Sky Blues star of the 1960s and CCFPA committee member Dietmar Bruck will be the Association’s special guest at the Sky Blues next home game against Doncaster Rovers on Saturday 28th November 2015. Dietmar, fresh from his stint as one of the Waiters in our recent Charity Fun Night at Millsy’s in Earlsdon, will be looking to the Sky Blues to protect their unbeaten home record in Ricoh League One matches, stretch their current one point lead at the top of the League One table after last night’s goalless draw at Bradford (being unbeaten in the last ten games) and maintain their scintillating recent form.
Dietmar, of course, was one of the few City players who in his eleven years with the club from 1960-71 rode the ‘Sky Blue Express’ under CCFPA member and Club icon Jimmy Hill all the way from apprentice and the old Division Three to the top (Division One) before moving to Charlton Athletic. The stalwart defender was brought up in Coventry (at Bishops Ullathorne School) and Dietmar’s tussles with clubs from Manchester are a recurring feature of his career.
He was the club’s first ever substitute against Manchester City when the system was introduced in 1965. He also won’t like being reminded that he became the first City player to be sent off in the top flight in September 1967 (also against the ‘other’ Sky Blues). Dietmar will always be remembered for his wonderful long range goal which contributed to a stirring fifth Round comeback against higher league Sunderland in the Club’s F.A.Cup run of 1962-63 when both Dietmar and fellow CCFPA member George Curtis scored late on to clinch a 2-1 victory and a home 6th round tie against Manchester United. Dietmar is also proud of taking part in CCFC’s sole European campaign in the European Fairs Cup in 1970-71. In total the stalwart Sky Blue defender clocked up 217 first team appearances for CCFC in over a decade with CCFC scoring eight times.
Dietmar is a long standing member of CCFPA, a regular in the Legends Lounge and at our Golf Days, and is no stranger to the various duties and expectations we make of our special guests including touring the executive lounges and the Family Zone prior to the game and being ‘grilled’ (in the friendliest possible way) by the Association’s own Billy Bell on the stage of Lady G’s at the G-Casino after the game. Dietmar will also provide matchday analysis on BBC CWR for the game. So whether you are part of the Ricoh Roar or listening in away from the Arena make sure you make Dietmar part of your day.