2009-2010 Championship Previews

Last updated : 03 August 2009 By Rob Miles (barnsley Boy)

Coventry City

Manager: Chris Coleman

Odds to win: 80-1. Odds for Promotion: 16/1


Position: 17th W:13 D:15 L:18 F:47 A:58 Points: 54

Top Scorer: Clinton Morrison (12)

FA Cup: Quarter-Finals

League Cup: Second Round

Yellows: 84 Reds: 2

Results against Reds:

16/8/08 Barnsley 1-2 Coventry. 21/4/09 Coventry 1-1 Barnsley


Name: Kev Monks

Coventry City

Level of Interest: Long time home and away season ticket holder plus website editor

How has pre-season gone for you?

So far, it's been ok. The recession has stopped us travelling abroad but things look ok.

Are you pleased with the signings your club has made?

At the time of writing, Coventry City have made no signings. This has had a negative effect on the supporters, so any we do make would be appreciated.

What realistically are you aiming for this season?

Six points off Leicester City and staying up is the best at the moment but I'd take 15th.

Which player has past his sell by date?

Dimi Konstantopolous is starting to make too many flaps and errors of late. I think most City supporters would be happy if he was off-loaded and replaced by a decent second choice keeper.

Have you got the right manager in charge?

I've got a lot of respect for Chris Coleman. Nice bloke and a good manager. Not hard to see why there has been interest in him from elsewhere.

What advice would you give him?

Keep trying to get every ounce of effort from the players you have.

Who do you see as your key player?

Aron Gunnarsson, this season has to come into his own and lead the way. Hopefully he will do that.

Who would you most like to beat this season?

Leicester without a doubt!

Where will you finish?


How do you rate Barnsley's chances next season and where do you think they will finish?

Barnsley like everyone else will know they are in a very tough division this season. I think most Barnsley fans would take not being in a relegation dog-fight come the end of the season.