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Coventry City groundshare with Northampton Town

This is a story from the FSF archive – the FSF and SD merged to become the FSA in 2019.

Statement on Coventry City’s potential groundshare with Northampton Town.

Malcolm Clarke, Chair of the FSF, said: “This is a terrible day for Coventry City and its supporters. To see your club ripped from the community from where it was born must be one of the hardest things a fan can go through.

“34 miles might only be an hour’s drive but there’s clearly a gap of a million miles between the views of lifelong supporters and venture capitalists Sisu.

“Football is not a normal business, clubs are woven into the fabric of their area’s history. The game’s governing bodies should have acted earlier to stop things ever going this far.

“It’s quite clear to the FSF that clubs shouldn’t move without gaining approval from fans first.”

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Thanks to Diego’s Sideburns for the image reproduced under CC license.

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