We want to go home.

Discussion in 'Coventry City General Chat' started by TTG, Nov 7, 2019.

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    Its got that bad, the owner of arsenal fan tv will be hoping they lose as the vidoes get loads of views when fans 'rage'....
    More income in his pocket
     
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    You cant ask to go back to the Ricoh because of Wembley!!

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    It was shit. Fucking pole in your view all the time. Knees banging on the seat in front. Fucking ages to get into and out of. No chance of any food or drinks at HT, no parking for miles. Walking back as a kid past prozzies. Mismatched stands.

    I suspect the difference is between people who go to drink and people who don’t. Me and Otis aren’t drinkers and prefer the Ricoh.
     
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    fixed!!
     
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    The Ricoh is a decent stadium, but certainly showing signs of ageing and lack of maintenance. The problem is that for most of the time we played there it was pretty miserable!

    For me the problems with the Ricoh are largely around matchday issues caused by poor event management.

    Obviously we'd all love a traditional style ground in the city centre but thats not going to happen. Even if we believe SISU, and I'm pretty sure nobody does, that a new stadium is a possibly that could take 10 years or more even with a cooperative council. The Ricoh is the only short to mid term option in the city. Unfortunately Wasps hold all the cards and until they change their stance we are stuck.

    The next issue coming down the line will be the EC deciding if there is something to investigate or not. If they rule there is then that could take years, will Wasps maintain their stance then?
     
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    End of, take us home.
     
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    That’s why it took him an extra 5 minutes to get back to his car
     
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    Which is the dream, but even if someone came in to build us a ground, the council have already shown an unwillingness to be supportive
     
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    Beers in town and a 5 minute train.

    The station at the ground made it so much more enjoyable for me in recent years.
     
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    Haha! I realise it’s sacrilegious and I’m in the minority.
     
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    Ricoh would be good if it had a decent number in there.

    The return game was as good as any home atmosphere I can ever remember.


    As I have said many times on here, St Andrews is boring me now. The atmosphere is woeful. It started off so well in the first two games but there is barely a song all game now. The extra time and money it takes me to get there is adding up.

    The Roost was and still is good but even the novelty of that is wearing off for me.
     
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    I agree with so much of that, except I wasn't encountering the prostitutes at all. Don't think I ever saw one, even though sometimes I would look for a good 30 minutes or so.

    The seats were very tight. One of my mates was a big bloke and he stopped coming because his knees were always pressed up against the seat in front.

    I didn't have any trouble parking, though I would have to make sure I was there before 2, but my main problems with it were the lack of atmosphere, poor views and uncomfortable seating.
     
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    What's the timescale on the EC decision? Open ended?
    (I see the Champions of Champions snooker is at Milton Keynes next year btw)
     
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    I just think the divide is interesting. Not a right or wrong thing. For some they want a certain atmosphere that involves drinking and their mates and so on, just wanted to show there’s some sections of our fans with a different perspective. Fanny views matter too :p
     
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    No timescales. Lots of “usually”s and “should”s. I seem to remember six months for the initial decision on whether to investigate then up to 5-7 years if they do. Could be well off though. Not sure if that includes potential appeals or what.
     
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    You also though have to look at the crowd as a whole don't you.

    I would be interested to know just what percentage of fans like to go for a drink before the game.

    I suspect it wouldn't be more than about 20% of the attendance.
     
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    Not having a few beers on match day is like having your sunday dinner with no gravy.
     
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    I don't have gravy either.
     
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    No gravy on a Sunday dinner? Is everything ok?
     
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    It's fine.

    Never been a [​IMG]
     
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    considering I was a child when we were there (prem days) I’d disagree with the drinking side of it for me. Didn’t start chugging pints until I was 9.
     
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    its crazy how some people cant seperate booze from football
     
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    The council of course were against proposals to extend highfield road and were hell bent on building the Ricoh monstrosity
     
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    Forms over recent years have been so bad, fans can’t endure games without alcohol.
     
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    it's crazy how you can't understand the social side of football.
     
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    I think a much larger proportion enjoy socialising before a game - it’s part of football culture (and Rugby I’d guess) - it’s a major turnoff that the Ricoh is In an unworkable area for that

    the other joke is that in Birmingham there are zero parking restrictions
     
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    Im not sure how to better define it. Comfort vs Nostalgia?
     
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    dont be butthurt

    of course i can understand it, i have been games with mates and drank, and i can go games without touching a drop

    either way the game is the most important part

    yet there seem to be many that see a game without drinking at pubs as a bad experience. which means the football comes second whether they like to admit it or not

    would you agree?
     
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    Me either! Hate cow juice.

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    Or council bias V actual fan?
     
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    The parking restrictions make a massive difference. It's lovely to be able to just chuck the car on the side of the road and walk rather than messing about with car parks or a trek to get there if you want to park for free.
     
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    Obviously the answer is a tight ground by the pubs for some and an air conditioned recliner stuffed big screen with waitress service serving no gravy dinners for others.
     
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    That is a daft one for sure.

    I do wonder what the average percentage is of those who like a drink at a game.
     

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