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Coventry City fans protest ahead of kick off at Ricoh arena

Coventry City fans held a protest outside the Ricoh arena for the owners SISU to put the club up for sale today.

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Fans marched from Holbrook Park on Holbrook Lane via Hen Lane to the Ricoh Arena and then assembled at the Jimmy Hill statue.

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The route was marked by Sky Blue ribbons. Credit: ITV News Central/Keith Wilkinson

In a statement Coventry City said they respect the fans' right to express their opinion and that they would encourage them to support the team on the pitch.


Coventry Council win dispute over Ricoh Arena

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The Court of Appeal has ruled that Coventry City Council acted lawfully when it bailed out the Ricoh Arena.

Coventry City owners Sisu claim the council broke state aid law when it loaned the arena £14 million.

Sisu say by bailing the arena out the council prevented them having a share of the stadium. The judge ruled that the council had acted lawfully last year, Sisu appealed the decision but the judge has dismissed it today and ordered them to pay court costs.

Memorial garden to celebrate life of Jimmy Hill

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A new memorial garden celebrating the life of former Coventry City manager Jimmy Hill is being unveiled at the Ricoh Arena today.

A service will be held to mark the opening of the garden before the Sky Blues' final home game of the season against Sheffield United.

Jamie Hill, Jimmy's son, will cut the ribbon and John Witcombe, Dean of Coventry Cathedral, will scatter the ashes and perform a short ceremony.


Eric Black announced as Villa first team coach

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Aston Villa have officially named former Coventry City manager Eric Black as their new first team coach.

Black is the newest addition to the backroom staff of manager Rémi Garde.

"I'm pleased to welcome Eric to the football club and I'm really looking forward to working with him.

"He will work alongside Reginald Ray, Robert Duverne and Tony Parks as part of my coaching staff.

"Eric brings a wealth of experience and excellent knowledge of English football and he will help me improve the level of the team."

– Rémi Garde, Aston Villa Manager
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