We want to go home.

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

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  1. letsallsingtogether

    letsallsingtogether Well-Known Member

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    But why is it a shithole?
    Really whether you like the Ricoh or not you cannot say that SA is a better ground roof leaks seats are cheap and nasty half lean to one side when sat on them and are really thin.Toilets are still back in the 70's.
    Just my view of course I dont drink before home games anymore so the pubs dont matter to me.
     
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    I just hate bowl shaped football stadiums,. Take a look at the Opel Arena of FC Mainz in Germany, 4 sided and the side stand looks a carbon copy of the Sky Blue Stand,the corners are constructed of glass with one corner in view of the city of Mainz, it definitely does not look like a soulless bowl.
     
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    The plot thickens
     

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    nothing in 1st screenshot pic shows cov at home?

    2nd one is interesting but is it legit and recent?
     
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    That’s what I thought, 1st pic just advertises the away games!
     
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    1st pic is tickets for troops, for one game it says ricoh and other st andrews
     
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    I also noticed that we started following the ricoh again... we unfollowed them a while back
     
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    Will just be that whatever site that is hasn't updated their system to show our home ground as St Andrews, unless there's a screenshot from earlier in the season showing St Andrews as our ground.
     
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    not in screenshot cant see ricoh anywhere
     
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    Sorry i uploaded the wrong screenshot.

    Says on the site st andrews up until the Ipswich game with which everything then says Ricoh Arena
     
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    My first City match was 28th October 1972, my 7th birthday. I lived in Southam.

    I have been going ever since, been a season ticket holder for decades. I have never lived in Coventry. As an 'outsider', do you think I care or not?
     
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    Brexit will deal with the likes of you
     
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    And me, especially if I'm travelling 120 miles to get to the Ricoh, need to make a day of it.
     
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    What are you on about? The ricoh is a good ground. What's that got to do with not giving mk franchise any of my money?
     
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    Shit hole is just an expression. I would describe all the generic bowls that have popped in the last 25years the same.

    Again, if people like the place fair enough, each to their own.
     
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    Yeah you care about the club but you'll never have the same Coventry kid/club bond as us born and bred here have. That's not me having a go but you just never will. I'll bet your not really bothered if we play back in Coventry or not.
     
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    We always found a parking spot along the Humber road. Couple of pints en route.

    Highfield road was glorious. It was a proper home.

    The concourse in the stadium was far better than the Ricoh slab.

    BUT, if we could truly make the Ricoh our own, it could be great. It needs us to take hold of it and make it Coventry through and through. I totally bought into the 'Arena 2000' idea. It's soul destroying what's happened.
     
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    So it’s a pretty stadium to look at, but general consensus is the atmosphere there is always god awful with the exception of a very few games.
     
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    It's not pretty to look at, it has no character at all. Just a standard bowl. Nothing to make it stand out.
     
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    I made the first part up I guess
     
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    Stans ffs. Cringe.
     
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    I can't get to many live games but I thought last season when I visited the Ricoh that the atmosphere was actually ok and much more positive.
    Admittedly around this time last year when the team was doing ok.
    So I don't automatically think it takes a big crowd to create a decent atmosphere - as an example the atmosphere for the community days is not usually that great.
    The team doing well on the pitch is a big factor and we haven't really had that much to cheer since we moved to the Ricoh.
    Last season I felt that with the team making progress that a decent atmosphere was starting to happen. I think this season would have been similar.
    We should obviously never have left HR given all that followed and the place is important for those of us who grew up watching football there - but taking away the nostalgia it was far from a utopia for watching a match.
    I really enjoyed my day out last month at St Andrews but I understand why it makes life far more difficult for those who go to every match.
     
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    You’ve got Coventry in your heart and have as much affiliation than some Coventry born folk ever will. I’m Coventry born and bred and still live here but have always classed us as Coventry and Warwickshire!
     
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    THIS is why we needed the giant cat from the Jaguar sponsorship that fell through!
     
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    I’d agree with this. I have never really liked the way the City was “moved” into the West Midlands. When I was growing up our address was Coventry, Warwickshire. I think the city and the county go together.
     
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    I still put my address Coventry, Warwickshire
     
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    No he hasn't. This is a poster who once said he wouldn't be seen dead in Coventry on a non match day. The only thing I have in common with him is that he supports my city's football club.
     
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    What fucking horseshit.
    I bet in your deluded mentality people who don't live in the city anymore aren't as Gold Star Top Marks Super Fans like you.
     
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    We all know it’s a sad state of affairs but I think he needs to realise that there is more important things than football.
    Seems to be ok when a phone is infront of his face every weekend-doesn’t appear to be in much distress then.
     
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    Nor would I it’s shite
     
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    Fuck off with the Cov Kid shit.
     
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    People of Coventry will slate everything and anything about the city and that includes the Ricoh.

    There are towns and cities all over the country worse than Coventry, especially over the past few years. The same way there are plenty worse stadia as well.

    A lot of football fans dislike their stadium. I remember a couple of years ago a huge thread on the Leicester forum slating their ground even though it was full every week and in a better location than the Ricoh is.

    The one big thing you notice going to the away matches in League 1 and 2 is the total lack of atmosphere. I have been to plenty of grounds where a song has not been sung all game from home supporters. Barnsley, Barnet, and Stevenage notable ones. Even this season, Peterborough barely made a noise, neither did Rotherham or Burton.
     
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    honestly not sure whats going on with this site over the past few weeks.

    The tone is really being dragged down and the insults ramped up.
     

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