Vital Football

Latest Coventry City News

Sky Blues 2011 highlights (2)

Sky Blues 2011 highlights (2)

In a feat of optimism well suited to the time of year Vital Coventry has managed to eke the Sky Blues' 2011 highlights out to TWO separate articles.

After a summer of mainly outward transfer activity, a difficult start to the new season, the loss of Marlon King and fears over the club`s financial future, many City supporters feared a transfer deadline bloodbath of players of leaving the Ricoh Arena without being replaced.

The Sky Blues sprang a surprise however by spending £400,000 on Norwich City striker Cody McDonald, a deal financed by Ben Turner`s move to Cardiff.

McDonald came into the side straight away and helped his new team record their first win of the season, the Sky cameras in attendance as Derby County were beaten 2-0.

A brief upturn in fortunes on the pitch was soon halted as City threw away winning positions against Burnley and Doncaster and managed only a single point from a trio of tough home games against Southampton, West Ham and Cardiff.

Andy Thorn`s squad was crying out for reinforcements and eventually he was allowed to make a signing, Gary Gardner`s arrival from Aston Villa briefly lifting the rapidly deflating spirits of Sky Blues` supporters.

Gardner scored on his debut but didn't taste victory in his short time at the club. Just as all seemed lost however City made it a happy Christmas with wins against Bristol City and Brighton to end a tough year on a rare high note.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Thursday January 5 2012
Time: 9:12PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Coventry City Articles

Stats: Coventry City v Grimsby Town

All the stats from Coventry City (4) vs (0) Grimsby Town, Ricoh Arena, 24 March 2018, 15:00 Att: 8,755

The Non-League Scene

What`s been happening around the region

City's Deadline Gamble Pays Off

Clarke-Harris fires Sky Blues promotion charge

City Stay On Track At Crewe

Sky Blues consolidate play-off place

Coventry City Archived Articles

Vital Coventry articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email

Current Poll (see more polls)

If City Stay At The Ricoh Next Season Will You
Suggested By: Editor
Get A Season Ticket33%
Go More Often5%
Go The Same Number Of Times15%
Stay Away47%
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Coventry City Results (view all)

Coventry City Fixtures

Vital Football Comment