Coming To Cov - Kidderminster Harriers

COVENTRY CITY V KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS FA CUP 3
SUNDAY JANUARY 3RD AT 3PM
AT RICOH ARENA, PHOENIX WAY, COVENTRY, CV6 6GE
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MATCH DETAILS
Kick off is at 3pm. The winner will receive £75,000. If required, there will be a replay on Tuesday January 13th at Kidderminster at 7.45pm.

Kiddderminster are execting to bring over 2,200 with them twice their normal gate.
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TICKETS
Tickets are at £16 for adults, £10 concessions,
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RADIO
Sky Blue World will have the game and for those in the BBC Coventry & Warwickshire reception area, you can also listen to the game on the radio.
BBC Radio Worcester are also having live match commentary 104 and 104.6FM or online at www.bbc.co.uk/worcester
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WEATHER
A sunny but cold day is forecast with temperatures dropping to minus one by the final whistle.
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THE LAST TIME
The last time, City played Kidderminster in a competitive match was in a Birmingham League game on Christmas Day 1907. Singers and Coventry City have played them 28 times in Birmingham League matches with the first coming on September 1st 1894 in a 4-4 draw.

Singers/CCFC have won on 14 occasions, with four draws and ten defeats. The sides have met in the FA Cup. The first occasion was in November 1895 with a 2-2 draw at Coventry in a Second Qualifying Round game. Harriers won the replay in Kidderminster 2-1. The second was in November 1902 when a Third Round Qualifying tie saw a 2-2 draw in Coventry and a 3-2 defeat for City in the replay on December 1st 1902.

The sides have met in the Birmingham Senior Cup with Coventry drawing at home 0-0 on September 18th 1905 and losing the replay 1-0 on October 4th. In Friendlies, City won 5-1 at Kidderminster in August 2006 and by a 6-0 score-line in August 1965, also at Aggborough.

In the FA Cup this season, Kidderminster have won 5-1 v Kings Lynn, beaten Cambridge United 1-0 and Curzon Ashton 2-0 in Round Two.
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THE MATCH OFFICIALS
The currently scheduled referee for this FA Cup game is M.Haywood.
Mr Haywood makes a quick return to the Ricoh Arena as he was in charge of City's 1-1 draw with Swansea City. He booked two players in Fox and Beuzelin that night and has cautioned 30 players in 21 matches and has shown four red cards.

Assistants are B.J.Malone & D.Naylor. The Fourth Official is Amy Raynor.
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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.

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 2/5 to win with Kidderminster 7/1 . You can get 7/2 on a draw.
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TEAM NEWS
Players not wanting to be cup-tied could provide a selection head-ache for Chris Coleman. Jay Tabb and Danny Fox are both doubtful due to the virus they picked up over Christmas. Michael Mifsud and Elliott Ward are injured with Guilluame Beuzelin injured. Adam Walker, Curtis Wynter and Jordan Clarke are on standby.
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ON THE GAME
Marcus Hall told the CT; "I am sure it will be a hard game and there will be an upset on the card I suppose, but we have to go out there and show our quality and fitness and get another win. "Hopefully, it will be an opportunity for the strikers to get a few goals and for us to put on another good performance for the fans. "Kidderminster will come here and try to pass the ball but we have to stamp our authority on the game. It is a game we are all looking forward to because the FA Cup is a great occasion and hopefully, it will be a good game and result for us."


Kidderminster keeper Adam Bartlett told his club's website: "We knew how we felt going into the Curzon Ashton game, with them being three or four divisions below ourselves. We were the massive favourites on that day and they were the underdogs, and they came here with nothing to lose and it'll be the same for us going to the Ricoh on Saturday. "We'll be the underdogs as they're the Championship side and their players are the ones on big money and it'll be for them to throw away. "Anything can happen in the FA Cup and we'll go and put the pressure on them and, you never know, we could always get that little bit of luck."
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SATURDAY FIXTURES
FA CUP
Hartlepool v Stoke (1PM), Portsmouth v Bristol City, Sheffield Wed v Fulham, Birmingham City v Wolves, West Ham v Barnsley, Middlesbrough v Barrow, Hull City v Newcastle, Chelsea v Southend, Man City v Forest, Cardiff v Reading, Ipswich v Chesterfield, Charlton v Norwich, WBA v Peterborough, Torquay v Blackpool, Leyton Orient v Sheff Utd, Millwall v Crewe, Histon v Swansea, Forest Green v Derby, QPR v Burnley, Leicester v Crystal Palace, Cheltenham v Doncaster, Arsenal v Plymouth, Kettering v Eastwood, Macclesfield v Everton, Watford v Scunthorpe, Sunderland v Bolton, Preston v Liverpool (5.25 ITV1), SUN Gillingham v Aston Villa (1.30pm ITV1), Southampton v Man Utd (4pm Setenta), MON Blyth Spartans v Blackburn (8PM).

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BGB SL Midland
Atherstone V Dunstable, Bedworth V Marlow, Leamington V Aylesbury, Leighton V Nuneaton

Midland Alliance
Market Drayton V RC Warwick, Oldbury United V Coventry Sphinx, Stratford V Friar Lane & Epworth

Midland Comb Prem
Coventry Copsewood V GSA Sports, Loughborough Uni V Nuneaton Griff, Massey Ferguson V Castle Vale, Southam V Pershore

Midland Comb Res
Banbury United Res V Coventry Sphinx Reserves

Coventry Telegraph Junior Cup Rd 2
Ambleside Res V Coventry Amateurs (1.30pm)
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