My fifty years of watching Coventry City
WENT to my first ever City match in 1961 with my late father and have been supporting the Sky Blues ever since so this season makes a half century of watching the club.
I was fortunate enough that Jimmy Hill came to our club just when my passion for the team was in it's infancy so to speak and we were then treated to his revolution and him putting Coventry City on the road to success.
But I really do feel sorry for those younger fans who aren't as lucky as I was at their age because they haven't had that winning feeling at all in fact they haven't anything to cheer about ever.
Looking around the Ricoh on Saturday during the Burnley game at a less than half filled ground I thought to myself if Jimmy Hill was attending this match today I wonder what he would think of it all ?
An ultra modern arena would be right up his street I bet a fitting tribute to his larger than life personality you can imagine all the ideas and dreams he would be getting.
But his era was well in the past and football has changed a hell of a lot since the days of Curtis, Hudson, Rees etcetera etcetera, but boy oh boy wouldn't it be good for the younger fans now to have a bit of all that !
Still when you pledge to follow your club you stick with them no matter what and accept all the ups and downs that are part and parcel of this game we love so much, but I'd love it if for just one season at least for the younger generation of Sky Blue fans to witness the thrill of seeing the team finish a season on a high instead of yet another disapointing one,