UK time is: 15:42:52
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

City boss Boothroyd baffled by side

Aidy Boothroyd felt his players got drawn into a battle against Birmingham City that ultimately saw them lose a two-goal lead and go out of the FA Cup.

'I thought it was a terrific occasion and I'm afraid we got caught up in it in the second half and wanted to try to score three and four goals rather than being sensible,' he said after Blues roared back to make it into Round 5.

'If somebody's bigger than you and better than you, you don't go toe to toe with them - and that's what we did.

'For some strange reason, despite what was said at half-time, we went all out to try to beat Birmingham City, a Premier League team, convincingly when really what we should have done was weathered the storm, kept calm and hit them on a sensible counter-attack.'

Home boss Alex McLeish commented: 'We shouldn't have made it hard for ourselves because we started great.

'Coventry are obviously very dangerous up front. The big lad (Clive) Platt was a handful and of course we all know about Marlon King. But I knew there was goals in it for us.'






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:Sunday January 30 2011

Time: 9:44AM

 

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

Cod Army Report: Swindon Town v Fleetwood
Fleetwood : 28/11/2014 15:01:00
Fewster Eases Striker Worries
Preston : 28/11/2014 13:08:00
Double Blow For North End
Preston : 28/11/2014 13:07:00
Grayson: No Surprise A German Won The Shootout!
Preston : 28/11/2014 13:06:00
Gills Loan Lennon
Gillingham : 28/11/2014 12:37:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

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