Don’t forget that CCFPA’s ‘special guest’ at the Sky Blues home game against Rochdale United tomorrow afternoon (Saturday 22nd October 2016) is ‘Coventry kid’ Marcus Hall. A Ricoh regular he comes this time as our ‘special’ guest and will look to the Sky Blues to consolidate their recent improved form.
Graduating to the Sky Blues from Coventry Schools in 1992 the apprentice quickly became a first team professional debuting in the Premier League in late 1994 and subsequently was capped for England U21s and ‘B’ . Ever popular in various defensive roles Marcus appeared over 150 times in his first period with the Sky Blues before leaving in 2002 and after very short spells with Nottingham Forest and Southampton settled at Stoke City where he clocked up over 80 appearances for the Potteries outfit.
Marcus returned to the CCFC’s new home at the Ricoh in 2005 and doubled his overall appearances total at CCFC to 307 first team games (5 goals). Leaving City for a second time in 2010 Marcus spent 2010-11 with Northampton Town until released. Amongst his other activities Marcus is a Football Consultant with the Sport First Agency. He received his benefit from CCFC in 2009 and has also turned out in Sky Blue colours in the Serco Midland Masters 6 a side tournament a few years ago as well as a number of ‘Legends’ Charity games.
Look out for Marcus both in the club’s Family Zone as well as around and about the supporters’ lounges in the stadium before the game and in the G-Casino after the game on the stage of Lady Gs with CCFPA’s Billy Bell. For those who can’t make the game Marcus will also be contributing match analysis on the local radio coverage by the BBC CWR commentary team. Welcome Marcus!