After each matchday programme this season, we publish the regular column from the Coventry City board on our website. You can read Coventry City Chief Executive Dave Boddy's column our game against Norwich City below:
Good evening and welcome to St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium for tonight’s Sky Bet Championship game against Norwich City.
Having visited Carrow Road twice already this season, once for the league game where we got a 1-1 draw and then the FA Cup defeat, both games were entertaining affairs where I think we acquitted ourselves well on both occasions and we look forward to similar fayre tonight, and hopefully a better result from a Sky Blues perspective.
The process to start the dispatch of the Championship Club Membership shirts started at the back end of last week, and we have been informed that all Membership Shirts should be dispatched by today. We promised when launching the Membership scheme that we would wear the shirt as a special shirt in one home league fixture this season, and I am pleased to be able to confirm that fixture will be Saturday lunchtime’s home game with Brentford, which is also live on Sky Sports.
I would like to re-iterate our thanks on behalf of everybody at the Football Club to those who supported the Membership scheme, which has been a vital source of income to the Football Club during a very difficult and unprecedented period of time, and we hope that you enjoy wearing the unique shirt with pride in knowing that you have supported your Club in a time of need.
In terms of other vital sources of income to the Club during the current behind closed doors situation, the purchase of match passes to watch the action on iFollow is continuing to increase and this continues to be a vital way of supporting the Club and following the action. We are party to the iFollow stats across the Championship and since Christmas our viewers have continued to grow, which is following the trend across the Championship where other Clubs numbers also continue to increase as we lead into the climax of the season.
Prior to Saturday’s away game against Cardiff, our last two games against Nottingham Forest and Birmingham City produced our highest figures for match passes sold so far this season for home and away fixtures respectively. Our figures stand up well across the league in comparison to the number of passes sold by other teams, and we thank our fans who continue to purchase these passes.
We met with two supporters group last week and we all felt that the meetings were very productive and we are all looking for ways of collectively re-engaging with supporters as we did prior to the disruption caused by the pandemic. Further to this, we have further meetings planned with other supporters groups as well as a meeting of the Supporters Forum planned for later this month.
Stay safe in these difficult times. Thank you for your support – PUSB.