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Coventry City - A return to the top tier.
Started on 12 January 2020 by RumDrunkRacoon / First Post
Latest Reply on 11 February 2020 by Aaron / Last Post
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Coventry City

Having started the millennium still in the top flight of English Football, the 2000s have not been kind to Coventry city. They slowly started declining down through the tiers, hitting League 2, the lowest league in English league football in 2017. They have since returned to League 1, however with a new manager now look to restore themselves to the heights of the Premier League.

With very limited finances, the new manager will have to be shrewd in the transfer market and utilise the great youth facilities on offer at Coventry City in order to return the Sky Blues back to the top.




Finances



Inherited Squad





Start of season schedule



Will be following this, good luck with Coventry, should be an interesting save with some quality players to start with
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Pre season
Transfers In

Kayne Ramsay (Loan from Southampton)



Lucas Gafarot (Free transfer)



Transfers Out



Friendly Results



Summary

All in all I am quite happy with our pre-season. With limited funds I have signed a couple defenders in for depth and managed to keep hold of my best attacking players and stick to the wage budget. Friendly results have gone well and sends us into the season in good form.


Going luck mate. This was my beta save and really enjoyed it
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August & September 2019


Some impressive home form and a strong start to the season, going undefeated and picking up a handful of clean sheets in the process.



September saw some away wins go my way, however I unfortunately got gifted the lovely match-up of Man City away in the 3rd round of the Carabou cup, and unsurprisingly lost 4-1.

Current League Table




Squad performance update




Snapshot




Upcoming Schedule




This update was a bit rushed as I got caught up with playing the start of my season and had to backdate my updates! My next updates should be a bit more detailed with more news, updates and stats.
A great start to the season. Hopefully this is the start of Coventry's rise back to the Championship and beyond. I'm intrigued with the sale of Ben Wilson to Eibar - a very strange destination for such a minimal fee too!
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Incredible start to the season. Only the single loss in all competitions and that coming to Manchester City is nothing to be disappointed in. Great work.
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October 2019 - Coventry City

1st October 2019



The month starts with some good news regarding Jamie Allen, a few games with the reserves and he should be fit and ready to start playing in the first team again after a long 3 months out.

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2nd October 2019



A routine home win to start October off nicely.

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5th October 2019



After playing only 3 days ago the decision to rest some players backfired with a 1-0 loss here. Try as we might we failed to foul our way to some points. Our unbeaten run in the league is now over unfortunately, but we are still in a respectable position.

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7th October 2019



More good injury news with a few players starting to come back to fitness for us now.

8th October 2019



A fairly assertive win. Nice to see another late goal despite it not changing the result.

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That win sees us progress in the leasing.com trophy with a game to spare.

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19th October 2019



MK Dons' time-wasting tactics came back to bite them when the officials rightly added 7 minutes to the end, giving substitute Wesley Jobello time to pinch a 96th minute winner in a game we deserved to win.

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20th October 2019



Rumours of a takeover bid have been all but dismissed by our Chairman.

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21st October 2019



The FA Cup draw sees us face Cheltenham in the 1st Round.

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23rd October 2019



Today will see us face off against the league leaders: Joey Barton's Fleetwood. We have the home advantage but will have to play well to get something here. Fleetwood are unbeaten in the league so far this season.

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Well that went better than I expected, apart from the late red card I am very happy to put Fleetwood's unbeaten run to an end.



Fleetwood manager Joey Barton, known for his cool-headed diplomatic nature shows his restraint yet again as he refuses to comment on claims that we roughed his team up in our 3-0 victory over them.

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26th October 2019



I think we were very unfortunate not to win this game based on the match stats, however a 92nd minute equalizer takes the sting out of it a little bit.

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27th October 2019



BBC are now reporting that only a very large offer would convince the current Coventry City owner to sell up.

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End of month review.



The injury situation is looking promising, giving me an almost fully fit squad to go into November with.



A recap of the months results



This is how the table looks at the end of October. Some pressure on us to win our game in hand to stop Fleetwood steaming ahead from us.



A look at our goals scored stats and assist sources.



Snapshot at the end of Oct 19

Looking ahead



November should be a relatively comfortable month with 4 home games and two matches against teams in the league below us. However we will need to guard against complacency and make sure we get the results.

2020-01-13 19:35#265274 ScottT : A great start to the season. Hopefully this is the start of Coventry's rise back to the Championship and beyond. I'm intrigued with the sale of Ben Wilson to Eibar - a very strange destination for such a minimal fee too!

Thank you! Ben is unfortunately not in my plans, I much prefer Marko and he suits my style much better. I am happy to have a youth player on the bench playing for U18/23s to keep sharp when the wages are tight like they are here. I could have negotiated more I expect but I didn't want to scare them off, and I urgently needed wages free to make some more funds available.

2020-01-14 19:33#265349 TheLFCFan : Incredible start to the season. Only the single loss in all competitions and that coming to Manchester City is nothing to be disappointed in. Great work.

Thank you! Can you tell that to my board who are disappointed with that Man City loss!
November 2019
2nd November 2019




We dominated possession and had 10 shots on target but couldn't find a way through. Very frustrating result.

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3rd November 2019





After being out injured in the youth team for a while, I have now promoted both Josh Pask and Jodi Jones to the senior team as I think they are ready and this will help them develop.

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6th November 2019



I used this game mostly to rest/rotate and still got a 2-0 win to go through to the next round so I'm happy with that.

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11th November 2019



The FA Cup draw sees us play Leyton Orient in the next round

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12th November 2019



A nice win over Crawley, and my new promotion from the U23s Jodi Jones got on the score-sheet and gave a great performance.

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13th November 2019



We are drawn against Northampton in the second round of the leasing.com trophy.

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16th November 2019



We nearly threw it away at the end but a messy win is still a win and I'll take the 3 points quite happily.

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23rd November 2019



A very good win away to Sunderland thanks to a good defensive performance. Recently promoted Jodi Jones gets on the score-sheet from the bench scoring in the 69th minute. Nice.

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25th November 2019



They're still going on about the definitely-not-happening-but-maybe-if-lots-of-money-is-involved takeover deal.

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27th November 2019



Not the most glamorous of wins, but nice to end the month on a win regardless.

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End of month review



A summary of the results this month



A fantastic month has helped us climb to the top of the table, whether we can stay there is another thing but if we keep playing like we have been we will be okay.



A snapshot for the end of November 2019



The leagues top 10 scorers so far.



The leagues top 10 assist(ers?) so far.


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Looking Ahead



We have a clean bill of health in the squad currently and only one midweek game so hopefully everyone will be fit and ready to end the calendar year on a high.

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An unbeaten month and top of the league, can't ask for anything more, well apart from not drawing to Stanley apparently ;) Some tough games next month, wonder if you can keep the unbeaten streak going!
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Fantastic month of football there. A very healthy position at the moment.
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A very strong start to the season. You have the opportunity to put some distance between you and the rest, with an exciting cup opportunity on the near horizon.
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December 2019
News: Derby poach Assistant Manager



It's not ideal when your assistant manager gets poached bang in the middle of a season, but we will look to appoint a new AssMan as soon as possible.

Results: December 2019



A mixed bag of results this month, but a penalty shoot-out win sees us defeat Northampton in the leasing.com tin pot trophy. Not happy with the home form this month, although both losses came to teams in the top 6.

Table: End of December 2019



A tough month, but winning our game in hand should see us reclaim our top position.

News: Goal of the Month win



Congratulations to loanee Callum O'Hare for winning goal of the month for December.

End of Month Snapshot



January 2020 Fixtures


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@TheLFCFan

It's always Accrington Stanley! Unfortunately no unbeaten month this month, but we are still up in the right end of the table!

@ScottT

Thank you, a bit of a slip-up this month but still in a good position

@Justice

Thanks, we missed the chance to put some real distance behind us in the league, but we managed to get through both cups so that's something!
January 2020
Results: January 2020



A fantastic month, especially given how many fixtures we had to play. 9 games this month and we lost none of them! A solid end to the month with a very important win over Fleetwood who were hot on my tail in the league table. Joey Barton was not best pleased and tried to goad me through the media. We have our keeper Marko Marosi to thank for our progression in the leasing.com trophy, saving 4 out of the 5 penalties in the shoot-out!



Table: End of January 2020



Well we have a 2 point cushion back at the top of the table now ahead of Ipswich, and a couple of games in hand on Fleetwood who are only a point behind us currently.

Player stats: League 1 - January 31st 2020



Matt Godden & Liam Walsh doing their bit to contribute towards our title push.



I think my defenders aggression is going to cost me some suspensions in the upcoming month... I am saving a fortune on wages via discipline fines however!

Snapshot - End of January 2020



February 2020 Fixtures



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