Coleman can still catch a Gould
THE FACE of English football had changed forever as the first Premier League season kicked off in August 1992.
Replacing tradition with a lucrative TV rights deal meant a new age for the beautiful game and Richard Keys began his invasion of a nation's living rooms.
Coventry's true prodigal son Bobby Gould saw his Sky Blues side secure three straight wins from three in the new glamour league - Coventry would not see that record broken until the 2009-2010 season.
But no - do not adjust your football televisions - normal service has been resumed.
City did not fulfill those headlines and go into this weekend's fixture with a haul of seven points from four games.
After all the pre-season gloom the result tally doesn't actually seem that bad & the addition of a few new faces to the Home of English Football has certainly eased the burden of what will be a long old slog this campaign.
No change there then.
Early games have given the fans an insight into a healthy team spirit in the camp but we should not be too surprised given that eleven of the Academy players have been given first team squad numbers.
The more senior squad members (those who can vote !) will have a mentoring job to do both on & off the pitch to assist Coleman's leadership and help move our performances forward with a winning mentality.
CC himself will have his tactical nouse tested more often than, I suspect, as he tries to grind out results both home & away & prompt the necessary response at all times on the field.
Back to back wins cannot be classed as a trend, Mr. Coleman.
Numbty advice I hear you say - but there are some decisions outstanding, surely:
In the absence of any further signings - negotiate a deal with McKenzie to keep our attacking options alive & review at the end of the season.
Freddy has underachieved since leaving Southend - seek out a swap deal.
Agree who takes the penalties before the game!
Set some targets - for without ambition we are guaranteed nothing. In 1992-93 we had some dodgy half -time entertainment , I agree, but after ten games we also had twenty points.
We can beat that can't we lads ?
While we sing together