Protest Tuesday

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  1. Sky Blue Dal

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    Are they... I missed that one.

    Getting murky now.:confused:
     
  2. Rob S

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    As the group with the most experience of protesting outside the Council House on this issue, I think Get Cov Back to the Ricoh will be happy to get behind this :-)
     
  3. Broken Hearted Sky Blue

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    Great we'll get another taxi;)
     
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  5. Otis

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    I can be there for 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

    Can make Monday too, if it is better to be then.

    Anyone on here post on Cov RFC's forum? Would be a very good idea to get Cov rugby fans onboard with this too.
     
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    They need to feel like if they do this the electorate of ccfc fans will hold them accountable and take their jobs at the election. This would concentrate a few self serving minds at the council.
     
  7. Flying Fokker

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    Here we are again....Protesting. Nobody wanted the stadium according to SISU. They have no plan to take the club forward.

    At least one person at CCFC knew about this bid several weeks ago. (ok, it was hearsay but it turned out to be rock solid). No bid has come forward from them has it?

    Not sure how this is going to go although the councillors have a duty to protect assets. I fear the club will come second in their considerations.

    My dream is for SISU to go. I fear they will take the club with them. They are actually more likely to do it now with the assets of season ticket sales in the coffers.

    The Football League need to safeguard our club somehow. Perhaps the 'protest' should focus on their role in this as well?
     
  8. Flying Fokker

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    Did he know about the bid several weeks ago? It always helps if you are tipped off. Do SISU have any intention of staying in Coventry with the club? So what is their plan?
     
  9. Astute

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    I agree with everything that you have said other than SISU not being allowed to put an offer in. There is nothing stopping them from putting an offer in.....other than maybe a lack of cash. If they were going to put a proper offer in and keep to it they would have done so by now.

    The one part I don't understand is where CCC are said to be buying the Higgs share to get around not having to deal with SISU. The agreement to sell the Higgs share to CCFC ended when they took our club to Northampton and broke the agreement in place.

    Sorry I can't make the protest but will be there in spirit. Hope the weather is decent and that you all get noticed.
     
  10. Nick

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    Don't you think something must be fishy when last and bhsb are saying it though?
     
  11. NorthernWisdom

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    I will say this for both of them.

    Don't always agree with what they say, don't always agree with the types of protests decided on... would trust their sincerity.

    Also they seem happy to back their words with action, which many of us ;) aren't. We sit back and wring our hands.

    I didn't agree with standing on a sodding hill in Northampton, but after a few of us did for Cardiff the club was back. Personally don't think that's what caused it but hell, it made some of us feel better that we were doing that... and it didn't hurt, did it. Some of them had been doing it all the season before, and that surely shows if nothing else they care.

    In this case however, if sod all turn up to a protest before the council meeting then effectively we're giving the city a mandate to cut adrift our own sporting teams in favour of short term finance taking precedence over long term roots and heritage.

    As with standing on a hill, it's probably worth putting aside who you think's to blame for a simple message that moving clubs and teams is wrong, and a simple message that we want the best for Coventry City, CRFC etc. We can disagree on how to get the best... but surely we can agree that the focus should be on making them better rather than parachuting in and out of the city random teams?
     
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  12. Bennets Afro

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    We have protested to get Cov playing back in Cov and if this deal goes through and SISU won't accept a rental deal then they will build a stadium outside the city, so for me this protest is just as much about keeping cov playing in coventry. Everyone should turn up!!!

    Come on Michael, you need to ramp your keep cov in cov campaign!!!
     
  13. MichaelCCFC

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    kcic's done it's job - we need to unite behind the Trust
     
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    Can't see protest achieving anything it's a business and if a bid comes in for the majority share there going to accept.
     
  15. italiahorse

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    CCFC fans (10,000) will have little influence on overall Coventry Population (330,000).
    In fact if they make a decision for CCFC it could go against them.

    I'm staggered when I talk to people about this that some still do not know we were in Northampton for a year.
     
  16. Astute

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    There is nothing to stop SISU from putting a bid in. There is nothing from stopping you from putting a bid in.

    If SISU put a bid in and CCC refused to listen you would find CCC in trouble. With no contract in place the arena must go to the highest bidder. Not totally as simple as this, but this would be the basics of any deal done. If SISU were the only ones interested it would come down to agreeing a price. But there are now at least them and one other interested. Maybe SISU are not interested in a bidding war. All we can do is guess what is going on. And there is a good chance that there is a confidentiality clause involved so CCC won't be able to tell us anything until any deal is done.

    I am as angry as anyone else about what is going on. But what really is going on? We don't know how much that Wasps would be paying. We don't know how long the lease would be for. If Higgs were out of the equation there would not be any current lease. It could even be something like a 10 year lease for Wasps. How many have said that it would only cost them 7m? It would give them a chance to get something sorted closer to where they should be playing. The naming rights are about up. So having Wasps and CCFC playing there would make it even more valuable. The naming rights would pay for the cost of the lease. And maybe CCC would do this thinking that SISU would be gone before the 10 years are up.

    If we knew how much Wasps would be paying we would have a better idea how long the lease would be for. But as things stand we don't have much of a clue about anything. And with confidentiality rules CCC, Wasps and even SISU can't say anything if they are involved. Could it even be that Wasps would take over the lease and our club gets free rent for the duration? Or a cheap rent with F&B?

    I am not trying to stick up for anyone here. I just don't understand why SISU are being so quiet for the first time. There must be something in it for them.
     
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    Should we not be protesting to SISU to get off their high horse and put a bid in.
    That would stall the vote as it would have to be considered.

    They seem quiet on this.
     
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    Well said Northern
     
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    So sitting on your arse and doing nothing will solve our problems?
     
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    I say Fair Play to you.
    Its great to know some people actually care.
    Will take Tuesday off work and join you.
     
  21. Otis

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    We should just try everything, letters, protests, anything and everything. Letters may possibly not work, but at the same time, I cannot see that it will do any harm whatsoever.

    People need to register their concerns.
     
  22. lewys33

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    Ill see if I can get a pass from the mrs for this!
     
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    Could do with the trust, KCIC and GCBTR promoting this.
     
  24. jimmyhillsfanclub

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    Yeah...certainly could.

    HELLO....SKY BLUE TRUST....WAKEY FUCKING WAKEY !!!
     
  25. Sky Blue Dal

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    Did the agreement to sell the Higgs share to CCFC end when CCFC LTD went into liquidation? Therefore there is no agreement with Otium therefore can't see why they can't make a new bid under Otium.
     
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    With tickets only costing £5 there is no reason why people shouldnt go and protest but to be fair i think everyone is sick and tired of complaining....i am delighted i can go back and watch my team in the city i live but am soooo fed up of all this doom and gloom and it doesnt matter how much we scream and shout, its not going to change! SISU are scum and going nowhere!
     
  27. Rob S

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    We're on the case...press release & media push in progress right now. Should have some major news v. soon.
     
  28. Astute

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    If Higgs still have a 50% share in the lease it will stay as the 40 odd years remaining. If Higgs are paid off as they have wanted since they paid for the share the lease can be taken as null and void as CCC will hold the lease and freehold to themselves. So they can then do a new lease for as long as they want.
     
  29. Rob S

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    IMPORTANT! The council meeting starts @ 2pm so protests should be before then...i.e. from 1pm

    They'll all be gone by 6!
     
  30. Rob S

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    Any thoughts on the time change..?
     
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    There's no way I could make 2pm, sadly.
     
  32. NorthernWisdom

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    Beautiful way to make sure one man and his dog turns up, isn't it.
     
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    Yep, it's almost like they've put some thought into it.
     
  34. Otis

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    Yep.

    I can be there for 1 p.m., but I think we'd probably look like a bunch of right lemons, me, 3 other City fans, a tourist looking for St Mary's Guildhall and an old lady queuing to pay her council tax.

    We'd be very lucky if we could muster more than 25 people.
     
  35. letsallsingtogether

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    The trust have got an open meeting on Monday night.
    Guest speaker will be Waggot. No doubt it will be brought up at that meeting.
    I will be there to start off the debate if need be.
     

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