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31 of 42  Sat 27th Feb 2016 10:46am  
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Phoenix Way seems much the best idea, given its proximity to Highfield Road The danger of only naming somewhere close to the Ricoh is if the club move to a new ground Oh my then any connection is lost
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32 of 42  Mon 29th Feb 2016 3:00pm  
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This post appeared on the Coventry City thread Thumbs up
On 16th Oct 2012 5:45pm, Foxcote said: Was anyone on this video getting the autographs at the end? Jimmy Hill
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33 of 42  Sat 26th Mar 2016 9:05am  
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It has been announced that the ashes of the late Jimmy Hill will be spread in the extended memorial garden at the Ricoh Arena two hours before the kick-off of the Sky Blues game against Sheffield United on Saturday 30 April 2016
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34 of 42  Sun 3rd Apr 2016 10:47am  
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I think this is a fitting tribute to such a great innovator of the game. I met him a few years ago whilst he was in the queue waiting to be served at Tesco Express in Storrington West Sussex where I was a manager. He had plenty of time for the other shoppers, signing autographs, shaking hands or just having a chat, what a generous man. A lot better disposed than the some of the sports stars from cricket, football or boxing that frequented the store in Hove where I held my first management position. Regards, Little Nut
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35 of 42  Sun 3rd Apr 2016 11:25am  
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Spot on, LN Thumbs up Incidentally, the last time I saw JH was in M&S, Holmbush Oh my
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36 of 42  Tue 5th Apr 2016 4:53pm  
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It makes no sense to me since Jimmy had no connection with the Ricoh stadium. Roll eyes
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37 of 42  Tue 5th Apr 2016 6:14pm  
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I think you need a bit of lateral thinking in a situation like this, Dutchman. His connection was with CCFC who played at a different venue in his era but that is gone now. It is rather similar to having his statue at the Ricoh where he only ever visited as an esteemed guest. It is now the home of the club which he loved and did so much for, so it is the only appropriate place to show that commitment. Other clubs have statues of former heroes at new grounds, such as the one for Bob Stokoe at the Stadium of Light. It is part of a club and its fans honouring its legends. As for scattering of ashes, the area at the Ricoh is a dedicated memorial garden where many fans have their remains scattered. When it was created it included some of the soil from Highfield Road as a token gesture to those fans who had had their ashes scattered there. I just believe it shows that JH was committed to the club and this is his final act in showing it. In reality, of course, it makes no difference to anyone where your remains are deposited when you are dead, least of all the deceased.
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38 of 42  Wed 6th Apr 2016 10:18am  
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Good shout, MrD Thumbs up Here is an article, from yesterday's Coventry Telegraph, regarding plans for the scattering of the ashes in the memorial garden
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39 of 42  Wed 6th Apr 2016 6:24pm  
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It was good to see one of our forum contributors interviewed about the memorial garden project on local television last night. Thumbs up My only reservation is that - yet again - there is a church involvement. They are going to have someone from a church involved at the launch. This is a nonsense to me. Anyone interested in religion would presumably have had their ashes dealt with by the relevant lot. A football memorial garden should be completely secular since for most fans their team is their religion.
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40 of 42  Thu 19th May 2016 12:10am  
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Just watched Jimmy Hill a man for all seasons on BBC 1 a very touching tribute to the great man well worth a watch, if you missed it it's being shown again on Saturday at 1pm. Thumbs up Thumbs up Edited by member, 19th May 2016 3:17 am
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41 of 42  Wed 21st Sep 2016 6:50pm  
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I am delighted to hear that Phoenix way is to be renamed in honour of Jimmy Hill. Last year I posted this: "I would go along with the suggestion to rename Phoenix Way as Jimmy Hill Way. If it included the road from its junction with the Binley Road right up to J3 of the M6 it would appropriately pass both the old and new grounds too. It would be a fitting tribute to someone who did so much for the club and the city, along the lines of Brian Clough Way which is the road that links Derby and Nottingham." I am so pleased to see that they have done the right thing and honoured him near the old Highfield Road ground. I hope it happens soon and that it can be commemorated by a proper 'opening' in due course. Edited by member, 21st Sep 2016 6:51 pm
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42 of 42  Fri 17th Feb 2017 5:44pm  
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Jimmy Hill Way unveiled Thumbs up
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