The Good Business Sense of SISU

Discussion in 'Coventry City General Chat' started by NorthernWisdom, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. NorthernWisdom

    NorthernWisdom Well-Known Member

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    Tell you what, if the club was more angled towards the community, you'd be more likely to have future owners who wanted to continue such a legacy. It's how I could get behind a Trust takeover in the future - re-orient the club towards the community, and then move it on to somebody who could add some cash behind the initial impetus.

    As it is, however, while we talk about investment opportunities behind stadiums and the like, we tend to attract carpet-baggers. Back in the day, it was SISU, attracted by the lure of a quick Premiership buck. Then we had the likes of property developer Haskell being shown around the Ricoh...

    Surely the question should never be what we can do for potential owners, but more what they can do for us? And what we should always want is somebody/ies who want to embed the club in its community, who want to give it that identity, who want it to be a social organism first.

    The rest of your post is exactly what I'm getting at, though. What makes a club? And what makes a club isn't, really, the owners... although ultimately they have to put into practice whatever its people want.

    It should, however, be a benevolant dictatorship, where owners listen to fans and ask how they can be helped.
     
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  2. 4waspsting

    4waspsting Active Member

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    My god we certainly need help...... but alas there is none
     
  3. Sky Blue Pete

    Sky Blue Pete Well-Known Member

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    Deserves its own thread and a sign up to it
     
  4. SkyBlueCharlie

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    OK, to take up Northern's original post how about this as a thought?
    I think (?) it is generally agreed the BPA would not be a long term solution but how about it being a short term one? Membership of CRFC costs £20 and there are currently less than 200 members. Whilst membership confers no constitutional benefits I know from personal knowledge that the members have a direct and effective input to the way the club is run. If a couple of hundred (or more) signed up is it possible that we could influence and direct the potential ground share proposal? It would give us a short term base and a heart for the club to work from. Thoughts?
     

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