Toxic tactics behind Coventry’s slide from FA Cup glory to brink of oblivion

20 April 2019 07:00
The litigious, intransigent hedge fund that owns the club is bringing a proud institution to its kneesThere are a couple of signposts to help navigate the barmy situation at Coventry City, to understand how a club can be about to make itself homeless again, and face a vote this Thursday to be actually expelled from the EFL, exactly 100 years since it first joined the Football League in 1919.Most important is to be clear that the owner, the Mayfair-based hedge fund Sisu, has no need to move the club from the Ricoh Arena, the home Coventry city council built for it in 2005, to groundshare with Birmingham City at St Andrew’s, Coventry Rugby Club at their Butts Park ground (capacity 4,000), or any other unsuitable couch-surf. Related: Clock ticking on Coventry City’s latest search for home comforts | Ben Fisher Related: EFL warns Coventry City they risk expulsion over home venue uncertainty Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian