CCFPA Member Rob Page Appointed New Gaffer of the Cobblers

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25. Robert Page

Rob in the Sky Blue

Congratulations to CCFPA member and former Sky Blues defender Robert Page who was yesterday officially confirmed as the new manager of League Two runaway Champions Northampton Town. Rob takes over the gaffer’s chair from Chris Wilder who recently departed for a similar post at Sheffield United.  Page moves from the Sky Blues League One rivals Port Vale FC where he was appointed manager in 2014 (after a spell as caretaker at Vale Park) in turn replacing his old boss and fellow CCFPA member Micky Adams.  The ex-Watford and Sheffield United defender had been in the Potteries for five years,

Rob signing up for CCFPA

Rob signing up for CCFPA

Rob, who was an uncompromising central defender for the Sky Blues making 70 league appearances for CCFC between 2005-08. Vale finished below the Sky Blues in League One last term in 12th and Page had a year to run on his contract. He had been linked with both the Cardiff and Sheffield United jobs, but instead has joined the club which won League Two this season by 13 points under Wilder. When the Sky Blues visit Page’s new team next season some of our fans are likely to have mixed feelings given the controversary surrounding CCFC’s temporary sojourn at Sixfields as a result of the Club’s dispute with the former owner’s of the Ricoh. The Cobbler’s own recent financial difficulties arising from ground development have seemingly not handicapped such a surprisingly good performance from the club’s players.

Manager- Adams, M (Micky)

Micky Adams

Rob signed up for the Association in September 2013 (left) supported by then recent signing Micky Adams. Micky (right) is, of course both a former player and manager of the Sky Blues and has also held the gaffer’s chair at Tranmere Rovers and Sligo Rovers since leaving Vale Park. We hope Rob Page does well at Northampton Town (apart, of course, from the two fixtures the Cobblers will have against the Sky Blues in 2016-17)!

Golf Day 2016: STOP PRESS! Hurry!! Last Place Up For Grabs!

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CCFPA 2016 golf day programme frontSTOP PRESS! STOP PRESS! STOP PRESS!

CCFPA’s organiser of this year’s Golf Day 2016, Frank Pritchard has confirmed that, with more than a fortnight to go, GD16 is almost SOLD OUT!!  Taking place once again at Stoneleigh Deer Park Golf Club on Thursday 9th June 2016  it seems that unprecedented demand  has left us (barring late cancellations) with only ONE vacant tee-time for our last team to enter! You need to act quickly to secure  the last remaining team place and join over twenty other team entrants for this year’s fun and games (see how to book below).

John Reay and his team at SDPGC will be providing pre tee-off refreshments and, following the golf, a three course awards dinner with raffle and prize presentation. There are some wonderful auction prizes available including top notch sporting memorabilia and, we have just heard, a Four Ball both at the Brabazon Belfry and the Forest of Arden!!

Don’t forget each team of three will play with an Association member, a genuine CCFC Star of the Past*.  All this can be got for a modest entry fee of £270 inclusive and individual entry can also be had for £90 per person. Cheques should be made payable to ‘Coventry City Former Players Association’ and returned no later than 29 May 2016 to Louise, Stoneleigh Deer Park Golf Club, Coventry Road, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire CV8 3DR. Louise can be contacted by telephone at 02476 639991 ext 1.

Download the application form below for full details. Winner-Carl-Baker_2322The 2015 Buildbase Cup winner, former Sky Blue Carl Baker (pictured left with CCFPA’s Billy Bell and CCFPA Life President Joe Elliott last June) and his “Baker’s Boys”  will be defending his title by entering a team again this June!

* Association members who will be gracing the greens next month include Claus Bech Jorgensen, Peter Billing, Jeff Blockley, Ken Brown, Dietmar Bruck, Dave Busst, Willie Carr, Greg Downs, Jimmy Holmes, Peter Hormantschuk, Mick Kearns, Steve Ogrizovic, Craig Pead, David Phillips, Kirk Stephens, Ian Wallace, Bob Wesson, Andy Whing and Peter Wyer and others to come.  We hope they will also be joined by current Sky Blue squad member Chris Stokes and James Maddison (who is now a Norwich City player) and there may be others.

If you have any questions about Golf Day which are not answered on the application form please contact Louise. You are advised to act very quickly before the event is completely SOLD OUT!! If you want to play an enthusiastic 18 holes on a great course with one of your Sky Blues heroes now is the time to do more than just think about entering your team!

To download an application form please click on the link below (pdf file) or image (jpeg file):-

CCFPA TEAM ENTRY

 CCFPA TEAM ENTRY 2 Feb 2016 (jpg)

Keep checking back on this site for details of more former players who will be teeing off at Golf Day 2016.

CCFPA’s Golf Day 2016. Only Ten Days To Get Last few Places Secured.

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CCPFA Golf Day A5 2pp 2016 poster frontOnly three weeks to go and there are only a very few places available (at a competitive price and excellent value) for our Golf Day 2016 which takes place once again at Stoneleigh Deer Park Golf Club on Thursday 9th June 2016. As usual there will be pre tee-off refreshments provided and following the golf a three course awards dinner is offered with raffle and prize presentation. Download the application form below for full details but briefly:- If you enter a team of three (each team will play with a CCFPA Former Player) the cost is £270 inclusive and individual entry can be had for £90 per person. Tee times are available between 11.00am- 1pm.

Oggie Will Be There

Oggie Will Be There

Cheques should be made payable to ‘Coventry City Former Players Association’ and returned no later than 29 May 2016 to Louise, Stoneleigh Deer Park Golf Club, Coventry Road, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire CV8 3DR. Louise can be contacted by telephone at 02476 639991 ext 1.

CCFPA’s Organiser Frank Pritchard tells us that response to this year’s event has been fantastic with nearly all the available slots being snapped up with 21 days only to go to what promises to be a brilliant occasion.

Winner-Carl-Baker_2322The 2015 Buildbase Cup winner, former Sky Blue Carl Baker (pictured left with CCFPA’s Billy Bell and CCFPA Life President Joe Elliott last June) and his “Baker’s Boys”  will be defending his title and also entering a team again this June!

Carl on the Green

Carl on the Green

More than a score of other Sky Blue Stars of the past have already definitely signed up to play including Claus Bech Jorgensen, Peter Billing, Jeff Blockley, Ken Brown, Dietmar Bruck, Dave Busst, Willie Carr, Greg Downs, Jimmy Holmes, Peter Hormantschuk, Mick Kearns, Steve Ogrizovic, Craig Pead, David Phillips, Kirk Stephens, Ian Wallace, Bob Wesson, Andy Whing and Peter Wyer and we are await confirmation from several others (and expect at least one other member of the Sky Blues current squad will join defender Chris Stokes at the Day).

Ian Wallace Talks Golf

Ian Wallace Talks Golf

If you have any questions about Golf Day which are not answered on the application form please contact Louise. As the number of tee-times this year is again limited to 23 and places are filling up fast we encourage potential entrants to confirm their Team Entries quickly. If you want to play an enthusiastic 18 holes on a great course with one of your Sky Blues heroes now is the time to do more than just think about entering a team!

To download an application form please click on the link below (pdf file) or image (jpeg file):-

CCFPA TEAM ENTRY

 CCFPA TEAM ENTRY 2 Feb 2016 (jpg)

Keep checking back on this site for details of more former players who will be teeing off at Golf Day 2016.

Deano Hosts CCFC Film Night at Willenhall Next Month

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Dean Nelson

Dean Nelson

Film Night 2016CCFPA committee member Dean Nelson is holding another one of his popular Sky Blue themed Film Nights at Willenhall Social Club next month.

The event, which offers comprehensive video memories of all the Sky Blues best bits over the last half century (games, goals, saves and popular stars of the past), kicks off at 7.30pm on Friday 17th June 2016.  Entry costs only £3 on the door and, who knows, some of our CCFPA former players may turn up to help the audience to relive their Sky Blue memories!

All are welcome at Willenhall Social Club, Robin Hood Road, Coventry, CV3 3BB Telephone: 024 76303278