UK time is: 16:21:40
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

City feel the blues ahead of Blues clash

Only two games into the season and there is already a touch of crisis talk in the air surrounding the Ricoh Arena and Coventry City as they prepare to face Birmingham City on Saturday.

The paucity of Andy Thorn's squad after a summer of transfer activity that has mostly involved players leaving the club has been laid bare in the matches against Leicester City and Bury.

In both games the Sky Blues have had the opposition on the back foot at key moments (when the Foxes were down to ten men and at a goal in front against the Shakers) but have been unable to go on from there. When the matches then turned away from City Thorn has had no options available to him to turn things around.

'determination'

'We'll stick at it and carry on working as hard as we can,' was the word from the manager after the League Cup defeat at Gigg Lane and no-one doubts either his or his players' determination to do just that but those travelling the short distance to Birmingham will again do so more in hope than in expectation.

The home side started life back in the Championship with defeat at Derby but, having fielded a host of new signings, were not too downhearted.

'If we play like that week in and week out I know we will get results,' winger Chris Burke told his club's official website.

Boss Chris Hughton meanwhile spoke to the Birmingham Mail and said: 'Usually it does take a while to gel, although there were times at Derby when you wouldn't have thought that, in terms of our possession play, which I thought was very good in the first half.'




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:Friday August 12 2011

Time: 6:31PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Coventry City Articles

Do City Need a Goalkeeper in January? (Thursday December 18 2014)

Final Call: Back the City This Saturday (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Tudgay Strikes for City Under-21's (Tuesday December 16 2014)

A Busy Weekend at the Ricoh Arena (Monday December 15 2014)

Stats: Port Vale v Coventry City (Sunday December 14 2014)

Battling Win For Coventry (Saturday December 13 2014)

Port Vale v Coventry City (Friday December 12 2014)

City Striker Set for Red Devils Start (Thursday December 11 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 16

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Fleetwood 20 7 5 8 1 26
12. Walsall 20 6 8 6 1 26
13. Chesterfield 20 6 7 7 -1 25
14. Coventry 20 6 6 8 -5 24
15. Barnsley 20 6 5 9 -4 23
16. Port Vale 20 6 5 9 -4 23
17. Doncaster 19 6 5 8 -7 23

Breaking League News

Hard Fought FA Cup Win For Robins
Scunthorpe : 18/12/2014 16:16:00
Patience Was Key In Aldershot Victory
Rochdale : 18/12/2014 16:05:00
Derry Confirms Easter Talks
Notts County : 18/12/2014 15:54:00
Crawley Offer Two Year Deal To Walsh
Crawley : 18/12/2014 15:36:00
Former City Target Shines In Under-21 Defeat
Coventry : 18/12/2014 14:44:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Should City Sign a Keeper in January?
Suggested By:  Editor
Yes - As First Choice 0%
Yes - As Back-Up 0%
No - Stick With Allsop/Burge 100%