UK time is: 02:57:09
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



For the very latest Championship odds

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

The Journalist

Writer: CCFC Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday June 8 2009

Time: 6:00AM

Your Comments

Dublin has been a great player of the years , one of the best .
Kimbo
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Coventry City Articles

Away The Sky Blues? (Monday December 22 2014)

Positives For City From Fleetwood Draw (Saturday December 20 2014)

Stats: Coventry City v Fleetwood Town (Saturday December 20 2014)

Coventry City v Fleetwood Town (Saturday December 20 2014)

Top Half Is City's Christmas Aim (Saturday December 20 2014)

Christmas Cheer for Sky Blues? (Friday December 19 2014)

Do City Need a Goalkeeper in January? (Thursday December 18 2014)

Final Call: Back the City This Saturday (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Tudgay Strikes for City Under-21's (Tuesday December 16 2014)

Archived Coventry City Articles

List All Vital Coventry Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. houchen 19

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Barnsley 21 7 5 9 -2 26
15. Port Vale 21 7 5 9 -3 26
16. Doncaster 20 7 5 8 -6 26
17. Coventry 21 6 7 8 -5 25
18. Scunthorpe 20 6 5 9 -9 23
19. Gillingham 21 5 7 9 -7 22
20. Crawley 21 5 7 9 -12 22

Breaking League News

Away The Sky Blues?
Coventry : 22/12/2014 21:22:00
Dickov in talks with Aston Villa and Man United
Doncaster : 22/12/2014 20:00:00
DRFC Dickov hopeful on new deals for trio
Doncaster : 22/12/2014 19:47:00
Chesterfield v Posh - League One Predictions
Peterborough : 22/12/2014 17:00:00
Johnson - We Didn't Look Clinical All Day
Yeovil : 22/12/2014 16:28:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Should City Sign a Keeper in January?
Suggested By:  Editor
Yes - As First Choice 67%
Yes - As Back-Up 0%
No - Stick With Allsop/Burge 33%