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crusty ole pie
August 11, 2017, 9:26pm Report to Moderator
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Quoted from Kristine
I'm on the SAG as a fan rep but wasn't aware of an emergency meeting until I saw the Coventry tweet so have been trying to find out but know as much as anybody else at the minute.  


Thank you for your response do you feel a little sidestepped ?
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Not really thought about it so likely not.  I don't know the procedure in terms of emergency meetings but I will as always find out.  

Its rare it happens so close to a game.  Categories are decided and then meetings take place right up to a few days before, if any new intelligence comes in the category can change which it seems it has here.  The SAG is there (Club, SGSA, Council, Police, Fire Brigade, EMAS and me) to ensure safety of supporters, this has caused a huge wave that they'd all choose rather not to have so you'd have to trust its done in the best interests of that.

That isn't saying however that had it been the other way round that I wouldn't be finding out exactly who attended that meeting and what was said.
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What I do not understand is why if there is a risk than why are we still selling tickets surely this is going to cause major problems tomorrow
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The potential for trouble, and rumours of a large Coventry  hooligan contingent have been circulating pretty much since the fixture list came out. This last minute reaction is so so typical of the local police and council !! I hope that if any 'sensible Cov fans do end up in our stands they are not picked on.
On more than one occasion I have had to go in home stands at away games Usually sussed within 10 Mins. But never felt threatened.


Why?
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Quoted from Kristine
Not really thought about it so likely not.  I don't know the procedure in terms of emergency meetings but I will as always find out.  

Its rare it happens so close to a game.  Categories are decided and then meetings take place right up to a few days before, if any new intelligence comes in the category can change which it seems it has here.  The SAG is there (Club, SGSA, Council, Police, Fire Brigade, EMAS and me) to ensure safety of supporters, this has caused a huge wave that they'd all choose rather not to have so you'd have to trust its done in the best interests of that.

That isn't saying however that had it been the other way round that I wouldn't be finding out exactly who attended that meeting and what was said.


Eh? Seems like gobbledegoock, if the SLO can't explain maybe the club should? Both sets of supporters clearly frustrated.
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Quoted from Kristine
Not really thought about it so likely not.  I don't know the procedure in terms of emergency meetings but I will as always find out.  

Its rare it happens so close to a game.  Categories are decided and then meetings take place right up to a few days before, if any new intelligence comes in the category can change which it seems it has here.  The SAG is there (Club, SGSA, Council, Police, Fire Brigade, EMAS and me) to ensure safety of supporters, this has caused a huge wave that they'd all choose rather not to have so you'd have to trust its done in the best interests of that.

That isn't saying however that had it been the other way round that I wouldn't be finding out exactly who attended that meeting and what was said.


Regardless of what this weekend brings your doing a great job Kristine, keep up the good work!


"Crombie you would have got to that if you weren't such a fat ba%$@rd" - George Kerr, inspiration from the dug out 70s style  
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The vast majority of fans are civilised in my experience. Some get carried away in moments of excitement but scarcely ever with malice. Eons ago, home and visiting fans used to stand together and forced separation is a relatively recent 'abomination'. Nowadays, at away games, and not least because I'm exiled, I generally sit close to the half-way line among the home supporters. I did so at Chesterfield last week, will do so at Stevenage next weekend and probably again at Crewe on Sept 2nd. It's just a matter of showing some discretion and judging the levels of 'animation' in ones neighbours. Frankly, I don't see the harm.  
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1)  The club embarrassing themselves again, especially for the poor communication.  They should have made it clear it was a police decision because the police had miscalculated their resources for the day and weren't able to provide adequate cover, then apologised to Coventry City and their fans.

2)  Fenty should use this as an example of how BP is decrepit and not fit for purpose as a modern sporting venue.

3)  Kristine does a great job as SLO, but why was she not informed of this meeting or invited to attend?  The SLO is supposed to be involved in discussions between police and clubs and Kristine should be at these, or at the very least be told by the club that they are going to happen.  There has been a pattern of her not being invited or consulted on a number of occasions and seeming to be blindsided on decisions, often finding out second hand on social media before having to investigate and find out what's happened.

I think the Trust need to, as a matter of urgency, ask for clarification around Kristine's role and certainly ask for the club and JF to apologise for the discourteous way she has been treated over this matter and on other occasions.
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Hi all. City supporter here.

It is an absolute joke. The decision has been made by people who don't seem to have a clue. I am one of the hundreds who don't have a ticket yet. I will know by about 10:30 if I am able to go. I have family spread from Immingham and Grimsby all the way to Louth and Skeggy. So was waiting to see if I could make it, and if so was my family able to visit the family for the weekend.

So now I have to decide if I travel and go in the home end. The last time we played at Grimsby it was a winter game. Being a local I knew I wanted the stand between me and the river Humber. I was the idiot celebrating the goal   But today we will have many who will want to get in. It was going to be POTG. To stop this you will have to stop selling tickets to your own supporters. Clubs in Division 4 can't afford to do this.

We are a friendly bunch. We have a few idiots but who doesn't. I can't remember the last time I saw trouble at a game. So if that is the reason someone has got it badly wrong.

Quite a few were making a weekend of the game. Not all had already bought their tickets. Not all will already know we can't get tickets. What happens when they turn up?

So it has gone from a friendly game where we could have shared pubs and had good banter to people being frustrated about wasted journeys and plans ruined. Are they all going to take it on the chin and walk away with a smile on their face?
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Just don't forget us Grimsby fans are with you on this, it's rediculous
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