NOV 00] CWN COMMENT
Is Barracking Strachan The Answer?
prophets of doom are never loathe to their concerns about the state
of the Sky Blues, but when people start praying for a new investor
and manager, things must be getting bad.
Strachan has had a fairly easy time since taking the helm at
Highfield Road. Every now and then there‘s a knee-jerk cry from a
few with a rather narrow perspective for his sacking, but generally
he has been safe.
the knives are sharpening, and some believe he could be getting his
cards before long.
City fans are used to the Sky Blues losing, but they have been
of this Strachan can be excused. There has been a big run of
injuries concentrated on certain positions, making it hard to give
the team a balance.
it is up to the manager to motivate those who do play, and to make
sure he has got the best person available playing in their best
holes get left in defence, midfielders look spineless and the attack
toothless and the faithful start doubting.
the work ever start on the new stadium, will new money come in to
bail the team out? At this point the rumour mill and wishful
can’t blame Eddie Jordan for not wanting to invest (officially, at
least). He has enough to do to stop Jordan becoming the Coventry
City of Formula One.
can anyone seriously imagine Terry Venables returning to club
football in Coventry? These may be fanciful solutions, but they
jury remains out on Strachan. More revelations like his spat with
CWR’s Rob Gurney, who is no longer allowed to ask him any
questions following a critical phone-in, will not do his cause any
the decision shouldn’t hang on a single game, particularly a derby
where until recently, Coventry have no history of doing well.
the fans shouldn’t write Strachan off now, in case he does stay,
and does turn things around. Coventry fans need to support the team
during the game, and not just sound like a load of Spurs fans,
otherwise the situation can only get worse.
[23 NOV 00]: EDDIE
JORDAN - I'M NOT CITY'S SAVIOUR