July 2011 Archives
This has been the gloomiest pre-season I can remember. Gone is the usual blind optimism that bubbles from the lips of even the most hardened Sky Blues fans. In its place, a stoic mumbling of some promising youth team lads.
Why is there an impending sense of doom that sits just below the surface of Andy Thorn's cheery review of the past few weeks? Thorn maybe pleased with his players, but his public-facing crowing masks one of the most problematic pre-seasons since we ended up in this league.
The most revealing symptom is that City haven't signed any players (goalkeepers don't count, they're boring - I bought a sandwich yesterday, I haven't told anyone about it), despite losing three of their best since last season.
WITH less than two weeks to go till the kick off to the new season begins I echo the comments of my fellow blogger West End Boy.
We have a smallish squad and with a few players being injury prone we will suffer I feel if we don't bring in some new faces,it's a long hard season in the Championship as we all know only too well and you do need a decent sized squad to get through it.
I am an admirer of Mcpake and Deegan but they pick up injuries all the time so even though they may say they want to get a full season under their belts you can't rely on them not breaking down again can you ?
ANDY Thorn admits his biggest concern ahead of the new season is keeping his relatively small Coventry City squad free from injury.
A HALF-TIME blast from Andy Thorn sparked Coventry City into action after a disappointing start to their third pre-season run out.