UK time is: 14:11:05
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Micky deserves a warm welcome

Ex-Coventry City manager Micky Adams makes his first return to the Ricoh Arena on Saturday as the current number two to Colchester United boss Geraint Williams and deserves a decent hand from the crowd.

Adams' reign as Sky Blues boss ended slightly shambolically as his team fell apart last December and January, conceding 21 goals in 8 games and bowing out of the FA Cup at home to Bristol City.

That should not colour however the crucial role he played in the club's fortunes after taking over from Peter Reid in February 2005.

Some quick-fix signings, getting the best out of Stern John and Dele Adebola and revitalising Gary McSheffrey's career by handing him a role as an attacking left-sided midfielder kept us in the Championship that season and culminated in the never-to-be-forgotten send-off to Highfield Road when Derby were despatched 6-1.

The following season, working under tight financial conditions, Adams pulled a couple of rabbits out of the hat with Dennis Wise and Don Hutchison and led the side to an excellent 8th-place finish.

It all went a bit wrong after that but Adams left the club in a better position than he found it on-the-pitch.

Off it, who knows if there would have been a club if we had been relegated from the Championship ahead of the move to the new stadium.




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.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: CCFC Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday October 25 2007

Time: 12:00AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Coventry City Articles

Former Striker to Face Sky Blues (Tuesday July 29 2014)

CCFC: End of the Baker Line? (Monday July 28 2014)

CCFC: It's Pressley's Team (Almost) (Thursday July 24 2014)

CCFC: The Life of a Trialist (Wednesday July 23 2014)

AS Roma B-eaten by Sky Blues (Monday July 21 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 11

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
3. Bristol City 0 0 0 0 0 0
4. Chesterfield 0 0 0 0 0 0
5. Colchester 0 0 0 0 0 0
6. Coventry 0 0 0 0 0 0
7. Crawley 0 0 0 0 0 0
8. Crewe 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Doncaster 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Reds Land Berry
Barnsley : 30/07/2014 13:57:00
Barnsley : 30/07/2014 13:52:00
Posh v Charlton - Preview
Peterborough : 30/07/2014 13:33:00
Chambers Revealed As Captain
Walsall : 30/07/2014 12:07:00
First Trophy In The Cabinet For Posh
Peterborough : 30/07/2014 10:55:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Which Away Trip Are You Looking Forward To The Most?
Suggested By:  Editor
Barnsley 8%
Chesterfield 0%
Doncaster Rovers 2%
Fleetwood Town 13%
MK Dons 51%
Notts County 0%
Preston North End 2%
Rochdale 2%
Sheffield United 4%
Other 18%