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Petition to the Football League & FA reaches 5,000 signatures.

A petition calling on both the Football Association and the Football League to look into the dealings of the preferencial bidder for Coventry City Football Club Limited has reached 5,000 in just a few days. *UPDATE – On June 19th 2013, the petition passed 7,000 signatures* On Friday, joint-administrator of Coventry City Football Club, Paul … Continue reading

Sky Blue Trust protests outside Sisu head office.

This afternoon The Sky Blue Trust staged a protest outside the head offices of Coventry City Football Club’s owners, Sisu. Around forty members of The Trust travelled to London this afternoon to let the club’s owners and the Football League know their feelings towards the way the club has been run and the anger at … Continue reading

City fan’s email to the Football League.

Matt Cattell is just one of the many Coventry City fans who have simply had enough. After yesterday’s announcement by joint-administrator, Paul Appleton that Otium Entertainment Group Limited – a group related to current owner’s Sisu, were the preferencial bidders were Coventry City Limited the majority of City fans have been angered and outraged. Today the … Continue reading

Preston Haskell IV: “I sincerely hope for the best at Coventry City.”

One of the confirmed final bidders for Coventry City Ltd, American businessman, Preston Haskell IV has appeared to give up on taking over the Sky Blues. Yesterday, joint-administrator, Paul Appleton named Otium Entertainment Group Limited as the preferred bidder for the administration hit company. Otium are a company related to the owners of Coventry City … Continue reading

Paul Appleton names Otium Entertainment Group Limited as preferred bidder for Coventry City FC Limited.

Paul Appleton, the administrator for the part of Coventry City Football Club which is in administration has said the bid put forward by Otium Entertainment Group Limited was ‘substantially more’ than the three other offers received. The company is connected to Sisu, who took over the Sky Blues in 2007. Former Coventry City directors Ken … Continue reading

Appleton confirms four final bids for Coventry City.

Coventry City Football Club Limited’s administrator Paul Appleton has confirmed four parties have met today’s final deadline for bids to buy the company out of administration. It was believed that there could be up to six final bids for the Sky Blues, but as of the deadline at 12:00 BST, only four had been received. … Continue reading

ACL: Coventry City can use Ricoh Arena rent free.

Arena Coventry Limited, the managers of the Ricoh Arena have today stated that Coventry City Ltd. can use the Ricoh Arena ‘rent free’ for the 2013/2014 season if they are still in administration. City, who are currently in administration, have been in a rent dispute with their stadium landlords, Arena Coventry Ltd (ACL), for more … Continue reading

Paul Appleton sets final bids deadline; hopes for quick sale.

Joint administrator, Paul Appleton has set a deadline of Thursday, June 13th at noon for interested parties to submit their final bids for the assets in Coventry City FC Limited. Appleton has claimed a number of indicative offers have been received and highlighted a desire to conclude matters as quickly as possible. He said in … Continue reading

Richard Keys: Outrageous to extend bidder’s deadline.

Former Sky Sports anchor and lifelong Coventry City fan, Richard Keys, has described the decision to extend the bidder’s deadline to buy the Sky Blues as “outrageous.” On Friday, which was the original deadline for bidders to make their move, joint-administrator Paul Appleton announced that the deadline was being extended until 5pm, Friday June 7th, … Continue reading

Private Seat Licence owners demand money back from Coventry City.

Private seat owners at the Ricoh Arena are demanding their money back, claiming Coventry City Football Club are in breach of contract. Almost 1,000 seats were sold to Sky Blues fans for £275 as a way of generating funds for former manager Micky Adams’s transfer kitty back in 2006. The initiative was launched by then … Continue reading