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Coventry City: A day to remember

In September 1970, my Dad took me to see my first Coventry City game.

I was a young lad with cause for optimism in the club I’d just started supporting. (more…)

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A tribute to Cyrille Regis

The In the late 1970’s, Britain was going through a traumatic time.

Industrial disputes were frequent and racism was rife. (more…)

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Our Jimmy – Coventry City legend

On 19th December 2015,

Sky Blue legend, Jimmy Hill, sadly passed away. (more…)

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Tony Mowbray: A breath of fresh air

The nights are slowly closing in as autumn comes into view.

Yet for Coventry fans, there is an optimism in the air that recalls the anticipation of the joys of spring. (more…)

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FA Cup final: ’87 heaven

When it comes to documenting the history of Coventry City Football Club,

Steve Phelps already has a fine pedigree, having previously written two detailed books on the subject. (more…)

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Coventry City: A season called hope

A new football season always brings fresh optimism.

It’s a long summer without football, changes have taken place and everybody begins on an equal footing. (more…)

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Coventry City: Tony Mowbray’s the man

It certainly took a while to happen.

But at last, Tony Mowbray is full time Coventry City boss. (more…)

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Coventry City: On borrowed time

It was by Coventry City standards, an eventful transfer window.

That being a few bodies arrived through the in door, albeit one free transfer and yet more loan players. (more…)

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Coventry City: A message to you, SISU

In 2007, Coventry City were taken over by hedge fund, SISU Capital.

One of the conditions of the deal was, everyone who held a share in the club would hand it over, giving them total control. (more…)

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Away days, back in the day

When you begin a lifelong love affair with a football club,

It usually begins with attending home games at an early age. (more…)

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Coventry City: Class of ’77 – Sky Blue heaven

It’s August 1977 and I’m a young lad, hating school and looking for a purpose.

The two main outlets are music and football, particularly Coventry City. One provided as a major boost as punk rock enters my life providing an energy and resentment of authority I can identify with. (more…)

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Coventry City: The ACL franchise sting

There is rarely nothing more than a brief lull in the traumatic world of Coventry City.

Following the euphoria of the Ricoh return just a few weeks ago, came the bombshell landlords ACL are in talks with London rugby union giants, Wasps, over a deal to buy a large majority share of the stadium. (more…)

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Coventry City: Where the heart is

It came home.

After over 500 days of heartache and protests, Coventry City returned to the place they belong, their home location. (more…)

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Coventry City: Let down

Winston Churchill was fond of a sound bite.

And to paraphrase him, “Never in the history of football conflict have so many been let down by so few”. (more…)

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Football cold turkey – Surviving the domestic close season

So the playoffs are over and that’s it.

No more domestic football until early August. (more…)

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