Vital Football

Latest Coventry City News

A-Z of Coventry City transfers: S for Speedie

A-Z of Coventry City transfers: S for Speedie

Coventry City's FA Cup win of 1987 allowed John Sillett to dream big about the future at Highfield Road and insist that from now on his transfer shopping would be done at Harrods rather than Woolworths!

The football equivalent of the top Knightsbridge store was raided for the first time in the summer of 1987 for a controversial Scottish forward by the name of David Speedie, who cost City a club record fee of £780,000 from Chelsea.

Speedie netted on his debut against Tottenham but impressed only in patches during that first season. He made himself a fans favourite over the next couple of years however with some exquisite goals, usually chips over a stranded goalkeeper or well-timed headers, defying his small stature.

Always fiery on and off the pitch, Speedie's was dropped in September 1990 for disciplinary reasons and was moved on pretty quickly by incoming boss Terry Butcher.

Kenny Dalglish's final months as Liverpool manager were marked by some strange signings and eyebrows were raised when he paid £675,000 for Speedie's services.



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

Writer:CCFC
Date:Friday August 14 2009
Time: 11:00PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Coventry City Articles

Sky Blues End Pre-Season With A Win

Coventry City 3 Nuneaton Town 1

Behaviour Rules - Some Initial Reaction

Various rules on what is and isn't acceptable are being rolled out this season in an attempt to reduce 'intolerable behaviour' towards match day officials. What's the initial reaction?

Coventry City Confirm Kyel Reid Signing

Wideman pens two-year Sky Blues deal

New Rules For 2016/17 - Reminder

With only a few weeks to go until proper football returns following our (again) unsuccessful...

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 Arena16%
Ricoh Arena72%
A New Stadium12%

League Table

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

Recent Coventry City Results (view all)

Coventry City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.houchen15