The Elephant Trumps again - Coventry City

  1. The Elephant Trumps again - Coventry City

    Coventry City - An Elephant on it's knees

    The Elephant Trumps again - Coventry City-coventry_city_fc.png

    Brief History:
    1883 - Founded as Singers FC
    1898 - Changed name from Singers FC to Coventry City FC
    1899 - Moved to Highfield Road, their home of 106 years.
    1901 - Lost 11-2 to Berwick Rangers in FA cup Qualifying round
    1919 - Voted into Football league
    1928 - only 2059 attended game vs Crystal Palace, lowest attendance in history
    1931 - Signed Clarrie Burton who went on to be Coventys all time top scorer.
    1934 - Beat Bristol City 9-0
    1936 - Won first ever title (Third division south championship)
    1958 - Alf wood becomes oldest player - 43 years of age.
    1961 - Jimmy Hill appointed manager - Start of sky blue revolution
    1964 - Coventry promoted to Division two (now championship)
    1967 - Promoted to Division one (now premier league) Highest attendance of 51000
    1969 - Highest finishing position 6th.
    1970 - lost 7-3 to Bayern Munich in Fairs cup (Europa League.)
    1977 - Coventry and Bristol both avoid relegation at Sunderlands expense
    1981 - Semi finalists in League cup
    1987 - FA cup winners
    1991 - Founding member of Premier League
    2001 - Relegation from Premier Leauge - ending 34 years in the top flight
    2005 - Relocated to Ricoh Arena.
    2007 - Narrowly avoided administration
    2012 - Relegation from championship

    A club with a very indifferent history. mostly at domestic level.

    Mark Robbins Leaves Post:

    Today it has been announced that Mark Robbins, new Coventry City manager has left his position as manager. Coventry will now be looking for a new manager, and hope to appoint one before the season starts.

    More to follow.....

    Opinions on this story would be nice... thankyou for reading

  2. Mark Robbins leaves post:
    More news has been released at to the reason why Mark Robbins has left his post.
    When our reporter caught up with him, he had this to say:
    "Coventry is a good club, with good history. But it is too much of a challenge
    for me at the minute, I have personal issues going on, which I would
    rather not discuss. It is a shame that I could not fulfill my obligation
    to Coventry, and I wish the new manager the best of luck"

    Who ever Coventry appoint, will have a tough challenge on their hands.

    2 days later:

    Coventry announce new manager:
    "It is with great pleasure that we welcome Ryan Bayliss to the club,
    Coventry wish the best to Mark Robins regarding his family issues.
    This new man that we have brought in, has a vision for this club, and he is a local lad.
    We are looking forward to working with Ryan to achieve his ambitions."

    team analysis to follow

  3. Ahh! Coventry in the prem? Takes me back to my teens, good luck and will be following, trying the same with my Cadiz story

  4. Hopefully this will be a great story, i support Coventry!

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