We are delighted to announce that the Association’s special guest at the next home game against Yeovil on Saturday 13th September will be own home grown Sky Blue star and ‘Coventry kid’ Marcus Hall. Marcus, who joined the Sky Blues from Coventry Schools in 1992 as an apprentice and quickly rose to the ranks of first team professional debuting in the Premier league against Spurs in December 1994 and subsequently became an England Under 21 and ‘B’ International, will be coming back to the Ricoh to see how the latest crop of Sky Blue youngsters are faring.
Ever popular in various defensive roles Marcus appeared over 150 times in his first period with the Sky Blues before leaving in 2002 and after very short spells with Nottingham Forest and Southampton settled at Stoke City where he clocked up over 80 appearances for the Potteries outfit. Marcus returned to the CCFC’s new home at the Ricoh in 2005 and doubled his overall appearances total at CCFC to 307 first team games (5 goals). Leaving City for a second time in 2010 Marcus spent 2010-11 with Northampton Town and then was released. Amongst his other activities Marcus is a Football Consultant with the Sport First Agency. He received his benefit from CCFC in 2009 and has also turned out in Sky Blue colours in the Serco Midland Masters 6 a side tournament a couple of years ago as well as Charity games.
Look out for Marcus around and about the stadium, on the pitch at half-time, contributing match analysis on the local radio (BBC CWR*) and in the G-Casino after the game next Saturday. Welcome Marcus!
* ‘our very own’ CCFPA committee member Dave Bennett should be doing a similar job on Freeradio (tbc)!