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I DOUBT THERE was anything mutual about Steve Harrison's exit. The timing of it also suggests the motivations are financial rather than footballing.
This is backed up by Tim Fisher's comments, reminding us what he said at the end of last season: "We will have to look at all aspects of the club."
In other words, we need to save every penny we can.
OH HOW times have changed for the once much maligned Coventry City supporter. Saturday's win secured a run of three straight victories, a phenomenon that has long avoided any City side. A team once notorious for its inconsistency is starting to look solid and assured.
The "I'll take a draw" mentality that I have been all too familiar with has now been banished. When it comes to football, optimism is a rarity; that's what supporting England and the Sky Blues your whole life does to you.
But recently, whenever I come to consider expectations for forthcoming fixtures, I find myself daring to dream of three points, and with it an increased degree of security for our new-found home in the top 6.
SKY BLUES FANS have of late, I've noticed, been trying to put their finger on just what the difference is between this season, and seasons gone by.
Why is it that City fans are walking around with chests puffed out, sleeves rolled up, looking for Leicester fans to fire a quick knowing smile at?
Some people look at individuals in the team: Ben Turner's rise to prominence; Lee Carsley's experience; Clive Platt's physical presence; Gary McSheffrey's eye for goal; Aron Gunnarsson's second wind playing out wide.
Others say it's the change in manager. The way I felt about Chris Coleman is the same way I feel about about Nigella Lawson: I liked him a lot, but I'm not sure it was for the right reasons.
CHRIS COLEMAN'S departure from Coventry City appears to have signalled the end of Leon Barnett's career at the Ricoh Arena.
So Chris Coleman has been sacked. Anyone who saw the Watford match could clearly see that he could not get the players motivated or playing for him.
OUR CHAIRMAN ASSURED us fans that there was no jerking of knees in the decision to hand Chris Coleman the sack. I agree that the decision wasn't a rash, obstinate reaction to City's final day thumping dealt to them by Watford, but I do not think it was the right one to make.
Ray Ranson has vehemently preached the virtues of patience and stability since taking over as chairman, and his support for Coleman has seemed, until last Tuesday, to be as resolute as his stoic countenance.
But that resolution, before last week, had never faced a stern test, even at fans' forums when City were floundering, supporters critical of Coleman have been in the minority. What did test it (and break it) was the dwindling sales of season tickets - both in real terms and anicdotally. Supporters have affected this change with the closure of their wallets.