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Video produced ahead of Coventry City protest

A video has been produced for the Sky Blue Trust, a Coventry City supporters' group, calling for Coventry to have their football club back.

The video has been released ahead of a march from Gosford Green this Saturday.

Coventry City played their home fixtures in Northampton last season after leaving the Ricoh Arena following a long-running dispute over its rental agreement to use the stadium.

A recent High Court judgement concluded the club deliberately withheld rent in an attempt to "distress" stadium operators ACL and secure a stake in the business at a cheap price.

Coventry City owners in court to try to help judicial review fight

Coventry City have not played at the Ricoh Arena since last season Credit: Jon Buckle/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The owners of Coventry City Football Club are in court today to try and force Coventry City Council to hand over more internal documents about the Ricoh Arena.

The two sides are in the middle of a legal battle over the council's decision to loan £14.4m to the company which runs the stadium.


Football League statement following Coventry City 'Family Excellence Award'

Coventry City have been awarded 'The Football League Family Excellence Award' for the 2013/14 season, despite them playing their home matches at Northampton Town's Sixfields Stadium.

The Football League have issued the following statement:

The Family Excellence Awards are recognised across European football as being a first class initiative, highlighting clubs’ work providing an outstanding experience to families attending their games.

All 72 Football League clubs receive two mystery family visits throughout the season. The families are independently chosen and do not have any existing affiliation to a particular club. Each part of the families’ experience is marked on a range of areas including, 'first impressions and buying tickets', 'the journey to the match', 'the Stadium vicinity', 'the Club shop', 'Refreshments' and 'Inside the Stadium'.

The families that attended Coventry City home matches this season were unanimous in praising the experience the club provided, in particular commenting on how engaged their children had been across the two visits. Their feedback made it clear they would recommend Coventry City to other families for the service they provided, and would be coming back for future home fixtures.

All 72 clubs across The Football League are assessed in the same way based entirely on the family experience at the matches visited and no other external factors.

– Football League spokesperson

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Coventry City given award for 'providing outstanding experience for fans'

Fans protest outside Coventry City's 'home' ground in Northampton earlier in the season Credit: ITV Central

Coventry City have been awarded 'The Football League Family Excellence Award' for the 2013/14 season, despite them playing their home matches at Northampton Town's Sixfields Stadium.

The Sky Blues left the Ricoh Arena because of a row over rent arrears, leaving behind many fans.

The award recognises 'outstanding experience provided for young fans and families'.

47 clubs in the Football League have been given the award, including Birmingham City, Burton Albion, Cheltenham Town, Chesterfield, Derby County, Leicester City, Northampton Town, Notts County, Peterborough United, Port Vale, Shrewsbury Town and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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.

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