COVENTRY CITY V MIDDLESBROUGH
SATURDAY JANUARY 21ST AT 3PM
AT THE RICOH ARENA, PHOENIX WAY, COVENTRY, CV6 6GE
Kick off at 3pm.
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 http://www.ricoharena.com/ or telephone 08444 121 747.
Kenilworth Supporters Club - http://www.coventrycity-mad.co.uk/news/tmnw/coventry_city_kenilworth_supporters_club_712828/index.shtml
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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 // www.facebook.com/skyblueexpress // www.twitter.com/skyblueexpress
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 http://www.ccfc.co.uk/page/HomeTickets/0,,10269~2381424,00.html. Wherever possible you should get a ticket in advance to avoid increased matchday charges.
THE LAST TIME
This is the 47th league and cup game between the two sides. City have won 15 and drawn 15. They have scored 55 goals compared to Middlesbrough's 61.
The last time Middlesbrough visited the Ricoh Arena was on December 4th 2010 and City won 1-0 thanks to a 78th minute Marlon King penalty.
The teams that day were
Team Westwood, Keogh, McPake, Cameron, Wood, Carsley, Gunnarsson (Eastwood 65), Doyle, McSheffrey (Clarke 82), King (Jutkiewicz 80), Platt SNU Ireland, Bell, Cranie, Baker
Middlesbrough Steele, Bates, Wheater, McDonald, Bailey, O’Neill, Arca (Boyd 79), Bennett, McMahon (Hoyte 79), Lita, Emnes. SNU Coyne, Kink, Hines, Tavares.
This will Middlesbrough's fourth visit to the Ricoh Arena. City won the above game and have drawn the other two, one of which was an FA Cup Fourth Round tie.
For details of matches between Coventry & Middlesbrough, please click on http://www.coventrycity-mad.co.uk/footydb/loadhed.asp
The currently appointed referee for Coventry City's Championship game against Middlesbrough on Saturday is Gary Sutton from Lincolnshire.
Mr Sutton started refereeing at 14 and he has taken charge of the Division 2 Play-Off Final at the Millennium Stadium in 2004 between Bristol City and Brighton and the second leg of the 2005 FA Youth Cup Final between Ipswich and Southampton.
His one and only other City game was the 2-1 defeat at Swansea City in September 2010.
This will be Mr Sutton's 25th game this season and his fifth Championship game. He has shown 70 yellow cards and six red.
His assistants are Martin Dexter from Leicestershire and Paul Hobday from Birmingham. The Fourth Official is Daniel Leach from Oxfordshire.
Coventry have followed up their impressive two wins on the bounce against Bristol City and Brighton with three straight losses and Middlesbrough will be out to heap more misery on Andy Thorn's men. Despite the losses, the Sky Blues have only lost each by the one goal. The bookies have gone with the form, though and made Tony Mowbray's Boro favourites, pricing them at 5/4 compared to Coventry's odds of 13/5. Lucas Jutkiewicz, the top scorer for Coventry this season has been sold to 'Boro and he will surely be a shoe in to score, he is currently best priced at 6/4.
Recommended football betting tip: Middlesbrough -1 @ 15/4 - BET NOW
Despite the fact Coventry have not lost by more than one goal in their latest winless streak, they have lost their main attacking threat to the team they must face this Saturday and are up against a strong side with attacking flair to boot. The likes of Marvin Emnes and Julio Arca are sure to be eager to tee up the former Sky Blue to add insult to injury and carry on their promotion push.