Ricoh owners make complaint

The owners of the Ricoh Arena say the Football League has breached its own rules by sanctioning Coventry's move to Northampton.

Last Updated: 01/08/13 at 21:32 Post Comment

The Ricoh Arena: Centre of a dispute between ACL and Coventry's owners

The Ricoh Arena: Centre of a dispute between ACL and Coventry's owners

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

City's owners struck a deal to play at Northampton's Sixfields home for the next three seasons after a long-running dispute with Arena Coventry Limited over the terms of their Ricoh rental agreement.

ACL this week said they would sign a Company Voluntary Arrangement enabling Coventry to exit administration if the League One agreed to a new 10-year lease on reduced rent.

In the meantime, ACL have complained to the Football League about City's proposed groundhsare.

A spokesman said: "It is clear that the Football League has breached its own regulations in making the deeply unpopular decision to allow a ground-sharing arrangement with Northampton.

"There is no justification to take the Sky Blues out of Coventry, and the Football League clearly have not considered the matter fully - or else they would not have arrived at this decision.

"ACL remains committed to keeping the Sky Blues in Coventry and will pursue all avenues available to us to do so."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

M

eanwhile, England's best U21 players playing with those most likely to be in the senior team from 2020 onwards might increase their chances in those tournaments to a point where they could actually be potential winners. Unlike 2016.

shagwa
Wenger warns Hodgson

I

m not a doctor, but the cause is likely to be crap dancing after scoring. My prognosis is we may need to take that leg off.

GVMUFC
Rodgers reveals Sturridge woe

F

or the time being we just have to focus on the players we do have, Rodgers said. We have to make the best of what is available. Jesus wept!

rodger's gusset
Rodgers reveals Sturridge woe

Footer 365

Wenger warns Hodgson

Arsene Wenger has warned that England's chances at Euro 2016 may be hindered if senior players are allowed to take part in the European Under-21 Championship next summer.

Dave Whelan controversy: Football Association to investigate comments by Wigan chairman

The Football Association has confirmed it will investigate comments made by Wigan chairman Dave Whelan.

Liverpool: Brendan Rodgers reveals Daniel Sturridge thigh injury probe

Liverpool are launching a medical investigation after Daniel Sturridge suffered the ninth injury of his career in his left thigh.

Mail Box

United Fans Would Gladly Take Wilshere

That's the message to any Arsenal fans who don't appreciate the midfielder. Plus, plenty on everyone's current favourite football club chairman and a wee question about fandom...

Why Wilshere Can't Play DM For Arsenal...

We have a long mail on where Jack Wilshere fits in for England and Arsenal. Plus, thoughts on Liverpool's poor form, Dave Whelan, and the historical county of Lancashire...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property