2016/2017 Season

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EFL confirm Checkatrade Trophy to retain current format with key amendments

The English Football League (EFL) have confirmed that League One and League Two Clubs have voted for the Checkatrade Trophy to continue in its current format, with some “key amendments.” Coventry City won the competition this season, defeating Oxford United 2-1 at Wembley in front of a record crowd – but prior to the final, … Continue reading

George Thomas called up for Wales

Coventry City forward George Thomas has today been called up for The Wales U21 squad to compete in this month’s Toulon Tournament. Fresh off scoring the winning goal at Wembley in The Checkatrade Trophy Final, and finishing 2016/2017 as Coventry City’s top goalscorer, Thomas has been rewarded for his breakthrough into City’s first team. Sky … Continue reading

Coventry City relegated to League Two

Coventry City were this afternoon relegated to the fourth tier of English football for the first time in 58 years. Following a season of misery both on and off the pitch, The Sky Blues went into this afternoon’s game against Charlton Athletic at The Ricoh Arena knowing nothing other than a victory would keep their … Continue reading

Russell Slade appointed Grimsby Town manager

Former Coventry City manager Russell Slade has been appointed as the new manager of League Two side Grimsby Town. Just over a month after being dismissed by The Sky Blues, Slade has taken the reigns at The Mariners for the second time in his career with the side currently sat 14th in League Two. Slade … Continue reading

Seven Coventry City academy scholars offered professional contracts

Coventry City have offered seven academy scholars their first professional contracts. Both Tom Bayliss and Jordan Ponticellii accepted their terms before Christmas and are already signed up, whilst the club have offered five more scholars contracts. Defenders Reece Ford, Jak Hickman, Chris Camwell and Jordan Thompson have received their offers as has midfielder Kyle Finn. … Continue reading

Steve Ogrizovic to lead Coventry City out at Wembley

Coventry City will be lead out by Steve Ogrizovic in their first visit to Wembley in 30 years on Sunday. The Sky Blues travel to Wembley to face Oxford United in the Checkatrade Trophy Final, and the club have this afternoon confirmed that FA Cup winning goalkeeper Ogrizovic will lead the side out alongside manager … Continue reading

Checkatrade Trophy could be scrapped after just one season

This Sunday, Coventry City and Oxford United will meet in the final of The Checkatrade Trophy in front of over 70,000 fans at Wembley, but today the head of the English Football League has admitted the competition may be scrapped. This season saw the Football League¬†Trophy transition into the Checkatrade Trophy, with the introduction of … Continue reading

Coventry chairman Tim Fisher appears on Soccer Saturday

Yesterday afternoon, ahead of Coventry’s home victory over Bristol Rovers, Tim Fisher sat down with Sky Sports’ Dickie Davis and spoke about the Club’s current situation. Fisher spoke about the almost certain relegation to League Two, Mark Robins and a move to the Butts Park Arena. During the interview, Fisher also tried to clarify his … Continue reading

Former Coventry loanee makes Premier League debut for Burnley

Former Coventry City loanee Dan Agyei made his Premier League debut for Burnley this afternoon. Agyei, 19, came on as an 88th minute substitute in Burnley’s 2-1 loss to Liverpool at Anfield, replacing Scott Arfield. The striker spent the first half of the season on loan at The Sky Blues, scoring 5 goals in 19 … Continue reading

Robins returns to Coventry

Coventry City have confirmed the reappointment of Mark Robins as manager after relieving Russell Slade of his duties yesterday afternoon. Robins, 47, returns for a second spell as manager of The Sky Blues after initially leaving in February 2013 to take over at Championship side Huddersfield Town. The Club have confirmed he has signed a … Continue reading