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Coventry close to completing groundshare with Championship club – could be expelled in 7 days

Claims have emerged in an article, suggesting that Coventry City are 80% close to completing a groundshare with a Championship club.

The side in question is Birmingham City who are around twenty miles away, the claim according to Gary Newbon, a TV presenter and Coventry Telegraph columnist.

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His full column reads: “Coventry City are on the verge of doing a deal with Birmingham City to play their “home” matches at St Andrew’s next season if the impasse still remains with Wasps over the Ricoh Arena.

“My trusted source assures me that the agreement is 80% there and an announcement will be expected by the end of the month.

“The EFL chairpersons meet on May 29 to decide if Coventry City can stay in the EFL if they have not revealed where they will play.

“It’s generally thought that the Sky Blues will not be kicked out of the League and certainly this Birmingham news may resolve matters.

“Wasps are still keen for Coventry City to stay at the Ricoh but their conditions are well documented. SISU have to cease all legal actions or proceedings over Wasps’ acquisition and ownership of the Ricoh Arena before talks could take place.

“Wasps were not revealing how things had progressed until they discovered that SISU had applied to the EU commission to look at the stadium sale back in February. Wasps’ angry reaction can be read as confirmation they did not know.

“Coventry City argue that it is not a legal action and it is against only Coventry City Council. But the legal action was against the council yet could have made Wasps bankrupt. If the complaint is basically the same, is this not splitting hairs?

“The Supreme Court have rejected SISU’s claims so now they are playing the European card.

“The people who own and run Wasps do not want to talk about these issues outside of demanding that the legal issues are dropped.

“The Sky Blues supporters have to understand both sides’ arguments before passing judgement and deciding in their own minds who is right and who is wrong.

“How many more legal “matches” are SISU prepared to lose?

“How will Sky Blues fans feel about playing at Birmingham City next season if that is the final outcome?

“Remember Wimbledon which morphed into MK Dons and so another club AFC Wimbledon were formed as an option and are now in the Football League as well. Will the same happen again? Or will a deal be done?

“Don’t hold your breath. Time is running out. The EFL fixtures will be published on June 20. There may be Sky Blues joining Blues at St Andrew’s.”

 

After reading that Coventry City are close to completing a groundshare with Championship club Birmingham City, fans took to give their reaction with many claiming they won’t bother watching them if the move happened – check out those comments on the next page.

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