Season Preview: Coventry City

Last updated : 04 August 2015 By Rob Miles (BarnsleyBoy)

Also known as: The Sky Blues

Ground: Ricoh Arena

Capacity: 32,609

Year Formed: 1883


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Manager: Tony Mowbray (since March 2015)

Odds to win the League: 22/1. Odds for Promotion: 7/1 Odds for Relegation: 6/1 




League (League One): W: 13 D: 16 L: 17 F: 49 A: 60 GD: -11 Points: 55


Home Record: W: 6 D: 9 L: 8 F: 25 A: 33


Away Record: W: 7 D: 7 L: 9 F: 24 A: 27


Pos: 17th

Top Scorer: Reda Johnson/Frank Nouble/Jim O’Brien (6)

Worst Discipline: Reda Johnson (5 yellows, 1 red)


FA Cup: First Round (lost 2-1 to Worcester City)

League Cup: First Round (lost 2-1 to Cardiff)

Last Five League Positions: 17th (League One), 18th (League One), 13th (League One), 23rd (Championship), 18th (Championship)


Head To Head v Barnsley: W: 27 D: 13 L: 17

Last season v Barnsley: 19/8/14 Coventry (Josh McQuoid 4, Jordan Clarke 44) 2-2 Barnsley (Conor Hourihane 31, Leroy Lita 45) & 3/3/15 Barnsley (George Waring 57) 1-0 Coventry.

Last Five Results v Barnsley: lost 1-0, drew 2-2, won 2-1, won 1-0, lost 2-0.

Meet in 2015-2016 on: Tuesday 29th September at the Ricoh Arena & Tuesday 1st March at Oakwell.


View From The Terrace:

Kev (Covsupport News Service)


Level of Interest:

Every game home and away.

How has pre-season gone for you?

We've only played two games so far (at time of writing) drew one and lost one and so far the team have been less than impressive.

Are you pleased with the signings your club has made?

Romain Vincelot looks like he will be useful this season and City will need him playing week in week out to marshal our midfield.

What realistically are you aiming for this season?

After the last two seasons, being mathematically safe a fortnight before the end of the season would an improvement. Anything above 17th place would be seen as a step in the right direction.

Have you got the right manager in charge? 

For a club stuck in a downward spiral for far too many years, Tony Mowbray is Coventry City's best hope of turning things around.          

What advice would you give him?

If he can get the best out of every player that he has available in every game, then he won't be doing a bad job.

Who do you see as your key player?

John Fleck could be pivotal. He works hard in midfield and if Tony Mowbray can bring out his goal-scoring talents then his performances could be key. 

Who would you most like to beat this season?

Crewe at home. Crewe seem to find it easy to win at the Ricoh Arena and we must be due a win against them.

Where will you finish?


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

Like Coventry, Barnsley are on the hunt for strikers and if they can get a couple in, then the Tykes might have a decent season.