UK time is: 19:08:59
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: M for McAllister

Gary McAllister's 3m move to Coventry City in the summer of 1996 was supposed to represent the Sky Blues' transformation into a club capable of attracting top players to Highfield Road under the media-friendly management of Ron Atkinson.

The Leeds playmaker was one of the Premier League's higher-profile performers but from the moment his new side were hammered 7-2 in a pre-season friendly by Benfica, McAllister's City career was one of unfulfilled promise.

He missed the FA Cup run of 1997/98 with a serious injury and it was only in his final season with the club that he showed on a consistent basis the quality that had made him a club record signing.

His time as manager at Highfield Road was equally frustrating for fans.

With his hands tied by the financial situation at the club, McAllister was forced to raid the bargain basement on numerous occasions as a revolving door of loan signings and free agents pitched up for a handful of appearances in a City shirt.




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:Wednesday July 22 2009

Time: 6:00AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Coventry City Articles

Toffees Defender in Line for City Start (Friday November 28 2014)

One In, One Out as City Land Everton Man (Thursday November 27 2014)

Saddlers Next for Sky Blues (Thursday November 27 2014)

Coventry City Loan Deadline Latest (Wednesday November 26 2014)

One Small Step for Sky Blues (Sunday November 23 2014)

Madine Earns City a Vital Victory (Saturday November 22 2014)

City Change Transfer Focus (Friday November 21 2014)

Time For City To Step Up (Friday November 21 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 38
2. wolstc 3
3. roberts 1

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
15. Port Vale 18 6 4 8 -2 22
16. Doncaster 16 6 3 7 -6 21
17. Crawley 18 5 6 7 -10 21
18. Coventry 18 5 5 8 -7 20
19. Leyton Orient 18 4 7 7 -3 19
20. Gillingham 18 4 6 8 -7 18
21. Colchester 18 4 5 9 -4 17

Breaking League News

Striker on trial
Crewe : 28/11/2014 19:03:00
DRFC Can Rovers rock the railwaymen?
Doncaster : 28/11/2014 19:00:00
Defender remains out
Crewe : 28/11/2014 18:58:00
Team News: Peterborough United v Bristol City
Peterborough : 28/11/2014 18:48:00
Posh v Robins - Your Score Predictions
Peterborough : 28/11/2014 18:29:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

If You Could Sign Just One Would It Be
Suggested By:  Editor
Gary Madine 72%
Frank Nouble 28%