Where are you? Back the lads!

Discussion in 'Coventry City General Chat' started by steve82, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. Cavan O'Doherty

    Cavan O'Doherty Well-Known Member

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    Probably that they didn't have enough officers to cope with the amount turning up on the day. But then why give us an allocation that you can't accommodate?
     
  2. steve82

    steve82 Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure someone said they had some spare.

    Hopefully someone can use them and get fixed up.
     
  3. steve82

    steve82 Well-Known Member

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    I think this is the problem hence why the letter has been sent to the relevant parties at Grimsby.

    Fans been mislead and informed like CCFC who are just the ones relaying what there told to it's fan base
     
  4. Nick

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    But then they are still selling home tickets so attendance could go up too, it's not like all tickets off sale.

    But then if it was our fans specific, you would think they would tell ccfc the information they had. You wouldn't think boddy would have made the comments if there was info about ccfc fans planning something.
     
  5. steve82

    steve82 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe there is some police intelligence that's come to light rather than Northumberland police force being over stretched with Hull at home too.

    I don't think saying there no more tickets on sale tends to stop "non football related meets" tho as people are free to travel and generally on ban's from football stadiums not seaside resorts
     
  6. Nick

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    Yeah exactly, but if that was intelligence ccfc related I can't see boddy writing letters etc.

    I did think protest as that would be in the ground, but again people could already have tickets anyway and why would boddy say that if it was because of ccfc fans? So doesn't seem to be that.

    If it was meeting up for a fight, it will happen anyway.

    If it's numbers, will 300 more in our end be much different to 300 in theirs? Especially as the policing needed to stop our fans from trying to go in the home end and extra stewarding / checks that will be needed.
     
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  7. steve82

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    It is strange as in reality it's only a extra 450 CCFC fans were denying entry plus what ever Grimsby's walk up will be.

    Would be interesting to hear Grimsby's official response.
     
  8. Nick

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    Their tickets are still on sale though, so they can still get access so the numbers can still go up for them.
     
  9. pusbccfc

    pusbccfc Well-Known Member

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    Anyone still travelling tomorrow without a ticket? Thankfully got mine last week.


    Although this is an absolute farce on behalf of Grimsby police, it doesn't help that it's so difficult to get tickets these days. People are put off by the ticketmaster costs and will therefore rather pay on the gate.
     
  10. Cavan O'Doherty

    Cavan O'Doherty Well-Known Member

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    I imagine many will be. Trying to sneak in somewhere.
     
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    And that voice. God, that feckin' voice....
     
  12. The Reverend Skyblue

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    I'm going in their home end on my own and I'm going to take the whole end on my todd, just watch me.
    I'm really really hard
     
  13. smileycov

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    it is humberside police, or have I missed a joke?
     
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    fernandopartridge Well-Known Member

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    I went in the home end that day

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  15. fernandopartridge

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    It is

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    I have to look after the children and new puppy as my wife is doing an agency shift tomorrow and my parents are busy, I will try to get to a few away days and planning for Dec 9 at morecombe as my nephew has signed for them on loan until Jan
     
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    In Majorca or I would have been there going to Yeovil though.:)
     
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    You can still buy tickets for the home end.
     
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    If that's the case then the number of tickets should have been restricted in the first place. Now they're more likely to have problems as our fans who were planning to pay on the gate will no doubt try and get in the home end.
     
  20. steve82

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    Yes it is... error on my part... not sure why as I said Humberside earlier.
    Was cooking and writing, not good at doing two things at once!
     
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  21. Brylowes

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    Am I right in thinking the club receives a bill for policing, if so will the club be within its rights To demand
    a refund, as the police denying them the right to sell tickets will impact on their match receipts.
     
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  22. clint van damme

    clint van damme Well-Known Member

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    wouldn't surprise me if the police are looking to make a few arrest tomorrow to justify their decision.
     
  23. Brylowes

    Brylowes Well-Known Member

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    I was going tomorrow and as I live nowhere near Cov was going to POTG as it's less hassle,
    Lucky for me "a fine chap" on here was selling a couple he couldn't use on here the other day.
    Thank Christ I bought them, would have been gutted to miss out, though probably wouldn't
    Have missed the train journey 'over 12 hours with 10 changes :emoji_sweat:
     
  24. clint van damme

    clint van damme Well-Known Member

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    where are you travelling from, the Orkneys?!
     
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  25. Brylowes

    Brylowes Well-Known Member

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    No only Lowestoft, that's there and back though not each way 'thank Christ '
     
  26. clint van damme

    clint van damme Well-Known Member

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    that's not that far it it? Just two places fairly off the beaten track as far as the road and rail networks are concerned I'd imagine.
     
  27. Brylowes

    Brylowes Well-Known Member

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    Exactly, it's about 3 n half hours by car but it's very dry doing it that way:emoji_blush:
     
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  28. Brylowes

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    Incidentally, is there a particular pub City fans are heading for, we get into Cleethorps
    Just before 1o/c and will be looking for lite refreshments
     
  29. Johnnythespider

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    I note on the Grimsby forum there is a Reverand Mariner, perhaps you could meet up and have a "sermon off" to decide which firm takes the plaudits
     
  30. wingy

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    What's with that profile pic bro.
     
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    You know what there Rev is such a nice bloke as well I hear
     
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    Fuck it. After various conversations on camp site just south of Bridlington it has been decided, 4 of us are going in the home end. Pusb
     
  34. Cavan O'Doherty

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    A Grimsby fan has said there was a rumour of a large Coventry hooligan contingent ever since this fixture was announced. I haven't heard anything. Has anyone else? Surely this can't be the reason for no pay on the gate.
     
  35. Brylowes

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    I don't know, but if that were the case you would have thought they would have given
    Us less tickets in the first place, if that's what they do in that respect.
     

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