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City Battle On In Front Of 59-Year Low Crowd

City Battle On In Front Of 59-Year Low Crowd

Coventry City secured a welcome three points against Port Vale on Saturday afternoon thanks to an excellent goal from Jodi Jones, the Sky Blues main creative threat adding to his hat-trick against Notts County on the opening day of the campaign with a curling shot past the Valiants goalkeeper halfway through the first-half.

Rod McDonald`s late sending off and injuries to Marc McNulty and Tony Andreu have left Mark Robins with some selection problems ahead of Tuesday evening`s clash at home to Carlisle but the main talking point off the pitch was an attendance of less than 7,000 at the Ricoh Arena, the lowest for a Saturday league fixture since 1958.

It is, as many pointed out in the aftermath of the game, the legacy of the club's decimation over the past decade under the ownership of SISU that so many supporters have got out of the habit of heading to CV6 on a matchday, a significant number of whom will still follow the Sky Blues up and down the country for away matches.

And, while Mark Robins has clearly put together a competitive team for the season ahead, Jones providing the spark to make a difference in tight games such as Saturday's, the drift towards ever-decreasing crowds and uncertainty over what will happen come the summer in terms of staying at the Ricoh looks set to continue.

Two years ago, when the same frustrations existed towards the owners, those in charge of the day-to-day running of the club at least did what they could to make going to matches an attractive proposition with well-priced season tickets and a maximum cost on the day of £20.

With those good intentions now a distant memory, the incentive to go to the Ricoh (for League Two football) is even less.



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Writer:CCFC
Date:Monday September 11 2017
Time: 7:59AM

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