After each matchday programme, we will be publishing the 'From the Boardroom' article on our website. For Saturday's match against Grimsby Town, Coventry City Chairman Tim Fisher wrote the column and his article is published below:
"Good afternoon and welcome to this afternoon’s game against Grimsby Town here at the Ricoh Arena.
As well as welcoming all Sky Blues supporters, I’d like to extend a warm welcome to all of the fans, players and officials from Grimsby.
As we enter the final phase of the season, each game takes on significant importance. Indeed, this is the first of our final five home matches of the league season. The club has pushed a ‘Final Five’ offer to help get as many supporters here at the Ricoh Arena for these vital games. In this offer, the ticket price is £15 per game for adults, which is very good value. We would like to see as many fans as possible here to support Mark Robins and the team.
The backing of supporters during this season has been fantastic, and as we enter the business end of the campaign the home and away support makes a huge difference to the players and the manager as the team fights and scraps for each and every point. As always, our away support has been large in numbers, with thousands of tickets sold for our upcoming away trips to Newport County and Notts County.
The recent run of five unbeaten games has come at an opportune time, as all the teams around us seek to build momentum for the final phase to carry them over the finishing line. We all recognise that we are in a very competitive league, with little difference in the current points totals for the teams in play-off contention. Momentum and consistency in performance will be key to our success.
The last games against Luton and Crewe showed the exact spirit, attitude and application needed to succeed. At home to Luton we proved what a positive attacking team we can be. At Crewe, in atrocious snowy conditions, the team overcame both the weather and the opposition showing their quality and determination to secure all three points. Of course, the Sky Blue Army were as important as ever with over 1500 encouraging the team all afternoon.
Now is the time for us to push on into the final phase of the season – as a club, as supporters and as players – to turn those early season aims and hopes into a reality and make this a season for us all to remember.
Coventry City Football Club