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Coventry City fans' calls to vote out councillors

Coventry City fans will protest outside the council house today Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Coventry City fans plan to hold a major demonstration outside the city's Council House to call for a return to the Ricoh Arena on May 10th.

The 'Vote them Out' urges fans to use the forthcoming elections to vote for candidates who say they will help bring the club home.

The Sky Blues moved to Northampton Town's Sixfields Stadium at the start of the season for at least three years.

It follows a long-running rent row with the Ricoh Arena, which saw the club fall into administration.

Watch: Fans boycott first Coventry 'home' game - full report


Coventry City take on Stevenage in crucial match

Coventry City are taking on Stevenage tonight in a crucial match at the bottom of the League One table.

A win for Coventry against the side that sit bottom of the league would see them pull six points clear of the relegation zone.

The team news from the Sixfields Stadium is in:


FULL #CCFC side: Murphy (GK), Adams, Seaborne, J. Clarke Webster, Willis, Robinson, Fleck, Moussa, Delfouneso, Wilson


SUBS for #CCFC: Burge (GK), Christie, Thomas, Baker, Eccleston, Marshall, Haynes. #PUSB

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Sky Blues Chief Exec attacked by fans in London pub

Tim Fisher, Coventry City's Chief Executive has been attacked by fans in a London pub. Credit: PA

ITV News Central has learned the Coventry City chief executive Tim Fisher has been attacked by fans in a London pub.

It is understood that fans threw chairs and glasses at Mr Fisher as he entered a pub in Ealing, following the club's 3-1 defeat to Brentford on Saturday.

Relations between the owners and many supporters have become increasingly strained following the club's decision to play their home matches at Northampton Town's Sixfields Stadium.

Marlon King admits dangerous driving charge

King faces up to two years in jail
King faces up to two years in jail Credit: Press Association

Former Premier League footballer Marlon King today pleaded guilty at Nottingham Crown Court to dangerous driving after a three-car crash left a motorist with a fractured elbow.

King, of Torksey, Lincolnshire, was due to go on trial at Nottingham Crown Court today after pleading not guilty to a charge of dangerous driving at an earlier hearing.

The footballer, who appeared in the dock wearing a blue suit and open-necked white shirt, changed his plea to one of guilty to the charge this morning.

The striker, who has played for Nottingham Forest, Coventry City and Birmingham City, faces a maximum sentence of two years' imprisonment.


Coventry fans protest at the Emirates stadium

Coventry City fans expressed anger last night with a mid-match protest.

They held up signs saying "Why?" and "When?" to question why the club left the Ricoh Arena to play at Northampton Town's Sixfields Stadium and when the Sky Blues will return to Coventry.

The protests took place in the 35th and 61st minutes of the FA Cup game against Arsenal. The 35th minute was chosen because it represents the distance in miles between Coventry and Sixfields, where the Sky Blues currently play their home matches.

The second protest was staged after half-time, 61 minutes in, reflecting Jimmy Hill's takeover of the club in 1961, which marked a major period of transformation for the club.

Coventry lost 4-0 to Arsenal.

Coventry City striker Leon Clarke hands in transfer request

Clarke has scored 18 goals for Coventry City this season
Clarke has scored 18 goals for Coventry City this season Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Coventry City striker Leon Clarke has handed in a formal transfer request, the club has confirmed.

Clarke, who has scored 18 goals this season, has 18 months left on his current deal with the club.

Development director Steve Waggott said: “It’s deeply disappointing when a player expresses a desire to leave the club in this way – especially when he has become such a firm favourite with supporters because of performances over the past 12 months...

"We are in a position where we will only let him leave if the deal is right for Coventry City Football Club.

“That means securing the kind of deal that will allow [manager] Steven Pressley to strengthen his squad should Leon go.”

Man detained in Coventry City match betting probe

A man was detained by police during a League One fixture between Coventry City and Crawley Town on suspicion of feeding information to an overseas betting syndicate.

It was suspected the man had been sending information abroad to take advantage of the television time delay during Sunday's match.


Spent some of the day working with FA fraud team and we ended up detaining a male feeding info back to an overseas syndicate at the match

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