East Midlands Supporters Club

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  1. Tommo72

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    Lads and Lasses

    Interested to know how many of you lot live in the East Midlands or close to the region. I’m thinking Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire etc.

    I’m aware of fairly significant support the other side of the A5 in South Leicestershire, Hinckley, Lutterworth etc but not sure how further afield it spreads.

    Drop a reply if you live in the East Mids.

    Cheers
     
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    I can think of a couple in Lincolnshire, is that too far?
     
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    Not at all Nick.

    I’m just trying to get a rough idea to start off with, it’s time we branched out and this is something the club are interested in.
     
  4. clint van damme

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    The behind enemy lines sky blues supporters club has a nice ring to it.
     
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    Loving that
     
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    Leicestershire
     
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    Good idea, I’m in Belper, Derbys
     
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    Yep..... I’m Leics. north now and south previously
     
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    Son and I live in Leicester.


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    I live in Ashby so would be up for this !!!
     
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    I'm moving to Swadlincote next week (12th Dec) so count me in.
     
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    I live in Leicester, a stones throw from the King power
     
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    Keep going east for a ways m8 and eventually .....
     
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    Lincoln. The East Midlands is a very big area though, you can be in Hinckley not far from the Ricoh, or you could be in Skegness, or just outside Kings Lynn, Doncaster or over the bridge from Hull or anywheea in between. This makes it hard to have a single focal point for such a group, especially as public transport is limited across much of the area and there would be no place convenient for most fans to meet at (other than Cov games of course). It's different with the London group where it is easy to get into the city from anywhere then get the train up to Cov. I am up for participating nontheless.
     
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    Skegness and Kings Lynne are not in the East Midlands.
     
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    Hold Tight.
     
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    Geography teachers and map wankers in 5,4,3,21........
     
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    Skegness is - it is in Lincolnshire, an East Midlands county. From Wikipedia:

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    Kings Lynn isn't in the East Midlands, it's in East Anglia, but read what I said: "just outside Kings Lynn"..the town is less than 10 miles from the Lincolnshire border and thus the boundaries of the East Midlands.

    If working in the mapping industry for 11 years makes me a wanker than I can only apologise!
     
  19. clint van damme

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    Haha!! Fair play.
     
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    No worries; as well as being a mapping pro, for me geography and county boundaries in particular are a hobby. So I count as a mapping wanker AND a geography geek :happy:

    As such, I find it infuriating that one of the things in the Wiki table above is "distance from London", as if that has any relevance. Yes I know Wiki may often show "distance from capital city" in such charts but, as someone who lived in London for years (listening to people down there talking of anywhere outside their sainted M25 as "the provinces" as if London is an ancient Rome-style heart of an empire that has colonised everywhere else in the country), it is just a reminder of the self-importance of the place and the view that everywhere else is inferior, second-class or subservient, or should be measured with regard to its relationship to London. I can tell you nobody in Skegness gives any more of a damn about how far London is, than people in London do about how far Skegness is. I also know which of the two I'd rather live in, and it ain't London.....
     
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    I think a Leicestershire fans group would be a good idea; as we can see above there would be a decent concentration of fans who could meet somewhere sufficiently convenient for all. It sounds like it was worked well after Juggy started it on his patch, and obviously the London group has been thriving for 40+ years too. Beyond that, out into Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Notts, I think people would be too spread out / few in number to make a formal group viable. There are few of us in Lincolnshire which has proved good for lift-sharing but beyond that not enough to have a full-on group, which is fine.

    On another note, someone can correct me if I am wrong here but wasn't there once an official CCFC Supporters Group with a formal association with the club, possibly run by it? If so it must be dormant, but could this be revived too?
     
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    Part of me loves the idea of a fans group based in Leicester, in fact all of me does.
     
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    Fuck me is that boundary East Mids???
     
  24. oucho

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    no that's just Lincolnshire which forms part of the East Midlands.
     
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    My parents moved to Markfield a few years ago, had a cov badge in my car until I sold it last week, got stopped by another Cov fan at the Co-Op there.
     
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    2 parents with Cov hats at footie training this morning in Leics and I wasn’t one of them!!!

    I get a strange urge to just say Sky Blue Army and nothing else... just keep walking past...don’t even look back.
     
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    What part of Swadlincote, we have a few properties in castle gresley

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    Skegness technically is but Doncaster is not as it’s in a Yorkshire district
     
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    The club is going to make a killing out of those extra fingers for sky blue gloves it can get the supporters club to sell :)

    Yep, I made a Leicester inbred joke. Just click like and be done with it.
     
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    I’m in Ullesthorpe near Lutterworth and there are at least 4 Cov supporting households here.

    Keep the feedback coming, I potentially have a meeting in January with the club to look into this further.
     
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    Great idea. I’m in Burbage now, a few other sky blues over here too.
     
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    Definitely behind enemy lines round here but loads of us in SW Leics.
     
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    I play my golf generally at Ullesthorpe.
     
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    I didn't say Donny was in the East Midlanss, I said you can live in the East Midlands and be pretty near to Doncaster which is true as it's not far at all from Nottinghamshire. That's what I was trying to say anyway.
     

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