Port Vale manager Micky Adams has said that he empathises with the Coventry City support.
Adams, like most people, thought he would be the last man to manage the Sky Blues on two different home grounds when he was in charge of City both at Highfield Road and when they moved to the Ricoh Arena in 2005.
However, with the problem of SISU not paying the rent cascading into a mountain the size of Everest, Steven Pressley has managed City both at the Ricoh Arena and at Sixfields Stadium, a ground Adams has visited three times as part of casting an eye of the side his Port Vale team face at Vale Park on Saturday.
“It is not hard for the players because they have been told their homes games are at Northampton, so you get used to playing there and there’s no excuse from that point of view, " said Adams, now a member of the Coventry City Former Players Association, to the Port Vale website.
“It’s the supporters that you have got to feel sorry for. They support their football club but the majority of them have decided they don’t want to go to Northampton to support their football club and I can fully understand that.
“I am not here to castigate them; I think that is a personal choice. I know many Coventry City supporters who are still good friends of mine that won’t set foot in Northampton, but that’s their choice.
“All I would say to them is they are missing out on a great young side that are doing well this season and are a credit to their city.
“But I still find it an absolute nonsense that they are having to choose whether they want to go to Northampton or not because there is a ready-made stadium there (The Ricoh Arena) that they should be in and everybody in Coventry should have the choice to see them play there with a good side.”
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Source: Coventry MAD