Should Coventry City fans trust SISU ?
WITH the collapse of the Hoffman bid it's tempting for some City fans to say SISU are all we've got we should stick with them rather than continuing to protest
We've just gone through a transfer window were we have brought in a new striker and SISU representative Onye Igwe has written the fans an open letter.
While I respect fans who believe this I myself continue to believe the future of the club is best secured under alternative ownership and would protest for that belief
The withdrawl of the Hoffman bid initially seemed to be for not very significant reasons feeding in to the clubs propoganda that it was not a serious one. However I always believed it was serious and when details of the leaking of the offer letter surfaced I wasn't surprised by the investors reaction
Of course if SISU refuse to sell no one can make them. But the only way to change their view is to continue to protest
After the closing of the transfer window I believe there is still reason for discontent. Whilst the arrival of Cody McDonald is welcome its come at the price of the departure of Ben Turner
All of us saw this young players remarkable form in the first part of last season. The clubs faith in this fine home produced prospect was on the verge of being fully realised
Both celebrity fan Graeme Hawley in a recent CWR commentary and my fellow blogger Ian Palmer have spoken out strongly against his sale. I agree with them
As TJL reminds us it could have been a lot worse. This is what SISU has done set our expectations so low we have to be content with less.
With Andy Thorn's open style we have been prone to letting in goals both last season and principaly at Crystal Palace this season. I believe an on form Ben Turner would have helped with that. After the window the squad is on balance at least as inadequate as before
But we are promised loan signings in Onye Igwe's open letter. We've heard these promises before though . Indeed much of his statement is a retread of what was said in that press conference earlier this year
Without the protest I trust we would not even have seen this from Mr Igwe. He doubtless has one eye on the televised game next week.
As a Coventry City fan I am completely disenchanted with the current board. I respect the clubs right to take the banner from the supporters at the last home game. Some recognition of the supporters grievances and justification for the act might be nice
It's said that a confidential offer letter was leaked to a national newspaper. Has the club instigated an enquiry into how this happened ? . The silence is defeaning
Many will say why protest if SISU go out who could possibly come in. Possibly a few parties if it gets to administration . That's a risky thing to wish for though and initially as fans we have a battle against relegation to fight. That's a huge priority right now
In this time of crisis for the club I for one don't have all the answers. But I know I don't trust SISU and I don't believe we should settle for life under them
After all despite being " in it for the long haul" they are only committed to fund the club until the end of the season