Coventry United - is it time to get behind them?

@richh87

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Do you really want me to dig up quotes? What was your name before you became an Italian General again?

We did know things about Sisu, some of us posted those things, some chose to ignore them or say that they were exactly the sort of hard-hiotting businesspeople we needed to run the club.

Anyway, if you did know nothing about them, why would you give them their full support?

Make any big donations to that mob yesterday did you?

Whilst I never liked, trusted, or agreed with many, if not most of the decisions made by Sisu/Ranson I never stopped supporting the team.

Anyway, fuck off and go and support Coventry United or whoever, sure they will welcome youir wholehearted support until you don't like something they do, then you can fuck off to another team
Yes I'd like you to dig some out. You knew nothing of SISU, nobody did. You can pretend you did - and that you knew all of this was coming, but it's a load of rubbish.

I support CCFC because I'm from Cov and because my family support them. My overwhelming feeling though is that we need to rip our club back out of SISU's grip.


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Otis

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To be fair, Lord was I recall one of the ones warning against the blind acceptance of Sisu at the time.
 

lordsummerisle

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Yes I'd like you to dig some out. You knew nothing of SISU, nobody did. You can pretend you did - and that you knew all of this was coming, but it's a load of rubbish.

I support CCFC because I'm from Cov and because my family support them. My overwhelming feeling though is that we need to rip our club back out of SISU's grip.


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You're still dense twat.

What was your name again? One of Ginetta's followers, but for the life of me yours escapes me.

Rip the club out of Sisu's grip?

Fucking off to support another team will do that straight away.

Stuff was posted by a few people about Sisu and what they were like, how they had behaved in other situations, you choosing to ignore it doesn't make it less so.
 

shmmeee

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To be fair, if you say everything is shit and dodgy, you can't really claim credit when it turns out shit and dodgy.

Not accepting anything is as bad as accepting everything, it's the same "broken clock is right twice a day" reasoning when you crow that you were right all along.

I think most were willing to give it a go and I think most were happy in the first season or so. As has been discussed to death, at some point in the first year the plans changed and that started a long history of the fans not being told what the club's aims were.

I'd still stand behind Sisu if they were doing things for the fans/club, football fans are amoral like that, but their actions recently have been a noticeable shift and nothing to do with their status as a hedge fund. They also are led by people who weren't at the club on day 1.

I maintain that if they had actually been open and honest and consulted with fans and taken us with them there wouldn't be half the trouble there is now. It's the division and secrecy that made a lot of people lose trust.
 

lordsummerisle

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To be fair, if you say everything is shit and dodgy, you can't really claim credit when it turns out shit and dodgy.

Not accepting anything is as bad as accepting everything, it's the same "broken clock is right twice a day" reasoning when you crow that you were right all along.

I think most were willing to give it a go and I think most were happy in the first season or so. As has been discussed to death, at some point in the first year the plans changed and that started a long history of the fans not being told what the club's aims were.

I'd still stand behind Sisu if they were doing things for the fans/club, football fans are amoral like that, but their actions recently have been a noticeable shift and nothing to do with their status as a hedge fund. They also are led by people who weren't at the club on day 1.

I maintain that if they had actually been open and honest and consulted with fans and taken us with them there wouldn't be half the trouble there is now. It's the division and secrecy that made a lot of people lose trust.
I don't say everything is shit and dodgy though, just things that are shit and dodgy, not going to be blamed for other peoples failure to work things out for themselves.
 

ajsccfc

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Not sure I've ever seen that to be honest, outside of the Sixfields boycott, which is understandable as it requires collective action to be useful.
The post in this thread about bending over and taking it from suits is an example. It doesn't stand up to any kind of scrutiny, same as when people break out quotes they found about evil and war, call everyone a Sisu apologist, ACL bumlicker or usual suspect or demand other people do more else they be lesser fans.
 

Sterling Archer

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Lordsummerisle and ajsccfc on the money again. Good posts chaps.

It's actually comforting to find some City fans who aren't at the extreme of either/any side of the argument and also don't resort to tired analogies of 'death' and depressive overreaction most of the time.
 

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I don't post anything on here much anymore. The first reason is that it's doom and gloom everyday when it comes to CCFC news. I got sick to death of treading over the same old ground and the constant belittling of people's opinion by the usual suspects.

This season I have become involved with Coventry Sphinx as match day secretary. The reason I wanted to get involved is simple; they are an established Coventry club still playing in Coventry.

Overall attendances have gone up for Sphinx this season because of Sisu's decision to move the sky blues to Northampton. A lot of people just want to watch a local Coventry team playing in the City. Some of the people who come to Sphinx games had City season tickets for thirty or forty years. These people, along with myself, still want the sky blues to do well and we are all desperate for the club to return to Coventry ASAP.

On a personal note, I decided to stop going to Coventry games the season before we moved to Northampton. I refused to line the pockets of all the culprable parties involved, particularly Sisu. I attribute a majority of the mismanagement firmly at their door and it's downright criminal that the league let them continue to mismanage the club.
 

Otis

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Final score,

Coventry United Eleventy Billion - Polesworth 0
 

ajsccfc

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Polesworth must think Prince Mazwi can get them in the New Years honours list.
 

ccfcway

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"tottenham ladies, or chelsea pensioners, polesworth or anyone......."
 

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Ref has finished the game. Full Time Coventry United 28-0 Polesworth

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@covmartin: So that explains the Coventry Utd 28-0 win. Polesworth started with 10 men and had a centre back partnership with a combined age of 97!



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Rusty Trombone

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@covmartin: So that explains the Coventry Utd 28-0 win. Polesworth started with 10 men and had a centre back partnership with a combined age of 97!



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And some people say you need experience at the back, evidently it is not always the case.
 

Otis

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@covmartin: So that explains the Coventry Utd 28-0 win. Polesworth started with 10 men and had a centre back partnership with a combined age of 97!



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Yes and one of the two in question was just 16.
 

SydneySkyBlue

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I don't post anything on here much anymore. The first reason is that it's doom and gloom everyday when it comes to CCFC news. I got sick to death of treading over the same old ground and the constant belittling of people's opinion by the usual suspects.

This season I have become involved with Coventry Sphinx as match day secretary. The reason I wanted to get involved is simple; they are an established Coventry club still playing in Coventry.

Overall attendances have gone up for Sphinx this season because of Sisu's decision to move the sky blues to Northampton. A lot of people just want to watch a local Coventry team playing in the City. Some of the people who come to Sphinx games had City season tickets for thirty or forty years. These people, along with myself, still want the sky blues to do well and we are all desperate for the club to return to Coventry ASAP.

On a personal note, I decided to stop going to Coventry games the season before we moved to Northampton. I refused to line the pockets of all the culprable parties involved, particularly Sisu. I attribute a majority of the mismanagement firmly at their door and it's downright criminal that the league let them continue to mismanage the club.
Bang on the money here. Good for you.

It's hard to still hold a passion for a club where football is a sideshow to politics and the fans are treated with utter contempt.

I could never support a rival club but I could certainly support a Coventry based team again.

People may call that 'giving in' but I see it as similar to getting over an ex - nothing will come of you giving them all the attention they still want and letting them shit all over you. (Show them you've moved on and you may even get them back ie SISU feck off sooner rather than later)
 

italiahorse

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I think the underlying facts are that people are looking at other activities should CCFC stay in Northampton whilst they build a new stadium.

People will stray off in all directions and for some it will not be attending football matches.
The convenience for me of walking the mile to the Ricoh from home, calling off in a pub on the way and the Casino on the way back, has gone.

I enjoy my away games but whether I can sustain it for another season I don't know.
Silly things like new stadium size get to me and the lack of ambition is wearing me down.

Good luck to those that can.
 

torchomatic

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How did other teams not related to CCFC do? Did Kilmarnock win?

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Voice_of_Reason

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Firstly, I support Sky Blues (non attending whilst playing at Sixfields) and I am not a Coventry United supporter. However, I will watch their progress with interest. The do seem to have got their priorities and set up right, with a reserve team, an accademy and junior teams plus of course LLoyd McGrath. I really do wish them well and hope they progress up the leagues so that at least one day we might have two Coventry teams playing in the Football League. (Only one if CCFC goes bust!)