Coventry City - Sky Blues review 05/06 - part four
UK time is: 17:00:29
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Sky Blues review 05/06 - part four

The Ricoh record crowd was broken again when Middlesbrough came to Coventry for an FA Cup 4th Round tie in January, with 28,120 watching an entertaining 1-1 draw in which the Sky Blues had the better of the game for long periods.

The Premiership side won the replay 1-0 at the Riverside Stadium but City steadily climbed the league table, thanks to some impressive displays at the Ricoh Arena where they went unbeaten from the middle of November to the start of April, a run of 13 matches in total.

A 2-0 win over second-placed Sheffield United was perhaps the pick of the home games, while City were also minutes away from a win against Leeds United, themselves also chasing promotion at the time.

Poor away form cost any chance of a play-off place as the Sky Blues were well beaten at Watford, Plymouth and Crewe amongst others but to the credit of the players and management team they did not let the season die away.

Results on the road improved towards the end of the campaign as City fought back from two goals down to draw at Wolves and then doubled their tally of away wins for the season with victories at Luton and Stoke.

A final day win at home to Cardiff meant a finish of eighth place in the Championship.

Michael Doyle and Kevin Thornton signed new contracts as Micky Adams began his planning for next season while Richard Shaw bowed out after more than a decade at the club and after a well-attended testimonial against Celtic.

Gary McSheffrey was named as the player of the season and the player's player of the season, Marton Fulop was chosen as the young player of the year.

Off the field, a number of new initiatives, including a kit deal with Puma were announced, which all point to a more stable, more successful future for the club.

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 May 9 2006

Time: 7:39AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
last part got you climbing up the table and made your season look good.
Report Abuse
09/05/2006 15:51:00

Let's hope it carries on into next year.
Report Abuse
09/05/2006 16:29:00


Have Your Say

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

Recent Coventry City Articles

League One Preview: Top Two Clash (Friday October 9 2015)

Coventry Fans Paid £14.08 per game? (Thursday October 8 2015)

Sky Blues: An ITV Digital Double! (Wednesday October 7 2015)

City Can Move On Quickly From JPT Exit (Wednesday October 7 2015)

Penalty Exit For Coventry City In JPT (Tuesday October 6 2015)

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 7

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
2. Walsall 11 6 4 1 10 22
3. Bury 11 6 4 1 6 22
4. Gillingham 11 6 3 2 10 21
5. Coventry 10 6 1 3 9 19
6. Rochdale 11 5 2 4 3 17
7. Sheff Utd 11 5 2 4 2 17
8. Port Vale 11 4 4 3 2 16

Coventry City Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

League 1 - Shrewsbury v U's
Colchester : 09/10/2015 16:48:00
Colchester Fans Paid £14.08 Per Game?
Colchester : 09/10/2015 16:40:00
Oldham Fans Paid £14.08 per game?
Oldham : 09/10/2015 16:00:01
L1 - Bury v Wigan
Bury : 09/10/2015 15:40:00
League 1 - Walsall v Brewers
Burton : 09/10/2015 15:33:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Which 'New' Away Game Are You Looking Forward To?
Suggested By:  Editor
Blackpool 23%
Burton Albion 37%
Bury 4%
Millwall 15%
Shrewsbury Town 4%
Southend United 4%
Wigan Athletic 13%