Coming To Cov - Cardiff City

COVENTRY CITY V CARDIFF CITY
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 28TH
AT RICOH ARENA, PHOENIX WAY, COVENTRY, CV6 6GE
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MATCH DETAILS
Kick off is at 7.45pm.
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TICKETS
Tickets are at usual prices. Please note that tickets bought after 4.45PM will cost £26 adults and £13 concessions.
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WEATHER
Rain is forecast with temperatures around two degrees.
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THE LAST TIME
This is the 42nd match between the two sides. City have won eighteen with nine draws and have scored 67 goals compared to Cardiff's 60.

Earlier in the season, City lost 2-1 at Cardiff and the corresponding game last season which was also midweek produced a 0-0 draw.
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THE MATCH OFFICIALS
The currently scheduled referee for this Championship game is Antony Bates.
Staffordshire based Mr Bates was in charge of City's League Cup defeat by

Newcastle United and the 1-0 win at Birmingham City earlier in the season.
He has had 25 games and shown 49 yellow cards and three red. His last game was Sheffield United's 2-1 win against Charlton in the FA Cup on Saturday.

Assistants are D.Ford & N.Murphy. The Fourth Official is Ian Smedley
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TRAVEL
By car: Leave the M6 at junction 3. Take the A444 towards the City centre and at the first island go left and you will see the Ricoh Arena on your right.

By rail: For all train information call National Rail Enquiries on: 08457 48 49 50, but be warned Coventry station is a £10+ taxi ride away. Take the 27 bus from the train station get off at Pool Meadow bus station and catch the 4 or 5 service. Or go out of doors and over the road by Sainsburys and get the 20, getting off the by Tescos.

By Bus:
Check the times and service levels here http://www.travelwm.co.uk/ Single bus fare £1.50. Daysaver £2.90.Bus numbers 4,5,20 all serve Arena Tescos. There is a 101 service from Pool Meadow costing £3.50.

804/805
De Courcey will be running both buses.

Parking: Car parking is extremely restricted around the ground. Car Park season ticket holders can use Car Parks A,B or C.

Park And Ride
The new park and ride site will be located at Coventry Airport in Siskin Drive and replaces the one at Whitley. It will cost £7.50 to pre-book and £8 on the day to park at Coventry Airport on match days.

Parking at the two park and walk sites at Christ the King Football Club in Wheelwright Lane and Wayside Business Park in Wilsons Lane won't be affected. Vehicles can park there for £5.50 per game.

For further information or to buy tickets at any the three sites log on to http://www.ricoharena.com/ or telephone 08444 121 747.
Supporter Travel
Coaches From Rugby.
The Avon mill are running the coach travel to all home games this season again anyone interested please contact Mac on 01788 542815 or email avon.mill@yahoo.co.uk £4 per person per game.

Coaches From Kenilworth For details please contact harry.bragginton@btinternet.com

Travel From London for Members of CCLSC http://www.cclsc.co.uk/

AWAY SUPPORTERS PARKING
Car parking around the Ricoh Arena is strictly limited.
http://www.ricohparking.co.uk
However, there is a designated away supporters car park, situated around five minutes walk away from the ground. The car park is secure and cost is £5 - but spaces are limited to just 100.

Directions: M6 to junction 3. Take 3rd exit if coming from north or 1st exit if travelling from the south. At the 2nd roundabout, take the 2nd exit, under the railway bridge, through the first set of traffic lights, and pass the pedestrian lights. At the next set of lights, turn right into Blackburn Road and the car park is at the top of the road.

SAT NAV
Some satellite navigation systems have not been updated to show Coventry City FC as playing at the Ricoh Arena. Those visiting the ground for the first time are advised to enter "Phoenix Way" and the post code "CV6 6GE" instead.
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CASHLESS SYSTEM
Cash is no longer taken in the home concourses for refreshments. Those attending on a match by match basis can get a top up card.
In order to buy any refreshments, season ticket cards will need to be topped up either on-line or from one of the lime green clad staff. The minimum top up is £5
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BETTING ODDS
The Sky Blues are 17/10 to win with Cardiff 8/5 . You can get 23/10 on a draw.
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TEAM NEWS
Elliott Ward and Scott Dann could both return as could Robbie Simpson. Chelsea loanne Lee Sawyer is expected to be added to the squad.
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ON THE GAME
Cardiff's Chris Burke said to Wales On Line: "Cardiff are a team that deserve to be in the Premiership, because they want to play football the right way. "We want to be playing teams like Arsenal every week. "The main objective this season is to get into the Premiership and, in some respects, the Coventry game is bigger than playing Arsenal in the FA Cup. "We might go to Arsenal and get beat 5-0 and it's all over. But three points against Coventry is more important and we must not lose sight of that - the FA Cup is a bonus."