Blast from The Past: On This Day 2005- CCFC Query Tim About His Future Intentions!

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Tim Sherwood in the Sky Blue

Thanks to CCFC historian Steve Phelps for again reminding us of some of the anniversaries of some of the events and personalities of the CCFC past and close season is always a matter of personnel issues and who will be in and out for the upcoming season.!  The memory above is excerpted from his book ‘Coventry City On This Day‘ (Pitch Publishing 2010) which points up lots of interesting Sky Blue anniversaries*. This one is self explanatory (see above) and comes from the club’s last season at their old home after a century or more at Highfield Road.

Tim Sherwood (born in St. Albans in February 1969) came to the Sky Blues in 2004 for a season in the Championship after an illustrious career with Watford, Norwich City, Blackburn Rovers and Tottenham Hotspur (and four England caps in 1990).

Tim Sherwood in Sky Blue action

The veteran midfielder was signed on 9th July 2004 under the ill fated Sky Blues regime of (now CCFPA member) Peter Reid from Portsmouth in the twilight of his career. He made his debut from the subs bench in CCFC’s opening home game of the season against Sunderland, a 2-0 win! He made his full debut four days later at Cardiff City in a defeat by the odd goal in three. Subsequently captaining the Sky Blues his stated desire to see the club promoted and his apparent injury proneness made this aspiration uncredible. The remaining appearances Tim made was as a starter but the aforesaid injury restricted him to eleven Sky Blue games. His last appearance came as he was substituted in the 2-1 home defeat to Ipswich Town on 3rd October.

Former Sky Blue player (and now CCFPA member) Micky Adams took over the CCFC managerial hotseat at the end of January 2006 and Tim’s two year contract was terminated by mutual consent on 1st July after which Tim retired from playing.

Tim continued his media work after hanging up his boots and also managed both Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa 2013-15.

Micky ensured the Sky Blues squeaked into safety two and three positions (nineteenth) points clear of the drop zone (containing Gillingham, Nottingham Forest and bottom club Rotherham United). They said goodbye to Highfield Road with an emotional 6-2 home demolition of Derby County which will be remembered by all those present in body (22,777) and in spirit!

*Steve’s most recent work on the Sky Blues about the 1980-81 squad ’29 Minutes From Wembley’ was published by Pitch Publishing in 2017 and all his CCFC books are available online and from all good bookshops.


Thanks to CCFPA’s Mike Young for sourcing the images.


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