January 21st, 2017
The right back for Charlton Athletic, Kevin Foley, is set to sign a new agreement with Coventry City.
Russell Slade, Coventry City’s boss is keen on signing the 32 year old who was one of his former players.
Foley was recently released by the Addicks and would join the Sky Blues on a free transfer. This is expected to last till the end of the season, and if possible, look towards an extension of his contract for another season.
Foley began his career at Luton. For seven years, he was with the Wolves, helping them win promotion in 2009 to the Premier League title. If the deal goes through, he would become Slade’s fourth signing since the transfer window opened this January.
Last year, Slade had brought Foley down to the Charlton side on a short term deal that ended this week. He has also had some spells with FC Copenhagen, the Danish club side, and Ipswich Town, Championship club side before his move to The Valley. Read the rest of this entry »
November 15th, 2016
The Telegraph did an investigative report on the Coventry City new stadium based on assertions by CCFC Chair Tim Fisher.
Fisher claims that the club has identified a site on the boundary of the city as the location for the proposed project. At the height of the Rioch Arena crisis, Fisher claimed a new stadium would be “designed and delivered in three years,” but it seems it was all talk and no action going by the project report.
Plans have not been revealed on the state of the project since then. May this year, the chairman again mentioned to fans at a Supporters’ Consultative Group meeting that the plans to build a new stadium was still active. However, he mentioned that the preferred option was a redevelopment of Butts Park Arena which would be executed in partnership with Coventry Rugby Club.
In a sharp contrast, the same chair told fans this October that those plans could not move ahead as there was a “political embargo.” For a planning of that size, certain organizations would at least have been approached on the subject. Using the Freedom of Information Act, the Telegraph investigated and about 19 organizations claimed that there were no contact whatsoever on the development of a new stadium. Such a project would likely hold at least 10,000 people and at least any of these 19 organizations would have the slightest information. Read the rest of this entry »
September 23rd, 2016
Tony Mowbray has no problem with people protesting and showing anger towards Coventry owners inside the stadium, but, he has requested them to ensure that they cheer for players at the same time because the players are not responsible for any issue.
Mowbray reckons when only negative slogans are raised and not enough noise is made by the audience, the atmosphere goes really negative and such atmosphere does not give the players the drive they need. So, while raising slogans is not a bad thing if you have an issue as a die-hard supporter, you can’t forget your main motive of coming to the stadium which is to cheer for the players.
Mowbray denies he himself is unhappy with his salary too and wants more. As per the 52-year old, it’s not that he was in dark regarding the cash coming with the job. He had read everything written on the contract before penning it. So, he obviously had agreed on the offered salary and no point for him to be discontented now. Read the rest of this entry »
July 22nd, 2016
Tony Mowbray is the boss of Coventry City; he has a large responsibility on his shoulder.
Keeping up the competition within the team is also one of the strategies that many club bosses successfully deploy. It definitely keeps the team working at optimal levels. For these reasons, it should not seem like a surprise that Tony is considering a full back player of potential talent from the Premier League for his team. The Sky Blues manager is looking at bringing in competition for Stokes and Haynes which will be good for the team as well.
He has an eye on a left back that has defensive qualities similar to Chris as well as has the pace to attack like Haynes. As a result, Tony would like to get a competitive player from Premier League who will be able to put pressure on the premier players and hopefully, get them to perform better. The two left footers are currently Tony’s star players. He wants a full back that will be able to combine the talents of both and push them to enhance their skills on the field. Read the rest of this entry »
May 20th, 2016
Head coach of Coventry City FC, Tony Mowbray, challenges powerhouse defender Reda Johnson to prove his fitness.
The Sky Blues
boss insists he has left the door ajar for the player to continue his career at the club. He says the player would to prove his fitness before he entertained the possibility of offering him fresh terms at the Ricoh Arena.
Mowbray included the 28-year-old centre-half in his clear-out of ten out-of-contract players on Monday but the Benin international will complete his rehabilitation from a season-ending muscle tear at Ryton and is welcome to join pre-season training if he hasn’t found himself another club by the time the squad reports back in July. The manager said:
“The possibility is still there and Reda knows that.
“Reda needs to get fit and go to the market and if there are clubs there who are willing to pay him what he thinks he’s worth then good luck to him. There’s no offer on the table. He has to get fit first.
“He is going to train here and work until he’s fit to play and if he needs to he’ll join in the pre-season. It depends how long it’s going to take him to get fit.
“At this moment he’s not sure. He’s been training for a good month or so but he just needs to get the power back in his hamstring. The muscle has healed and he needs to get the power and get the nerves working and mobilised again.
“We’re happy to do that for him, allow him to continue his rehabilitation and then he has to prove some sort of fitness. So if it is then going through pre-season and he wants to do that here I am not averse to that and then on the back of that we will see.” Read the rest of this entry »
May 4th, 2016
There are reports that English Premier League side, Liverpool FC are lining up the huge sum of 20 million pounds for former Coventry player, Callum Wilson. Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp is being reported by The Sun to be keen on acquiring the target for The Reds. The German boss has been eyeing the talented player after the 24-year old returned from a long-term knee injury for AFC Bournemouth earlier this month.
Callum Wilson is likely the replacement for huge summer transfer buzz for The Reds, Christian Benteke who has failed to impress at Anfield. With Danny Ings still injured, the coach could move for the Coventry star, Wilson along with West Ham left-back Aaron Cresswell in a deal worth £35m.
Callum Wilson scored five goals in six league matches before picking up the injury that kept him out of action for seven months. Since returning to full action, the Borunemouth has made two substitute appearances including in their 2-1 defeat at home to The Reds last weekend.
The centre forward started with the Coventry academy team before breaking into first team in 2010. He was sent on loan to Kettering Town, Tamworth before his eventual sale to Bournemouth for 2.78 million pounds in 2014. From the deal agreed with his current club, any transfer could see the Sky Blues get a portion due to the sell-on clause understood to be between ten and 15 per cent. Read the rest of this entry »