More Wasps BS?

ccfc1234

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Love this kind of comment it show just how little you know about Rugby and will spout any kind of shit you hear other say
Rugby is a great game to play but can be a little tedious to watch at times. Peaches and Cream you are welcome to support an exiled London team of course, but you must realise your a paying puppet of a club that has sold it's soul to try and be financially successful. No sporting club should play outside of its home town and efore you say it, yes it's shocking CCFC are doing this too....albeit with the 'help' of Wasps. Leaving the why we are doing that to one side, to move a club the distance your owners have is down right disrespectful to the fans that sustained it all those years it was based in London. Sporting allegiance is often passed down the generations and your club has acted like it has forgotten this in an attempt to make more money. Should you be a Coventry Wasp I genuinely pity you as your beloved club will move again if they need to and when and if that time comes you will have zero say in the matter.
American football openly moves clubs to where the money is and they can have big attendances to pay huge salaries. Your club are no better than this and that's shocking. Before you launch into some sort of anti CCFC response, we are well aware of the club's issues and to criticise CCFC does not justify your owners ideas on fan loyalty and opportunistic relocations.
 

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Whilst I completely agree it is ridiculous that is how football fans behave, surely splitting home and away fans creates the nature of football atmosphere. I’ve not been to a rugby game but it never sounds like there’s an atmosphere on tv and then someone will belt out the national anthem. A bit like England at Wembley, just shite. It would be nice if there was an option for those who wanted to sit with their friends or opposition could but those who wanted to help create an atmosphere were still segregated


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Go to most of the England 6 nations games, it’s a fantastic atmosphere. Love the banter between the fans. One of the best sporting atmospheres I have been to is wales v England. Fans being mixed completely makes it.
 

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Reading it again. I’m slightly more heartened. He mentions about Saturday conferences/events being the sticking point.

maybe they’re waiting for them to be finished before we enter a deal?
 

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Interesting all this positive Wasps PR when the bond price is free fall.

Yet consumer confidence must be pretty low as the bond is still dropping after all the "wonderful" news.
 

clint van damme

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They won't mention it, they skirt around it.
someone needs to challenge him on this,

this is from the CET in March:

"Speaking to Simon Gilbert about whether there was any hope of a new deal for Coventry City Football Club at the Ricoh Arena, Nick Eastwood said: “We have made our position clear that we can’t enter discussion with an organisation that is litigating against us in court."

This is a quote from Eastwood in the linked article:

"As everyone is aware, we made it a pre-requisite of talks that the owners would stop pursuing proceedings around the ownership of the Ricoh Arena. We understood the owners shared that desire based on the letter it sent to us."

maybe it's just semantics but if sisu agreed to stop proceedings against wasps then they did as requested and Eastwood moved the goalpost.
 

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someone needs to challenge him on this,

this is from the CET in March:

"Speaking to Simon Gilbert about whether there was any hope of a new deal for Coventry City Football Club at the Ricoh Arena, Nick Eastwood said: “We have made our position clear that we can’t enter discussion with an organisation that is litigating against us in court."

This is a quote from Eastwood in the linked article:

"As everyone is aware, we made it a pre-requisite of talks that the owners would stop pursuing proceedings around the ownership of the Ricoh Arena. We understood the owners shared that desire based on the letter it sent to us."

maybe it's just semantics but if sisu agreed to stop proceedings against wasps then they did as requested and Eastwood moved the goalpost.
Of course they did as requested because Wasps said they wouldn't enter talks without it, Wasps entered talks.

The Trust strangely didn't think to ask either while they were applauding Wasps.
 

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Reading it again. I’m slightly more heartened. He mentions about Saturday conferences/events being the sticking point.
Not sure that’s really an issue. How many conferences are held on a weekend? The vast majority are in the week otherwise people wouldn’t go. I know what response my employer would get if he tried to send me to a conference at the weekend!

Also they’ve held events on the same day we’ve played and moved our matches as well.
 

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Reading it again. I’m slightly more heartened. He mentions about Saturday conferences/events being the sticking point.

maybe they’re waiting for them to be finished before we enter a deal?
If the Ricoh arena calender is anything to go by Saturday events aren't a big issue. Calender looks pretty empty
 
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Won't get relegated, won't go bust and won't be leaving:happy:
I have always supported Coventry teams often through blind loyalty, but I work mainly in London. Many of my friends are Wasps supporters who have supported the team since they were kids. ALL sympathize with our plight because their team went through the same situation. I'm afraid it's idiots like you that actually give Wasps the bad name. Coming from Binley you possibly supported Wasps for a few years but the majority of Wasp fans are not like you.
 

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Google 'Ricoh Arena Events' and have a look at the listings - our games from Accrington onwards are listed by Google, musn't have updated their link between our fixtures and the Ricoh?
 
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Rugby is a great game to play but can be a little tedious to watch at times. Peaches and Cream you are welcome to support an exiled London team of course, but you must realise your a paying puppet of a club that has sold it's soul to try and be financially successful. No sporting club should play outside of its home town and efore you say it, yes it's shocking CCFC are doing this too....albeit with the 'help' of Wasps. Leaving the why we are doing that to one side, to move a club the distance your owners have is down right disrespectful to the fans that sustained it all those years it was based in London. Sporting allegiance is often passed down the generations and your club has acted like it has forgotten this in an attempt to make more money. Should you be a Coventry Wasp I genuinely pity you as your beloved club will move again if they need to and when and if that time comes you will have zero say in the matter.
American football openly moves clubs to where the money is and they can have big attendances to pay huge salaries. Your club are no better than this and that's shocking. Before you launch into some sort of anti CCFC response, we are well aware of the club's issues and to criticise CCFC does not justify your owners ideas on fan loyalty and opportunistic relocations.
If you had read an earlier post I was born in High Wycombe and moved to Coventry after meeting my wife who is Coventry born and bred, I have been watching Wasp since I was a child with both my dad and grandad so them moving to Coventry was just lucky on my part
 

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If you had read an earlier post I was born in High Wycombe and moved to Coventry after meeting my wife who is Coventry born and bred, I have been watching Wasp since I was a child with both my dad and grandad so them moving to Coventry was just lucky on my part
And a boon to the people of High Wycombe as well.
 

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If you had read an earlier post I was born in High Wycombe and moved to Coventry after meeting my wife who is Coventry born and bred, I have been watching Wasp since I was a child with both my dad and grandad so them moving to Coventry was just lucky on my part
 
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Of course they did as requested because Wasps said they wouldn't enter talks without it, Wasps entered talks.

The Trust strangely didn't think to ask either while they were applauding Wasps.
Come on mate that disingenuous. AFAIK Wasps entered into talks before they knew about the EC action.

Getting into semantics about who exactly is named or whether it’s a court action or not is just trying to avoid the point.

The indemnity clause is bollocks and the cause of the block, but it’s ridiculous to play dumb on this. Your case is strong enough, stick with that.
 

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Come on mate that disingenuous. AFAIK Wasps entered into talks before they knew about the EC action.

Getting into semantics about who exactly is named or whether it’s a court action or not is just trying to avoid the point.

The indemnity clause is bollocks and the cause of the block, but it’s ridiculous to play dumb on this. Your case is strong enough, stick with that.
Really? Both sides said the EC action was irrelevant didn't they?
 

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Come on mate that disingenuous. AFAIK Wasps entered into talks before they knew about the EC action.

Getting into semantics about who exactly is named or whether it’s a court action or not is just trying to avoid the point.

The indemnity clause is bollocks and the cause of the block, but it’s ridiculous to play dumb on this. Your case is strong enough, stick with that.
Oh look the council have turned up
 

harvey098

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Rubbish I played Rugby for 20 odd years, many of the lads also played Sunday league football.
I went to a school that only played Rugby, I still played football on Sundays (and then Saturday football). I don’t have the same emotional attachment to Coventry Rugby as I do the football club obviously but from watching and playing both sports regularly I think Rugby is the “better” sport. However I hope wasps move bang.

Actually, that’s not fair on the actual fans. I hope they move back to where their original fans are.
 

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Not sure that’s really an issue. How many conferences are held on a weekend? The vast majority are in the week otherwise people wouldn’t go. I know what response my employer would get if he tried to send me to a conference at the weekend!

Also they’ve held events on the same day we’ve played and moved our matches as well.
And not only that, I'm sure the EFL would be sympathetic to fixture changes by 24 hrs either way to avoid any clashes with weekend conference business. It would be a minor inconvenience but not an obstacle to a return.
 

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Heard some lovely news from a friend last night about Wasps being so hard up for cash that they were begging for a free 2nd ticket to a recent night with music tour promoters. Tickets cost £150 and they couldn't push it to a second one.
 
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The sport itself is great. Love the combat and the fact it’s a proper endurance event. Also love the fact that the players respect the officials and the fact that fans can mix without the fear of Riots. I can’t understand in 2019 why I can’t sit next to a fan of other football team due to it may end in a fight. That’s poor. Football will always be my number one by a county mile, but there are things we can learn from rugby
It's a tough game, the players are brave and get stuck in. We do see the occasional OTT tackle/elbow but in the main it's a sport where the player respect the ref and the fans respect each other. It's therefore a somewhat shameful act that the OP has spouted such bile, considering the above. I totally get he's from down that way so naturally will support wasps, and having them turn up on his door step is a real bonus. However, he should have a little empathy for other genuine fans who have been shat on and face 100mile trip for home games. Born in Cov, work and live in Brum...but I'd swap the convenience of St.Andrews for Cov in a heartbeart because it's for the greater good.
 
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pastythegreat

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This really p!sses me off from rugby fans. Yeah, but spear tackles and eye gouging are ok? Rolling eyes emoji....
They're not OK actually. Rugby is slowly becoming a non contact sport too! Scrums are virtually non contested anymore, if you up end a player in a tackle you have to have control of him now, tackles above the shoulder get you in a lot of trouble (red card offence a lot of the time nowadays) and the use of studs in rucks is illegal. The tackler has to roll away or he is offside.

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Rugby is for people who were no good at playing football
Is a massive misconception. I know plenty of people who were a reasonable standard at both. Being a Woodlands lad, sport was always high on the agenda and Cricket, Rugby and Football were played by all. Some overly excelled in 1 or the other and stuck to playing just that sport, but I could hold my own in all three, a bit of a jack of all trades - master of none
But I've won trophies playing all 3 sports over the years over numerous teams/cities, so I wouldn't say I was shit by any means

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Your are so right we are only going one way UP UP and UP, on a plus note it doesn't take me long to travel all the way from Binley :happy::happy::happy::happy::happy::happy:
Up, up and up, doesn’t exactly reflect the tone of the first league match thread on Drunken Wasps. Pretty much all doom and gloom about the players, coaches and empty seats in the stadium.
 
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They're not OK actually. Rugby is slowly becoming a non contact sport too! Scrums are virtually non contested anymore, if you up end a player in a tackle you have to have control of him now, tackles above the shoulder get you in a lot of trouble (red card offence a lot of the time nowadays) and the use of studs in rucks is illegal. The tackler has to roll away or he is offside.

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Sorry Pasty, my point was that rugby fans talk about how rugby is saintly compared to football, yet you get eye gouging, spear tackles etc. I didn't mean that they aren't condoned within the game. It's the 'holier than thou' attitude which doesn't sit right.
 

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I work with a woman whose whole family are Wasps fans from London, they've not been to a single game since the Coventry move and said it doesn't really feel like their team anymore. This franchising crap screws over too many people for the sake of a few johnny come lately wankers.
Always amazes me how many of those wasps sympathisers among our support couldn't give 2 fucks about people like the supporters you describe but want the whole football world to feel sorry for the plight of our club. Wankers.
 

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So true this.
Also Add the pub bore who once went to Twickenham
Went to somebody's do in London once and had the misfortune of chatting to a husband of a woman I worked with. He was from Derbyshire originally but now lived in Surrey and had adopted that wanky accent rugby people talk with, kept going on about 'Twickers'. Nause.
 
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