UK time is: 13:08:45
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

The Sky Blue decade: 2008

Year In Brief: A 4-1 FA Cup win at Blackburn in January failed to save Iain Dowie, who was clearly not compatible with new chairman Ray Ranson's vision for the club.

Chris Coleman was unveiled to a positive reaction from fans and press but despite good performances from new signings Daniel Fox and Scott Dann, results remained mixed up until the end of the season.

Looking fairly safe going into the final game, City were left thankful that Stoke had held out against Leicester while they themselves were capitulating at Charlton.

A policy of signing younger, hungrier players had been put in place after the Ranson-led takeover and the likes of Fox, Dann and Keiren Westwood settled in well alongside older lags Stephen Wright and Clinton Morrison during a fairly uneventful (by recent standards) start to the 2008/09 season.

High Point: City scored some big wins against Blackburn, Barnsley, Colchester and Southampton during the year but a hard-fought 1-0 victory at Birmingham in November was a textbook away display against the promotion favourites.

Low Point: The debacle at Charlton was matched by a dire home display against West Brom in the FA Cup when managerless City were swept away 5-0.

Brief Encounter: Kasper Schmeichel made a huge imapct during nine games on loan from Manchester City, particularly in a crucial 1-1 draw with Wolves in April.

Quote Unquote: 'There are no quick fixes in football - we have got a five-year plan. Chris buys into that and I buy into what he hopes to achieve.

'We have discussed how much money he will get to strengthen the club in the summer.

'We will work together and build a club and team that Coventry will be proud of.'

Ray Ranson explains his choice of Coleman as the man to implement his plan for the future.




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



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

The Journalist

Writer: CCFC Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday November 24 2009

Time: 5:45PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Coventry City Articles

Sky Blues Exit for Defender (Thursday August 21 2014)

Tuesday Reaction: City Share the Spoils (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Stats: Coventry City v Barnsley (Tuesday August 19 2014)

Pressley Pleased as City Land Striker (Tuesday August 19 2014)

Can City Tyke Another Three Points? (Monday August 18 2014)

Other Names Enter Huddersfield Frame (Monday August 18 2014)

Weekend Reaction as Blades Beaten (Sunday August 17 2014)

When Could City Go Back? (Friday August 15 2014)

Sky Blues & Blades Eye First Win (Thursday August 14 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 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Bradford 3 - 2 Coventry
Coventry 2 - 2 Barnsley
Coventry 1 - 0 Sheff Utd

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Swindon 3 1 1 1 1 4
12. Leyton Orient 3 1 1 1 1 4
13. Gillingham 3 1 1 1 0 4
14. Coventry 3 1 1 1 0 4
15. Barnsley 3 1 1 1 0 4
16. Notts County 3 1 1 1 0 4
17. Rochdale 3 1 0 2 1 3

Breaking League News

Refwatch: Mark Haywood, Rochdale (a)
Bristol City : 21/08/2014 12:33:00
Dons set to sign new defender?
MK Dons : 21/08/2014 12:20:00
Agard Signs For City On Three Year Deal.
Bristol City : 21/08/2014 11:33:00
What can I say about the season so far?
Sheff Utd : 21/08/2014 10:15:00
Bramall Lane Visit Off
MK Dons : 21/08/2014 08:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Which Away Trip Are You Looking Forward To The Most?
Suggested By:  Editor
Barnsley 9%
Chesterfield 3%
Doncaster Rovers 1%
Fleetwood Town 13%
MK Dons 46%
Notts County 1%
Preston North End 1%
Rochdale 3%
Sheffield United 3%
Other 20%