Coventry City

Leicester City agree fee for highly rated attacker, transfer should be confirmed later today

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Leicester City are close to announcing the transfer of George Thomas from Coventry City.

The highly talented striker is set to join the Foxes this summer after a compensation package was agreed between the two clubs. Thomas is out of contract this summer and the player has decided to turn down a renewal option at the Ricoh Arena.

Coventry Go Top With 4-1 Win Over Previous Leaders

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Coventry City went top of League One today with a 4-1 home win over Gillingham who were top before today´s game. Coventry were 4-0 up by half time with four goals in ten minutes and a hat-trick from Jacob Murphy and another from Ben Turner. Adam Armstrong celebrates Ben Turner goal Murphy now had five [.

Another Newcastle Youngster Sent To Coventry

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Newcastle have announced that Gael Bigirimaina who we signed from Coventry in the summer fo 2012 is returning to his previous club on loan. Gael Bigirimana returns to Coventry Here is the statement that has been put up on the Newcastle web-site: Newcastle United midfielder Gael Bigirimana has joined League One side Coventry City [.

Coventry City Supporters Protest Against Club Playing Its Home Matches 35 Miles Away [PHOTOS]

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Coventry City supporters protested today during their FA Cup match to ask why the club plays its home matches 35 miles away from its former Ricoh Arena stadium.

At around the 32nd minute mark, the away contingent of Coventry City fans at the Emirates Stadium raised signs that proclaimed "Why?

Coventry City, A New Ground, The Charity & The Hedge Fund

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A new year has brought little respite for the increasingly beleagured supporters of Coventry City Football Club. On the pitch, the team has gone five games unbeaten since its last defeat at Swindon Town on the Saturday before Christmas, including a win against Championship opposition in the form of Barnsley in the Third Round of the FA Cup, but away from it the prospects of the club returning to the city of Coventry from its self-imposed exile in Northampton now seem to have shrunk to being a mere pin-prick on the horizon.


Charlton’s Roland Duchatelet Voted Worst Owner In English Football Among Poll Of 4,800 Fans

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Charlton Athletic's beloved Roland Duchatelet has been voted as the worst club owner in English football in a poll over almost 5,000 fans.

The poll in question, conducted by Against League 3, saw 4,804 supporters give their overall opinion of their club's owners in the form of a 1-10 rating.

We Are Going Up! Interview: Podcasting the Football League

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[H]aving made a number of appearances on podcasts in recent years including Two Footed Tackle andThe Tilehurst End, our founder writers Lloyd and Lanterne Rouge are perhaps inclined to go in the corner and hide, such are the demands of stationing oneself behind the microphone. Hence, we are in admiration of anyone who has stuck at it, let alone done it really well indeed.

TTU Go Predicting: Trouble Ahead

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[F]inancially speaking – and the majority of us did interpret ‘trouble ahead' through a fiscal lens when discussing potential candidates – this could be a tough year for Football League clubs. With a stifling economic outlook, more pressure will be on income streams and it may very well be that a greater number of clubs risk the wrath of the tax man and the authorities still in 2013-14.

TTU Go Predicting: The Sack Race

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[T]hedismissal of Lee Clark from his last job inspired our then second most read post of all time and that he clings on for grim life at Birmingham City might seem incredible. To boot, he's been allowed to completely overhaul the squad in a ferocious frenzy of downsizing. But Birmingham International Holdings remain in charge of the second city club for the moment, with acting chairman Peter Pannu benefitting strongly from emoluments of various hues, providing therefore an illustration of the thinking behind the continuation of Clark's sinecure.

English Premier League

Liverpool agree deal for winger, player met with Klopp in November

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Liverpool have agreed on a deal to recall the highly talented winger Ryan Kent from his loan spell at Coventry this month.

The young winger is expected to return to the club shortly and will be assessed by manager Jurgen Klopp who is willing to give him a few first team chances.

Soccer trailblazer Jimmy Hill dies aged 87

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Jimmy Hill, one of the most influential figures in English football history, died from Alzheimer's disease on Saturday aged 87.

Hill, who had been suffering from Alzheimer's for several years, played a major role in the development of football in a remarkable life that encompassed virtually every facet of the sport.

Soccer trailblazer Jimmy Hill dies aged 87

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Jimmy Hill, one of the most influential figures in English football history, died from Alzheimer's disease on Saturday aged 87.

Hill, who had been suffering from Alzheimer's for several years, played a major role in the development of football in a remarkable life that encompassed virtually every facet of the sport.

Bristol City

League One Preview: Part 1

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So who has either been to a League One game, or even heard of the division? Anyone? No? Ok then... League One is England's third division, below the Premier League and Championship, and above League Two. It sends three teams up to the Championship and four teams down to League Two each year.

TTU Go Predicting: a Club-by-Club League 1 Preview

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[F]ollowing yesterday's start to pre-season, in which we looked at all 24 League 2 clubs, our intensive schedule continues as we move on to League 1. Tomorrow, attention will turn to the Championship. Bradford City Fairytale Bradford City have added a little sheen to their well built squad as they look to attack League 1 at a canter – Rochdale's Jason Kennedy and experienced winger Mark Yeates join the standout performers James Hanson, Carl McHugh and the quicksilver Nahki Wells in Phil Parkinson's promotion winning squad.


Coventry City Face Up To Another Year in the Third Tier

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[W]hen, in March 2013, Coventry City left the Ricoh Arena in what, in hindsight, resembled Walter White's frantic attempts to gather his dirty money and bury it in the desert before Hank could reach it in the final season of Breaking Bad, it seemed almost inconceivable that the club's absence from its purpose-built stadium could be truly long-term.

Preserving Football’s Heritage: A Modest Proposal

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[T]oday, we welcome Susan Gardiner to The Two Unfortunates. Ipswich fan Susan took part in a conversational assessment of the fortunes of Ipswich Town FC back in May. Here, she turns her attention to matters of more general interest and crucial they are indeed given recent events. Susan is on twitter at @susan1878 and blogs at Those Who Will Not Be Drowned.

Leyton Orient are Top at Christmas, but the Olympic Stadium Spectre Looms Large

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[A]s 2013 draws to a close, one club for whom it has been, on the surface, a quite ridiculously good year have been Leyton Orient, so man opposingfans' second favourite team and a club whom we covered after a recent visit to Brisbane Road a month or so back. Now, Andy Brown, who will be familiar to many of you as @OrientMeatPie on twitter (andwe can vouch personally for the splendidness of said victuals) takes a look at the current state of play in the East End while urging caution when it comes to off field manoeuvrings.

The Community Value of Football: Oxford United’s Stadium Battle

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[T]oday, we highlight an issue which supporters of every football club will do well to take note of. The separation of ownership between stadium and club has wreaked havoc on the financial landscape of the sport in recent years and many are still struggling with the consequences. Steps can be taken to avoid the worst of these however and here, Oxford United Matthew Derbyshire takes up the story.

Championship Finances: Five Key Takeaways

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[O]n August 1, the peerless blog The Swiss Ramble published an invaluable presentation of the profit and loss accounts for Championship clubs in the 2011-12 season. Of course much has happened since including the arrival in the competition of Queen's Park Rangers; a club the financial wealth of which will be decidedly byzantine and worthy of a week-long series of articles.

Eye Witness Assessment: Coventry City and Sorry Sixfields

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[T]he great surrealist filmmaker, Luis Buñuel would have relished the scenes at Northampton's Sixfields stadium on Sunday as Coventry City staged their second League 1 fixture of the 2013-14 season. Scarcely more than 2,000 souls were present as the Sky Blues entertained Preston North End, almost half of them from Lancashire, while the Alwyn Hargrave Stand was left empty for the occasion.


Is Arsenal starlet’s loan deal totally ruined?

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We all know that Arsenal make as much use of the loan system as they can. It gives our young players avital opportunity to experience some proper competitive football rather than just the underage reserve stuff which is not the same. And it has proved to be a great stepping stone for many of the [...

Lights go out but Arsenal fans still manage to shine

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Arsenal vs Coventry match review by Ash The lights may have gone off at the Emirates but the desire for success burns on! Two goals in each half saw Arsenal endjoy a fantastic 4-0 triumph over an outclassed Coventry City side. Arsenal made it into the 5th round FA Cup draw after beating Coventry at [.

Arsenal vs Coventry City 4-0 Highlights FA Cup 2014 Podolski Goals Giroud Cazorla Video

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Arsenal vs Coventry City 4-0 Highlights FA Cup 2014 Podolski Goals Giroud Cazorla Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Arsenal vs Coventry 2014 ( Arsenal Coventry VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Arsenal vs Coventry 4-0 ( Podolski*2, Giroud, Cazorla) Emirates Stadium, London- 24 January, 2014- 24/1/14- FA Cup [.

No Surprises at the Emirates as Arsenal Thump Coventry 4-0

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There was to be no fairytale cup run for homeless Coventry City as the Gunners thumped the Sky Blues 4-0 tonight in their FA Cup fourth round clash.

Lukas Podolski grabbed a first half brace with Santi Cazorla and substitute Olivier Giroud adding one a piece in he second half.

Snapshot: Arsenal And Coventry Use Mobile Phones To Help Illuminate Pitch After Lights Go Out At Emirates

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By Alan Duffy

In the first-half of Arsenal's 4-0 FA Cup victory over Coventry, an apparent power-surge knocked out lots of the Emirates' floodlights, leaving fans of both clubs to use their mobile phones (the modern day cigarette lighter) to help illuminate the ground. And what a lovely sight it made.

Arsenal vs Coventry (FA Cup) and Monchengladbach vs Bayern Munich (Bundesliga): Open Thread

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Arsenal and Bayern Munich play this afternoon, although not against each other. We'll have to wait until February 19th for those two European powerhouses to meet.

Today, though, we have two important matches. Arsenal plays Coventry City in the FA Cup 4th Round, while roughly at the same time we have Borussia Monchengladbach against Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.

Zelalem to get an Arsenal debut and a contract for his Birthday?

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Zelalem set to get two birthday presents from Arsenal? by Ash I'm sure that some Arsenal fans are unsure on Gedion Zelalem, regarding whether they really know who he is or not, but regardless of the answer it seems is that everyone who has seen him play is in agreement that the boy has talent. [...]

Predict Arsenal result to win exclusive T-shirt

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Thankfully it is game time again for Arsenal. We can forget all the frustration and worries about whether Arsene Wenger can pull a rabbit out of his transfer hat and concentrate on what we all follow the Gunners for, football. Arsenal host League One side Coventry in the fourth round of the FA cup and, [.

Why Arsenal fans are supporting Coventry City tonight

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By Tony Attwood

Coventry City FC is in a total, awful mess. At least two, possibly three companies seem to claim ownership, squabbles have meant that the club has left its ground and is now playing 30 odd miles away in Northampton, and the future looks bleak.

Coventry reveals all that is wrong with [.

Possible Arsenal Starting Line-Up Against Coventry

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Arsenal take on Coventry City in the fourth round of the FA Cup tie at the Emirates on Friday night.

The Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has revealed in the press conference that he would field a strong team against Coventry.

Full Arsenal injury update – Ramsey and Arteta doubts for Southampton

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There is some slightly worrying news for Arsenal fans on the injury front, so nothing new there then. It was hoped that the Gunners would have almost a full squad of players to choose from for the next Premier League game, which is a tricky looking visit south to St. Mary's to face Southampton. However, [.

Arsenal vs Coventry: A Chance For Fringe Players to Shine?

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Although Arsenal's main priority this season will be the Premier League title, a good run in the FA Cup, where they're listed as one of the favourites at Complete Betting, looks highly possible and would also serve as an added bonus for Arsene Wenger's men.

After dispatching North London rivals Tottenham 2-0 in the third round, the Gunners now host League One side Coventry at the Emirates Stadium on Friday night.

How do Arsenal get the best out of Oxlade-Chamberlain?

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How do we integrate Chamberlain into the squad in the coming games? by KJ It's such a relief for Arsenal to have Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain back from injury, especially at a time where we've lost a very crucial player in Theo Walcott. With such a long lay-off, Chamberlain will need to be gradually introduced back into [.

How FA cup can help Arsenal’s Premier League push

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It all worked out brilliantly for Arsenal in the FA cup yesterday, with a thumping win against local rivals Tottenham. And the fact that Arsene Wenger was able to, or got away with, resting a couple of players was a real bonus. When the draw for the third round was made, it was the last [...]

Report: Alex Oxlade Chamberlain warms Arsenal’s bench to avoid £10,000 bill from Southampton

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A bizarre report in today's Daily Mail suggests that Arsenal starlet Alex Oxlade Chamberlain only makes late substitute appearances to keep the club's accountants happy. In his piece, journalist Neil Ashton claims that a clause in the England international's contract means the Gunners have to pay his former club Southampton £10,000 every time he plays [.

Leeds United

The Death of the 92 Club

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[I] was surprised to learn that the fabled 92 Club – the movement that recognises those hardy souls who have attended a match at all the Football League grounds - dates back only to the late seventies – ironically perhaps in that the accession of Wimbledon and Wigan Athletic to the competition will have immediately thrown things into confusion.

TTU Go Predicting: Likely Crimes Against Football

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[W]holly unsurprisingly, events at one Midlands club dominated the thinking of our band of correspondents when assessing those most likely to have a pernicious impact on the Football League throughout 2013-14. As regular TTU contributor and Coventry fan, Tom Furnival-Adams points out that there is unfortunately one clear winner here – Tim Fisher, Joy Seppala, and everyone else involved in Sisu/Otium's mission to move the club away from its home city.

The Rest

Teenager Wants To Fight For His Place At Newcastle

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Newcastle United striker Adam Armstrong will turn 20 on Friday so he has just two days left as a teenager as he continues his loan spell at Barnsley. Last season at Coventry in League One Armstrong scored 20 goals and 5 assists in 40 total appearances for Coventry but goals have been harder to come [.

Detailed infographic report of Arsenal’s 4-0 FA cup win

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Arsenal 4-0 Coventry City Match Report Infographic by Arsenal finished off Coventry City 4-0 with conviction on Friday evening thanks to two well taken goals from Podolski, while Giroud and Santi got in on the action too. The Gunners dominated proceedings as expected during the first half, however the lower league side did have [.

Coventry preview: Friday night lights + Arsecast 301

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The somewhat unusual prospect of FA Cup football on a Friday night looms, and we have Coventry to worry about this evening.

In terms of the team there's nothing we didn't already know with Ramsey and Arteta remaining out and the Vermaelen situation a little up in the air. Earlier the boss said he'd probably miss this game, but didn't list him as one of the casualties yesterday.