Northampton is the new Coventry

When I said that Coventry might end up playing in Northamptonshire, I was thinking of the vacant Rushden & Diamonds stadium at Nene Park, not the Sixfields stadium of Northampton Town. It didn’t make my short list, nor many of the others I have seen. It is nearer to Coventry than Nene Park but the Sky Blues won’t have exclusive use of the 7,600-capacity stadium.

Hearts administrator gets a boost

Administrator Bryan Jackson is optimistic Hearts will reach the season ticket sales needed to keep the ailing club afloat. Accountancy firm BDO took control of the Edinburgh club last week and set a target of selling 3,000 more season tickets to keep going over the summer.

‘Sales started off very well. I understand we got to nearly 500 by yesterday,’ Jackson told BBC Scotland. ‘This was more than we’d anticipated and it shows the demand is there.’

Hearts had already sold 7,000 season books before entering administration but the money raised through those sales has already gone

Dunfermline fans worried by mystery bid

Dunfermline Athletic supporter group, The Pars Supporters’ Trust has called for the mystery second bidder to buy their club to reveal itself to alleviate growing concerns of the club’s supporters.

Fans group Pars United submitted a bid for the club and the ground (which are separately owned) earlier this week. Talks between Pars administrators BDO and Pars United are expected to resume early next week after it emerged their offer for both the club and their East End Park stadium was unacceptable in its present form.

Hearts enter administration

Hearts have served notice of their intention to appoint an administrator. The Edinburgh club have debts of £25m – owed to Lithuanian-based companies formerly owned by Vladimir Romanov – who are themselves facing insolvency.

Last week, the entire Tynecastle squad was put up for sale, with Hearts seeking £500,000 to keep them running over the summer. It means Hearts will start next season in the top flight with a deduction of 15 points. Hearts owe £15m to Ukio Bankas, which has been declared bankrupt.

Sky Blues fans fear Walsall move

Coventry City fans are concerned that playing home games at Walsall for three years as Sisu propose could place the Sky Blues in even greater difficulty.     They consider that it would lead to falling crowds and revenues, relegation and possibly even liquidation.   They want the Football League not to return the ‘golden share’ to Sisu and the administrator to consider alternative bids of which there is thought to be more than one.