April 2011 Archives
As my title says Marlon King has won me over so I've written a few verses.
Love him or loathe him
Marlon is his name
The Sky Blue fans won over
So glad now he came.
He's Premiership class
As defences are finding out
He gets loads of stick
Good lots of you may shout.
He came with a bad reputation
Some decided to stay away
But now that he's on fire
Fans love to see him play.
Marlons not everyone's cup of tea
And he'll always be enemy number one
But I never thought I'd say this
I'd miss watching him when he's gone !
COVENTRY City will play their hearts out for the rest of the season to swing the manager's job for Andy Thorn.
IT'S fair to say Jordan Clarke has had an up and down season at Coventry City.
RICHARD Wood says his early return to Coventry City action is a telling sign of the soaring spirits at the Ricoh Arena.
EVER present Richard Keogh has won Coventry City London Supporters' Club's 34th Player of the Year award.
LEGENDARY Coventry City striker and two-time manager Bobby Gould has hailed Andy Thorn's "stunning" impact as caretaker boss of his beloved club.
GARY McSheffrey has been told it could take up to three weeks to recover from his knee injury, effectively ruling him out for the rest of the season.
UNLIKE some of my fellow bloggers I'm not quite into the Andy Thorn hero worship that seems to have sprung up
Saturday's win over Millwall as pleasing as it was clearly wasn't as fluent a performance as the one against Watford
I still believe passing the ball isn't an end in itself. I counted one occasion in the first half where a sequence of seventeen passes ended in David Bell giving the ball away.
The first half lead came via a defenders error which was punished by King. Very little else was created however
As Aidy Boothroyd used to say we were playing infront of the opposition not behind them.
COVENTRY City are entering the final phase of a traumatic season - but star striker Marlon King wishes they still had months to go.
ON a day when Coventry City effectively banished the last threat of relegation, Andy Thorn declared that the current squad is the best the club have had since they lost their Premier League status a decade ago.
FOLLOWING a string of excellent results and performances of late, Andy Thorn has got City playing well and winning again.
Under Boothroyd we had plan A which was a direct style of football that worked up until the start of December. It was not pleasing on the eye but effective until teams worked out how to stop us. Yes injuries to key players didn't help but we appeared to have no plan B. Many of my fellow bloggers commented on this regularly.
Credit goes to Andy Thorn for working out the new formation.
I do wonder how he came up with it, maybe the CET or CWR can find out?
Did he sit down with Steve Harrison and come up with a formation to suit the players he had or sit down with the players and discuss formations. Did they jointly come up with the formation that they believed best suited them?
If he sat down with the senior players and discussed it and they came up with it together then he has been very clever. If the players feel they have the respect of the manager and he values their opinion, then that is excellent man management. They are playing a formation they believe in and will want to make work.
how refreshing it is to see a manager who wants to play football after all the hoof-ball deployed under AB.
Andy Thorn has been like a breath of fresh air sweeping through the club, a bit like Eric Black a few years ago. I know many fans had Black on their wish list of managers for a long time, due to the style of football he brought to the club, but we will never know what might have been.
I don't know whether Thorn will be given a chance to grow into the job (I don't suppose the current board have much idea either) but one thing is for sure, he has got the players playing again.
All of a sudden Sammy Clingan looks like the class act we all knew he could be, Keogh is having great fun down the right flank, Jukebox looks like he can score goals and Macca is back to his old self. All down, in my opinion, to having the shackles released from them and having belief in what they are doing.
There is, suddenly, no talk of injured players needing to be back, because every player in a Sky Blue shirt is playing with freedom and pride. We are back to winning ways with only 1 defeat in 5 games, 4 of which were away from home. Considering we averaged 1 win a month since November, that is a decent return by any standards.
Positive attacking football is the key to Thorn's principle's and for those with a long memory, that is exactly what Eric Black tried to bring to the club. A previous Chariman put paid to that plan, let's hope this new era gets a chance to prove itself................
IF GARY McSheffrey fails to recover from his knee injury for tomorrow's Ricoh Arena clash with Millwall it will be a blow for the player and the team.
BE part of the Coventry Telegraph's live text as the Sky Blues bid to continue their recent revival against Millwall.
PSYCHOLOGY is used a lot these days in football as clubs use the power of the mind as well as the usual coaching methods.
Which got me thinking what would a psychologist make of our football club with all the crazy shenanigans on and off the pitch ?
Because no matter how much we love our club you have to admit, it does half put us through it season after season doesn't it ?