21st Oct, 2017

Last chance for Sky Blues as fans prepare to march again

Coventry Editorial 10th Jul, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THOUSANDS of Sky Blues fans will take to the streets again this weekend for a mass march in what could be their last chance to bring the League One club back to the city.

For the second year running the Sky Blue Trust has organised a march from the club’s former ground, Highfield Road, to Broadgate in the city centre to vent their frustration against playing matches 35 miles away in Northampton.

Steven Pressley’s side have now been based at Sixfields Stadium for over a year and the Trust are urging fans of all ages to show their love for the club and express the message loudly to bring the team home.

“We’re hoping for a similar sized crowd as last year and I think there could even be more.” said Jan Mokrzycki from the Trust.

“This could be our last chance because I think people have become tired, frustrated and angered at what’s happening to their club.

“We want both sides to swallow some humble pie because they want to come back and the fans want them to come back.

“The Trust is hoping the march will make people feel proud to be Sky Blues fans again as we join together to get our message across.”

Fans will set off from Gosford Green this Saturday at 12pm with Lady Godiva once again leading the procession.

The march will head up Sky Blue Way and along Gosford Street before entering Broadgate, where the famous 1987 FA Cup final winning team bus will be waiting, with live music from local artists Kirk Savage, Danny Ansell and The Deserts as well as an appearance from Sky Blue Sam.

Campaign group Keep Cov in Cov, who have confirmed their offer to pay the rent at the Ricoh Ricoh next season on behalf of the club remains on the table, are backing the march.

Last year’s event prompted fresh talks and there is hope both the council and Sisu could be encouraged to meet again over the coming weeks.

Jan added: “We want to get the message across. Why not talk about a deal again? Why not allow the club access to matchday revenue? Why not when there is nothing to lose?

“We’ve been told that the Football League may allow the club to move back to the Ricoh after the season starts but every Sky Blues fan want the team back for the start of 2014/15 campaign.”

For more information or to keep up-to-date with the latest developments about the march visit skybluetrust.co.uk or follow twitter.com/TheSkyBlueTrust

A ‘Keep Coventry in Coventry’ banner is displayed in front of the Lady Godiva statue. 30.013.019.cov.nc4

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