Discussion in 'Coventry City General Chat' started by Tommo72, Sep 6, 2017.
Shame about the football though.
Yes. Dec 1983 - April 1986.
Isn't that Stuart Linnell when 'Would I lie To You' by Charles & Eddie comes on CWR/BBC Northampton for the 100th time that day?
That's funny @Earlsdon-Loyal-Blue - I thought you would be at Grimsby watching their game against Yeovil Town!
I lived in Cambridge for 3 years, about 4 years ago when I was a student. There are so many pubs in that city so you won't be short of finding one. I don't know if any of them that ban away fans though, so it might be worth a quick bit of research.
The main drag from the station into town takes you from Hills Road onto Regent Street. The Prince Regent itself is a nice pub, but small. The Grain & Hop Store used to be a sports pub which was great some years ago, now I believe it is just a smart pub/bar. Go further down and you have the Regal (apparently the biggest Wetherspoons in the country). That's probably a good one to try, but it might be worth pretending you're not from Coventry depending on their door policy. I have spent many drunken nights in there...
There is also a Revolutions bar and tons of places to eat, so you shouldn't be hungry. You might as well head into town when you arrive as the station is a bit out of the way in the other direction from the ground, and it's worth it to see a nicer place on an away day than somewhere like Port Vale... If you can't get in anywhere just get some tinnies from Tesco Express and head out onto Parkers Piece if it is a nice day.
FYI: The stadium itself is quite a walk away from town. About half an hour, maybe slightly more when pissed, from The Regal. If you do want a stop on the way, the pubs really close to the ground are fucking awful, but some around the Grafton Centre, or Anglia Ruskin University (depending on which way you walk) can be nice. I can recommend The Tram Depot, The Snug, The Hopbine, or The Clarendon Arms. Any of them will break up your walk a bit.
Would have loved to go but we have a fixture again... Let's hope we can beat them this time. My understanding is that they aren't as good as last year either. They lost Luke Berry to Luton, and no matter what people say, Ikpeazu is fucking awful (but bound to score now)!
Cheers mate. Any of them got a juke box and pool table set up?
I have a spare student ticket that I'm happy to give away FOC. Please PM me if interested.
The Emperor might just be the one for you. It's pretty close to the station and about half way to the town. It has a weirdly shaped hexagonal pool table in there, and I'm pretty sure there is a Juke Box too.
You also have The Kings Street Run (google the history behind that street, basically a drunken downing race between pubs), which definitely has a Juke Box and also was a favourite of Muse I think...
can someone just confirm what Cambridge station is nearer the ground as they have two, I cant be arsed to check.
Look like North but only 5 mins in it.
830 sold so far.....
I hope the atmosphere is better than Chesterfield where there was an unpleasant edge.
Guess will reach 1200ish...and yes there was, too many troublemakers there.
Thought the atmosphere was one of the worst at an away game for years, hardly any singing yet a decent turnout. Performance didn't help but it just felt a bit weird. Didn't see any trouble myself and only heard about the Fisher incident at the station.
Anyone know if it will be pay on the gate Saturday? Half considering driving over.
I doubt it...guess most of them will go now
I hope we sell out, but we only took 745 there in the fa cup last season so could be a big ask
I think we had sold around 900 this morning so I imagine a few sales first thing tomorrow after this win. Not sure we'll sell out but hopefully around 1400.
Allocation is 1400
Would be great to take 1400 now.
Tempted to go myself, I am visiting Cov Friday but no car!
That's initial allocation. For large away followings part of the south stand is given too. I guess if we sell out possible pay on gate in south stand.
I doubt we will clear the 1400 but you never know
Will be staying there Saturday into Sunday for the game.
Anybody travelling on the train from Nuneaton or Leicester?
That was a week or two after Oxford away - to take 745 so soon after that is remarkable!
Yeah we're on the 08:52 from Nuneaton.
A lot of the tickets would have been pre-booked in fairness
Same train as me, I'll be getting on at Lesta
Leicester?! Lynch him lads!
Have you got any previous connection with the beach?
I've got two spares again due to dropouts if anyone is interested.
Me and my Brother are going Saturday hoping to POG but we are traveling from the east coast,
If you still have them and are willing to meet us in pub before the game, we would be happy to
Pay you face value + a beer or 2
Yes no problem. We are arriving into Cambridge at around 12/12:30, but no idea which pub we are heading to yet, so if you PM me your number I'll give you a text when we arrive to coordinate.
Face value and a pint sounds great!
Looking forward to the game on Sat and gaining revenge for the Cup debacle last year. If coming by train go down station road to Hills Road, couple of reasonable pubs down there (Flying Pig, Emperor). Continue down Hills Rd/Regent St another 10-15 mins and you can find the huge Wetherspoons pub (Regal), I'll be in there from 12.30ish! Not as many pubs near the ground as there used to be, Mill Road (first right down station road and keep going) has a few pubs on it. PUSB!
Yes, but not in the same way that you do. We have family there, not far from the station.
I do have a Cov mate in his late 50's that was stationed there though.
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