Former Sky Blue Irish Quartet To Face Germany Tonight?

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Richard Keogh

Up to four former players of CCFC may appear tonight (Thursday 8th October) in the Republic of Ireland team to face Germany in the European Championship qualifying Group D match at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin (k.o.19.45).

Cyrus in the Sky Blue

Cyrus in the Sky Blue

Former Sky Blues strikers Robbie Keane  and David McGoldrick are certainly in the squad. Now with L.A.Galaxy, Robbie has flown into Dublin from the USA days after the birth of his second son, and namesake Assistant manager, Roy Keane confirms this should be no bar to Robbie trying to extend his unparalleled goalscoring record for his country tonight.

Current Derby County defensive duo, Richard Keogh and Cyrus Christie both signed from the Sky Blues (and both CCFPA members), are almost certain to start and Cyrus will be hoping for a repeat of his first international goal scored in the 4-0 qualifier win over Gibraltar last month.

Manager- Strachan, G (Gordon)b

Gordon Strachan

They will all also hope to feature in the Irish team’s next Group D fixture against Poland on Sunday. Good luck to the former Sky Blue quartet in their international endeavours should they play!

Also best wishes to three other former Sky Blues who are managing their home country teams in the qualifiers this week. Tonight, Sky Blue former player and gaffer Gordon Strachan‘s Scotland are taking on Poland and former CCFC midfielder Michael O’Neill will be hoping his Northern Irish side will make progress at the expense of Greece (both home countries are at home). On Saturday former CCFC gaffer Chris Coleman is expecting ‘one final push’ from his Wales team to gain qualification from their away match in Bosnia.



‘Elvis’ Now Leads Cod Army’s Battle Against Mogga’s Men

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CCFPA Vice Chair Billy Bell signs Steven up last season

CCFPA Vice Chair Billy Bell signs Steven up last season

CCFPA member and former Sky Blue manager, Steven Pressley, has just been announced as the new gaffer of Fleetwood Town. This means that ‘Elvis’ will be in charge of the Cod Army at the Sky Blues next League One fixture away at their Highbury ground on Saturday!

Tony Mowbray’s predecessor managed a win rate of 32% in his 100 league games as Sky Blues’ gaffer between March 2013 and February 2015. Mogga’s has won  11 of his 24 League One games with City so far (46%) since coming to the Ricoh in March 2015.

SP in the Sky Blue

SP in the Sky Blue

Steven who had recently turned down the possibility of managing Dundee United expressing a desire to stay in England has therefore quickly capitalised on that decision. Pressley still currently lives in Warwickshire and has been assisting Southampton’s scouting network as well as (it was announced recently) accepting the manager’s role as Scotland Under-17s manager for their upcoming UEFA European qualifiers against FYR Macedonia, Bulgaria and Italy.

The Association wishes Steven well in his new roles but obviously starting only on Sunday morning next!

Join CCFPA at St Finbarr’s For Some Walking Football Tomorrow

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SBiTC Walking Football A5 1pp (print)Walking Football continues on its usual Thursday slot in Coventry tomorrow (8th October 2015) at St.Finbarr’s Sport & Social Club, 303 Holbrooks Lane, Coventry CV6 4DG. The sessions, designed to offer gentle but competitive exercise for the over 50s (both men and women) start at 10.30am running through to around noon, cost £3 (including hot and cold refreshments) and finish at 12.00pm.

If you can’t make this session there is another regular event locally too in Bedworth every Tuesday (same time and cost) held at Bedworth Town FC’s Oval ground.  Both sets of friendly events are run by CCFC’s Sky Blues In The Community run by former Sky Blue defender (and CCFPA member) Dave Busst and have always been supported by the Coventry City Diamond Club, Coventry City Former Players Association  and Covsupport News Service and their members.

CCFPA full members including the likes of Bill Tedds, Dietmar Bruck, Ken Brown, Ian Goodwin, Dave Bennett, committee members Dean Nelson, Sarah-Jane Morris and Frank Pritchard and a number of Associate Members can often be found amongst the participants at the sessions (a record 38 turned up last week!), so why not join the regulars? There are often ‘newbies’ joining the fun too!

For more information about the sessions at both sites you can contact Sky Blues in the Community’s Health Manager, Hiedi Sloan (telephone: 02476 786 314 Text: 07813 455 531 or by email: SBiTC can also be contacted at

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Listen to Bobby’s BBC CWR Words of Wisdom Tonight

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Bobby Gould 2010

Bobby Gould

CCFPA are proud to supply a CCFC Former Player to assist the BBC Coventry & Warwickshire’s live matchday commentary team at every Sky Blues home game at the Ricoh (as part of our ‘special guest’s’ matchday duties).

From time to time one of our FPs also cover the City’s away games. Tonight, those members of the Sky Blue Army who are unable to make the long journey to see the Sky Blues take on Yeovil Town in the JPT at Huish Park can instead listen to a famous former Sky Blue on the airwaves.

Bobby in the 1960s

Bobby in the 1960s

Former Sky Blue striker and manager, Bobby Gould, will be on duty with the BBC team providing analysis of the match in which Mogga’s Men will hope to make progress.

Bobby is one of a trio of former Sky Blues who are CCFPA members as brother Trevor is also a longstanding member and son Jonathan joined us a few week’s ago. Let’s hope Bobby sees CCFC enter the next round by winning tonight, so tune in to see hat he has to say!