September 2009 Archives
CHRIS COLEMAN'S post-Preston commentary about winning mentality and self-belief was well intended but frankly does not wash with the Coventry supporter who very much knows the recipe for football success and who hasn't been served a single slice for twenty two years.
What we have been served up is generous helpings of drivel from umpteen managers who only manage to talk the talk.
LEADING scorer Clinton Morrison admits Coventry City's stuttering form is taking the shine off his best ever start to a season
COVENTRY CITY'S under-18s celebrated taking another Premier League scalp at the weekend to set them up nicely for a top of the table clash with local rivals Leicester City, who are two points ahead going into Saturday's fixture.
EUROPEAN players or managers who come to this country always comment on the passion of the fans.
Some of them underestimate their own home fans, but it's true that in this country fans live for their football.
Shankly's quote about it been more important than life and death was clearly meant tongue in cheek and shouldn't be overanalysed. However when the game is on to the true fan it is everything.
I for one turn into a madman screaming instructions at players who cant hear a word. The action unfolds on the pitch and no one truly knows exactly how it is going to end. We just shout and hope.
THE depressing thing about the Preston result was how predictable it was.
As a City fan I'm far to used to the team producing a below-par performance following a run of better ones. Especially if it's an away match.
We have to understand why this is and change the mentality that seems to produce it. Micky Adams spoke of creating a winning mentality at the club. We all know how his efforts worked out, but I believe that winning mentality is as important as ever.
We will never escape this division untill we go into most games really believing we can win. Still, as i wrote in Away day blues we seem to be short of the mental attitude required.
I WILL always support the Sky Blues, but just because I'm a loyal fan, that doesn't mean I don't get frustrated with the performances that the team dish up.
We've become a very strange team, complex and hard to fathom out. Like the British weather, we're very unpredictable.
I CAME away from Tuesday's win against Sheffield United buoyed up. We were energetic, enterprising and aggressive, fully matching the Blades' physical challenge.
It was neither a victory nor level of performance that I was expecting and credit is due to the team for one of the best nights at the Ricoh for some time.
It was a performance that I knew we were capable of. The problem is that so too was what followed at Deepdale on Saturday.
BRISTOL CITY boss Gary Johnson claimed that the best goalkeeper in the world would not have been able to save Nicky Maynard's wonder goal against the Sky Blues last Saturday.
CHRIS COLEMAN is backing his starting 11 from Tuesday to go to Preston North End and do it all again.
CHRIS COLEMAN has probably already said it, that Preston will be a very strong team and it will be a very difficult game to win.
But we all know by now, that there are no easy games in the Championship, it doesn't matter if you're playing a team at the top, or one at the bottom, if you're not up for it, you will get beat, as simple as that.
YOU don't want to mess with Ben Turner.
Not that his disciplinary record is daunting - Turner is yet to earn one caution this season in all competitions.
Add to this Turner's record of only two yellow cards during his effort last season, he cannot be defined as a 'tackle now, repercussions later' centre-half...
IN-FORM Leon Best is firmly focused on reaching double figures for Coventry City FC after his best start to a season.
BEN TURNER is hoping for payback time at Preston after he was mocked by the stadium announcer for scoring an own goal last season.