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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…)


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…)


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…)


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…)


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…)


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…)


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…)


Coventry City: A season in exile

Its the end of the domestic football league season, time for stats and reviews.

A staggering statistic emerges from Coventry City that must be a World first. (more…)


Owners with a lonely heart

It’s summer in the late 1990’s and I’m at an open day at Coventry City’s then stadium, Highfield Road.

The club are living the dream as the Premiership takes off and football is ridding its image of sport of hooligan’s to the new lifestyle choice of a more upwardly mobile clientele. (more…)


Coventry City: The demise

On Monday 8th July, 2013

The Football League ‘reluctantly approved’ an application which allows Coventry City to play their ‘home’ games at Sixfields Stadium, home of Northampton Town, ‘for an initial period of three seasons’. (more…)

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Heartbreak in Sky Blue

A feeling of disbelief, numbness even, has descended on Coventry City fans this week.

The Football League approved the owners plans to play in Northampton for a minimum of three years. (more…)


No place like Sky Blue home

Supporting a football club is a way of life and is almost always for life.

There seems no tipping point for the loyal fan or so I’ve always thought until recently when Coventry City owners, SISU, made a decision that threatens to spectacularly nuke it’s own fan base. (more…)

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Sky Blue Trust, white knights and silver linings at Coventry City

In the couple of months since I last wrote, things have taken a slight, er, downturn at Coventry City.

We missed out on a golden chance of Wembley, went into administration, thus were deducted ten points which dashed our play off hopes. We got yet another new manager, and had bitter disputes over both our stadium and training academy centre. Apart from that, things have been fine. (more…)


Mark Robins’ departure ends week to forget for Sky Blues

It was Harold Wilson who once said that a week was a long time in politics. If that is true, then it is positively a lifetime in football.

Take Coventry City. Over thirty thousand fans packed out the Ricoh Arena for a JPT semi-final first leg with Crewe Alexandra sniffing a day out at Wembley. All part of a huge feel good factor Mark Robins had brought to the club in just five months in charge. (more…)


Coventry City: A date with destiny for the Sky Blues

Boxing Day is a time of recovering from excess, in fighting with people you thought you trusted and returning presents due to bad planning.

None of which will be lost on fans of Coventry City, the day after Christmas. For that red letter landmark on the calendar is now one of the most important in Sky Blue history. December 26th is the deadline for the club to pay over one million pounds owed in rent on the Ricoh Arena ground or face a winding up order. (more…)