Whilst tidying out the blog, I stumbled across a few interviews with various Sky Blues personnel that I’d pointed out over the years. I find the sequence of videos below a staggering indication of just how much Sisu have buggered up our club, and in such a short period of time. They’re all from BBC Late Kick Off’s annual piece on Coventry, and I’ll warn you now – they’re so full of naivety, false hope and blatant fibs, it may well make you sob.

We have three contrasting discussions: 2010 was with a deeply pragmatic and generally miserable Ray Ranson; then 2011’s attempt (actually a year ago this week) was a worryingly upbeat interview with former boss Adrian Boothroyd.

And then if that’s not enough to ruin your day, we finish with Richard Keys’ recent natter from earlier this week, in case you missed it.

If you get the time, I’d urge you to watch them (probably won’t work on your mobile). In chronological order too.

Go on, just watch them.

I think the line that sticks out the most is this beauty from Ray Ranson in 2010:

I will leave this football club in a far better position than I found it.

God almighty.

Monday, 22 February 2010 – Raymond Ranson

Coventry chairman Ray Ranson outlines Sky Blues’ vision – BBC Website

Monday, 17 January 2011 – Adrian Boothroyd

Aidy Boothroyd’s ambition for Coventry City – BBC Website

Monday, 16 January 2012 – Richard Keys

Coventry City on the brink, says Richard Keys – BBC Website

I’ll cheer up in my next post, honest I will. I have plenty of photos to share from Saturday of the back of Gary Hoffman’s head. It was ever such a laugh having him jump up and get in my way every single time the ball moved forward.

I’m going to specifically request to be nowhere near him next time, the jack-in-the-box.


  1. Oh how far we’ve fallen. A very enlightening look back and how extraordinary such optimism has been drained from this club in such a short space of time. Well done Onye Igwe and SISU for shattering the dream and for displaying how a club should not be run.

  2. Yep, I think it's the thunderous pace at which this has all come about which really gets me. Clearly they were hiding things, but with these interviews, we were actively led to believe they were doing the right thing and everything was fine – with no sign that things were going wrong all over again. I really resent that. I resent investing emotion into believing we might just have a chance of achieving something, only for that belief to be taken away so abruptly. Giving us promises that things were finally going to get better, whilst all the time knowing that they'd eff-ed everything right up.  Cheers for your comment.

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