abstaining fans

Discussion in 'Coventry City General Chat' started by matesx, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. theferret

    theferret Well-Known Member

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    This is a man who once walked from Tamworth to Highfield Road to get to a game. Proper commitment that!

    Look forward to you coming over pal.
     
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    M&B Stand Well-Known Member

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    To be fair it was only Kingsbury!
     
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    The isn’t there supposed to be a Leicester shirt in the foundations?
     
  4. fellatio_Martinez

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    There's definitely a case to argue that The Ricoh was detrimental to the teams performances. Whether it be the playing surface or that section of our support that moan and groan at every failed pass, the team are now playing unburden by those things.
     
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    do tell me where I have defended these minority of stay away fans
     
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    I go to St Andrew s , not because I agree with us playing there , but because i have too work Saturdays till 1 o’clock , so can’t make away games , is someone gonna tell me I’m wrong because I don’t want to go a whole season without watching the team I love ?? We don’t own the Ricoh so we are playing at a ground we don’t own , no change there , and to be honest the whole match day experience is better than the Ricoh , FUCK SISU but I’m still going to support the team
     
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    Sounds like u have throught about it and made a reasoned judgement based on what we know about the Council colluding with Wasps.
     
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    What's sad is NOPM is understandable but so very flawed. half of the fans don't have a clue why they don't go. Is it as they support the side if Wasps and the Council or they feel they can't watch a game outside Coventry for ideological reasons. I am sure some people have greater understanding of the matter than I do but the reality is most can't and don't. Specifically to that group of fans. Wake up realise your team needs you and individually can be the difference.
     
  9. Liquid Gold

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    Deflecting every time someone mentions them to turn the conversation towards those that aren’t boycotting but aren’t attending is a form of defence.
     
  10. ccfcway

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    I don't think that a handful of people deserve the publicity, in the same way I wouldn't support the trust or use any poll on here as a representation of all cov fans opinions.

    None represent the majority, all are a vocal minority, right or wrong.

    If anything even the vocal minority this time (NOPM) have failed, as it was actually a thing in Northampton, not heard or seen it in any protest, any local papers or anywhere else other than on here since we moved to St Andrews.

    Id rather focus on the fact that more people are watching the club in Birmingham than Northampton and how we get even more there. Lets try and address the many, not the few
     
  11. Liquid Gold

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    Ignore it instead of quoting a post so people can see it again and it becoming a talking point. You might not like to bring attention to a handful of people. Others might want to bite back after being slandered by a bunch of hypocrites. Doesn’t need you to jump in every.single.time.
     
  12. Macca

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    No boycott from me just don’t want to go to middle of Birmingham to watch them
     
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    Maybe your right.. That said,, I'd suggest if someone has been slandered by someone, call them out on it and not hide behind a phrase that's as old as a Billy Daniels goal
     
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    You don’t have to it’s on the edge the side of coventry right at the end of the a45
     
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    The guy who sits in front of me travels up to every match from Newport, never misses a game even though he wouldn’t get back home well after midnight. Always stays to clap the team off.
     
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    Forgive me but I don't understand why you have bought a season ticket?

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    Well I’ve got a season ticket so can get to every Saturday game, I’ve got no chance off getting to midweek games. All that said atmosphere is so much better than Ricoh again season ticket in Block 22 the negativity around me was astounding if anyone made a slight mistake
     
  18. Otis

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    One, because I wanted to help the club and two, because I was prepared to give it a try, buy I still absolutely hate the thought of going to St. Andrews.

    I could have gone last night but chose not to. The other games have just not been possible anyway.

    I am hoping we are back at the Ricoh sooner rather than later.
     
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    Fair play to him but I made it back before half 11 last night and clapped the team off. He needs to put his foot down ;)
     
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    3, don’t let him in, you’ll have to kick him out again
     
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    Can be usual suspects put me straight on this one ,do you want to get the absent fans back or not, seems like somebody starts having second thoughts and he gets constant abuse. Why is there confusion between not one penny more and people that don’t want to go to Saint Andrews because it’s either too far or it’s not in Coventry. There seems to be a new order of Superfan that has raised its head and as long as we think like this we will never be a well supported side . Instead of giving dogs abuse to the returning fans why don’t you thank Robbins and the players for actually winning to get them there Instead of posting look at me and how great I am.
     
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    It could be later though Otis mate, EFL have green lit 3 years and as long as we fulfil our fixtures my gut says SISU will put business before the fans and will wait it out and see if Wasps implode. I fully understand you hate the idea of us playing there, we all do, but if everyone stopped away we'd end up like Bury. You've helped support the club by getting a ST, that is great but I think its better for us to cheer the lads on when we can, give them that lift and show we care. Please give it a go and try and enjoy the success we're having, think you deserve it tbf.
     
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    Been wondering that all along. Great post.
     
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    Not much football being played at the NEC Pete
     
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    Not one penny more does not exist.
     
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    Which category are away only fans in? Fans who would rather subsidise all our rivals yet not their own club. The club getting a cut of that money making nopm a farcical argument. Not willing to travel to watch a home game but more than willing to travel further to away games. In my opinion if you dont go to home games then do not go to just away games.
     
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    and wanting the world to feel sorry for us while planning their big day out at franchise fc with no fucks given about putting money in to that club.
     
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    Were the other teams blessed? Look at some old tv shots of football in the past. Pitches were shit then. 2 teams. One ball and 11 on the pitch. Results counted more than the quality of the pitch.
     
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    I don’t know anyone who doesn’t go for NOPM reasons. It’s more because when we decided we didn’t want to become one of those nob heads in Liverpool tops in the playground in Coventry in 1984, it was for one reason. Supporting a club that played in our city meant more. It felt different and special to the glory hunting kids who had never even seen Anfield. Take that away (for me and others of that era) and it just somehow loses a huge “something”. It’s not an argument or debate, it can’t be changed, it just is
     
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    And another thing enough with the super fan stories. These people whilst travelling distances and having long days etc are doing it because it’s something they enjoy, it’s hardly sainthood material is it?
     
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    Yeah, I travel long distances because I enjoy it. All I was saying that people should travel the short distance from Cov to Stans to see if they’d enjoy it. Logistics and cost shouldn’t be a problem.
     
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    Got talked into season ticket to St Andrews by my son (didn't really take much persuading though) wouldn't have known what to do with my Saturdays anyway. Only time I really get to catch up with old footy mates, we take it in turns driving, meet up at the craftsman for brekkie and then head out, we worked it out we get back for about 5.45 so only about 10 minutes difference from walking up from the Ricoh. I will continue to support CCFC in Birmingham or Coventry as I have since being a kid in the 60's, but like many want them back in Coventry. To me it's each to their own, I've had chats with friends who don't go, but would never call them for it, for to me we are all Sky Blue at the end of the day
     
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    Oh I agree on that. I would be turned off the idea of going if they were playing in Warwick to be honest
     
  35. letsallsingtogether

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    Not what he said said he would pay for ifollow but would not go to games.

    I for one do not pay for ifollow or go to games, but due to pressure may go to one.
     

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