Day: August 27, 2012

Coventry City Win The 2012/13 Sack Race

Well, it only ended up taking three matches of the Football League season, but Coventry City became the first club to decide that enough was enough with their manager and, following Saturdays home league draw against Bury at The Ricoh Arena, Andy Thorn will now be twiddling his thumbs on Saturday afternoons until another offer comes along. It is, in some respects, no great surprise that Thorn should have been sacked by the club. After all, Coventry City find themselves playing outside of the top two divisions of English football for the first time in forty-eight years, and this season has hardly started in a stellar fashion for a club that will be harboring ambitions of automatic promotion back to the Championship. Coventry supporters, however, seem split on the wisdom of the decision – as they have seemed split over many of the decisions made by the current owners of the club over the last few years or so. Thorn has given the impression of being a manager operating with one hand tied behind his back for some time, now. The club fell on hard time several years ago and only narrowly avoided entering into administration last season as the club spiralled towards relegation. The clubs owners, the venture capitalist group Sisu, found itself in an embarrassing war of words over the rent at their new ground, with Coventry...

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Non-League Videos Of The Week: The FA Cup Preliminary Round

We’re already at the second round, if you will, of this years FA Cup and last weekend saw clubs join the competition from the fourth tier of the non-league game in the Preliminary Round of the competition, playing for a place in its First Qualifying Round. This afternoon, we have five matches for you from this stage of the competition, starting with a match from the north-east as Whitley Bay and Bedlington Terriers – both of the Northern League – played each other. Our next two matches both come from east Anglia, with Wisbech Town playing Yaxley and Huntingdon Town and St Ives Town, and our final matches see Slough Town taking on Corinthians of the Kent League at Beaconsfield and Berkhamsted FC playing Hadley FC. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by clicking...

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