UK time is: 06:53:28
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Return of the 6.5m man?

Having not been named in the Cardiff City side that lined up against Bristol City on Saturday lunchtime, Craig Bellamy seems certain to start Tuesday night's Championship clash at the Ricoh Arena.

A knee problem is set to restrict the 31-year-old to one game a week over the course of the season and Bluebirds boss Dave Jones looks to have decided that the Sky Blues test is the one he wants his star man for.

If so it will be a first game against Coventry City since leaving the club, where he remains the record signing, in 2001.

Purchased for 6.5m following the sale of Robbie Keane to Internazionale, Bellamy suffered by way of comparison to the Irishman and the weight of expectation the then 21-year-old carried in a poor Sky Blues side, shorn of both Keane and Gary McAllister from the previous season.

The delayed signing of John Hartson stopped what could have been a tasty looking partnership from developing sooner and in the end Bellamy was powerless to stop City's slide into the Championship.

They have stayed there ever since of course while he, despite controversy never being far away, has commanded a further 39.5m in transfer fees and spent a decade at the top level.

The Sky Blues rearguard will have to be at their best to keep out a man who only last season netted 10 goals in 32 Premier League games for the side who ended up 5th in the table.




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:Saturday October 16 2010

Time: 12:41PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Coventry City Articles

A Good Wednesday For City? (Tuesday March 31 2015)

Peterborough United v Coventry City (Saturday March 28 2015)

City Aim For Away Hat-Trick (Friday March 27 2015)

CCFC: Loan Deadline On Thursday (Thursday March 26 2015)

Bangura Ready For City Debut (Tuesday March 24 2015)

A Midweek Breather For City (Sunday March 22 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

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
15. Port Vale 39 14 6 19 -8 48
16. Walsall 38 11 13 14 -6 46
17. Scunthorpe 38 12 10 16 -11 46
18. Coventry 39 11 12 16 -11 45
19. Crewe 39 13 6 20 -32 45
20. Crawley 39 11 10 18 -22 43
21. Leyton Orient 38 11 9 18 -4 42

Breaking League News

DRFC Striker looking to put himself in shop window
Doncaster : 31/03/2015 22:18:01
A Good Wednesday For City?
Coventry : 31/03/2015 20:38:00
Bristol City V Swindon Town SOLD OUT
Swindon : 31/03/2015 20:20:00
Taylor - Eight Games To Put Things Right
Walsall : 31/03/2015 16:27:01
Kieron Morris Recalled From Wrexham
Walsall : 31/03/2015 16:01:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Which City Loanee Has Impressed Most?
Suggested By:  Editor
Jamie Jones 4%
Matthew Pennington 38%
Sanmi Odelusi 7%
Luke Williams 5%
Dominic Samuel 46%