Boddy CWR

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

  1. pusbccfc

    pusbccfc Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2011
    Messages:
    7,435
    Likes Received:
    1,567
    Location:
    Coventry
    Credit:
    £1,636.20
    We sold out last time because it was cheap tickets.
     
  2. kg82

    kg82 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2008
    Messages:
    6,931
    Likes Received:
    528
    Credit:
    £859.55
    Don’t agree with everything you say all the time, but this post I can fully agree with.

    This season is going great and the pitch at St Andrews is a contributing factor. But what about in 3-4 years time when we’ve lost so much money we need to buy Nuneaton’s cast offs. We can’t just be thinking about this season, as easy as that is to do. Any chance of a return to the Ricoh (and yeah, I hate seeing all the Wasps stuff around) should be snatched at, as long as it’s a deal that doesn’t fuck us over and gives us a decent foundation to work with, revenue-wise.
     
  3. matesx

    matesx Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    Messages:
    3,112
    Likes Received:
    1,856
    Location:
    Banbury
    Credit:
    £959.53
    Yeah but no one is expecting 27k v Tranmere if by some miracle we are back
     
    christonabike likes this.
  4. Liquid Gold

    Liquid Gold Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2013
    Messages:
    13,086
    Likes Received:
    13,545
    Location:
    Brizzle
    Credit:
    £10,148.02
    We shouldn't be craving to be back in Cov at the earliest opportunity that could potentially put the club over a barrel again in a year or so. The move back to the city needs to be on the right terms which mean we will control, or eventually control our own destiny. Partial control, or a route to, Ricoh ownership or move towards a new stadium. This HAS to come to a head this time.
     
    CCFC72, Sick Boy, Samo and 4 others like this.
  5. Irish Sky Blue

    Irish Sky Blue Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2014
    Messages:
    2,831
    Likes Received:
    3,665
    Location:
    North Warwickshire
    Credit:
    £2,299.53
    If you remember, it wasn’t so easy to get tickets for the Gillingham game. It involved joining long very slow moving queues at the shop at Gallagher retail park. While football for a fiver, or what ever it was, may have been what attracted some people, it did require a degree of commitment to go and get the tickets. I don’t know about you but the minute I found out we were returning to the Ricoh I was euphoric. It meant that after more than a year my sons and I could watch our team in our city rather than peer round the edge of the stand from the hill at Sixfields. I think that euphoria was felt by many in the city. Look at the thousands of people who attended the two marches.
    Little did we know that the biggest blow to our club (the sale of the Ricoh to Wasps) was just about to happen.
    I don’t think we will get the same reaction when we return this time but I think you do lots of people a dis-service when you say they will only come if the tickets are cheap.
     
  6. shmmeee

    shmmeee Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2011
    Messages:
    19,751
    Likes Received:
    14,910
    Location:
    Coventry, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
    Credit:
    £8,443.34
    Any move back has to include pitch quality agreements. It’s vital for our game.

    Which is a real shame because we have a team that deserves that sort of crowd for once.
     
  7. robbiekeane

    robbiekeane Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2016
    Messages:
    2,881
    Likes Received:
    2,069
    Credit:
    £1,748.39
    It’s a tough one really because the St. Andrews March experience is far superior, better location with a better pitch as well for our style of play.

    The alternative is go back to the soulless Ricoh branded with wasps logos everywhere which just leave a sour taste in the mouth reminding me that the council sold the stadium built for the club.

    St. Andrews isn’t sustainable obviously but the Ricoh isn’t home. God I wish we could build our own stadium near the city Centre
     
    TTG, christonabike, Rodders1 and 4 others like this.
  8. singers_pore

    singers_pore Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2011
    Messages:
    1,650
    Likes Received:
    1,033
    Location:
    San Marino, CA
    Credit:
    £300.28
    The price of the Wasps bond is in freefall. It's dropped 10% in just the last 4 weeks and the long term trend is even worse. The writing is on the wall for Wasps and I'm pretty sure they know it.
     
  9. clint van damme

    clint van damme Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2015
    Messages:
    14,577
    Likes Received:
    15,038
    Credit:
    £5,737.33
    I wonder if there is anything the club and the supporters can do between themselves to improve the match day experience?
    Going to SA has been an eye opener in terms of how shit the whole Ricoh experience really is.
     
  10. CCFC54321

    CCFC54321 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2016
    Messages:
    1,001
    Likes Received:
    799
    Credit:
    £880.36
    If it meant getting wasps out of Coventry I’d play in Birmingham until they have been driven out of the city. Next season will see them financially start to struggle even more.
     
  11. pusbccfc

    pusbccfc Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2011
    Messages:
    7,435
    Likes Received:
    1,567
    Location:
    Coventry
    Credit:
    £1,636.20
    Unless you can move the Ricoh near a town centre or build pubs by the ground which serve pints for less than £2.50 then no there isn't.

    For me the only thing is having a regular train service to the Ricoh.
     
  12. stevefloyd

    stevefloyd Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2013
    Messages:
    8,433
    Likes Received:
    3,397
    Credit:
    £658.97
    I would rather be in England than Canada having said that I wouldnt mind go there on holiday :)
     
  13. stevefloyd

    stevefloyd Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2013
    Messages:
    8,433
    Likes Received:
    3,397
    Credit:
    £658.97
    Wont take long for the knuckle dragging cloggers to fuck it up... they are used to moving why cant they fuck off to Brum
     
  14. dubed

    dubed Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2012
    Messages:
    1,870
    Likes Received:
    554
    Credit:
    £251.22
    Interesting! I'll have to add it to my watchlist!
    WASPS 22 retail bond price (WAS1) - London Stock Exchange
     
  15. covcity4life

    covcity4life Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2010
    Messages:
    25,478
    Likes Received:
    9,039
    Credit:
    £5,568.80
    mate he gets home in 15 mins
     
  16. Gray

    Gray Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Messages:
    1,478
    Likes Received:
    119
    Location:
    cov
    Credit:
    £227.84
    Dave Boddy chats with wasps every week... Cheers for that in-depth interview Trish
     
  17. Sky Blue Harry H

    Sky Blue Harry H Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2011
    Messages:
    8,510
    Likes Received:
    5,147
    Location:
    warwick
    Credit:
    £3,501.46
    I like Boddy, but (and I know it's no surprise) the message from him that interview was incredibly transparent with regards to expectation about the likelihood of anything about a new stadium. The EFL have given us 3 years to 'sort it out' and I suspect that our owners are involved in a game of blink with Wasps and are hoping they will shift their position first due to financial pressure. The downside is Wasps know the time limit (though I suspect the EFL would extend it rather than see us do a 'Bury') and hope that SISU will be forced to back down before then (they won't). Awful for the fans, BUT if Wasps are not willing to shift their position, I hope they do go belly up and we can then move back to The Ricoh.
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2019
    fatso likes this.
  18. SBAndy

    SBAndy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    Messages:
    1,565
    Likes Received:
    1,117
    Location:
    Sheffield
    Credit:
    £2,534.54
    No new revelations.
     
  19. SBAndy

    SBAndy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    Messages:
    1,565
    Likes Received:
    1,117
    Location:
    Sheffield
    Credit:
    £2,534.54
    Neil from the SBT seemed to be rather rattled though. Appreciated the sentiment of his comments but seemed to react as if this was new news.
     
  20. Sky Blue Harry H

    Sky Blue Harry H Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2011
    Messages:
    8,510
    Likes Received:
    5,147
    Location:
    warwick
    Credit:
    £3,501.46
    CWR sensationalised/exaggerated Neil's comments too. Didn't think what he said was represented by their 'headline' on the news.
     
  21. chiefdave

    chiefdave Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2008
    Messages:
    23,403
    Likes Received:
    17,262
    Location:
    Coventry
    Credit:
    £7,479.26
    Bet Boddy couldn't sleep last night knowing he was going to have to get through a tough interview with Trish!

    As expected a complete waste of time and nothing we didn't already know.
     
  22. chiefdave

    chiefdave Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2008
    Messages:
    23,403
    Likes Received:
    17,262
    Location:
    Coventry
    Credit:
    £7,479.26
    He didn't come off well to be honest. If he's going to be the trust spokesperson moving forward he'll need to up his game.
     
  23. clint van damme

    clint van damme Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2015
    Messages:
    14,577
    Likes Received:
    15,038
    Credit:
    £5,737.33
    from everything I've seen of him so far it's hard not to conclude that he's out of his depth.
    I'm sure he's a nice fella and trying his best but he appears fairly clueless. Knows a lot about films though.
     
  24. Nick

    Nick Administrator

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2008
    Messages:
    104,432
    Likes Received:
    37,714
    Location:
    Coventry
    Credit:
    £16,821.45
    What was said?
     
  25. skybluebeduff

    skybluebeduff Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2011
    Messages:
    5,639
    Likes Received:
    1,748
    Location:
    Beduff
    Credit:
    £285.05
    So if we potentially had the opportunity to come back to Coventry, our rightful home, people would rather stay at Birmingham because the pitch is nice? Jesus wept..
     
    TTG, CanadianCCFC, Otis and 6 others like this.
  26. chiefdave

    chiefdave Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2008
    Messages:
    23,403
    Likes Received:
    17,262
    Location:
    Coventry
    Credit:
    £7,479.26
    That's the thing, he said nothing but managed to sound completely rattled and taken by surprise! All he said was when are the talks and when is the new stadium being built. It was more the way he came across.
     
  27. Nick

    Nick Administrator

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2008
    Messages:
    104,432
    Likes Received:
    37,714
    Location:
    Coventry
    Credit:
    £16,821.45
    Sounds like his tweets then.
     
    RegTheDonk likes this.
  28. chiefdave

    chiefdave Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2008
    Messages:
    23,403
    Likes Received:
    17,262
    Location:
    Coventry
    Credit:
    £7,479.26
    They did that with Boddy was well, he had to pull them up that talking to Wasps was not the same as having negotiations about coming back.

    Basically we're no further forward and nothings changed. Wasps position is the same, and we all know unless that changes a Ricoh return isn't happening and Fisher is making vague comments about a new stadium. Why when Fisher talks about a new stadium and looking for a site does nobody ask what is going on with Woodlands? Has there been a response from the council, is that off the table now etc.
     
  29. clint van damme

    clint van damme Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2015
    Messages:
    14,577
    Likes Received:
    15,038
    Credit:
    £5,737.33
    I don't know why people bring up the new stadium.
    I wish the interviewer would make it clear to fisher from the start that the fans don't believe you, no one believes you, you offer no evidence that it is going to happen, until you do we won't discuss but will concentrate solely on how you can get City back in to Coventry.
    Though even that is a waste of time until wasps stop being wankers.
     
    Otis, shmmeee and Johnnythespider like this.
  30. chiefdave

    chiefdave Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2008
    Messages:
    23,403
    Likes Received:
    17,262
    Location:
    Coventry
    Credit:
    £7,479.26
    People bring it up because Fisher goes on the radio and starts talking about it.

    If I was interviewing him and he started banging on about getting agents in to identify suitable sites I'd be saying hang on a minute, what happened to Woodlands. The next question would be you're 6 years in to a new stadium project why are you still at the point of identifying sites.
     
  31. Grendel

    Grendel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2011
    Messages:
    49,405
    Likes Received:
    15,928
    Credit:
    £4,843.44
    He just keeps saying bring us home and mentioning some team called Team Fiat and look what happened to them
     
  32. Sky Blue Pete

    Sky Blue Pete Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2012
    Messages:
    12,773
    Likes Received:
    3,564
    Credit:
    £6,365.95
    And the answer was we have 3 years from the efl
     
  33. Grendel

    Grendel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2011
    Messages:
    49,405
    Likes Received:
    15,928
    Credit:
    £4,843.44
    Which would be 10 years in a flash
     
    cc84cov and NorthernWisdom like this.
  34. covboy1987

    covboy1987 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2013
    Messages:
    1,011
    Likes Received:
    267
    Credit:
    £992.36
    Everyone with any sense must be pushing for us to play in our home city but a word of warning about the pitch if we go back to the Ricoh - Massive investment would be needed to the pitch on an ongoing bases or potentially we lose Robins as he is very strong on this point as he got really P---sed with the pitch last time round
     
  35. chiefdave

    chiefdave Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2008
    Messages:
    23,403
    Likes Received:
    17,262
    Location:
    Coventry
    Credit:
    £7,479.26
    People seem to have latched on to the 3 years as a limit but there's no way if we go back in 3 years no further forward but can stay at Brum the EFL are kicking us out.

    We're there indefinitely as far as I'm concerned. It will hit home financially long before the authorities do anything.
     
    shmmeee, ccfchoi87 and Kingokings204 like this.

Share This Page