Coming To Coventry - Cardiff City FC

Last updated : 22 November 2011 By Covsupport News Service

Kick off at 7.45pm.   
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.
Parking: Car parking is extremely restricted around the ground. Street parking outside the exclusion zone is available if you are prepared to walk.

City supporters can now pay on the day to park at the Ricoh Arena before Coventry City home games. £10 will be charged to park in Car Park A and C with £7 for Car Park B.

Parking places are subject to availability and motorists will not be allowed to leave the car parks A & B for twenty minutes after the final whistle.
Park And Ride
The park and ride site is at The Oak Pub  in Baginton near to Coventry Airport. Parking at the two park and walk sites at Christ the King Football Club in Wheelwright Lane and St Finbarrs and Wayside Business Park in Wilsons Lane.  Vehicles can park there for £5.50 per game.

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 or telephone 08444 121 747.

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Travel From London for Members of CCLSC

The Sky Blue Express return coach service is back for the new season. Leaving from Christ The King Club in Coundon to the Ricoh Arena for all home games. The coach leaves the club approximately 35mins prior to kick off and returns after the match.

Prices remain the same as last season which are £3.50 for Adults, £2 for under 16's and £5 Family Ticket (one adult//one under 16).  Tickets will be available from behind the bar For Further Info you can contact the Sky Blue Express on // 07974532056 //  //
CTK Parish Centre, 14 Westhill Road, Coundon, Coventry, CV6 2AA

Some car 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.

The 101 bus service from Pool Meadow should be running for this game.

The 804/805 De Courcey services are.
Tickets prices can be found by clicking on,,10269~2381424,00.html. Wherever possible you should get a ticket in advance to avoid increased matchday charges.

Corporate Hospitality
This is the 47th league and cup match between the two sides. City have won 18 of those games and drawn nine . They have scored 69 goals compared to Cardiff's 70.

In the corresponding fixture last season on October 19th 2010, City went down to a 2-1 defeat to Cardiff.  Peter Whittingham put Cardiff ahead with a fourth minute penalty, Gary McSheffrey equalised two minutes before half-time but five minutes from time, Jay Bothroyd hit the winner for Cardiff.

The teams that night were:
City: Westwood, R.Keogh, Cranie, Wood, Turner, Gunnarsson, McSheffrey, Clingan, Carsley, Platt, Jutkiewicz (King 70) SNU Ireland, Doyle, Baker, McIndoe, O’Donovan, Cameron

Cardiff Heaton, McNaughton, Naylor, Hudson, Gyepes, Bellamy (A.Keogh 81), Burke, Chopra (Koumas 71), Olofinijana, Bothroyd, Whittingham SNU Marshall, Rae, McPhail, Blake, Wildig
The currently appointed referee for Coventry City's Championship game against Cardiff City on Tuesday is Darren Drysdale.

Lincolnshire born Mr Drysdale is an Sergeant in the RAF.  He has been refereeing since 1988, officiating in the Northern Alliance and Northern Premier League. He became an assistant referee for the Football League in 1996, and in 1997 progressed to Conference North referee before being appointed as an assistant referee for the Premier League a year later.  He went on to be a UEFA and FIFA assistant referee before he joined the Football League list in 2004. 

His first Football League game was a 0-0 draw between Rushden & Diamonds and Kidderminster Harriers on 7 August 2004 and his first game at Championship level was the 2-0 home win for Leicester City against Gillingham on 22 January 2005.

Mr Drysdale was fourth official for City's 3-0 defeat at Ipswich back in September.  So far this season, he has had sixteen (3 Championship) matches and shown 36 yellow cards but no reds.

His last City was the 3-2 win at Southend United in October 2006.

His assistants are Stephen Martin from Staffordshire and Paul Thompson from Chesterfield . The Fourth Official is Marc Perry from Birmingham.
Coventry’s fixture list doesn’t get any easier as they welcome in form Cardiff City to the Ricoh Arena on Tuesday evening. With the hosts having lost three on the spin and the visitors on a six game unbeaten run it’s no surprise Cardiff are 6/5 favourites to win the match with Stan James whilst the Sky Blues are a best price 14/5 (Victor Chandler) to take the points.

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Clive Platt anytime scorer @ 11/4

The Sky Blues forward had a slow start to the season before notching two in two with both goals coming at the Ricoh. Cardiff are in fantastic form but away from home they have only managed two clean sheets in nine fixtures, one of which was on the opening day against West Ham. With that in mind, backing a high scoring game looks likely with over 2.5 goals (our successful tip on Saturday) nicely priced once as well at 49/50 with 12Bet.