Unconfirmed reports from Coventry, Morris-Dancing World Capital, that the legendary Coventry City Football Club will once again be moving have been furiously denied by James (Jimmy) Kent, Chairman of the CCFC Fan Club (Wembley Branch).
From 1899 to 2005, Coventry City played at the Highfield Road stadium moving to the Ricoh Arena in August 2005, but following a rent dispute with the ground’s owners, the club opted to play their home games at Northampton Town’s Sixfields Stadium, starting in the 2013–14 season. To their fans relief, a return to the Ricoh Arena was announced in August 2014 after a one-year absence.
Interviewed on 5 Live, James commented that, with much better train connections from London, where he works, to Coventry than to Northampton, it was now much easier to go and see his favourite team lose.
London Wasps Holdings have apparently been analysing gates at the 32,609 capacity ground, following Coventry City FC’s move back there and as it seems that the amount of fans turning out for the club is considerably less than those that watched the National Streaking Championship, the Computer Gamers Donkey Kong World Final, the All-Comers Underwater Basket Weaving Contest, the local Lawn Bowls Club Saturday Session and, naturally, all Morris-Dancing events.
Therefore, it would be appropriate to swap the Football and Morris-Dancing teams around.
Disconsolately eyeing Coventry City’s proposed new venue, James commented that with his newly discovered DIY skills, especially in tiling and painting, he at least should be able to get the stadium ready for the start of the new season.
Of course, if the proposed EU ban on Morris-Dancing comes into force as reported here previously, James may be able to leave his paintbrushes and tiling adhesive on the shelf.
Along with his favourite players…