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PUSB: From The Boardroom versus Cambridge United

31 January 2018

After each matchday programme, we will be publishing the 'From the Boardroom' article on our website. For Saturday's match against Cambridge United, Coventry City Chairman Tim Fisher wrote the column and his article is published below:

"Good evening and welcome to this evening’s SkyBet League two match here at the Ricoh Arena against Cambridge United.

I’d also like to welcome the players, staff, officials and fans from Cambridge who have made the trip to Coventry this evening.

Saturday’s match at MK Dons was an amazing afternoon for everyone connected with the club, and it is the first time the club has reached the Fifth Round of the competition since 2009

Each and every player performed superbly and worked hard for each other, and fought until the game was won.

The support at Stadium MK was incredible too throughout the game. I know that we could have sold even more tickets than the 7,833 we took to Buckinghamshire, but the fans that were there made it sound like many more and no doubt helped us achieve the result.

The Fifth Round draw took place after the print deadline for today’s programme, so you will know who we will face as you read this – but regardless of who we play, it will be an exciting occasion for everyone.

We now return to league action with an important match against Cambridge United tonight and the potential opportunity to get back into the automatic promotion places.

The January transfer window concludes tomorrow evening. January is always a difficult transfer window, but as always our aim is to be in a better position in terms of the squad at the end of it than at the start.

Today there was a memorial service held at the Hawthorns in memory of Coventry City legend and FA Cup hero Cyrille Regis. Everyone at the club were shocked and saddened to learn of Cyrille’s death, at the age of 59. Manager Mark Robins and Chief Executive Dave Boddy were among the many club representatives in attendance, alongside Steve Ogrizovic and the 1987 team. We will be paying further tribute to Cyrille, including at the Legends Day match versus Lincoln City in March.

Finally, I have been delighted with the response to the Community Day offer for our next home game against Accrington Stanley. The update of tickets by local primary schools has been remarkable, while sales of the £5 tickets have also been good. I would encourage fans to get their tickets as soon as possible. With the Fans Village taking place pre-match and other activities too, it should be a great day with a big crowd supporting the team in a vital home game. 

Tim Fisher
Chairman
Coventry City Football Club


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