Committee Member News: Have A Look At Chairman Jim’s Blog – Out Now!

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Jim Brown

This Association’s committee Chairman and founding member Jim Brown has produced a long-standing, roughly weekly, blog post about all things Sky Blue for many years. Parts of it have also appeared in a regular column for the Coventry Telegraph.

The posts are a mine of information about the club’s recent and long distant past. As most Sky Blue fans know Jim is also Coventry City FC’s official club historian. The latest blog of this Championship season 2023-24 has recently been published online so why not take a look?

This time Jim reminds us that the 6th round F.A.Cup tie Mark Robins men earned recently with their Maidstone United victory will, in effect, be a re-match of the Wolverhampton Wanderers tie at Molineux at the same stage of the competition which took place in 1973. All Sky Blues fans will be hoping for  a different outcome to fifty one years ago when Wolves won 2-0!

CCFC striker Ellis Simms scored a hat-trick in that ‘Stones’ win and Jim gives chapter and verse on the five other occasions when a CCFC player managed a treble in an F.A.Cup tie! The earliest, in 1907, saw Birmingham League CCFC make it through seven rounds before going out at Highfield Road to Crystal Palace, in the process scoring a club record 32 goals in one campaign! 

Crystal Palace (FAC) (h) 11-01-1908 p1 (teams)

There is much more on, for example, where the excellent home crowd of nearly 27,000 against Maidstone fits in the all-time Arena F.A.Cup list and details of that famous 1962-63 F.A.Cup campaign when Third Division CCFC took some famous scalps before going out to Manchester United in front of a then record Highfield Road crowd.

As usual there’s much food for thought  and plenty for Sky Blue fans to get their teeth into in Jim’s latest offering as Sky Blue fans ‘keep the faith’ for the current campaign. It and all previous instalments of the blog can be read by clicking on the link below:-

As usual it is well worth a read!

George & John together

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