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Discussion in 'Coventry City General Chat' started by Evo1883, May 16, 2019.

  1. Grendel

    Grendel Well-Known Member

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    It says there are parking spaces in the ground but only 300 - though I’m sure they’d be made available.

    Also parking sites are advertised on match days as 10 minute walk to the ground

    On its website it advertises streets to park in as well and crowds would be a lot smaller so it would be fine I think
     
  2. lordy_87

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    Is it just me that's away games only next year then?
     
  3. Tommo1993

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    No.
     
  4. MalcSB

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    I will be having a season ticket
     
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    Mucca Mad Boys Well-Known Member

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    You’d like to think CRFC will help us out given this context?
     
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    Isn’t it something to do with their pitch though? They’re having an artificial pitch laid and football league clubs aren’t allowed to play on that sort of surface... or something like that.
     
  7. BackRoomRummermill

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    The club could also maybe think of a big screen type scenario somewhere in Cov for those that want to help and support but can’t make it to where ever the ground is

    They could charge a few quid and have f and b there as well , it would be more revenue, of course a venue where the council do not benefi in any way and takes people from going to watch wasps

    The atmosphere when I went to an England game one was brilliant especially with a beer !
     
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  8. skybluebeduff

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    Stark difference between you lot on here and other social media, so far 196 won't follow CCFC outside of Cov, only 19 will from a poll on FB.

    Personally I won't follow CCFC at home games outside of Coventry, especially St Andrews. 3 generations of my family had season tickets this season, we really enjoyed it because it was CCFC in Coventry, it was home.

    I would never have that comfortable feeling in some other teams stadium watching a home game, it repulses me.
     
  9. clint van damme

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    Understandable. I felt the same but the way they goal posts have been moved again has made me look at things differently.
     
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    We've been doing it for the last 5 years
     
  11. Ashdown

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    Bit different though when we still have the badges and photos up and the seats are Sky Blue and having alighted from a Sky Blue bus or helped support a Coventry pub beforehand...... the thought of playing at St Andrews in the arse end of Birmingham is not appealing.
     
  12. Adge

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    A very strange post indeed although some may see it as commendable.
    Buying a ticket even though you won’t go? Don’t go over the top about it, if you can’t go just don’t buy a ticket. There’s a show on at the RSC later today (a theatre I regularly attended) but I can’t make it due to other plans, will I still be buying a ticket? Of course not!
    You claim not to be a wealthy person, well maybe instead of buying a ticket not to go, put that money to better use elsewhere. If you are planning to go and buy a ticket all well and good.
    Just wondering if you are single or have a wife/family as football for me would come secondary to that regarding money etc.
    Just for the record I will be only attending away games. Is it a cost thing-no. Is it a distance thing-no. I live just outside Stratford so it’s probably about the same journey time if it is St Andrews. Is it morally based-yes.
    Won’t be making a big issue about it though either way and while the Sky Blues are playing “home games” I will be enjoying my own footballing activities in the MFL and of course checking the score at full time.
     
  13. Nick

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    How many people who are making a point about it being their morals have said they wouldn't go to the Ricoh while sisu were here / nopm etc but have then gone?

    Don't see the point in making a big song and dance about morals all the time.
     
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    That’s the way I feel about it now as it stands. It was similar when we went down to L2-initially I didn’t go for a verity of reasons. Among them being I was fed up of the losing mentality, the politics, price increases (went up but playing at a lower level!) and a few other things.
    We started reasonably well and I also missed it which resulted in (not just me) going back again.
    Same might happen this time but that’s how it is as it stands now.
    Other people who are hell bent on going come what may might change their minds and not go at the start of the season if other things happen/come to light.
     
  15. Nick

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    I'll go if I physically can, same as before. If it's not possible for reasons like I get called to work and can't make the trip like I could at the Ricoh then obviously I'll be resigned to ifollow.

    It's pointless making out it's about morals.
     
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    Although I want SISU gone more than anything, it’s more about them playing out of Cov. Try and stop me buying another ST if they stuck around here in Cov.
     
  17. Sky Blue Harry H

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    Are you sure you are telling the truth ?
     
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    I’m afraid for me it is. Is it morally wrong to take Coventry city (whatever the reasons and who’s behind it) out of the City of Coventry to play fixtures? In my eyes yes.
     
  19. NorthernWisdom

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    FWIW I don't have a problem with you holding that view. You're not asking / demanding everyone to agree with you, and that's the difference. As long as we all keep it like that, it ought to be OK.
     
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  20. Nick

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    Yeah which you are entitled to, my point is just that when people make those statements (like nopm etc) and that its about morals they end up breaking them and doing u turns.

    Then it dilutes it when there's the next song and dance about morals.
     
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    Yeah, agree.

    I don't quite have the same moral standpoint, but when we went to Sixfields, for me that felt we no longer had a club.

    If I could go to St. Andrews or wherever, it just wouldn't feel right for me. It just wouldn't feel like our ground, or that we were at home.

    Biggest worry too for me is that this could be many, many years and the longer we are away, the less it will feel like our club.

    Plus I obviously believe that Sisu has zero intention of ever building a new stadium anyway.

    I think we need to respect all views on the matter.
     
  22. Tommo1993

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    Agree with 100% of this. The many, many years and building new grounds part in particular.
     
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    A lot of the posts here are encouraging, civility is important with all this in either protests, attendance or disagreements. It's what made the sixfields time feel all the more poisonous and creates unnecessary divides.
     
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    So what is the alternative to playing elsewhere? Sisu here or not, that EC complaint against the council will roll on. If state aid proven, who will benefit? Definitely not CCFC if Sisu are gone, merely doubtful if Sisu still here. Going to away games only, financially supports other clubs, helping them be more competitive, so not supporting the team in the long run. To answer my own question, a sit stands the only alternative is that we play nowhere and cease to exist. If that happens, and state aid IS proven, how will you feel then?
     
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    This ultimately is the point - sitting on your hands and going to away games only is entirely counter productive
     
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    Otis, you DON'T have to justify your finances to anyone, especially on this forum.
     
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  27. sky_blue_up_north

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    For me its nothing to do with the distance. I already travel over 160 miles to each home game. That fact this is Coventry City, and we are playing 18 miles away. For me I'll never have another season ticket whilst we are playing outside the city. Let's be honest would we have ever come back to the Ricoh if Northampton had been a success with say 7 or 8K for home games. I am still hoping some common sense takes place, althought not that hopeful.
     
  28. Otis

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    And especially not to my wife or bank manager.
     
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    GaryMabbuttsLeftKnee Well-Known Member

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    One of the things I have about ‘outside of the city of Coventry’ thing that everyone says. Hypothetical situation but if you were a Brighton fan would you refuse to go? As I understand it the AMEX isn’t in Brighton, therefore are Brighton’s honours the devil incarnate as well?


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    GaryMabbuttsLeftKnee Well-Known Member

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    Owners. Fucking autocorrect.


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    Morals = Sunderland fans = deranged.
     
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    Slighty different but if they build a ground in Ryton, Bedworth or Bulkington would I go-of course.
     
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    Build a ground, FFS, that is the one sure thing in all of this, SISU have neither the intention or funds to build a new ground, they are just a bunch of snivelling liars on that score. If we are forced out then the only road back to Cov will be when either they sod off or Wasps go bust !
     
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    I vote option 2.
     
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    We've been doing it since 2014. Repulses?
     

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