Vital Football

Latest Coventry City News

A-Z of Coventry City transfers: D for Dublin

A-Z of Coventry City transfers: D for Dublin

An excellent World Cup for the Republic of Ireland catapulted Phil Babb to the attentions of the football world in 1994 and in turn enabled Coventry City to enter the ranks of the big spenders at long last.

Liverpool paid a British record transfer fee for a defender when splashing out £3.75m for Babb's services and within days, Sky Blues boss Phil Neal had broken his own club's transfer record with a £2m deal for Dion Dublin.

Having made his name at Cambridge United, Dublin had earned a move to Manchester United but a serious injury sustained just weeks into his time at Old Trafford and the arrival of Eric Cantona meant he was surplus to requirements.

Dublin made his debut at QPR in September 1994 with City bottom of the league and made an immediate impact with a late equaliser in a 2-2 draw.

He continued to score regularly throughout the season but by the end of the campaign would have a different manager.

Ron Atkinson's arrival meant more big-money arrivals and a sudden sharp change in City's media profile.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



For the very latest Championship odds

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

Writer:CCFC
Date:Monday June 8 2009
Time: 6:00AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Dublin has been a great player of the years , one of the best .
Kimbo
09/06/2009 20:28:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Coventry City Articles

City Boss Looks to Add to Transfer Jigsaw

Mowbray sits down for a cuppa with potential signings

League One Managerial Changes Afoot?

Boss speculation surrounding Oldham & Bradford City

Nuneaton Start for Sky Blues

Traditional curtain-raiser for City

50 Years of Hurt - Art Of Football

New collection for Euro 2016

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 Arena24%
Ricoh Arena72%
A New Stadium4%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Wigan 46 24 15 7 87 37
P Burton 46 25 10 11 85 20
3 Walsall 46 24 12 10 84 22
4 Millwall 46 24 9 13 81 24
5 Bradford 46 23 11 12 80 15
6 Barnsley 46 22 8 16 74 16
7 Scunthorpe 46 21 11 14 74 13
8 Coventry 46 19 12 15 69 18
9 Gillingham 46 19 12 15 69 15
10 Rochdale 46 19 12 15 69 7
11 Sheff Utd 46 18 12 16 66 5
12 Port Vale 46 18 11 17 65 -2
13 Peterborough 46 19 6 21 63 9
14 Bury 46 16 12 18 60 -17
15 Southend 46 16 11 19 59 -6
16 Swindon 46 16 11 19 59 -7
17 Oldham 46 12 18 16 54 -14
18 Chesterfield 46 15 8 23 53 -12
19 Fleetwood 46 12 15 19 51 -4
20 Shrewsbury 46 13 11 22 50 -21
R Doncaster 46 11 13 22 46 -16
R Blackpool 46 12 10 24 46 -23
R Colchester 46 9 13 24 40 -42
R Crewe 46 7 13 26 34 -37
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Coventry City Results (view all)

Coventry City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.houchen31