Vital Football

Latest Coventry City News

Forget Leicester or Brighton, Emulate Rochdale First

Forget Leicester or Brighton, Emulate Rochdale First

When Coventry City were beaten 2-0 at Rochdale in January 2003, the result of the FA Cup tie was seen as an upset, a giantkilling even, as Gary McCallister's Championship side were humbled by their humble opponents.

A similar result at the same venue on Easter Monday was of little surprise to those Sky Blues supporters who gave up their Bank Holiday to travel north, Ian Henderson's two goals easing the home side to victory and keeping alive their hopes of playing in the second-tier of English football next season.

When City won at Wembley recently, providing a rare moment of release to the 40,000+ fans who were in North London, much was made of the potential of the club should anyone ever put their head above the parapet and try to buy it.

The rise of Leicester from League One and now Brighton & Hove Albion from a far worse situation have been invoked as potential future scenarios.

And yet, there is a place that seems even further away from the Premier League right now, one that has CCFC as a genuine force for good in their local community, with people who understand the club occupying important positions within it and making attempts to involve the fanbase in its future.

A club like Rochdale for instance, where a recent game against Port Vale cost spectators just £1 to get in and where season tickets for next season could be as low as £110 if enough people buy one.

The Lancashire men may never reach the 'promised land' but their current perch is one I would love Coventry City to occupy.



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

Writer:CCFC
Date:Monday April 17 2017
Time: 8:36PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Whyte Wins on US Debut

Vital F1 - Blog: Spa Preview

Recent Coventry City Articles

New Signing Brings Some Sky Blue Cheer

Andreu makes an impact during Newport County defeat

Stats: Coventry City v Newport County

All the stats from Coventry City (0) vs (1) Newport County, Ricoh Arena, 19 August 2017, 15:00 Att: 8,745

CCFC Family Zone

Some fantastic work again this season...

League Two Preview

Weekend fixtures in the division

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
Yes91%
No9%
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Coventry City Results (view all)

Coventry City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.StanH21
Write for Vital Football