UK time is: 13:44:30
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

On this day: Big Ron arrives

Ron Atkinson's first game in charge of Coventry City, 12 years ago today on 18 February 1995, added 4,000 to the gate at Highfield Road and inspired City to a 2-0 win over West Ham United.

Phil Neal had been sacked earlier in the week despite a 2-0 win at Crystal Palace and after agreeing compensation with Aston Villa following his departure earlier in the season, Big Ron was approached to take over.

300,000 secured his first signing, Kevin Richardson who made an immediate debut against the Hammers, with Peter Ndlovu and Mike Marsh scoring the goals to give the home side a crucial win.

A week late over 20,000 turned out to watch a 4-2 win over Leicester City and the honeymoon continued into March when Ndlovu's hat-trick defeated Liverpool at Anfield before five defeats in six made it another nail-biting end to the season.




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:Saturday February 17 2007

Time: 11:00PM

Your Comments

I remember this day well alot of fans turned up and cheered but it was not long before you could find a fan that wanted him at the club or ever did
ccfcks
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Coventry City Articles

Play Up Sky Blues (Friday October 24 2014)

Stats: OIdham Athletic v Coventry City (Thursday October 23 2014)

Business as Usual for CCFC on Wednesday (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Oldham Push Pressley To The Brink (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Oldham Athletic v Coventry City (Tuesday October 21 2014)

City Need Points Not Plaudits (Monday October 20 2014)

CCFC: Pressley Feels The Pressure (Saturday October 18 2014)

Stats: Coventry City v Bristol City (Saturday October 18 2014)

Coventry City v Bristol City (Saturday October 18 2014)

Crunch Time for Sky Blues (Friday October 17 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 28
2. roberts 8

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
17. Doncaster 12 4 2 6 -8 14
18. Port Vale 14 3 4 7 -6 13
19. Gillingham 14 3 4 7 -7 13
20. Coventry 14 3 4 7 -8 13
21. Yeovil 14 3 4 7 -11 13
22. Crewe 14 4 1 9 -18 13
23. Walsall 14 2 6 6 -4 12

Breaking League News

Walsall v Chesterfield
Walsall : 24/10/2014 13:34:00
Smith 'Im hurting as much as anyone'
Walsall : 24/10/2014 13:16:00
Preview: Doncaster Rovers vs MK Dons
MK Dons : 24/10/2014 11:21:00
Royal British Legion Are At Saturday's Game
Walsall : 24/10/2014 10:30:00
Play Up Sky Blues
Coventry : 24/10/2014 06:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Now City Are Back, Where Will They Finish?
Suggested By:  Editor
Top Two 8%
Play-Offs 13%
Top Half 20%
Bottom Half 33%
Bottom Four 26%