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Annewiggy
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1006 of 1021  Fri 8th Mar 2019 12:28pm  
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Thank you Mr D-Di, great information.
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1007 of 1021  Fri 8th Mar 2019 1:41pm  
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On 8th Mar 2019 12:18pm, MisterD-Di said: The actual playing areas used are the same for each sport, so the perimeter lines, (goal lines and touchlines), are the same, and the football and rugby posts are put in the same place for both. The try-scoring area is behind the goals, which means there is a large gap behind the goals for football.
That is quite correct for the Ricoh Arena, which was the subject of Anne's query, but it doesn't apply to all grounds where soccer and rugby both take place - my response was more general than specific to the Ricoh Thumbs up
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1008 of 1021  Fri 8th Mar 2019 2:44pm  
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Sorry MR, I missed your earlier comment so thank you for your reply as well! It all must keep the groundsmen very busy and working the timetable out must be a headache of a job! It is all so different to when my dad used to walk to the corner and catch the Inner Circle to Highfield Road. It is all about business now, nothing to do with football. I believe Burton Albion are playing there tonight which is what prompted the question as our local radio station discuss the Burton matches on the breakfast show. I hope they do good pies, if Coventry lose the match they might do better in Dave Child’s pie league.
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1009 of 1021  Fri 8th Mar 2019 6:15pm  
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I must say that I agree Anne, with your statement that it is all about business (money). I have completely lost interest in football in the last 30 or so years as I now think that at all but local park level it is no longer the game I enjoyed playing and watching in my youth. Mind you the same can be said of most 'sport' today, who knows where the money or drugs have interfered in the contest. I must be getting old. Roll eyes
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1010 of 1021  Sat 9th Mar 2019 10:07pm  
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Congratulations to the Blackpool fans a sell-out crowd of 15,800 celebrated getting rid of their unwanted owners after a four year battle. Let's hope us Sky Blue fans can celebrate the same in the near future.
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1011 of 1021  Sun 10th Mar 2019 4:23am  
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Double ticks for your post Mr Blue Sky. ✓✓
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1012 of 1021  Mon 11th Mar 2019 11:06pm  
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In the 1967/8 season the Sky Blues were playing a midweek game away at Forest and George Curtis clashed with Forest's Frank Wignall and George broke one of his legs. The City physio phoned George's wife to say "George is coming home with a broken leg", to which she replied "Whose is it?" How true that is I'm not sure.
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1013 of 1021  Tue 12th Mar 2019 8:00am  
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"George broke one of his legs" - I think it's much nearer the truth to say that Wignall broke George's leg. Angry For the record, it was Sky Blues' second ever match in Division I. Bobby Gould came on as a substitute for the injured captain and scored two first half goals to give City a 3-2 halftime lead, the late Ernie Machin scoring the other. Forest equalised in the second half - result 3-3 and a first point in the top flight of English football.
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1014 of 1021  Tue 12th Mar 2019 1:04pm  
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On 8th Mar 2019 2:44pm, Annewiggy said: Sorry MR, I missed your earlier comment so thank you for your reply as well! It all must keep the groundsmen very busy and working the timetable out must be a headache of a job! It is all so different to when my dad used to walk to the corner and catch the Inner Circle to Highfield Road. It is all about business now, nothing to do with football. I believe Burton Albion are playing there tonight which is what prompted the question as our local radio station discuss the Burton matches on the breakfast show. I hope they do good pies, if Coventry lose the match they might do better in Dave Child’s pie league.
Annewiggy, When your dad walked to Highfield Rd, I think it would be about the club management and affairs etc. and who was seen with who at the games. Wink
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1015 of 1021  Tue 12th Mar 2019 3:12pm  
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After that game at Forest, if refs at other games were having a poor game in the eyes of the Sky Blue fans, they would shout "Wignall's your father".
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1016 of 1021  Wed 13th Mar 2019 10:23pm  
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SISU open letter
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1017 of 1021  Thu 14th Mar 2019 10:07am  
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We will just have to keep on craving then MR. Thanks for the link.
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1018 of 1021  Mon 25th Mar 2019 7:32pm  
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Mark Robins meeting Joy Seppala for an afternoon cup of tea and no obvious questions asked and no answers given. Why? Because we are 15 points clear at the top of the league, have the best strikers, defenders and goalkeeper and own our own ground with millions to spend in the Championship next season.
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1019 of 1021  Tue 21st May 2019 9:09pm  
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Groundshare - looks like St Andrews Sad
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NeilsYard
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1020 of 1021  Wed 22nd May 2019 9:47am  
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They can clear off!
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