Checkatrade - time to own up

Discussion in 'Coventry City General Chat' started by rob9872, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. RB1992

    RB1992 Active Member

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    A mid-week tinpot trophy game against U23 opposition in a soulless bowl with 2,000 people in it is the most excited you've been before a game?
     
  2. Otis

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    Surely they should have found out who was attending Sixfields and refused them tickets.
     
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  3. Otis

    Otis Well-Known Member

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    This season, yes, because there was something riding on it. No replay, no extra time, just 90 mins and penalties and a step nearer Wembley.

    Without a shadow of a doubt.
     
  4. Garryb80

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    Im a season ticket holder and was too young for wembley last time around. Been going since i was about 9. Ive seen the blaze and bees win all there is to win and in my opinion seeing city at wembley would top the lot...whatever the competition.
     
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    Haven't been to every game but haven't been boycotting either. No problem with anyone who wants to come to watch us play. Would be nice if some of them stuck around for more than one game.
     
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  6. Covrock

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    Absolutely.
     
  7. no_loyalty

    no_loyalty Well-Known Member

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    Get your hotel room booked for 1st April 2017 (no this isn't an April fools joke), the final is on Sunday April 2nd
     
  8. Otis

    Otis Well-Known Member

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    Or get your room booked for Sunday April 2nd to give you time to recover from the victory.
     
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    The crawley game was a bit surreal.Reminded me of the reserve games at highfield road
     
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  10. Astute

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    You won't need a hotel room. London is open 24 hours a day. Just the place to celebrate all night.
     
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  11. clint van damme

    clint van damme Well-Known Member

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    When you consider we have 'supporters' who want the club liquidated it'd not really that hard to believe.

    Agree with every thing else you've said in that post.
     
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  12. oscillatewildly

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    If we did reach the final I still wouldn't go. Never been to a single game of this comp in it's various guises/titles.
    I've stated the reasons many times before. However, I've softened my stance on it's 'worthiness' if only for the benefit of our young supporters (by that I mean anybody 30 and under)
    It's a final being played at Wembley but for me not a 'Wembley final'. More like a great family day out at Alton towers.
     
  13. dubed

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    Intrinsically not interested in any of it - it just feels like an embarrassment to be associated with it. If I go it will be for the day out.
     
  14. Otis

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    Will you still be embarrassed as we do the lap of honour round the pitch parading the cup I wonder. :)
     
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    Otis, in truth I probably would. I'm not trying to make a point of it, it's simply how I feel about the competition.
     
  16. Otis

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    Just think on the day you would get wrapped up in it all.

    Can you just imagine 30,000-40,000 City fans all singing on in unison at Wembley stadium?

    I think it would bring a lump to the throat.
     
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  17. Warwickshire lad

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    I have not been to a check a trade game or paint pot game not interested. I have a season ticket and go to selected away games and FA Cup games. I am booking a holiday and will be away on 2nd April. Could not care less if we win Micky mouse trophy or not.
    Want shit owners gone, and will settle for regular mid table championship finish with occasional push for play offs. Not a lot to ask, but looks like a pipe dream at the moment. SISU OUT
     
  18. Otis

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    Can understand people being a bit indifferent to it all, but don't get how anyone can say they are not interested in or bothered about winning a trophy! Completely baffles me.

    Surely we all want us to win something. May not be the greatest cup, but a cup it is.
     
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    I think if the final was against an U23 team it would render it completely farcical.
     
  20. Warwickshire lad

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    Its not a trophy any half decent club would want in the cabinet. There again you could argue we now fall into that category.
     
  21. Otis

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    Well that's it in a nutshell.
     
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    I agree.
     
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    no_loyalty Well-Known Member

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    Do the winners get a spot in the next Intertoto cup?
     
  24. Warwickshire lad

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    No they get a list of local traders who might do a half decent job.:angelic:
     
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  25. Great_Expectations

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    Completely agree. Like I said last night l, all I have ever seen is relegation and disappointment, so to have something to celebrate, something to get excited about and to be proud of would be a fantastic feeling.

    Yes it's not a prestigious cup, but what else are we realistically going to win with our current situation?

    The chance to watch your team play at Wembley may literally be once in a lifetime. If the thought of cheering on your team with thousands of other fans doesn't excite you, I'm not sure what will.
     
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  26. Otis

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    Well yes, exactly. We are a League One club. It is impossible for us to win the FA Cup and impossible for us to win the League Cup.

    This is the only cup we have any chance in, any chance whatsoever. This cup was created for teams in the bottom two divisions. We are in on of those two bottom divisions. This season the league have tainted that by allowing U23 teams in, but it is the ONLY cup we can win.

    I don't get it.
     
  27. Warwickshire lad

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    Playing against Forest, Brum, Villa or Derby in a championship game with something at stake will excite me. But not a micky mouse cup game. Nothing against the people who want to go to these games good luck to them and more power to their elbow, I understand fans have been starved of success. I take my grandson who is 11 , he has had 7 years of crap with only half a season of good football. If we get to the final I will buy him and his dad a ticket, and hope they have a great day.
    But I will be in the sun with a cold beer.
     
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  28. bringbackrattles

    bringbackrattles Well-Known Member

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    Let's calm down a bit we haven't got there yet. I recall the Crewe fiasco and we all thought we were home and dry before that game. I hope we do get to Wembley more for our younger fans,as I was there in 87 but our young supporters have had sod all have they.We were talking about it in the pub before the Bolton game,if we got to the final everyone would want to go as its a day out,in fact arrangements are already being made for the away game at MKDons !
     
  29. no_loyalty

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    Is the trophy shaped as a cordless drill?
     
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  30. dubed

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    Watching win 5-0 in at Crewe in a season that had real potential meant a good deal to me. Watching City lose 2-0 to Doncaster in 2012 meant even more (though not quite so much as 2001). Ties in the FA Cup and EFL mean something to me (though much less than they used to since the FA and Man Utd colluded to devalue the FA Cup). The CT means nothing (to me, Vienna) - I can't change that. But I wish you all a great a day out at Wembley. PUSB.
     
  31. Otis

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    No, a jar of Swarfega.
     
  32. Covstu

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    It would be interesting to see the excuses to see people move away from NOPM. I'm going for 'it's only for home games' argument.

    I have enjoyed the cup so far, format is shit but took our minds off the league. People need to drop their expectations as this is really one of two possible routes to Wembley the other being playoff but clearly not this season. I am cautiously excited but we have been let down too many times to dream of the capital just yet
     
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  33. shmmeee

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    Not the coach, but CCFC have given tickets out to students and school kids for years. When I was teaching in Cov we used to joke we'd use them as a punishment.

    NEWS: 500 free tickets offered to Coventry University students for the Wombles clash That's from September, 500 free tickets for Cov students.

    U13s get a free season ticket. Season Tickets

    I swear people on this forum that bitch about Wasps know more about them than City.
     
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  34. dubed

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    Some good things have come out of this cup
     
  35. shmmeee

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    On topic: Im not boycotting, but the person I go with is, so that means I am. To be honest until Slade was appointed Ive had no interest anyway.

    Might have to take my 7 year old if it's a semi-final. Not going on my own.
     

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