Vital Football

Latest Coventry City News

CCFC: Will 'Us Against The World' Be Enough?

CCFC: Will 'Us Against The World' Be Enough?

As June approaches its end Coventry City have no ground, a transfer embargo and hugely unpopular owners as three major hurdles to manager Steven Pressley building a side capable of challenging for promotion from League One in the 2013/14 season.

The Scot will also have to do so with a budget for wages that has been halved to around £2m for the coming campaign.

While the club's off-field woes have undoubtedly contributed to money being tight, the reduction in wages in itself is no bad thing.

A host of clubs have shown that success can be achieved on a realistic budget and without paying over the odds to players who potentially then have less appetite to give their all for the club.

'Spirit'

Pressley will have to draw on a host of factors to build an 'us against the world' spirit and alluded to that in his interview with the Coventry Telegraph earlier this week.

He said: 'We also need a bit of a siege mentality around the football club with our supporters and really give the city something to be proud of, and that`s what we intend to do and I`ll work hard with that.'

Sadly, while City's players will be assured of large and loud support in their away games, 'home' fixtures are set to be sparsely attended and vehicles for protest more than anything as peoples' passions have been well and truly doused by the spirit-sapping past few months.





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

Writer:CCFC
Date:Friday June 21 2013
Time: 8:00PM

Comments

0
Hi guys, I can only sympathize with you as we too went through administration 3 years ago and all the usual points deductions and transfer embargoes, in our situation we lost all of our management staff and the people who were brought in were to be polite crap. We had a whole season in administration, new faces moved in upstairs and like you guys we were not happy. Consequently we suffered the ignominy of relegation 3 times in 4 seasons and now find ourselves in Blue Square North. But keep your heads up guys it does get better we now have a manager (Ian Bogie) who knows his way around this league and is putting together a team that for the first season in 4 is exciting us. Stick with it guys and all the best in your rebuild from the Stockport County fans. Good Luck
vicman
24/06/2013 17:26:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Coventry City Articles

Signing Number Four For Coventry City

Leyton Orient swoop for the Sky Blues

Coventry City - Sunday Transfer Supplement

A weekly look at transfers and rumours surrounding the Sky Blues and beyond

Coventry City Complete Signing Hat-Trick

Defender makes move from Cobblers

Sky Blues Spring Second Transfer Surprise

Striker McNulty to join Coventry City

Archived Vital Coventry Articles

Vital Coventry articles from

Site Journalists

CCFC
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Are You Pleased With Mark Robins Return?
Suggested By: Editor
Yes88%
No12%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Sheff Utd 46 30 10 6 100 45
P Bolton 46 25 11 10 86 32
3 Scunthorpe 46 24 10 12 82 26
4 Fleetwood 46 23 13 10 82 21
5 Bradford 46 20 19 7 79 19
6 Millwall 46 20 13 13 73 9
7 Southend 46 20 12 14 72 17
8 Oxford 46 20 9 17 69 13
9 Rochdale 46 19 12 15 69 9
10 Bristol Rovers 46 18 12 16 66 -2
11 Peterborough 46 17 11 18 62 0
12 MK Dons 46 16 13 17 61 2
13 Charlton 46 14 18 14 60 7
14 Walsall 46 14 16 16 58 -7
15 Wimbledon 46 13 18 15 57 -3
16 Northampton 46 14 11 21 53 -13
17 Oldham 46 12 17 17 53 -13
18 Shrewsbury 46 13 12 21 51 -17
19 Bury 46 13 11 22 50 -12
20 Gillingham 46 12 14 20 50 -20
R Port Vale 46 12 13 21 49 -25
R Swindon 46 11 11 24 44 -22
R Coventry 46 9 12 25 39 -31
R Chesterfield 46 9 10 27 37 -35
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 (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.houchen5
Vital Football Comment