Mediation talks underway

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  1. AFCCOVENTRY

    AFCCOVENTRY Well-Known Member

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    EXCLUSIVE: Mediation talks under way to keep Coventry City in city involving MPs

    Interesting part of the article:

    Coventry City have already taken part in preliminary discussions and have set a three-point remit in notifying the MP they are calling for “active not passive support from Coventry City Council” regarding…

    • “Putting Coventry City front and centre-stage in the community.”
    • A future stadium solution for the football club, with the club’s preferred option remaining a return to an inner-city home at an expanded Butts Park Arena, groundsharing with Coventry rugby club in a stadium of potentially 15,000 to 25,000 capacity.
    • A future home for the club’s ‘lifeblood’ youth academy, with one potential aim of relocating it next to a new training facility.
    It is understood the Football League, Coventry City Council, and the football club’s parent company Sisu have agreed to take part in the process.
     
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  2. Otis

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    Interesting.
     
  3. skybluesam66

    skybluesam66 Well-Known Member

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    seems like gilberts exclusive wasnt so exclusive
     
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  4. Otis

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    Serves himself right for teasing us all with the wait until 5am quip. The Observer thought bollocks to that and just published it anyway.
     
  5. clint van damme

    clint van damme Well-Known Member

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    is that a lego Les in his avatar? Shit between him and gilbert just got real.
     
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  6. covboy1987

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    don't believe it someone is starting to listen
     
  7. ladywoodskyblue

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    Gilberts cat has just been booted over the fence then. Cant help but find it absolutely hilarious.
     
  8. ladywoodskyblue

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    Having said that I bet we all cant wait to read the Simon Gilbert spin tomorrow morning.
     
  9. sw88

    sw88 Chief Commentator!

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    Sounds positive but suspect it will be a long drawn out process and none of the parties involved will want to concede that they may have to remove some of their demands from their 'want list'.

    Strange how it seems to continue to involve BPA given that they will already have 3 teams playing from there next season?
     
  10. italiahorse

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    Makes me laugh.
    Discussions aimed to take place between all parties then in the detail talks about going to the Butts.
    So obviously ACL/Wasps one and only statement will be 'get on with it' before leaving them too it.
    Why does Reid add all this crap to a serious problem ?
     
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  11. SkyBlue_Bear83

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    It will go something like this

    Coventry city council: drop judicial review 2 and we can start discussions

    Sisu: no


    End of mediation talks
     
  12. Irish Sky Blue

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    Will Tim now say at the meeting, judge me after talks with the council? If these talks do take place you would hope that Sisu are serious and do not simply go in with a set of demands and flounce out again if they don't get them. For the sake of the club something like this has to work. The cynic in me wonders if it will just be a ploy where by they can go to the FL and say; "Look we tried but there is nowhere for us to play in Coventry. We will have to move to..."
     
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    You got in 1
     
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    "club’s preferred option remaining a return to an inner-city home at an expanded Butts Park Arena"

    surely that a red rag to a bull for wasps ?
     
  15. oldfiver

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    And why does any of that make you laugh?
    Why is it crap?
     
  16. martcov

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    I was in Portsmouth yesterday and noticed on the sign going into the city that, under Portsmouth, it said "Home of Portsmouth FC - winners of the FA Cup 19? ( can't remember the year )And 2008".

    Obviously they are proud of the club. We have "City of Peace and Reconciliation" - pity it doesn't rub off on the dispute between CCC and CCFC a bit ..
     
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    It says Coventry City has already taken part in preliminary discussions - doesn't say what the Council are doing
     
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    And?
    Surely it must meet their approval if they can avoid any legal or other disputes
     
  19. covcity4life

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    Council have ruined this city.
     
  20. Kingokings204

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    Don't really see the headline tbh. It means essentially nothing.

    I'm very dubious about it all and I really don't think this story ends well. Pray to god I'm wrong.

    Shouldn't wasps be involved in the talks. After all it's all down to them. Isn't the fisher meeting tomorrow btw?
     
  21. ccfcway

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    just not sure what is to gain by the club saying their preferred option is to leave the ricoh ?
     
  22. oldfiver

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    And continuing to do so!

    What Hitler started this Council is bent on completing!
     
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    Ermmm .. maybe
    Perhaps it is?
     
  24. oldfiver

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    It says - not sure if WASPS are involved doesnt it. We will have to wait for their chief correspondent - Simon to tell us !
     
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    How does preferring the Butts help avoid legal disputes? Are you suggesting the council could influence the Rugby Club, JS into working with SISU after all? With council backing for a bigger stadium - in return for SISU dropping JR2?
     
  26. letsallsingtogether

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    Because that shit free paper is only good for wiping your arse on.
    Funny but I believe CRFC didn't want the deal anyway, if that is so who do we believe?
    Realised all Tims talk was shit.
     
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    Why don't you tell us?
     
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    How would he know?
     
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    Surely it must meet their approval if they can avoid any legal or other disputes

    Why does he say that? How would he know? Or why say that legal costs can be avoided if CCFC are going for the Butts? It is supposed to be SISU and not CCFC JR2. Joy's thing rather than Tim's.
     
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    Ask him he might tell you?
     
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    The shit free paper that told us about Slade and Robins? The shit free paper that actually gives us some exclusives, some news rather than just post negative stories or "five things we've learned..." ? Never fails to surprise me how many people are against the only pro CCFC newspaper in the city. It is the story that matters and not the journalist.
     
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    Says they've agreed to take part to be fair.


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  33. skybluetony176

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    Corrected that for you torch ;
     
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    Bash their fucking heads together and get shit done. SISU sell. Wasps fuck off to where you belong. CCC start looking after your own.
     
  35. oldskyblue58

    oldskyblue58 CCFC Finance Director

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    So Sisu have started JR2 and otium (Ccfc) are named as party to it. Has that happened since the preliminary talks about meditation? That JR2 fact buried in the talk of mediation.

    Ccfc. Have put their demands in and let's be honest all sky blue fans would want those things. But what is the contribution Ccfc/ Sisu are prepared to commit? There has to be compromise on both sides. I assume CCC will ask for proof of funds before providing any active support

    I thought we came back in 2014 until August 2018 isn't that four years seasons.

    How do you force a private limited company to give up income?

    When Ccfc or wasps say no deal to agree it will be their fault, from this article, some pre planned deflection perhaps?

    So the one thing wasps and Coventry council have said must stop has had the lift off button pressed. That in its self doesn't give me much confidence in successful mediation.

    Useful to say to a judge mediation was attempted of course. Or to the football league and FA.

    Just seems like setting a scene before anyone else to me. meditation is not binding is it?

    If for example wasps say they won't take part that leaves BPA as only option really and that requires a positive partnership between the decision makers at Ccfc and CCC . JR2?

    I hope this is all in good faith and is a success but excuse me if I am very cynical about that and will believe it when I see it.
     
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