SKY BLUES MASTER PLAN?
COULD it be that the Sky Blues owners had a "Master Plan" all along, knowing that if the club got relegated they could look at all of the following:
1, The Rent at the Ricoh (now known as "The City of Coventry Stadium")
2, The players Wages?
3, Cut down on the backroom staff?
4, Cutting the playing staff?
5, Get success in League 1 and fill the stadium?
The reasons I ask, if you look at the facts, (which have often been difficult to find) we went almost a year without signing an outfield player, whilst releasing several very useful members of our own staff. Andy Thorn was often exasperated by his lack of backing from the board, with their seeming lack of ambition preventing him from improving the squad.
We were looking like relegation fodder for months, without a word from the owners and certainly no plan to prevent the inevitable.
So why the sudden change of tact? 2 new centre halves signed, 1 new striker, 2 new midfielders, with the promise of more to come!
It would be great to think that there has been a plan all along, that the "Big Picture" shows that we have got a team that could challenge for promotion, the crowds will come back, the Ricoh will be full every week and the good times are just around the corner?
We can only hope that this is the case, because with a couple more additions, we should be better prepared this season to have a real go at it, with the possibility of a good run being the catalyst for the future we have all dreamed of!