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Behind the numbers; 2015 in review.

Behind the Numbers

SkySports 2015 TablesAfter three games without a win to close 2014, Coventry City started 2015 in the best way possible, with a 2-0 win away at Walsall on January 3rd, making it two years in a row they had won away from home in the first fixture of the new calendar year. Will 2016 make it three consecutive at Crewe Alexandra?

Just like the previous year though, things would be short lived and by February, Steven Pressley, who only months before had signed a new four-year contract to stay on as City manager, was relieved of his duties after failing to win any of the next seven games with former Middlesbrough, West Bromwich Albion & Celtic manager Tony Mowbray drafted in until the end of the season.
After helping The Sky Blues survive relegation to League Two, Mowbray was persuaded to stay on as City boss for the next two years, and the Club have been on the ascendancy since. In 47 league games in 2015, City have averaged 1.55 points per league game; a total which puts them 26th of the entire 94 teams to have featured in the top four English leagues throughout the calendar year.

2015 Coventry City goalscorer

1. Adam Armstrong (13)
2= Marcus Tudgay (7)
2 = Jacob Murphy (7)
4. Dominic Samuel (6)
5. Jim O’Brien (4)
6= Sanmi Odeulsi (3)
6= Frank Nouble (3)
6= Réda Johnson (3)
6= James Maddison (3)
6= Romain Vincelot (3)
11= John Fleck (2)
11= Marc-Antoine Fortuné (2)
13= Gary Madine (1)
13= Chris Stokes (1)
13= Blair Turgott (1)
13= Rúben Lameiras (1)
13= Sam Ricketts (1)
13= Ryan Kent (1)
13= Joe Cole (1)
13= Ben Turner (1)
13= Aaron Martin (1)
13= OWN GOAL (Richard Wood, Fleetwood Town)

Coventry City appearances 2015

Coventry City used a total of forty-four (44) different players in 2015 with John Fleck, making the most appearances alongside Jim O’Brien with forty-five (45) each, however Fleck would start all forty-five (45) unlike O’Brien who made four (4) appearances from the substitute’s bench.

45 – John Fleck (45+0)
45 – Jim O’Brien (41+4)
42 – Chris Stokes (42+0)
41 – Aaron Martin (40+1)
28 – Marcus Tudgay (15+13)
27 – Sam Ricketts (27+0)
27 – Aaron Phillips (20+7)
25 – Lee Burge (25+0)
25 – Romain Vincelot (25+0)
24 – Jacob Murphy (17+7)
21 – Adam Armstrong (20+1)
21 – Rúben Lamerias (16+5)
20 – Jordan Willis (20+0)
20 – Frank Nouble (18+2)
19 – Matthew Pennington (19+0)
19 – Réda Johnson (19+0)
19 – Adam Barton (16+3)
18 – Reice Charles-Cook (18+0)
16 – Ryan Kent (10+6)
15 – Marc-Antoine Fortuné (9+6)
15 – Ryan Haynes (5+10)
14 – James Maddison (5+9)
14 – Sanmi Odelusi (4+10)
13 – Dominic Samuel (12+1)
12 – George Thomas (0+12)
11 – Grant Ward (11+0)
11 – Simeon Jackson (5+6)
9 – Nick Proschwitz (6+3)
9 – Andy Webster (5+4)
8 – Conor Thomas (5+3)
7 – Bryn Morris (2+5)
6 – Joe Cole (5+1)
5 – Luke Williams (4+1)
5 – Jack Finch (2+3)
4 – Jamie Jones (4+0)
4 – Gaël Bigirimana (3+1)
3 – Ryan Allsop (3+0)
3 – Gary Madine (3+0)
3 – Blair Turgott (0+3)
2 – Danny Swanson (1+1)
2 – Lateef Ellford-Alliyu (0+2)
1 – Shaun Miller (0+1)
1 – Ivor Lawton (0+1)
1 – Bassala Sambou (0+1)

Coventry City played a total of fifty (50) games in 2015 across four (4) different competitions; League One (47), FA Cup (1), Capital One Cup (1) & Johnstone’s Paint Trophy (1).

(Appearances class both starts and substitute appearances together and not separately.)

Both Jacob Murphy (Colchester United) & Dominic Samuel (Gillingham) played for, and against, The Sky Blues in 2015 but both failed to score against City. Former City players Leon Clarke (Bury) & Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) both scored against City in 2015 but did not play in The Sky Blue shirt.

Discipline

Coventry City received sixty-five (65) yellow cards in 2015, a decrease 0f twenty-three (23) on the two previous years, but it was for the third consecutive year which saw John Fleck the recipient of the most;

12 – John Fleck
7 – Jim O’Brien
6 – Romain Vincelot
5 – Aaron Martin
4 – Frank Nouble
3 – Ryan Haynes, Réda Johnson, Matthew Pennington & Sam Ricketts
2 – James Maddison & Aaron Phillips
1 – Adam Armstrong, Adam Barton, Lee Burge, Simeon Jackson, Rúben Lameiras, Bryn Morris, Jacob Murohy, Dominic Samuel, Chris Stokes, Conor Thomas, George Thomas, Marcus Tudgay, Ben Turner, Andy Webster & Jordan Willis

2015 saw a sharp decrease in red cards received, down from five (5) in 2014 to just one (1) in 2015;

1 – Sam Ricketts (v. Sheffield United, December 2015)

The Ricoh Arena

The Ricoh Arena has seemingly become a fortress for Coventry City in the second half of 2015, with The Sky Blues unbeaten in their first 12 League One games at the ground in 2015/2016, losing only to former tenants Northampton Town in The FA Cup.

Whereas The Sky Blues had a poor win percentage of only 18% from January – May, it bolts to 62% from August – December. As part of this incredible start to 2015/2016, Coventry City finished the calendar year as the only side in England’s top four divisions (Premier League, Championship, League One & League Two) to remain unbeaten in the league at home this season .

2014/2015 Ricoh Arena record (all comps): P:11 W:2 D:4 L:5 WP:18%
2015/2016 Ricoh Arena record (all comps):  P:13 W:8 D:4 L:1 WP:62%

The twelve (12) game unbeaten run at The Ricoh Arena matches the record set in 2005/2006, and will look to be broken at home to Walsall on January 12th 2016.

Player records

John Fleck became only the seventeenth (17th) player to make fifty (50) appearances for Coventry City at the ground when he started against Barnsley on November 3rd.

Reice Charles-Cook set a new post-war Club record after surpassing Steve Ogriovic’s previous record of 572 minutes without conceding a goal, before City capitulated in the away game at Swindon, going from 2-0 up with ten minutes to play to draw 2-2 ending the record.

Reice Charles-Cook also become the first Coventry City goalkeeper to keep four consecutive clean sheets in his first four league appearances for the Club. (He managed to keep five clean sheets in a row if you include his appearance for City in the JPT game at Yeovil Town but the record is for league games only.)

Managers

Steven Pressley:  P:8 W:1 D:4 L:3 WP:13% 
Tony Mowbray:  P:42 W:18 D:12 L:9 WP:43%

(* Penalty shootouts in The Johnstone’s Paint Trophy are classed as draws)

Full Coventry City 2015 record

Coventry City increased their overall win percentage from 28% in 2014 to 38% in 2015, mainly thanks to the unbeaten home record so far in 2015/2016 at The Ricoh Arena.

P:50 W:19 D:16 L:12 WP:38%

(* Penalty shootouts in The Johnstone’s Paint Trophy are classed as draws)

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