Vital Football

Latest Coventry City News

Home tie the incentive for Sky Blues

Home tie the incentive for Sky Blues

Micky Adams takes his Coventry side back to face one of his former clubs Brighton this weekend as the Championship rivals take a break from league action and battle it out in the FA Cup instead.

The draw was something of a booby prize for the Sky Blues, giving them a tough game but without any of the financial reward of last season's 4th Round trip to Newcastle.

City should go to the Withdean Stadium in confident mood however following the excellent 2-0 win over Wolves, and may be able to give the cup greater priority than their opponents, who currently occupy a relegation place in the Championship.

Both sides though will be aware that winning through to the last 32 gives them a chance of drawing one of the Premiership's big guns.

For Coventry, that could mean a home tie at the Ricoh Arena and a potential gate of 30,000 for the first time in the new stadium.

The delays in opening the Ricoh at the start of the current season, not only cost the club financially. They also robbed the fans of a chance to get to know the stadium properly and settle in to it with a prestige friendly fixture.

That may come next summer, but in the meantime, a glamorous FA Cup tie against a Premiership side would act as perhaps the real opening of the Ricoh Arena.

All that is conjecture though. City have drawn on all three visits to the Withdean Stadium and although Brighton had a disappointing festive period of results, they remain a side capable of beating anyone else in the Championship on their day.

The bookies certainly foresee a close game. Brighton are a best-price of 11/8 to win the game, Coventry 15/8 with a draw 9/4.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Register on this site via the drop down menu and leave feedback to this story below or click here to join in the debates on the forum.

Go on, get vitalled!

Writer:CCFC
Date:Wednesday January 4 2006
Time: 2:41PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Coventry City Articles

Who Will Coventry Face In 2016/17 (3/5/16)

With less than a handful of games remaining in the 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Goodbye Or Farewell To Coventry City Stars?

Who's going and who's staying at the Ricoh Arena

Stats: Coventry City v Sheffield United

All the stats from Coventry City (3) vs (1) Sheffield United, Ricoh Arena, Saturday 30 April 2016, 15:00 Att: 13,177

The Final Sky Blues Home XI Is...

Mowbray names his side for Sheffield United match

Archived Vital Coventry Articles

Vital Coventry articles from

Site Journalists

CCFC
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Your Sky Blues Player of the Season
Suggested By: Editor
Adam Armstrong18%
Reice Charles-Cook4%
John Fleck53%
Aaron Martin2%
Jacob Murphy1%
Sam Ricketts2%
Chris Stokes15%
Romain Vincelot5%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Wigan 45 24 15 6 87 40
2 Burton 45 25 9 11 84 20
3 Walsall 45 23 12 10 81 17
4 Millwall 45 23 9 13 78 23
5 Bradford 45 22 11 12 77 13
6 Barnsley 45 21 8 16 71 13
7 Scunthorpe 45 20 11 14 71 11
8 Gillingham 45 19 12 14 69 16
9 Coventry 45 18 12 15 66 16
10 Sheff Utd 45 18 12 15 66 7
11 Rochdale 45 18 12 15 66 6
12 Port Vale 45 18 11 16 65 3
13 Peterborough 45 18 6 21 60 5
14 Southend 45 16 11 18 59 -5
15 Bury 45 15 12 18 57 -18
16 Swindon 45 15 11 19 56 -10
17 Oldham 45 12 18 15 54 -12
18 Chesterfield 45 15 8 22 53 -10
19 Shrewsbury 45 13 11 21 50 -18
20 Fleetwood 45 11 15 19 48 -6
21 Blackpool 45 12 10 23 46 -19
22 Doncaster 45 11 12 22 45 -16
R Colchester 45 9 13 23 40 -41
R Crewe 45 7 13 25 34 -35
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Coventry City Results (view all)

Coventry City Fixtures (view all)

May 8 2016 12:30PM : Oldham Athletic (a)
Sky Bet League One