Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Letter in the Coventry Telegraph: Sky Blues' fans need to pull together

I had this letter printed in the Coventry Telegraph today. My letters to the MPs have been featured on this blog.

As soon as we have replies I will post them online.

After writing to both Councillor Mutton and SISU s Tim Fisher just a few months ago to facilitate a meeting between us all about Coventry City's future, I received a reply from Councillor Mutton who declined my request for a meeting and I have heard nothing back from SISU or Tim Fisher.

This week I have written to the Department of Media, Sport and Culture and have copied this letter to the FA to ask why the Government is not doing more on the subject of football ownership. While I wouldn't t support the government getting involved in on´-the-field matters, I would welcome a stronger approach to the vetting of potential owners. The copy of my letter, and previous letters about Coventry City Football Club, can be found on my blog.

What is now important is for Coventry City fans to pull together, no matter what their opinions are. I receive many emails concerning Coventry City football club, and I would urge all fans not to believe what is written on the internet, and where possible, not to take sides as such. This is a highly complex issue, and all everybody wants is for Coventry City to move towards a more positive future.

Coventry City is a fantastic club and they have passionate, loyal support. It would be fantastic if the club saw high attendances throughout the League One campaign this year - there is no doubt that high attendances for Sheffield Wednesday helped their promotion push.

I will continue to welcome fans comments and emails, and I want to help in any way I can. Football is incredibly vital to the West Midlands region, and we need to secure Coventry City Football Clubs future for the good of the region and the fans.