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Midland Red
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946 of 976  Mon 6th Nov 2017 8:16am  
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Forgot to say . . . 716 were visiting supporters Oh my
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947 of 976  Thu 9th Nov 2017 8:58pm  
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On 4th Apr 2017 2:36am, NeilsYard said: What an absolutely fantastic day! I didn't think there were that many people in Coventry let alone Sky Blues fans at Wembley. From the second the Tube doors opened from the Jubilee Line virtually every person was wearing Sky Blue. It was one massive party - young and old. My youngest is only ten and had never experienced 40,000+ fans all singing together. A truly memorable event. I was there in 1987 with my dad and now the roles were reversed - and I'm sure my dad was in Sky Blue Heaven! Big grin
The holders, Coventry City, quietly exited this season's competition at the Ricoh Arena on Tuesday night - in front of just 1,429 spectators Oh my
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948 of 976  Fri 10th Nov 2017 3:00am  
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MR, please come up with some good news. Roll eyes
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949 of 976  Fri 10th Nov 2017 7:23am  
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How about . . . Sky Blues Under 18s have reached the third round of the FA Youth Cup after a 3-2 victory over Accrington Stanley last night Cheers
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950 of 976  Fri 10th Nov 2017 8:07am  
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Midland Red, good on yer. Cheers
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Kaga simpson
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951 of 976  Fri 10th Nov 2017 8:58am  
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NeilsYard, great story about the Sky Blues trip, must be a great memory for you.
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Skybluedave
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952 of 976  Fri 10th Nov 2017 10:15am  
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On 9th Nov 2017 8:58pm, Midland Red said:
On 4th Apr 2017 2:36am, NeilsYard said: What an absolutely fantastic day! I didn't think there were that many people in Coventry let alone Sky Blues fans at Wembley. From the second the Tube doors opened from the Jubilee Line virtually every person was wearing Sky Blue. It was one massive party - young and old. My youngest is only ten and had never experienced 40,000+ fans all singing together. A truly memorable event. I was there in 1987 with my dad and now the roles were reversed - and I'm sure my dad was in Sky Blue Heaven! Big grin
The holders, Coventry City, quietly exited this season's competition at the Ricoh Arena on Tuesday night - in front of just 1,429 spectators Oh my
Having 'been there and won it' last season MR, I'd like to think the priorities this season are promotion from L2 and maybe progression to the 3rd round of the FA Cup and the chance to generate some well-needed revenue Smile On the subject of pitiful crowds in the EFL Trophy competition (I think that's the correct name this season), it was interesting to read that Sunderland Under 21's who played away at Grimsby this week were cheered on by 7 supporters, one of whom was a Leeds United supporter who accompanied his Sunderland supporting grandfather. So maybe our crowd of 1,429 wasn't so bad after all?
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953 of 976  Fri 10th Nov 2017 11:55am  
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Of course you're quite correct about priorities for the club - Bantams were only in Division Four for one season and it is hoped that Sky Blues' stay at that level is for a similar time A victory in the 2nd round of the FA Cup, followed by a "plum draw", is to be hoped for too - that's why the attendance level for the Maidenhead United game will no doubt be far exceeded by the clamour for tickets should such a tie come about in the third round - it will be interesting to see the figures for the Boreham Wood game The EFL Cup remains a bit of a nonsense, and there is little wonder that crowds are so low in such a competition - although it brought such happiness to supporters as recently as April
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954 of 976  Fri 10th Nov 2017 12:26pm  
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On 10th Nov 2017 7:23am, Midland Red said: How about . . . Sky Blues Under 18s have reached the third round of the FA Youth Cup after a 3-2 victory over Accrington Stanley last night Cheers
Thumbs up Ace MR, thanks.
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955 of 976  Sun 3rd Dec 2017 6:41pm  
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Well-done, Sky Blues, on reaching the 3rd round of the FA Cup today, in front of a crowd of 2,985 (595 away) at the Ricoh Arena. No doubt a few more will be hoping for tickets if the plum draw arises! Roll eyes It shows just what SISU have done to the club - and of course, if a plum draw does occur, it will be extra funds going into their pockets Oh my But it would be good for the long-suffering supporters Thumbs up PUSB Smile
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956 of 976  Mon 4th Dec 2017 4:49am  
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That's the good news I have been waiting for MR. Thumbs up Fingers crossed.
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957 of 976  Sun 10th Dec 2017 9:51pm  
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Sky Blues drawn at home to Premier League Stoke City - but fans are unhappy at ticket prices Oh my
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958 of 976  Sun 14th Jan 2018 2:52pm  
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Hi Football lovers - Can anyone kindly tell me why Coventry City Football Club are called the Sky Blues and where did the name originate. I thought it had something to do with the weaving industry in the Middle Ages but am not sure. With many thanks Frances Cheers
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959 of 976  Sun 14th Jan 2018 2:59pm  
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Hi Frances, I'm afraid it's much simpler than that. Jimmy Hill changed Coventry City's strip to all "sky blue" - hence the name. Prior to that we were called "The Bantams". Edited by member, 14th Jan 2018 3:00 pm
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960 of 976  Sun 14th Jan 2018 3:34pm  
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Jimmy Hill did change the strip to sky blue in 1962. However, the nickname was actually coined by the Coventry Evening Telegraph's correspondent of that time, the wonderful Derek Henderson, who wrote under the name 'Nemo' for many years. He used it in a report of a pre-season match and the name just stuck.
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