We want to go home.

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  1. TTG

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    From Alex Craig on Twitter:


    I miss this place. The pub. The People. The walk to the ground. The walk up the steps seeing that view I’ve seen since the age of 3, in a ground never a good atmosphere but if it was rocking, it was rocking. I’ve attended every game this season. It don’t feel the same.


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    Nothing against St Andrews good proper ground. But I’d honestly rather finish bottom of League One this season and play at the Ricoh than top with St. Andrews. I met Hundreds (no over doing it) of people, mosy who I call my friends. Other than that Sanjay lad who’s a right t**t[​IMG]


    On a personal level. Without Coventry City I don’t think I’d be in such a good place mentally as I am now. Don’t know why I’m tweeting this at 2am. But whatever happens I know in my head. I’ll one day go to a match in coventry. See them people. Sing our songs. Maybe walk home.

    I don’t enjoy getting a train,Coach to a so called “home game” when I walked with my dad from the age of 3. I still can’t get over us playing in Birmingham.

    In 2009 I saw us play Chelsea,Leicester and Leeds. Yet in 2019 I’ve seen us draw 0-0 with Forest Green Rovers, Walsall and Burton Albion. I don’t care what league we are in come to think of it. As long as we play in coventry. I’m happy.
    Some fans don’t get how lucky they are Arsenal,United and Everton all moaning. When We’ve not played at home since April. Bury haven’t played at all since May. And Bolton started the season on -12 points and a team full of U21s players.


    I’ve been every game this season. League and Cup games. Yet I feel I’ve not seen my team play in ages. I miss the Ricoh. It was never full. But full of Loyal Cov fans.


    @WaspsRugby
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    @EFL
    hope your extremely proud of yourselves. Because some city supporters will never see there team play in Coventry again. That breaks my heart
    my heart



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    We all want to come home... But at what cost?
    We shouldn't agree to the previous offer from wasps, even now
     
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    I agree, how could wasps even be allowed in in the first place?
     
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    We don’t have a home
     
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    Whoever runs “lies Reid” is a c**t. That guy has poured his heart out and he’s just tagged on the bottom.
     
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    Upsetting people in Henley In Arden already.... looks like much more than a wheelchair basketball team will be affected by them muscling in on their latest patch...
    See the comments on this petition somebody has set up. Maybe sign it too!
    Sign the Petition
     
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    I desperately want us home but I absolutely hate the Ricoh and everything associated with it. Tricky one.
     
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    The Ricoh was never "home" for me, mate. Highfield Road is where I started watching the City in 1964 - 55 years ago. I was 11 years old. I've hardly been to the Ricoh for two main reasons.
    1) Read my previous statement.
    2) I no longer live in Coventry.
    This, in no way, detracts from the fact I live and breathe Sky Blue, as did my Dad and my Grandad before him. It's in the blood!
     
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    He bores the fucking life out of me that Alex and his mates.
     
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    There’s so much emotional shit put on twitter either pro St Andrews or against. Our fan base is divided as any. I don’t particularly enjoy St Andrews, it’s less than 1/4 full, but it has decent bars and pubs before hand. It’s far from ideal. But all this bollocks clambering for the Ricoh. It was absolutely shite there too. The most negative ground I’ve ever been to in the middle of nowhere. I understand we ALL want to be in Coventry, but the Ricoh was absolutely shite


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    Probably because our owners broke the lease and left a ground vacant then started bleating about not wanting it and building their own maybe?
     
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    The ricoh isnt the best but it's in Coventry and not small heath in shit brum. Being an outsider though I guess you don't really care if we play in Coventry or not.
     
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    What did he say? He blocked me so I can’t see it. I do wonder what motivates some people.
     
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    “Do you want Sepallas email”
     
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    Ah ok. Still banging the same drum. Quite refreshing being blocked by certain individuals because it’s like they literally cease to exist.
     
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    Was that necessary?
     
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    FWIW I agree with him completely. I watch all his videos and boring or not he is a genuine fan who loves ccfc and he has his view.

    St. Andrews is soulless and it’s miles away and it’s not ours. We would all want a new stadium in Coventry to call ours or to if never left HR but neither of those two things can happen.

    The fact is the club is dying at st Andrew and after this season big cuts will have to come with even less fans than this season attending. It’s not hard to understand the club won’t survive.
     
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    In our relegation to league 2 season there was a 20 or 30 minute version of twist and shout....absolutely amazing atmosphere probably one of the best memories for me, Wembley also, and shared with my son too...amazing.
    BRING US BACK TO WHERE WE BELONG...or BUB TWWEB if you like
     
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    Then don't watch it. The guy is passionate about his club and uses a modern outlet to demonstrate his love. Why be so negative?
     
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    In your opinion.

    I really like the Ricoh. There is only one thing I don't like about the Ricoh and that is the fact that it isn't ours.
     
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    Umm....think that may be a whoosh moment, that.

    ;)
     
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    I hate the Ricoh and love drinking in Brum and Digbeth but the bottom line is we need to get back to Cov.
     
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    What do you mean as an ‘outsider’? I have literally put “we ALL want to be in Coventry”, I don’t know how you have possibly come to the assumption that I don’t care. I would far rather be at the Ricoh than St Andrews but I’m not going to pretend it was great there, it wasn’t (as Otis rightly points out, in my opinion)


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    We were back in before wasps
     
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    Tues night was one of my most depressing football experiences ever.

    At one point in the first half, max went for an overhead kick and missed it. About 30 people laughed. It was as clear as day and no doubt at all that the players heard it.

    The fans could have all fitted on an A380 it was that low. I saw one person under 16.

    Our lowest ever attendance in the history of our club and it got (and continues to get) very little coverage

    We need to be in Coventry.
     
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    The thing is, there is now lots of people who only know the Ricoh, weren't born I'm Highfield road, like Alex here. It is the only stadium they can call "home"what
    It wasn't designed to have an atmosphere half full. When it was full it was rocking!
     
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    Have never been fond of the Ricoh. There’s just something cold and soulless about it. It’s been “rocking” on less than 5 occasions I’d say. But it was built for us, it’s home. Nobody wants us to move back under the requested terms, but another season at SA will be fatal. Parties need to act quickly, because we’re far up shit creek, as will Wasps be. Waiting in hope that things go wrong for them at EC is a very dangerous business plan. It’s all a mess, that can’t be denied.
     
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    The poster you quoted seems to have a problem with fans who don’t live in Coventry along with mostly everything else
     
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    How many times in all the years we were at the Ricoh did we actually fill it?

    off the top of my head... Gillingham, Chelsea, Newcastle, Blackburn?, Crewe?...... half dozen at most?

    Sadly (and it is a terrible shame) I doubt we’d fill it every week in the Premier League, once the first couple of months novelty wears off.

    We do love a good jibe at Sunderland, and yes it’s a tin-pot hole of a place... but they are pulling in close to 30,000 every week in the 3rd division. Sadly I don’t think we’ll ever do that. For a city of a third of a million people, never mind the surrounding areas, that is poor...

    My opinion on the Ricoh is yes we need to get back there, but not at any cost. But that doesn’t mask the fact that it is a soulless ground with a crap atmosphere. I don’t even think it’s that poorly-located... not far from hotbeds of support like Longford, Holbrooks, Foleshill and Bedworth... but it’s not a “proper” football ground and I don’t think it ever will be...
     
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    Swear there’s some serious rose tinted glasses going on with HR. It was like a graveyard most weeks.
     
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    Oh I agree, luckily I got to see that last 8-9 years of it (probably before that, but I can only remember ’97 onwards). I miss it, but like you say, atmosphere wasn’t how it’s often made out to be. Pretty sure we were struggling for 20k even in the premier league. Think with old grounds like that, closer to the pitch it’s more intimate. Atmosphere’s at those kinds of grounds are better in most cases.
     
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    Birmingham City FC started out as Small Heath Allience. But St Andrews is not in Small Heath, it is in Bordesley.
     
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    I think everyone would love a tight city centre ground, but I’d also love a handjob off Emma Stone. Fact is if I want a handjob I’ll have to take the half hearted one off the missus or none at all.
     
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    The one when they can’t be arsed after about 20 seconds. Useless
     
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