Message To Our Full Members: Revised Ticketing Arrangements for Home Games

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CCFPA Darker Logo 2012CCFPA and CCFC have always been pleased to provide complimentary tickets for visiting former players (FPs) through the Association on home match days at the Ricoh. Groundsharing logistics and other factors have necessitated a slightly different procedure for the issue of our Former Player guest tickets.

From now on we would be grateful if all FPs could confirm to CCFPA’s Bob Eales their requirements at least two days before the match they wish to attend as we have to supply CCFC with a list of attending FPs and their guests so that tickets can be made available. As currently the FP may bring one guest on a complimentary basis but tickets for further guests will have to be paid for. Please contact Bob for the current cost of extra tickets.

In future FPs are also requested to pick up their tickets at the game from the VIP ticket window within the Ricoh atrium where they should be waiting for them.

Bob’s contact details are E: M: 07538 154239 (He is on night shift so please leave a voicemail and he will get back to you)

Claus Sees Shrimpers Sizzling Stalemate

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'Harry' & Claus (with Jordan looking on)

‘Harry’ & Claus (with Jordan looking on)

Our ‘special guest’ for the Sky Blues game last Bank Holiday Monday night was former CCFC midfielder (and CCFPA committee member) Claus Bech Jorgensen. On a very wet Ricoh night Claus watched a much closer contest with Southend United than many expected with the Sky Blues taking on a bottom four side yet to win League One game.

BBC's Stuart Linnell with CBJ

BBC’s Stuart Linnell with CBJ

Claus toured the supporter’s lounges before the game in the company of fellow CCFPA member Brian ‘Harry’ Roberts (and injured CCFC defender Jordan Willis and they were both in ebullient form as they talked about past memories as well as the excellent start made by the Sky Blues this season. Claus went on to provide cogent live match-day analysis for the BBC CWR commentary team as they watched the game unfold. It was far from a bore draw. A welcome strike from Reda Johnson after a number of chances went begging at both ends was unfortunately quickly nullified by the Shrimpers. The Sky Blues than had to come back from behind after a succesful Southend penalty kick and a Jim O’Brien penalty failure. A smart header by Sky Blues Captain Sam Ricketts restored parity but considerable second half pressure from the home team failed to get the three points. However, City retain their unbeaten Ricoh start this season and the draw ensures they keep handily placed in a play-off position.

In the company of CCFPA vice chairman Billy Bell Claus then enjoyed a warm welcome from Sky Blues fans in Lady Gs after the game as Billy quizzed the scorer of the Sky Blues first ever Ricoh goal (now a full decade later) about the evening’s events. Thanks Claus for making a great contribution to the evening!

September CCFPA Committee Meeting Postponed

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CCFPA Darker Logo 2012Due to apologies for unavoidable absences reported from a number of Association committee members CCFPA Chairman Jim Brown and vice chairman Billy Bell have decided to cancel the planned September committee meeeting due to be held this Thursday (3rd September 2015) and postpone non urgent business to the October Meeting which will be held in the G-Casino at the Arena at 6pm on Thursday October 1st 2015. Any urgent matters should be taken up with either Jim or Billy in the meantime. An agenda for the October meet will be issued nearer the date.

‘Legend’ being Printed prior to Distribution to our Members

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Legend Sept HeaderEditor Mike Young has given approval to our printers, Spectrum Print of Solihull to go ahead and print this month’s new edition of the CCFPA’s Members newsletter. This is the latest edition of our full colour eight page magazine and the first of this season. It is anticipated that Issue 19 of the magazine will be returned ready for publication in the next few days.

CCFPA Darker Logo 2012As usual, it is packed full of news, views and reports of what we have been up to since the last issue in June and focusses in a centre double page spread on the wonderful Golf Day 2015 at Stoneleigh Deer Park Golf Club earlier this summer. We demonstrate that your Association has been busy during the close season and making plans for season 2015-16.

As usual, we contain news of the doings and sayings of our Sky Blue members, coverage of some of the charitable events our former player Legends XI have supported and a section on the health and welfare activities we also help to promote. There is also a Bookshelf feature and we remember one member of the ex CCFC playing family who sadly has passed on to ‘Sky Blue heaven’.

Watch out on this site for news of when ‘Legend‘ is being sent out to all our Full, Honorary, Corporate and Associate Members. We hope you enjoy reading it!