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‘Politicians and diapers must be changed often and for the same reason.’ Mark Twain.

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Re: Nick Eastwood's update on Sky Blues situation - basically no change.
« Reply #31 on: February 22, 2019, 11:59:52 AM »
Boiling to a head now.

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Re: Nick Eastwood's update on Sky Blues situation - basically no change.
« Reply #32 on: February 22, 2019, 12:08:48 PM »

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Re: Nick Eastwood's update on Sky Blues situation - basically no change.
« Reply #33 on: February 22, 2019, 12:52:33 PM »
Nick Eastwood issues a statement today:

We have been clear and consistent about our message to the owners of Coventry City Football Club.

When we agreed a one year extension for them to play at the Ricoh Arena we said we would only open negotiations again once they had permanently halted their legal action.

We hope they take that course of action as the EFL have also made their position clear.

It is in the owners’ gift to resolve this for the benefit of all, especially their own supporters.


Wasps remain adamant.
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Re: Nick Eastwood's update on Sky Blues situation - basically no change.
« Reply #34 on: February 22, 2019, 01:06:14 PM »
Well said Nick. Very plain. SBT going into meltdown. Whole thing is sad.

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Re: Nick Eastwood's update on Sky Blues situation - basically no change.
« Reply #35 on: February 22, 2019, 01:30:12 PM »
Council response:

A joint statement from Leader of Coventry City Council Councillor George Duggins and Coun Allan Andrews, acting leader of the opposition Conservative group, says: “Coventry City Council has been clear in its message for more than two years now – we are willing to talk to the football club once the legal process has ended.

“The football club keeps saying it wants to meet with us but what would the purpose of the meeting be?

“If it is to come and tell us what the football club means to the people of this city then we are already well aware of that.

“If it is to say that they do not have the power to stop the legal process then what is the point of the meeting?

“What is noticeable from the football club’s statement following the EFL’s announcement today is the complete lack of any mention of their owners or their role in this.

“The club seems to think that everyone apart from SISU has a responsibility for the future of the football club yet we all know it has always been in their gift to end this.

“We suggest that rather than coming to meet us, the football club lobbies SISU to take responsibility and end this long and drawn out process so we can all move on.”


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Re: Nick Eastwood's update on Sky Blues situation - basically no change.
« Reply #36 on: February 22, 2019, 01:34:08 PM »
The various statements from CCFC's interested parties come across as them expecting other parties to bend over backwards to help them out but almost every local club (owner) will know the history of how they got to this point and understandably probably won't want to deal with Sisu and the various Ltd companies.


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Re: Nick Eastwood's update on Sky Blues situation - basically no change.
« Reply #37 on: February 22, 2019, 02:00:51 PM »
Council response:

A joint statement from Leader of Coventry City Council Councillor George Duggins and Coun Allan Andrews, acting leader of the opposition Conservative group, says: “Coventry City Council has been clear in its message for more than two years now – we are willing to talk to the football club once the legal process has ended.

“The football club keeps saying it wants to meet with us but what would the purpose of the meeting be?

“If it is to come and tell us what the football club means to the people of this city then we are already well aware of that.

“If it is to say that they do not have the power to stop the legal process then what is the point of the meeting?

“What is noticeable from the football club’s statement following the EFL’s announcement today is the complete lack of any mention of their owners or their role in this.

“The club seems to think that everyone apart from SISU has a responsibility for the future of the football club yet we all know it has always been in their gift to end this.

“We suggest that rather than coming to meet us, the football club lobbies SISU to take responsibility and end this long and drawn out process so we can all move on.”


What a clear statement!

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Re: Nick Eastwood's update on Sky Blues situation - basically no change.
« Reply #38 on: February 22, 2019, 02:24:41 PM »
‘All parties now need to work together for good of Coventry City Football Club, its supporters, the Ricoh Arena, the City of Coventry and our community – the continued future of the Football Club needs to be everyone’s focus to prevent more heartache and worry.’

That from CCFC sums up their stance. However what should happen is all parties should work together for the good of everyone involved. The litigation and legal action has already caused too much heartache and worry for both clubs not just CCFC.

I’m glad that both the council and Wasps have kept a very clear, strong stance.

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Re: Nick Eastwood's update on Sky Blues situation - basically no change.
« Reply #39 on: February 22, 2019, 02:36:28 PM »
CCFC are playing to their own audience - most of whom are not thick.

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Re: Nick Eastwood's update on Sky Blues situation - basically no change.
« Reply #40 on: February 22, 2019, 02:38:40 PM »
"All parties now need to work together for good of Coventry City Football Club, its supporters, the Ricoh Arena, the City of Coventry and our community..."

Someone seems to be missing from their list there... Begins with a W...

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Re: Nick Eastwood's update on Sky Blues situation - basically no change.
« Reply #41 on: February 22, 2019, 02:39:32 PM »
"All parties now need to work together for good of Coventry City Football Club, its supporters, the Ricoh Arena, the City of Coventry and our community..."

Someone seems to be missing from their list there... Begins with a W...

Agreed - I'm getting a bit tired of the narrative from a few that says Wasps are the "bad guys".

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Re: Nick Eastwood's update on Sky Blues situation - basically no change.
« Reply #42 on: February 25, 2019, 01:57:23 PM »
The EFL have given CCFC a deadline of March 5th to clarify their position. That's a week tomorrow.
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Re: Nick Eastwood's update on Sky Blues situation - basically no change.
« Reply #43 on: February 25, 2019, 03:46:45 PM »
The EFL have given CCFC a deadline of March 5th to clarify their position. That's a week tomorrow.

I wonder how much SISU have pumped into CCFC ? They are about to lose it all, which their investors won't be happy about. SISU spend other peoples' money on the promise of making a profit.

I doubt Joy has the type of money to pay those investors back so at the very least she, as well as SISU, will be blackballed by future investors.

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Re: Nick Eastwood's update on Sky Blues situation - basically no change.
« Reply #44 on: February 25, 2019, 03:52:55 PM »
They seem to have split the training ground at Ryton away from the footy club so could hold onto that as a development. Probably nothing like money spent but might be used as an offset arguement with investors.