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28th July 2018 Albion 5 Coventry City 2
« on: July 06, 2018, 12:20:31 AM »
West Bromwich Albion v Coventry City

Cyrille Regis Memorial Game

Saturday 28th July 2018 15.00pm

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Re: 28th July 2018 v Coventry City (H - Cyrille Regis Memorial Game)
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2018, 09:52:18 PM »
It seems the Smethwick isn't open for this game so had to book me ticket in the Rainbow I wonder where the Cov supporters are going?
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Re: 28th July 2018 v Coventry City (H - Cyrille Regis Memorial Game)
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2018, 10:33:48 PM »
For a start I know this is a non-starter because I'm sure WMP wouldn't allow it!! but..
I'd love to see a pre-season tournament every year between WBA, Villa, Wolves & Coventry in honour of the big man & all he achieved for West Midlands football.
It could be rotated so each club held it - even u23 teams could participate! I'm sure it'd generate a bit of business for all sides including any worthwhile charities but I suppose it'd never happen!
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Re: 28th July 2018 v Coventry City (H - Cyrille Regis Memorial Game)
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2018, 10:44:23 PM »
It seems the Smethwick isn't open for this game so had to book me ticket in the Rainbow I wonder where the Cov supporters are going?

I believe half the Smethwick is open only for Cov Fans.
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Re: 28th July 2018 v Coventry City (H - Cyrille Regis Memorial Game)
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2018, 10:48:29 PM »
It seems the Smethwick isn't open for this game so had to book me ticket in the Rainbow I wonder where the Cov supporters are going?
Don't you mean the East Stand old chap, and by the way no standing up ;)
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Re: 28th July 2018 v Coventry City (H - Cyrille Regis Memorial Game)
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2018, 04:57:16 AM »
Don't you mean the East Stand old chap, and by the way no standing up ;)
As far as I remember, but the old brain is very tired these days, its definitely called the Rainbow stand and I've always assumed it's where Zippy and Bungle sit?
Got a seat right at the very back against the wall the posh people sit behind so a bit of standing up won't be an issue  :P :P :P
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Re: 28th July 2018 v Coventry City (H - Cyrille Regis Memorial Game)
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2018, 08:30:52 AM »
For a start I know this is a non-starter because I'm sure WMP wouldn't allow it!! but..
I'd love to see a pre-season tournament every year between WBA, Villa, Wolves & Coventry in honour of the big man & all he achieved for West Midlands football.
It could be rotated so each club held it - even u23 teams could participate! I'm sure it'd generate a bit of business for all sides including any worthwhile charities but I suppose it'd never happen!

What a lovely idea. The great man deserves that sort of a tribute. Can't believe we only have one degree left.
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Re: 28th July 2018 v Coventry City (H - Cyrille Regis Memorial Game)
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2018, 01:48:01 PM »
Who's going to this?

I am. Bored stiff last weekend with no football so got my ticket.

So glad the new season is nearly here.  8)

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Re: 28th July 2018 v Coventry City (H - Cyrille Regis Memorial Game)
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2018, 04:00:36 PM »
Do you get loyalty points for this?

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Re: 28th July 2018 v Coventry City (H - Cyrille Regis Memorial Game)
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2018, 07:06:34 PM »
Who's going to this?

I am. Bored stiff last weekend with no football so got my ticket.

So glad the new season is nearly here.  8)
I am going, but when I went online to book another ticket for my mate on Friday, i was staggered to see how many seats were still available, bearing in mind that only the East & Halfords are open to us.
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Re: 28th July 2018 v Coventry City (H - Cyrille Regis Memorial Game)
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2018, 08:12:56 AM »
Do you get loyalty points for this?

Don't think so.
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Re: 28th July 2018 v Coventry City (H - Cyrille Regis Memorial Game)
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2018, 09:01:26 AM »
I am going, but when I went online to book another ticket for my mate on Friday, i was staggered to see how many seats were still available, bearing in mind that only the East & Halfords are open to us.


From the seating plan I estimate we've sold somewhere around 4,300.

I was never quite sure how many would turn up for this game but I'm surprised we've not sold more tickets than that.

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Re: 28th July 2018 v Coventry City (H - Cyrille Regis Memorial Game)
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2018, 11:04:35 AM »

From the seating plan I estimate we've sold somewhere around 4,300.

I was never quite sure how many would turn up for this game but I'm surprised we've not sold more tickets than that.

I thought it was less than 4300, but you could be right.
When I last looked, most of the seats in the two blocks either side of the tunnel in the Halfords & the block in front of the exec box in the East stand were sold, other than that, there were just a few seats sold in most of the other blocks.

I'm going myself, but it looks as if it will be a game with zero atmosphere.

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Re: 28th July 2018 v Coventry City (H - Cyrille Regis Memorial Game)
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2018, 11:30:48 AM »
I thought it was less than 4300, but you could be right.
When I last looked, most of the seats in the two blocks either side of the tunnel in the Halfords & the block in front of the exec box in the East stand were sold, other than that, there were just a few seats sold in most of the other blocks.

I'm going myself, but it looks as if it will be a game with zero atmosphere.



I could be wrong as well my maths is terrible lol.

I just deducted the number of tickets left in each section by the official capacity of both the stands and it comes to somewhere near 4,300 by my reckoning.  :-\

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Re: 28th July 2018 v Coventry City (H - Cyrille Regis Memorial Game)
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2018, 11:31:46 AM »
I thought it was less than 4300, but you could be right.
When I last looked, most of the seats in the two blocks either side of the tunnel in the Halfords & the block in front of the exec box in the East stand were sold, other than that, there were just a few seats sold in most of the other blocks.

I'm going myself, but it looks as if it will be a game with zero atmosphere.



A friendly against a league 1 team, A week before the proper season starts, Just 1 week into the school summer holidays, so most parents will be away with their kids and; not to be cold; but the vast majority of fans won't be bothered by this having Cryille's name on it due to us already having paid tribute to him heavily during the season already.

This was never going to have a big atmosphere
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Re: 28th July 2018 v Coventry City (H - Cyrille Regis Memorial Game)
« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2018, 11:36:05 AM »
A friendly against a league 1 team, A week before the proper season starts, Just 1 week into the school summer holidays, so most parents will be away with their kids and; not to be cold; but the vast majority of fans won't be bothered by this having Cryille's name on it due to us already having paid tribute to him heavily during the season already.

This was never going to have a big atmosphere


If someone had asked me a month ago to predict the attendance I'd have probably said somewhere between 5 and 7,000 and I suppose that's not impossible. Depends how many Coventry fans come.

I'm not one for friendlies but I'd rather go to the game than be bored on Saturday afternoon.

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Re: 28th July 2018 v Coventry City (H - Cyrille Regis Memorial Game)
« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2018, 01:28:49 PM »

If someone had asked me a month ago to predict the attendance I'd have probably said somewhere between 5 and 7,000 and I suppose that's not impossible. Depends how many Coventry fans come.

I'm not one for friendlies but I'd rather go to the game than be bored on Saturday afternoon.

Coventry sold 410 advance tickets.

https://www.ccfc.co.uk/news/2018/july/tickets-coventry-city-play-west-bromwich-albion-in-cyrille-regis-memorial-trophy-this-saturday/


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Re: 28th July 2018 v Coventry City (H - Cyrille Regis Memorial Game)
« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2018, 10:25:02 PM »
Anyone else having an issue with the online booking for this?  doesn't let you pay for the tickets!
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Re: 28th July 2018 v Coventry City (H - Cyrille Regis Memorial Game)
« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2018, 11:11:36 PM »
Taking the family up.

What a wonderful occasion to honour a club legend in Cyrille. Against a decent side, too.

Any idea of the sort of side we'll put out?

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« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2018, 11:50:18 PM »
Anyone else having an issue with the online booking for this?  doesn't let you pay for the tickets!

Sorted don't like you booking through your android phone!  Laptop was fine
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Re: 28th July 2018 v Coventry City (H - Cyrille Regis Memorial Game)
« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2018, 12:55:09 PM »
For a start I know this is a non-starter because I'm sure WMP wouldn't allow it!! but..
I'd love to see a pre-season tournament every year between WBA, Villa, Wolves & Coventry in honour of the big man & all he achieved for West Midlands football.
It could be rotated so each club held it - even u23 teams could participate! I'm sure it'd generate a bit of business for all sides including any worthwhile charities but I suppose it'd never happen!

From what I've heard, when the idea was mooted that was exactly what the club wanted. However when they got in touch, Wolves had already confirmed their pre-season schedule, they couldn't get a reply from Villa, and so that only left Chester, Wycombe, and Hayes as possibles for the other spots.

Then WMP heard about it and got the hump because the club hadn't consulted them before trying to arrange it!

I'm going, quite looking forward to it. Worried that Coventry might really fancy it and win though.

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Re: 28th July 2018 v Coventry City (H - Cyrille Regis Memorial Game)
« Reply #22 on: July 28, 2018, 10:31:02 AM »
Any one know if the fanzone area is open today?

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Re: 28th July 2018 v Coventry City (H - Cyrille Regis Memorial Game)
« Reply #23 on: July 28, 2018, 10:54:11 AM »
Any one know if the fanzone area is open today?


No I've read that it's not open today. Re-opens next week vs Bolton.

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Re: 28th July 2018 v Coventry City (H - Cyrille Regis Memorial Game)
« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2018, 01:11:50 PM »
Someone mentioned this can be viewed on iFollow, not sure how true?
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