Opposing views: Coventry City

Opposing views: Coventry City

Shmmeee, a Coventry City fan doesn’t think much of his team’s chances and wonders if Micky Adams still talks in the third-person…

City in crisis

After Vale’s recent off-field woes, we sympathise with Coventry City fans. We don’t want to see fans of any club go through what they are experiencing. As a gesture of solidarity OVF has made a small donation to the Coventry City supporters Trust to help their fighting fund. If you’d like to do the same, please go to the link below. In addition, there is an update on Coventry’s dire circumstances courtesy of the ever-excellent Two Hundred Percent:

Shmmeee of Sky Blues Talk is Coventry born and bred. His first game in 1990 and he has been a season ticket holder almost every season until this year. Now he only goes to the odd away game and follows the team on the radio.

How are your team doing?

We replaced him with some bloke from Villa who does a terrible impression of a footballer and a 12 year-old from Arsenal…

Presently: awful, we fear being dragged into a relegation dogfight (if we’re not already). If you’d asked us three months ago, we were amazing, on the way to the play-offs with “super Steven Pressley”. Now not so much.

We lost Leon Clarke in January and haven’t looked forward since. We replaced him with some bloke from Villa who does a terrible impression of a footballer and a 12 year-old from Arsenal who cries off every other game with a note from Arsene (though he’s back against you and pretty good).

We’ve had a terrible defence all season, but now ally it with a pretty poor front line. That said, Super Callum Wilson is back and things are looking up.

Who should we watch out for?

The aforementioned “Super Callum Wilson”. He’s a Cov lad, first full season out of the academy and he’s faster than greased lightning and a great finisher. Failing that Petrasso on loan from QPR has been handy and Moussa has scored a bucketful from midfield.

What are your thoughts on your manager?

He’s worked miracles with a small, young squad in the first half of the season and he wants to play the right way…

Up until Christmas he was God. Now he’s merely Jesus. He’s still to prove himself in the transfer market and when the going gets tough, but he’s worked miracles with a small, young squad in the first half of the season and he wants to play the right way.

I’ve said before that I’d hand him a five year contract and I stand by that. Until he had his top goalscorer walk out on him and not get replaced, we looked good value for the play-offs, and for a team that we all expected to get relegated, that’s pretty special.

He’s yet to show he has a Plan B or can get his teams to grind out results when the football isn’t flowing, but both him and his team are still learning.

What are your thoughts on your board and off-field club activities?

They can all **** off. (You really don’t want to ask that question around here).

Any views on Port Vale?

I know virtually nothing of them, except they tend to beat me in Football Manager and Micky Adams is your manager. Does he still speak in the third person?

Any views and memories of players / managers that have been involved with both teams?

Micky Adams wasn’t that bad, my only real memory is of him cupping his ears to Cov fans after a substitution pulled the game back. I quite liked him, and he had good players sold from under him (sound familiar?).

Birchall was Mr Cellophane for me – a nothing player. Keith Houchen, though slightly before my time, is obviously a Coventry hero.

A score prediction?

1-2 to you. Wilson for us. No idea who for you (sorry).

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