September 26th, 2016

Are us Sky Blues fans still singing together?

Updated: 4:29 pm, May 07, 2015

This week’s fan’s view column has been sent in by Andrew Hall (@reference87) who questions whether Sky Blues fans are still in it together…

“The people who are still in attendance at the Ricoh Arena are all asking the same question – where did those 20,000 fans disappear to?

“Admittedly the season has been nothing shy of abysmal after getting knocked out of all cup competitions except survival in League One.

“However all the hard work and togetherness in that three week build up to our return that was heart warming for the city and the club was gone after two games. So is the togetherness of Coventry City fans really there?

“Our passion and pride, which was once unquestionable, is in real test and I think the solidarity is fading.

“Sisu are at the forefront of criticism, much of which is justified, whilst the council slip backstage having hypocritically ‘removed a club away from it’s community’ in selling up to the wasps.

“A ground which was earmarked back in the 1980’s to be the central hub for sport and leisure in the city paid with Coventrians’ tax money, is now a rugby ground for a team in high Wycombe.

“But people will still tell me that it’s Sisu’s fault.

“Let me remind you that whilst the council were committing daylight robbery by charging us £1.4million in rent before the team kicked a ball, Sisu still paid the wages and transfer fees of now top class individuals.

“They include the likes of Danny Fox, Leon Best, Scott Dann, Aron Gunnarsson, Ben Turner and Leon Clarke to name but a few who have all played in a successful team if not the Premier League.

“With a new hashtag arriving each week with a new campaign of some description just waters down the stronghold that fans have.

“If you want Coventry to succeed get up to the games because it’s a different era we live in now.

“The revenue rules don’t allow for Twitter campaigns, boycotts and protests. We can only put in what we get back so by you turning up or not, our decline or uprise is now on you.”

Aron Gunnarsson beats off the close intentions of Reading striker Noel Hunt. Photo by Jamie Gray 18.011.017.cov.jg10

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