Date:Sunday May 15 2011
Coventry City during Aidy Boothroyd`s short-lived reign as manager were always consistent in terms of their performance levels if not always in terms of results.
They never plumbed the depths of some performances under previous bosses but never hit the heights either. Only Bristol City beat the Sky Blues by more than two goals while only Barnsley suffered a similar fate at the hands of Boothroyd`s boys.
The Tykes came to the Ricoh Arena in late October knowing that they had the highly unusual tag of being a bogey team for Coventry City and went away having succumbed to another defeat at an unhappy hunting ground.
Gary McSheffrey opened the scoring after nine minutes with a goal that gave a glimpse of how Boothroyd`s favoured style of play could be devastatingly effective as Clive Platt nodded down a long clearance into McSheffrey`s path for a crisp finish into the far corner.
The result was in doubt until late goals from Carl Baker and Jordan Clarke but what was telling was were the comments of Barnsley manager Mark Robins after the game as he admitted his side had been 'bullied` out of it.
City moved into the top six but as with a number of opponents that they had caused problems for in the opening months of the season, Barnsley were better prepared for what to expect by the time the sides met at Oakwell in January.
Date:Sunday May 15 2011
CCFC: Two Chances to Impress (Tuesday September 30 2014)
CCFC: October Preview (Monday September 29 2014)
CCFC: Normal Football Concerns Are Back! (Sunday September 28 2014)
Stats: Coventry City v Preston North End (Saturday September 27 2014)
Striking Problems of a Different Kind for City (Friday September 26 2014)
City Aim for a Ricoh Hat-Trick (Thursday September 25 2014)
Close Margins in Each Sky Blues Game (Wednesday September 24 2014)
CCFC: A Trio of Popular Old Boys (Tuesday September 23 2014)
Plaudits but no Points for City Again (Monday September 22 2014)
Stats: Rochdale v Coventry City (Sunday September 21 2014)
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