Cov Vs Arsenal on the friday Night - 24 Jan

Discussion in 'Coventry City General Chat' started by Lofty, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. lifelongcityfan

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    If you booking trains , do so ASAP. You can still get the 22.30 and 23.30 from Euston at 7.50...that willl bound to go up as people book.
    AS far as the outward trip, there are a few more options, all about 20 pds each.
     
  2. Lets all sing together

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    I was close to doing something similar but held off , then with today's announcement , so annoyed.
     
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    Not in my house it isn't.
     
  5. shmmeee

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    Sue CCFC for the loss.

    It's what Joy would want.
     
  6. ThisManHere

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    Based on the fact we took 11,000 to Manchester on a Wednesday night. This logic is unfounded.
     
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    Thats a bit harsh. Was that the last Cov match you went to by any chance?
     
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  8. Covstu

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    so pissed off it is a Friday night, doubt I will be able to get time off work now! Fuckers! We wont take 11,000!!
     
  9. Tommystours

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    Perhaps I should , but haven't got the resource to waste on them.The shit website still shows the fixture as on Saturday at 3.00.wonder what balls up they will make when they allocate the tickets.
     
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    Be 2000 City now and less than 45000 at the game.
     
  11. Sky Blue Pete

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    Wanna bet?
    No less than 6000 city and crowd will break 50k
     
  12. torchomatic

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    I'm one of the handful. All round to mine then.

     
  13. Speedies_Chips

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    Not sure why anyone would book trains etc. before knowing which games are going to be moved for TV.
     
  14. covmark

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    talking bollocks as per usual.
     
  15. letsallsingtogether

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    Half day off work then, good job I only work half a day on Fridays.....

    March in the afternoon match on Friday west end on Saturday night what a cracking weekend.


    Better top up me credit card.:p
     
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    I am sorry to say this but it is what it is and people need to suck it up.


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    http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/jan/08/coventry-city-arsenal-fa-cup

    The Guardian, Wednesday 8 January 2014

    Coventry City supporters frustrated by timing of Arsenal FA Cup match

    • Sky Blue Trust says it could dramatically affect ticket sales
    • 'It's money first, money second, money third' says group

    Coventry supporters have reacted with frustration to their fourth-round FA Cup tie at Arsenal being designated a Friday night match. The televised tie at the Emirates Stadium on 24 January will be the opening match of the fourth round, the first of five matches to be screened live across the weekend.

    While the £144,000 broadcast fee will be welcomed by Coventry, especially following the club's relegation to League One and their bitter move away from the Ricoh Arena in the summer, concerns have been raised over how many Sky Blues fans will make the trip to London.

    Jan Mokrzycki, spokesperson for supporters' group Sky Blue Trust, said: "The general reaction seems to be that it is not a very good idea because people are going to have to take time off work and some people might not be able to go.

    "If it had been a Saturday we could have sold about seven or eight thousand [tickets] – on a Friday night we will probably take four or five [thousand]."

    Mokrzycki believes many school-age supporters may be unable to attend the attractive fixture, which will be shown on BT Sport.

    "It's almost going to be straight from school, straight on to a coach, straight down there," he said. "It could have been a nice day out – to get down is going to be a rush. There will be those who just can't make it because Dad doesn't finish work until five or whatever.

    "Basically supporters are the least of the minor considerations – it's money first, money second, money third and oh yeah there's the supporters."

    The other matches to be screened are Saturday's lunchtime ITV1 clash which will see Liverpool travel to either Bournemouth or Burton Albion before Everton head to Stevenage at 5.30pm in a game to be shown on BT Sport.

    On Sunday, Sheffield United – who knocked out Aston Villa – will host the winners of the replay between Fulham and Norwich on BT Sport, while the live ITV1 tie is the all Premier League affair between Chelsea and Stoke at Stamford Bridge, which kicks of at 3.30pm.
     
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    Quite agree.
     
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    You know I must be getting old and the memory must be fading.

    I just can't remember the last time we had a cup game rearranged on a Friday causing any comment at all.
     
  20. jas365

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    Unfortunately fans of all clubs have to accept that TV companies will move games, we have become used to playing at 3pm on a Saturday (how it should be) and the travelling fans are very rarely considered.

    The one thing I would say is that of the 5 games selected for TV, ours is the shortest journey in mileage, but potentially not in time taken!
     
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    Only city fans can get their knickers in a knot over a game being moved for TV coverage. Just think, many more City fans will now be able to watch the game. As an aside I have emailed BT sports asking them to bring the kick off forward by 30 mins as this will allow me to get a decent bag of chips on the way home.
     
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    A nice easy day out in London is now a traffic avoiding quick in and out.
     
  23. covcity4life

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    understand travbelling fans frustrations but i am very happy to see sky blues on tv, get a takeaway in and lie on sofa #realfootballfan
     
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    Interesting - I'm reading this as 'it suits me better, so please stop complaining'.

    If football is about sitting on your fat arse in front of the telly, eating chips and listening to Andy Townsend, then I guess there's really no issue.

    If it's about meeting your mates, supporting your team in person, and enjoying (and creating) the atmosphere in the ground, then shifting fixtures around like this doesn't show much consideration for the game.

    I've got BT Sport by the way - but only because it came free with my internet package. It might suit me personally that the game is shifted, but I'd be much happier if the fixture was on a day and time that let everyone who wants to go (and could get a ticket) get there and back. Even if I then couldn't watch it on TV.
     
  25. letsallsingtogether

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    Like most Coventry fans then Armchair supporters.


     
  26. covcity4life

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    the hashtag was a joke you realise?
     
  27. chiefdave

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    It's a 7:45 kick off isn't it? The same as any league / cup games on a Tuesday / Wednesday and people don't get upset about that. Could understand the problem if it was moved to 8 and caused problems with getting back but there's no chance of extra time so won't be a problem to get back in time for the last train and people can always go by coach.
     
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    football is about what you want it to be. this lets get pissed down pub then go game is not the official way to watch football properly.

    it suits some people,not others. shit happens.
     
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    That post is way to logical for this forum..
     
  30. Hugh Jarse

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    You have totally missed the point of NOPM. It's us, the supporters, who support NOPM, we can't do fcuk all about TV companies handing over money to show matches.
     
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    CAn't see what all the fuss is about.

    Fans (at least those on here) wanted:

    Away fixture - check
    Big team - check

    The allocation will still sell out, we'll have thousands there and the rest can now watch it on the tele.
     
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    There really isn't an issue. 6000 went to Arsenal for a 7.45pm midweek kick-off last season. Changing kick-off times are now a part of modern football, so can't see what everyone is complaining about. Who knows, tHe move to a Friday will probably suit some fans that couldn't have made it on a Saturday.

    Storm in a teacup with all the allocation being snapped up within hours.

     
  33. torchomatic

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    Absolute rubbish. We'll still sell our allocation.

     
  34. torchomatic

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    #noidontthinkhedid

     
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    Didn't we take 10,000 plus to Man Utd in the Mickey Mouse cup a few seasons back? I think that will highlight your point beautifully Torch.
     

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