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TIL 1010

O/T Coventry Back At The Ricoh.

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Saw that earlier... dead chuffed for them. Hope they manage to stay up this season and Mark Robins can establish them at this level back at their rightful home!

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Shame for them that they ever had to move from Highfield Road, but I suppose the ground was old and had limited scope for modernisation.  At least The Ricoh is easy to get to by road, even if it is rather soulless.

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19 minutes ago, cambridgeshire canary said:

Good news for them but still too big of a stadium for them

 

Even when fans were allowed only ever half full if that

Do you reckon it is too big?  I know we have a larger catchment area, but based on stadium capacity / population of the city should be broadly similiar  Coventry should find it easier to fill theirs.  34k / 362k (9.3% of the population) compared to 27k / 195k 13.8%.

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Pleased for them and, of course, their manager who has done a tremendous job in the circumstances. Would love to see their fans flock back in numbers and back what Mark Robins is doing there. 

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39 minutes ago, Newtopia said:

Do you reckon it is too big?  I know we have a larger catchment area, but based on stadium capacity / population of the city should be broadly similiar  Coventry should find it easier to fill theirs.  34k / 362k (9.3% of the population) compared to 27k / 195k 13.8%.

I mean it's a 32,000 capacity stadium... For a team that get's an avereage of 9000 home fans

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1 hour ago, cambridgeshire canary said:

I mean it's a 32,000 capacity stadium... For a team that get's an avereage of 9000 home fans

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Not for the first time you bang away on the keyboard before thinking or doing a bit of research. They moved out of the Ricoh in 2013 and have therefore had no home support for several seasons so have a look back at pre 2013 crowds.

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15 minutes ago, TIL 1010 said:

Not for the first time you bang away on the keyboard before thinking or doing a bit of research. They moved out of the Ricoh in 2013 and have therefore had no home support for several seasons so have a look back at pre 2013 crowds.

15-20 thousand in a 32,000 capcity stadium is still poor

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Wonderful news!

 

Its been painful watching a club similar in size to us struggling in recent yaers.

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8 minutes ago, cambridgeshire canary said:

15-20 thousand in a 32,000 capcity stadium is still poor

Double the tosh you stated but then again you have failed to mention those over 20,000 so may i suggest you stop digging.

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Good for Coventry, a team that promotes youth and good football - I mean we've seen Maddison and McCallum from them - hope to see Robins establish them as champs team.

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46 minutes ago, Graham Paddons Beard said:

Coventry did us over in 1985. 
 

 

Still remember that day. I was washing my car and heard the result on the radio. 

Tbh there was a case for us to be more 'disappointed' with Everton that day and we could say they did us over, not Cov.

Oh yes, nearly forgot, banned from Europe also, due to Heysel. After the high of Wembley to that, in the space of a couple of months. Gutting (caveat - nowhere near as tragic as those that lost their lives at Heysel)

 

I am pleased for the Cov fans though. Being back in 'your' stadium is a great boost, after al the sheite that's happened to them.

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Pleased for them, but I have never and will never forget our relegation in 1985.  All that happened since was just karma.

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I've got family in Coventry. Sleeping giant would be going a bit too far, but if they were at the top end of the Championship with a whiff of playoffs and didn't have an owner that a sizeable chunk of their fanbase were boycotting, they'd get 20,000 fans through the doors. And if they ever made the Prem, they'd exceed it easily.

It's a great day out for away fans as well, get there early and spend a few hours in the casino getting nicely drunk before watching the match. Perfect. And if you're driving, you're pretty much straight onto the M6. On a good day, if you can avoid the jams at the A14 and keep your foot down, you can get there in 2 hours.

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23 hours ago, cambridgeshire canary said:

I mean it's a 32,000 capacity stadium... For a team that get's an avereage of 9000 home fans

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I see your point but I think that is a result of their nomadic existence.  Their largest ever attendance is a 25% higher than ours.  I think there is potential for them to regularly attract 30k, especially if they are playing in Coventry.  Look at Brighton as an example.  Whilst at the withdean they were lucky to get 8k, now 30k.  
 

 

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