Vital Football

Latest Coventry City News

Sky Blues kickstart £100m+ worth of transfers!

Sky Blues kickstart £100m+ worth of transfers!

Robbie Keane is back at Tottenham, the £12m fee taking the total value of his career moves to around £70m, a figure kickstarted by Gordon Strachan's £6m swoop to bring the then-teenager to Coventry City from Wolves back in 1999.

The man signed to replace Keane at Highfield Road was Craig Bellamy, City paying £6.5m to take him from first club
Norwich and set in motion a transfer trail that has seen the Welshman change hands for a total of £45m.

Like Keane, Bellamy too landed a big move after just one season in the Sky Blue shirt, joining Newcastle in 2001.

Also like the Irishman he earned a 'dream' move to Liverpool but failed to convince Rafa Benitez of his long-term worth.

Both players are still sought after of course, Tottenham buying back Keane in a flash when he became available and Manchester City paying a scarcely believable £14m for Bellamy.

Football has made both men fabulously wealthy of course and they can both depart from the game with heads held high after notching up impressive goal returns at the hightest level of English football.

That two players however who have not made an impact at the very top of the Premier League ladder, nor in the Champions League, should command such vast transfer fees, says something perhaps about modern day football.






Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:CCFC
Date:Thursday February 5 2009
Time: 11:00PM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Recent Coventry City Articles

Will Late Strike Keep Tony Mowbray At CCFC?

Sky Blues 2 AFC Wimbledon 2 at the Ricoh Arena

Stats: Coventry City v AFC Wimbledon

All the stats from Coventry City (2) vs (2) AFC Wimbledon, Ricoh Arena, 28 September 2016, 19:45 Att: 8,030

Sky Blues v The Dons

Nine matches without a victory and having scored just one goal in their four home league games to date, Coventry City take on AFC Wimbledon at the Ricoh Arena this Wednesday evening.

While ther

A Woeful Wednesday At The Ricoh Arena?

AFC Wimbledon next for the Sky Blues

Archived Vital Coventry Articles

Vital Coventry articles from

Site Journalists

CCFC
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Where Would You Like To See City Play
Suggested By: Editor
Butts Park Arena14%
Ricoh Arena70%
A New Stadium16%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Scunthorpe 10 6 3 1 21 14
2 Bury 10 6 2 2 20 8
3 Bradford 10 4 6 0 18 5
4 Northampton 10 4 5 1 17 7
5 Port Vale 10 5 2 3 17 3
6 Sheff Utd 10 5 2 3 17 0
7 Bolton 10 4 4 2 16 2
8 Gillingham 10 4 3 3 15 -2
9 Peterborough 10 3 4 3 13 4
10 Bristol Rovers 10 3 4 3 13 -1
11 Chesterfield 10 3 3 4 12 1
12 Charlton 10 2 6 2 12 1
13 Fleetwood 10 3 3 4 12 0
14 MK Dons 10 3 3 4 12 -1
15 Rochdale 10 3 3 4 12 -1
16 Oxford 10 3 3 4 12 -1
17 Millwall 10 3 3 4 12 -3
18 Swindon 10 3 2 5 11 -4
19 Southend 10 3 2 5 11 -8
20 Wimbledon 10 2 4 4 10 -3
21 Walsall 10 2 4 4 10 -5
22 Shrewsbury 10 2 3 5 9 -5
23 Oldham 10 1 6 3 9 -5
24 Coventry 10 0 6 4 6 -6
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Coventry City Results (view all)

Coventry City Fixtures (view all)

Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Port Vale (a)
Sky Bet League One
Oct 8 2016 3:00PM : Chesterfield (H)
Sky Bet League One
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Charlton Athletic (a)
Sky Bet League One
Oct 18 2016 7:45PM : Oxford United (H)
Sky Bet League One
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Rochdale (H)
Sky Bet League One
Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Walsall (a)
Sky Bet League One

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.houchen9