COVENTRY CITY V NOTTINGHAM FOREST
SATURDAY OCTOBER 15TH 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.
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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
AWAY SUPPORTERS PUB
The Lord Raglan,Coventry Rd,Exhall,Coventry,CV7 9EZ Telephone 02476734008 or 07747115478.Opens 11am every day,very large car park for coaches etc.Free car park for people who go into the pub.Less than 10 mins walk to the ground.Exit J3 M6 Follow signs for Bayton Rd Ind Est just 2 mins off the motorway.
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 91st league and cup match between the two sides. City have won 18 of those games and drawn 28. They have scored 98 goals compared to Forest's 115.
The corresponding fixture on February 1st 2011, saw Marlon King give City the lead before Forest struck back with goals from McGugan and Earnshaw.
The teams that night were:
City: Westwood, Keogh, Cranie, Wood, O’Halloran, Gunnarsson, Baker, McSheffrey (Jutkiewicz 66), Cameron (Clarke 46), King, Eastwood (Platt 66). SNU Ireland, Bell, Clingan, O’Donovan
Camp, Morgan, Konchesky, Gunter, Chambers, Cohen, Anderson, Tudgay, McGugan (Adebola 65), Moussi (McKenna 36), Earnshaw (Lynch 77). SNU McLeary, McGoldrick, Smith, Majewski.
The currently appointed referee for Coventry City's Championship game against Nottingham Forest on Saturday is Fred Graham from Stanford Le Hope in Essex.
When his playing career ended due to injury in 1988, Fred registered as a referee with the Middlesex County FA and covered games on the parks of Barnet. He was subsequently promoted to Level 5 status in 1994 after moving to Essex and has covered a number of County finals since, including Sunday Intermediate and Senior showpieces.
He was an assistant in City's 5-2 win at Gillingham in 2004 and refereed his first Football League game at Notts County on the first day of the 2004/05 season. This season, he has had eleven games (two of which have been in the Championship) and issued 37 yellow cards and three reds.
He was fourth official for City's 3-0 defeat to Ipswich last month and the last City match he refereed was the 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace on April 7th 2009. Previous games are the 1-1 draw at Southampton on October 28th 2008.
His assistants are Carl Fitch from Suffolk and Gavin Muge from Bedfordshire. The Fourth Official is Wayne Barratt from Worcestershire.
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