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August 11, 2017, 4:35pm Report to Moderator
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Quoted from Cov1

The problems really began back in the mid to late nineties when Cov endured a relatively successful period, the days of Atkinson/Strachan, Whelan, Keane, Dublin, Huckerby etc....

The debt was building as the club chucked bad money after bad in desperate attempts to retain Premiership status.....the relegation and the subsequent failure to return at the first attempt was the other catalyst for disaster.  The new ground was financed and planned with Premiership football in mind obviously.....poor performances saw the crowds drift from 20/25,000 down to below 17/18k and it's been a downward spiral.

Sisu rescued us from administration but have systematically killed the club over the last 5 years, falling out with the council (who owned The Ricoh) and other partners thus driving us into isolation off the pitch.  This together with very limited funding, asset stripping and poor footballing decisions and you have the modern day Coventry City.....I could go on and on.

It's a club with passionate fans, a good away following and yes it's a proper footballing City.....Jimmy Hill must be turning in his grave.

Cheers for the synopsis. The all conquering greed and desire to stay in the Premiership being the driver and downfall of so many clubs and subsequent despair for fans.

2017/18  WLLLWLWWL              
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August 11, 2017, 4:48pm Report to Moderator
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I went to watch Muse at the Ricoh, and while  I was there I discovered how the club were being shafted by a consortium which included their own council.

They paid a staggering rent of one and a half million pounds a year to use the stadium. The consortium kept all the match day revenues including car parking at £11 a car.

All the club got was the match day ticket sales and programs.

Clearly unsustainable

I feel for the fans of the club.
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August 11, 2017, 4:57pm Report to Moderator
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So Grimsby can take 4K to Donny, 2600 last week and the local police seem to cope, but Humberside police are panicking at approx 1400 from Coventry, they must be a right mob so tomorrow will look like a war zone by 5 pm.
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Hull at home to Burton so HP probably panicking about the huge crowd that'll be there as well
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It's pretty obvious to me that this is down to the police, perhaps Kristine could post to put everybody's mind at rest?

Is she the SLO? Hopefully can shed some light on this. Clearly both sets of supporters frustrated by this.
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August 11, 2017, 6:53pm Report to Moderator
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I think it's about time that fans took the police to task over the way they can just change things around at a moments notice, causing major disruption to peoples lives just to suit themselves. They are suppose to serve the public, but when it comes to football fans, they become a law unto themselves without any form of accountability.

A recent example of this was when they suddenly changed the Cheltenham kick off time, for no good reason, and after fans had bought rail tickets which couldn't be refunded, leaving fans out of pocket.

It doesn't happen in any other walk of life, so how do they get away with it when it involves football matches?
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August 11, 2017, 7:06pm Report to Moderator

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I suspect their intelligence ( and I am not 'In the know') indicates a large bunch of fans travelling without tickets. By not selling any more they will then have space to round them up and take them to the game. I would not be at all surprised if several Cov fans do end up paying on the day !  
Total supposition on my part, but can't think of any other reason. Unless of course, it is just Humberside Police  being totally inept???

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I did not know our club have so much money that we can afford turning fans away

Black and White forever       62 years following the town.   Proud to be a codhead.    
                                30 years living in suffolk but always a mariner .    
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This is frankly ridiculous, how much money is this decision gonna cost the club in lost revenue,  and what about our reputation with travelling fans.

We seem to take masses on the road game after game and don't encounter this nonsense.
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There will be many Coventry supporters who have not seen it on internet or live in area to see it in a news paper that will turn up tomorrow. More than likely elderly or families on holiday in the area. What will happen to them?

Football fans are easy targets for the Police. The Police have to cope if two rival demonstration marches are planned for the same Town or City. They do not have the powers to change times or turn people away or close pubs unless a crime is committed. But they seem to be able to do what they want to football fans.

They know the capacity of Blundell Park, they know the away allocation so why can't they plan how to handle it instead of copping out and turning people away, or changing kickoff times.

Even Football Fans have Human Rights Humberside Police.

If the football is bad you can always watch the gulls.
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