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2017/18 League Two Play-offs - Coventry Promoted

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First Legs
Saturday 12th May
Lincoln vs Exeter, 15.00
Coventry vs Notts County, 19.30

Second Legs
Thursday 17th May

Exeter vs Lincoln, 19.45

Friday 18th May
Notts County vs Coventry, 19.45

FINAL - Monday 28th May

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I love the play offs, nothing better than seeing packed out large and small terraces as clubs who don't normally get much attention try to win what is essentially a cup final.

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3 hours ago, Danny said:

I love the play offs, nothing better than seeing packed out large and small terraces as clubs who don't normally get much attention try to win what is essentially a cup final.

you sometimes wonder where these fans are during the whole season...

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12 hours ago, Stan said:

you sometimes wonder where these fans are during the whole season...

That's every club though ain't it mate, just more visible for smaller clubs.

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Literally torn between Coventry and Exeter.

Feel bad for Coventry, really had the heart and soul of that club ripped out in recent times but you got a taster of how big a club they are still for that league with the crowd they brought to the paint pot final last year. I would like to see them get back up the leagues.

That said, I've a soft spot for Lincoln. Followed their progress last season when they won the National League and they have been terrific this season. I'd love to see their journey continue.

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what a goal that is from Forte. Good work on the left from Jones, crosses in and Forte back-heels in past the keeper. Nicely done. 

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Exeter heading through to the final. 3-0 up against Lincoln. Exeter's last 2 goals have been very good.

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Really hope Exeter pull it off. They've invested well in their academy and came so close last year. They're doing all they can. It would be nice to see  their efforts rewarded.

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early goal for Coventry away at Notts County. Nice acrobatic goal from Biamou. 

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Forgot how much of a shithouse Liam Kelly is. 

I also hope someone does this Biamou fella at neck height to give him a real reason to roll around on the floor.

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2-0 Coventry!

They've played some good stuff tonight.

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Kids crying in the Notts County end already, it warms my heart.

fantastic from Cov so far and impressive noise from their fans. Even before the first goal the roar from the cov fans when they attacked made it sound like a home game.

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52 minutes ago, Smiley Culture said:

Forgot how much of a shithouse Liam Kelly is. 

I also hope someone does this Biamou fella at neck height to give him a real reason to roll around on the floor.

looks like the County defenders read this at half-time xD 

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Notts County undone by another controversial (and incorrect) call. Forte called offside but replays show onside. Should be 2-2 .

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and that's game over! 4-1.

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Coventry taking nearly 35k to Wembley today for the final against Exeter which says a lot about their club and the situation it's in.

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10 minutes ago, Lucas said:

Coventry taking nearly 35k to Wembley today for the final against Exeter which says a lot about their club and the situation it's in.

makes me question where they've been all season...?

https://www.footballwebpages.co.uk/coventry-city/attendances

Ricoh holds 32k. 

Only once did they get close to that for a game against Accrington in February.

Seems like the fans' interest piqued towards the end of the season when glory was on the cards!

Only 6 times out of 23 home games did they get more than 10k.

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Quite damming that last fact, Stan. Youd be livid if you were one of the 6k/8k regularly going every week for the previous 3/4 seasons watching the financial struggles.

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I dislike Coventry for obvious reasons but even more reason to do given what I've seen twice now in their past few games. One of their players got banned for an unnecessary stamp on a Notts County player in the semi-finals. Officials didn't see that and he got retrospectively banned. Now Michael Doyle has just forearmed one of the Exeter players in the chest totally unnecessarily. What's the point? He's extremely lucky the officials didn't see it otherwise it's a straight red.

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Goal Coventry!

A 20 yard curler from the centre-back xD 

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2-0 Coventry! Very fortunate. One of those shots that gets deflected loops over the keeper and in to the net.

 

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On 06/05/2018 at 12:13, Stan said:

you sometimes wonder where these fans are during the whole season...

Well fans can't always afford to go to every game

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2 minutes ago, Gunnersauraus said:

Well fans can't always afford to go to every game

the trend is quite clear though.

Fans not too bothered during the season. Last few games of the season they're in with a shout of play-offs, fans decide they're a bit interested now and fancy going (look at the increase from roughly 8,700 fans to average of 15,000 for the final 3 games).

Then all of a sudden, 40,000 of them fancy a day-trip down to Wembley. I'm not having a go at them for going to Wembley - they've been given an allocation, they've bought the tickets. But it does make me wonder why attendances weren't a bit higher throughout the season, and not just when they're doing well. 

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I think that's game over now. 3-0. Another brilliant goal to follow the first. Left-footed curling shot from Grimmer. Straight in to the top corner.

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2 hours ago, Stan said:

makes me question where they've been all season...?

https://www.footballwebpages.co.uk/coventry-city/attendances

Ricoh holds 32k. 

Only once did they get close to that for a game against Accrington in February.

Seems like the fans' interest piqued towards the end of the season when glory was on the cards!

Only 6 times out of 23 home games did they get more than 10k.

Haven't a fair amount of fans boycotted home games due to Sisu?

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