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Sky Blues & Grey Clouds – The Decline Of Coventry City

Matches in the Third Round of The FA Cup frequently draw attendances that are lower than they would be otherwise. The simple fact that tickets are not usually provided as part of annual season tickets combined with the possibility of people feeling the pinch in the weeks after Christmas is usually enough to keep many…

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January 10, 2012

Can Coventry City Emerge From The Shadows Of The Championship?

The unmistakeably musty scent of stagnation has been in the air at Coventry City of late. As memories of the club as mainstays of the top division of English football fade to become little more than a memory, this is a club that feels shiftless, as if it hasn’t successfully asserted a new identity since…

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September 11, 2011
Friday Picture: I Got Stripes

Friday Picture: I Got Stripes

Tomorrow, as you probably know, is the FA Cup Final between Manchester City and Stoke City. Editorial discretion prevents Dotmund from saying who he will be supporting. However, historical facts are indiscreet things indeed and as your correspondent has discovered, the shirt on your back may prove to be the very thing keeping you from…

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May 13, 2011

Video Special: Six Great FA Cup Finals

It may have escaped your attention, but it is the FA Cup final on Saturday. Manchester City and Stoke City will take the pitch at Wembley on Saturday afternoon, with both clubs looking for their first major trophy since the 1970s. With shameless nostalgia in the back of our minds, then, it’s time to take…

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May 11, 2011

Coventry City’s Three Lost Years

“We are either on the launch pad for success, or we can hover on the brink of disaster,” wrote popular Coventry City ex-chairman Joe Elliott. And as a summary of the Sky Blues’ current plight, it works. The problem is Elliott wrote those words in December 2007. And they now work as an exposure of…

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April 12, 2011

Business, Ethics And Abusive Owners

We are blessed to have been contacted by some terrific writers over the last few weeks, and here’s another of them. Please give a warm welcome to S J Maskell, who can only liken the relationship between football clubs and supporters these days as being akin to an abusive relationship. It has long been my…

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March 31, 2011

Marlon King: A Habitual Criminal, Or Capable Of Redemption?

Marlon King is out of prison, but is he really worth all the effort?

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September 23, 2010
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