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Thanks. 80% saying they wouldn't go is a very worrying figure.

 

However, it might be worth Coventry trying to get some feedback from non-forum folk and those not on social media

How do you propose they do that? Travel all over the Midlands asking people?

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How do you propose they do that? Travel all over the Midlands asking people?

They could put flyers on car windscreens in and around the Midlands area, (under the windscreeen wipers so they dont blow away) with the Question "Would you go to Leicester to support Coventry's Speedway Team in the NL?" on them....

 

Have three boxes for the answer to the question....

 

First box is "Yes", Second box is "No" and the Third box is "Speedway?, is that still going? I used to go to Speedway, Bob Valentine was my favourite rider, I remember one night he... etc etc etc"

 

They could also stick flyers to lamp posts like people do when they have lost a cat...

 

Always try and avoid using any Social Media vote as a true representation though, unless of course it delivers the result you want to hear....

 

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Thanks. 80% saying they wouldn't go is a very worrying figure.

 

However, it might be worth Coventry trying to get some feedback from non-forum folk and those not on social media

you suggested to do a poll on social media now after I told you the result you have moved the goal posts
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I can appreciate the misgivings that many Coventry supporters will have about this proposal, but I really hope that a good number do eventually decide to support it. Boycotting your own team cannot possibly do any good. As a lifelong Birmingham supporter, I can remember the Bordesley Green era. The facilities there were appalling and many supporters genuinely believed that if they stayed away they would somehow force an improvement, but all that they achieved was to hasten the end.

 

I agree that using Leicester will do little or nothing to help the club get back into Brandon or find another venue in the Coventry area, but at least it will keep the club's name alive, and this is vital if something concrete is to eventually be realised. If Mick Horton gets no support he will give it neck and won't have much joy in finding a taker if he tries to sell it on.

 

I'd say to Coventry supporters - keep up the pressure and let the promotion know how you feel - but don't withdraw your support.

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I can appreciate the misgivings that many Coventry supporters will have about this proposal, but I really hope that a good number do eventually decide to support it. Boycotting your own team cannot possibly do any good. As a lifelong Birmingham supporter, I can remember the Bordesley Green era. The facilities there were appalling and many supporters genuinely believed that if they stayed away they would somehow force an improvement, but all that they achieved was to hasten the end.

 

I agree that using Leicester will do little or nothing to help the club get back into Brandon or find another venue in the Coventry area, but at least it will keep the club's name alive, and this is vital if something concrete is to eventually be realised. If Mick Horton gets no support he will give it neck and won't have much joy in finding a taker if he tries to sell it on.

 

I'd say to Coventry supporters - keep up the pressure and let the promotion know how you feel - but don't withdraw your support.

 

the name can be kept alive without going to Leicester
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I can appreciate the misgivings that many Coventry supporters will have about this proposal, but I really hope that a good number do eventually decide to support it. Boycotting your own team cannot possibly do any good. As a lifelong Birmingham supporter, I can remember the Bordesley Green era. The facilities there were appalling and many supporters genuinely believed that if they stayed away they would somehow force an improvement, but all that they achieved was to hasten the end.

 

I agree that using Leicester will do little or nothing to help the club get back into Brandon or find another venue in the Coventry area, but at least it will keep the club's name alive, and this is vital if something concrete is to eventually be realised. If Mick Horton gets no support he will give it neck and won't have much joy in finding a taker if he tries to sell it on.

 

I'd say to Coventry supporters - keep up the pressure and let the promotion know how you feel - but don't withdraw your support.

I would go further. Turn up at Leicester with Banners saying "We belong in Brandon" or some other catchy phrase.

What about "We're here under protest"?

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Out of interest what would 20% of the Coventry fanbase be? Im guessing full strength its 2000? So 400 for NL wouldnt be bad at all? Plus i strongly suspect there will be several Leicester based Speedway fans that prefer a weekend fix rather than week nights?

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I can appreciate the misgivings that many Coventry supporters will have about this proposal, but I really hope that a good number do eventually decide to support it. Boycotting your own team cannot possibly do any good. As a lifelong Birmingham supporter, I can remember the Bordesley Green era. The facilities there were appalling and many supporters genuinely believed that if they stayed away they would somehow force an improvement, but all that they achieved was to hasten the end.

 

I agree that using Leicester will do little or nothing to help the club get back into Brandon or find another venue in the Coventry area, but at least it will keep the club's name alive, and this is vital if something concrete is to eventually be realised. If Mick Horton gets no support he will give it neck and won't have much joy in finding a taker if he tries to sell it on.

 

I'd say to Coventry supporters - keep up the pressure and let the promotion know how you feel - but don't withdraw your support.

I do see your point and I would go along in most circumstances. The problem for us fans is there is a chance that this is being funded by those that want to build houses on Brandon. Supporting this venture is possibly supporting their cause indirectly. Add to that of course many just don't trust Horton. For me if I can be convinced that the stadium owners have absolutely nothing to do with this I will attend but them refusing to answer questions put to them by Coventry Observer about this then I have my doubts.

Thanks. 80% saying they wouldn't go is a very worrying figure.

 

However, it might be worth Coventry trying to get some feedback from non-forum folk and those not on social media

It was done on the Coventry Observer website.

I would go further. Turn up at Leicester with Banners saying "We belong in Brandon" or some other catchy phrase.

 

What about "We're here under protest"?

That has crossed my mind. Get all fans to turn up for a meeting with banners etc and get the media invovled. Similar to what we saw at Peterborough and Leicester. It does give a SCS group a platform for peaceful protest.

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you suggested to do a poll on social media now after I told you the result you have moved the goal posts

Just suggesting that Coventry get as much information as possible.

How do you propose they do that? Travel all over the Midlands asking people?

All over the relevant area of the Midlands - e.g. Coventry and Leicester. Some market research on the street.

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Out of interest what would 20% of the Coventry fanbase be? Im guessing full strength its 2000? So 400 for NL wouldnt be bad at all? Plus i strongly suspect there will be several Leicester based Speedway fans that prefer a weekend fix rather than week nights?

Storm meetings didnt get that many though and youd hope that with their being no Bees then those who didnt bother with the Storm meetings would go along. But Lakeside fans have proved that just simply still existing doesnt guarantee a fan base.

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I do see your point and I would go along in most circumstances. The problem for us fans is there is a chance that this is being funded by those that want to build houses on Brandon. Supporting this venture is possibly supporting their cause indirectly. Add to that of course many just don't trust Horton. For me if I can be convinced that the stadium owners have absolutely nothing to do with this I will attend but them refusing to answer questions put to them by Coventry Observer about this then I have my doubts.

 

 

Don't be ridiculous woz, Steve Shovlar told you this was a conspiracy theory and he knows everything Coventry Speedway!! ;)

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I do see your point and I would go along in most circumstances. The problem for us fans is there is a chance that this is being funded by those that want to build houses on Brandon. Supporting this venture is possibly supporting their cause indirectly. Add to that of course many just don't trust Horton. For me if I can be convinced that the stadium owners have absolutely nothing to do with this I will attend but them refusing to answer questions put to them by Coventry Observer about this then I have my doubts.

 

It was done on the Coventry Observer website.

 

That has crossed my mind. Get all fans to turn up for a meeting with banners etc and get the media invovled. Similar to what we saw at Peterborough and Leicester. It does give a SCS group a platform for peaceful protest.

 

 

I agree there is a risk here. If the developers back this move financially then they can dress it up for the Planning Inspector that they have successfully relocated the Club, which may influence him in releasing Brandon for housing. This kind of 'backing' is likely to be far cheaper / quicker than finding / buying some land and building a track.

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Going to have some interesting local derby's next year...

Cradley v Coventry - at Wolverhampton

Coventry v Cradley - at Leicester.

 

If I ever hear people moaning that the airports that Ryanair fly into are nowhere near the cities that they advertise them to be at, I'll mention this.

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uk martin, on 30 Nov 2017 - 5:19 PM, said:

Going to have some interesting local derby's next year...

Cradley v Coventry - at Wolverhampton

Coventry v Cradley - at Leicester.

 

If I ever hear people moaning that the airports that Ryanair fly into are nowhere near the cities that they advertise them to be at, I'll mention this.

When will Coventry know if they have been accepted into the League ? Many of the established clubs are already signing up riders .

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