10 weeks - any news ?

Discussion in 'Coventry City General Chat' started by ccfcway, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. ccfcway

    ccfcway Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    Messages:
    24,964
    Likes Received:
    12,760
    Credit:
    £5,012.01
    so, 10 weeks tomorrow since it was announced we are playing in birmingham. not a single bit of news from owners of the club as to progress as to getting back to the city....

    no update on.........

    1) negotations with wasps
    2) negotiations with CCC on addressed sites (woodlands) or possible identifed sites by CCC
    3) potential sites outside CCC boundaries and EFL responses

    wonder how long it will be before we are updated on what must surely be the priority of our owners ?

    apologies in advance this isnt football related, but suspect it will get lost in the politics thread. mods can move it though if they feel approrpiate
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2019
    Brylowes and Irish Sky Blue like this.
  2. John_Silletts_Nose

    John_Silletts_Nose Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2013
    Messages:
    425
    Likes Received:
    58
    Credit:
    £84.50
    No news from Wasps ...

    No news from CCC ...

    Not even any decent rumours on here.
     
  3. ccfcway

    ccfcway Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    Messages:
    24,964
    Likes Received:
    12,760
    Credit:
    £5,012.01
    I understand all parties are to blame, but surely it matters most and is a priority to ccfc owners ?.

    i.e, why would wasps be issuing updates about ccfc’s negotiations with ccc to look for land and a site within the City boundary ?
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2019
    Brylowes, Irish Sky Blue and ccfc_Tom like this.
  4. PCH

    PCH Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2015
    Messages:
    136
    Likes Received:
    127
    Credit:
    £209.36
    Fisher is out there now looking for land and he won’t stop until his eyes are bleeding.
     
  5. ccfcway

    ccfcway Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    Messages:
    24,964
    Likes Received:
    12,760
    Credit:
    £5,012.01
    Right after he’s praised Bolton council for their excellent land
     
    Adge, Block16Dave and ccfc_Tom like this.
  6. Sky Blue Pete

    Sky Blue Pete Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2012
    Messages:
    11,633
    Likes Received:
    2,746
    Credit:
    £4,749.59
    I’m quite content that no one is playing who has the biggest manhood. To me I’m hopeful that conversations are taking place.

    What updates were you hoping for?
     
  7. ccfcway

    ccfcway Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    Messages:
    24,964
    Likes Received:
    12,760
    Credit:
    £5,012.01
    I’d start with....

    Where we are at with discussions with wasps
    Where we are at with discussions with council on woodlands
    Where we are at with the council helping find us a plot
    Last meeting with council and how it went
    Last attempted meeting with council and next steps as there wasn’t one
    Update on discussions with EFL about possibility of identifying a site just outside of the city boundary etc
     
    lifeskyblue likes this.
  8. Sky Blue Pete

    Sky Blue Pete Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2012
    Messages:
    11,633
    Likes Received:
    2,746
    Credit:
    £4,749.59
    Write to the efl
     
  9. clint van damme

    clint van damme Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2015
    Messages:
    13,797
    Likes Received:
    14,239
    Credit:
    £4,519.86
    Rumours resurfaced the other day on social media that we'd be back at the Ricoh in September.
    Key words there being rumours and social media.
     
    vow likes this.
  10. CJ_covblaze

    CJ_covblaze Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2013
    Messages:
    5,298
    Likes Received:
    2,202
    Location:
    Coventry
    Credit:
    £1,517.15
    The EFL said every 3 months they expect an update on the progress. When those 3 months start however is anyone’s guess!
     
  11. ccfcway

    ccfcway Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    Messages:
    24,964
    Likes Received:
    12,760
    Credit:
    £5,012.01
    You think ccfc fans should write to the EFL to get an update as to progress about CCFC return to our city ?. Surely the club need to be showing those stay away fans that they are doing all they can to get back, to convince them this is short term and to support the club through this period ?
     
  12. Magwitch

    Magwitch Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2018
    Messages:
    2,350
    Likes Received:
    875
    Credit:
    £2,811.56
    We need a heavy hitter, independent of sisu, Wasps or ccc asking these questions on a frequent basis, basically being a pain in the ass. Tuesdays piss poor home attendance of just over a 1000 home fans should be a wake up call to what I would say is going to become a desperate plight long term.
     
  13. clint van damme

    clint van damme Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2015
    Messages:
    13,797
    Likes Received:
    14,239
    Credit:
    £4,519.86
    Being reported by Gilbert that the casino are signing a new 10 year deal.
    Make of that what you will.
     
  14. HuckerbyDublinWhelan

    HuckerbyDublinWhelan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2016
    Messages:
    1,626
    Likes Received:
    1,297
    Credit:
    £1,885.77
    I
    agreed - but look at the Bolton ticket fiasco. The Club were slated for not updating the fans - but when they updated them to say “no further news” they were slated for not telling anyone any different.

    Just assume we’re no further forward until someone comes out and says so
     
    Sky_Blue_Dreamer likes this.
  15. bawtryneal

    bawtryneal Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    Messages:
    2,479
    Likes Received:
    1,801
    Location:
    Bawtry, South Yorks
    Credit:
    £766.85
    Assume we will be at St Andrews all season and probably next year playing in the Championship.
     
    CanadianCCFC, vow, ccfchoi87 and 2 others like this.
  16. shmmeee

    shmmeee Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2011
    Messages:
    18,721
    Likes Received:
    14,099
    Location:
    Coventry, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
    Credit:
    £6,944.46
    People like poker?
     
  17. Magwitch

    Magwitch Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2018
    Messages:
    2,350
    Likes Received:
    875
    Credit:
    £2,811.56
    Anybody sensible knew ccfc could do nothing or say a lot about last weeks Bolton ticket fiasco.
     
  18. Magwitch

    Magwitch Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2018
    Messages:
    2,350
    Likes Received:
    875
    Credit:
    £2,811.56
    Isn’t there an EFL rule not allowing clubs in the same division to ground share ?
     
    Brylowes likes this.
  19. slyblue57

    slyblue57 Active Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2011
    Messages:
    485
    Likes Received:
    114
    Location:
    solihull
    Credit:
    £100.05
    I wonder if the Sky blue Trust has been in contact with any of the parties involved. You would expect that they would be at least trying to obtain information from CCFC and the Council as to any land issues.
    I d hope that the Trust are my just contacting the ELF who we know can do little to nothing.
    For a supporters Trust they are deafening silent.
    Pusb
     
    Sky Blue Pete likes this.
  20. HuckerbyDublinWhelan

    HuckerbyDublinWhelan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2016
    Messages:
    1,626
    Likes Received:
    1,297
    Credit:
    £1,885.77
    Wouldn’t have thought so, unless they’ve changed it in recent years Wimbledon and Crystal Palace shared selhurst park in the 90s early 00s
     
    Sky_Blue_Ste likes this.
  21. Magwitch

    Magwitch Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2018
    Messages:
    2,350
    Likes Received:
    875
    Credit:
    £2,811.56
    Where they in the same division though ? I just seem to remember this being brought up when we were at Sixfields and Northampton were in the league below challenging for promotion at the time.
     
  22. Sky Blue Pete

    Sky Blue Pete Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2012
    Messages:
    11,633
    Likes Received:
    2,746
    Credit:
    £4,749.59
    Just you as you would like to know.
     
    ccfcway likes this.
  23. Sky Blue Pete

    Sky Blue Pete Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2012
    Messages:
    11,633
    Likes Received:
    2,746
    Credit:
    £4,749.59
    Nah it was about 50% of the crowd of the Ricoh for an equivalent game last season so in line with expectations
     
    shmmeee likes this.
  24. bawtryneal

    bawtryneal Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    Messages:
    2,479
    Likes Received:
    1,801
    Location:
    Bawtry, South Yorks
    Credit:
    £766.85
    I don't know ??
    The only issue, I would assume, would be when we play each other.
    Works fine in Italy with the Milan teams.
     
  25. Great_Expectations

    Great_Expectations Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2011
    Messages:
    2,196
    Likes Received:
    1,499
    Credit:
    £1,161.63
    I’d just like to enjoy the football for a while.

    Tired and bored of the politics stuff. Our owners aren’t great, but they also aren’t stupid and know we can’t sustain playing in Birmingham forever.

    It’s Wasps and CCC I’d be worried about when it comes to stupidly - ‘cutting their nose to spite their face’ comes to mind.

    All for debate and discussions re keeping the pressure on ALL parties to ensure they are ALL aware we want our club back in Coventry, but not up for another 30 page Wasps v SISU v CCC thread.
     
  26. bawtryneal

    bawtryneal Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    Messages:
    2,479
    Likes Received:
    1,801
    Location:
    Bawtry, South Yorks
    Credit:
    £766.85
  27. Magwitch

    Magwitch Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2018
    Messages:
    2,350
    Likes Received:
    875
    Credit:
    £2,811.56
    We need someone with media clout shoving a microphone under Nick Eastwood’s nose, under Tim Fisher’s nose and George Duggins’s nose on a regular basis, Duggins is up for Lord Mayor in May IF he gets elected to the council, he’ll want to be popular in the coming months won’t he.
    Also Geoffrey Robinson is standing down at the soon to be General Election his nominated successor will want to be popular too. I hope our Trust are on to this.
     
  28. stupot07

    stupot07 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    Messages:
    24,277
    Likes Received:
    8,446
    Credit:
    £1,483.05
    I'm not sure what you're hoping for regarding wasps talks. Wasps won't give us a deal unless we agree to underwrite any financial penalty if the EU commission find the ricoh was undersold. And quite rightly the club have rejected this.

    Unless wasps drop this demand or the EU Commission drop or complete the investigation there we wont be returning to the ricoh. We've only played 1 league game at St Andrew's so Wasps won't start feeling the impact of us not being at the Ricoh, until they do thet won't change their position. This includes any boycotting of watching wasps by ccfc fans.



    Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
     
    chiefdave likes this.
  29. chiefdave

    chiefdave Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2008
    Messages:
    22,959
    Likes Received:
    16,858
    Location:
    Coventry
    Credit:
    £6,809.26
    Not too sure what you’re expecting the club to say. Boddy said a week ago he’s maintaining dialogue with Stuart Cain but the reality is your first two points require a third party the club don’t control to respond, Wasps and CCC respectively.

    Your first point requires Wasps to change their stance, until that happens nothing moves forward.

    Your second point requires CCC to respond appropriately. Maybe make CCFC a similar offer on the land to the one they gave Wasps for car park C. That needs to happen before the actual planning process even starts.

    So that leaves your third point as the only one where there is an element of the club being in control. Personally I’m not sure putting pressure on SISU and the EFL to move the club permanently out of the city is a route we want to go down.
     
  30. ccfc1234

    ccfc1234 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2014
    Messages:
    930
    Likes Received:
    276
    Credit:
    £729.55
    I agree with your point if this was a utopian fairytail. Do you think the most effective negotiations take place in full site of the public. knowledge is power and can be weaponised against us. Surely to satisfy the fans is not worth weakening our cause!

    I there is no news next March u could have a point.
     
  31. Hobo

    Hobo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2013
    Messages:
    9,359
    Likes Received:
    5,313
    Location:
    Coventry
    Credit:
    £1,008.66
    Because nothing is happening. You are just a fan so suck it up.
     
    stupot07 and vow like this.
  32. Sky Blue Pete

    Sky Blue Pete Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2012
    Messages:
    11,633
    Likes Received:
    2,746
    Credit:
    £4,749.59
    Emailed cllr duggins to ask
     
    vow likes this.
  33. ccfcricoh

    ccfcricoh Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2011
    Messages:
    560
    Likes Received:
    357
    Credit:
    £847.49
    If only we had a local newspaper with a sports journalist who could questions of all parties and try to update the public, as opposed to staying quiet until the Wasps/CCC give's them the next story they would like releasing.

    Or a radio station with people who "support" CCFC and can ask these tricky questions
     
  34. Magwitch

    Magwitch Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2018
    Messages:
    2,350
    Likes Received:
    875
    Credit:
    £2,811.56
    Boddy gets a lot of praise on here for some reason I step back from that, to me he is the other cheek of the same backside, he’s been on this ground issue for over twelve months.
     
  35. chiefdave

    chiefdave Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2008
    Messages:
    22,959
    Likes Received:
    16,858
    Location:
    Coventry
    Credit:
    £6,809.26
    Still amazes me that the likes of CWR and the Telegraph just passively accept Duggins being caught out or Wasps putting unreasonable demands in place. Surely the minimum we should expect is them to be questioned on it.

    Add in a trust that seems terrified to say a bad word about either and its no wonder you have Wasps firing out PR rubbish and Duggins boasting he can do and say whatever he likes without challenge.
     
    RegTheDonk likes this.

Share This Page