Fans of Coventry City are understandably excited about the potential of a takeover from an unnamed consortium. They have taken to twitter to display their excitement.
They have been protesting against hedge fund owners SISU for a number of years so will be delighted that their nightmare is a large step closer to being over. Protests have included plastic pigs being thrown on the pitch and joint marches teaming up with fans of Charlton Athletic. They have even gone as far as pitch invasions against Sheffield United and Northampton.
— Andy Turner (@AndyTurnerccfc) April 20, 2017
CROSS FINGERS TOES ARMS LEGS THE CANCER MIGHT BE LEAVING COV!! #pusb
— Brian (@BrianTrippy) April 20, 2017
The consortium has been confirmed to be made up of local businessmen and life long Coventry fans, the perfect type of owners to have. The offer is understood to be a large amount more then the pound that SISU paid in 2007 to “save” the Sky Blues from administration. However in 2013 they were forced into it anyway, SISU got the club back however under the name of “Otium” thanks to an administrator they appointed themselves.
Can everyone just shut up until and offer has been accepted…. Thanks #pusb
— Graham Spinner (@Gray_Spinner) April 20, 2017
— Danny S White (@dannyswhite) April 20, 2017
— Simon Gilbert (@TheSimonGilbert) April 20, 2017
Their tenancy at the Ricoh Arena runs out at the end of next season and they are at risk of losing their training ground as well as their academy. The future is quite bleak if you’re a fan of Coventry City. Last month however the Sky Blues took 45,000 fans to Wembley Stadium for the Checkatrade Trophy final. This just displays the potential which the club has. The unnamed member of the consortium, when speaking to the Coventry Telegraph, expressed his ambition to get them back to the Championship at the very least.
Coventry takeover bid? Think I'll wait until I see Tim Fisher and co waive goodbye before I get excited #PUSB
— Ewan Powell (@powellewan) April 20, 2017
Best of luck #PUSB I hope this takeover goes through and everything works out. Local people will have good intentions.
All the best – #cafc
— Freddie Saunders (@ValleyFloydFred) April 20, 2017
— Andy (@andycov) April 20, 2017