**ALL USERS READ THIS, ACTION REQUIRED ASAP** - Sky Blues Talk forum statement

Discussion in 'Coventry City General Chat' started by Sky Blue Pete, Jan 15, 2020.

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Do you full support the statement from our online community

Poll closed Monday at 11:33 PM.
  1. Fully support the statement

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  2. Not in my name thank you

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  1. Sky Blue Pete

    Sky Blue Pete Well-Known Member

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    Statement on behalf of the Sky Blues Talk online forum.

    Sky Blues Talk is a forum of 7500 members; it is the oldest and one of the largest online Coventry City Football Club (CCFC) fan communities. Xxxx members responded to a recent survey, with xx% confirming that they fully support this statement made on their behalf.

    We, the representatives of Sky Blues Talk, would like to express our disappointment and frustration with all parties who have contributed to Coventry City playing its home games outside the city that bears its name.

    We call upon Wasps RFC to drop any request that CCFC (or its owners) indemnify Wasps against potential or actual costs and losses incurred by them as a result of the State Aid case currently being considered by the European Commission. If the European Commission decides that the sale of the Ricoh Arena to Wasps contravenes State Aid regulations, then this will have been through no fault of CCFC; if CCFC were to agree to indemnify Wasps, the size of any likely financial settlement would in all likelihood bankrupt the club we all love so much.

    Equally, we call upon Sisu as owners of CCFC to recommit to halting all legal action surrounding the sale of the Ricoh Arena, as it did prior to last year’s talks regarding playing home games at the Ricoh Arena for the 2019-2020 season. Any continued legal action by Sisu is a roadblock to repairing the relationships required to find CCFC a home in Coventry, either temporarily at the Ricoh Arena or if necessary, in any new stadium (which will obviously require support of the city).

    We are very disappointed in the recent press release (dated 15th January 2020) from the Sky Blue Trust. The bewildering absence of any mention of the request by Wasps for financial indemnity by CCFC leaves many members of our community wondering if the Sky Blue Trust can legitimately claim to represent CCFC supporters’ interests in an unbiased manner.

    We need to be back playing our home games in Coventry. Staying away is playing Russian roulette with our future and our existence

    We acknowledge that our fans have different opinions on whether to travel to St Andrews this season and we hold no grudge against any fan attending or not attending. It is a personal choice for every individual.

    We would like to praise Mark Robins and the CCFC squad for continuing the hard job of rebuilding the playing side of the club and turning us into an attractive winning team deserving of a far wider match day audience than has yet been seen in Birmingham.

    Finally, we plead with all elements of the media to actively pursue a resolution to the current impasse, and to help facilitate a move back to Coventry without delay.

    PUSB
    Sky Blue Pete on behalf of the Sky Blues Talk Community

    Following the survey the first paragraph will be populated with the figures so please encourage as many posters to vote in the next 5 days
     
  2. usskyblue

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    Pete. You’re doing a great job and you’re close.

    But In reality, it’s not just the recent statement that’s caused the distrust of the Trust. The statement is one example.

    I think it’s fair to say that their continued agenda against ownership (when there’s clearly questions to be leveled at Wasps and the Council) has triggered our desire to speak out, not only at the impasse, but directly at the Trust as well.

    This feels like a one shot deal. Let’s grab it by the balls.
     
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  3. Liquid Gold

    Liquid Gold Well-Known Member

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    Is there a way to look at who has voted what?
     
  4. GaryMabbuttsLeftKnee

    GaryMabbuttsLeftKnee Well-Known Member

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    I know someone has stuck this as a sticky, and I might just be something personal to me, but I always skip straight by all the things that are in that section. Just thought it was worth highlighting.
     
  5. Nick

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    Would be interesting to see who is against it and their reasons why?
     
  6. King of the Lesbians

    King of the Lesbians Well-Known Member

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    Might just be somebody with fat fingers using taptalk or something.
     
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  7. Liquid Gold

    Liquid Gold Well-Known Member

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    I'd just be interested to know if it was a new user and if so to interact and work out why.
     
  8. rob9872

    rob9872 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I PM'd Pete before it went up and suggested making usernames visible in case Orca and the rest all signed up just to skew the results so we could see fi they were new users etc. Ah well, can't restart it now or we'll lose what we already have.
     
  9. usskyblue

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    I’m not putting my name to it until we get real with the Trust’s involvement in this mess. It’s the reason why we were moved to action but now seemingly we’re tip-toeing around it.

    Are people worried about threats ?
     
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  10. SuperFred

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    Might be an idea to leave this thread as a non sticky and make sure it keeps getting bumped up. I tend to only look at the latest posts and only saw this when Liquid Gold posted in another thread. Or maybe it's just me who does that.
     
  11. Nick

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    Unstuck it :)
     
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  12. robbiethemole

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    bugger me!!! can't think they will be that committed to come all the way to Tampa to threaten to duff you up. Hahahahaha
     
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    Just in case anyone ticks the box and thinks that’s it... you have to click “cast my vote” and then you will see the current result (82 for and 1 against)
     
  14. IrishSkyBlue

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    Good post, nice to see us here on this forum can be repsresenting and stick two fingers up at the trust who i dont speak on my behalf but i do trust the knowledgeable long terms members on here to do so. I dont post much on here because living in ireland ect i wouldnt have the info ect to discuss these kind of matters on threads but do read majority that is said and im sure alot would agree with the above!
     
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    Terrified
     

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    Prehaps the thread title could be made more bold and leading?

    **ALL USERS READ THIS, ACTION REQUIRED ASAP** - SkyBlueTalk Community Statement
     
  17. Great_Expectations

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    What sort of numbers are we hoping for in order for this to be seen as credible?

    It’s a fantastic idea and using this forum as a mouthpiece for fans is something we’ve discussed before, so I’m glad it’s coming to fruition with this exercise.

    It’s key we get good numbers though, else it’ll be too easily swatted away by the Trust, CET, CCC etc.
     
  18. Nick

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    I think it will be regardless, it certainly touches a nerve which sends particular people on the attack.
     
  19. Grendel

    Grendel Well-Known Member

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    In terms of legitimacy If it can get around 300 it’s justified to say it’s representative of the full membership. Even half that and it’s difficult to argue it isn’t
     
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    Yes people are really starting to froth at the mouth
     
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  22. Nick

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    It happens every time there's some momentum against Wasps or CCC for some reason?

    I had best get some CCTV installed ;)
     
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    Hi Nick

    can I respectfully suggest you make all media aware of this.
    IE. BBC CWR (News & Sport) Andy Turner CT Les Reid CO Ian Winter BBC MIDLANDS TODAY Steve Clamp ITV Midlands Sport etc. etc..
     
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    I voted for it, however I'm with Usskyblue. It could do with a paragraph on the trust. They obviously don't represent the views of the majority of the fan base, and this is the perfect opportunity to let the media know that.

    Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
     
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  25. Liquid Gold

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    I think now people have signed it (ticket they agree with it at least) it is difficult to make a change.
     
  26. rhino1002

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    Would it be useful to point out that you need to log in to enable you to vote
    i have just added my vote and im happy to put my name to it
     
  27. usskyblue

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    Not if this thread is locked once the change is agreed and a new thread with a stronger title (call to arms) is issued.

    A strong message regarding the Trust is a requirement in my opinion. Otherwise it comes across as another foo-foo statement from another fan source.

    The media needs to know that the Trust has been moving in its own direction, without the support of the majority of the fanbase.
     
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  28. jimmyhillsfanclub

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    Yes. Good point. I believe it further legitimises & confirms the poll as genuine. I mean, this is the first time I've logged in since Aug. 2018...

    ...Damn it.....look what you made me do FFS!

    Excellent work folks. PUSB!
     
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    Yes it does legitimise the vote but there will also be people who couldn't work how to vote
     
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    What statement have the SBTrust put out on the 15th Jan, I've missed the article!?

    A link would be great, cheers!
     
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    Welcome back, you were one of the more decent posters.

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    Loving your work vow. I was going to plagiarise your avatar for my Twitter, but I've already had a couple of bans and I think they get longer each time until expulsion :)
     
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    Good to see you back - as it were

    Thanks again for the EU Brexit thread!
     
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    Excellent and fair statement Pete. Good work !
     
  35. joemercersaces

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    Can we not add a codicil “we all think that the Sky Blue Trust are a small bunch of smug self-serving wankers who don’t speak for the fan base and are in Wasps’ pocket.” That should get the message across.
     

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