comment (0 Comments)