MAY 00] COVENTRY CITY NEWS
Fans All Write Together For Titanic Read
heard the one about the barmy Dutch Coventry City fan who spent an
afternoon balancing in his loft so he could find out if the Sky Blues
would be relegated?
devotee was so desperate to hear the Coventry versus Tottenham match
on the radio that he chose the perilous position to pick up a signal
of commentary of the season's cliff-hanger three years ago.
and other tales of the escapades of the Sky Blue Army are being
collected by a fan for a new book about the Highfield Road faithful.
George Rowland's own addiction with Coventry City began in the 1977-78
season when he witnessed a goalless draw with Nottingham Forest.
the age of five he was hooked, and went to all the home games and as
many away games as he could.
he went to university he got a job on the gate at Highfield Road to
pay for his train fare back to Coventry so he didn't miss a home
he and fellow fan Paul McKay are hoping to score a winner with a book
that reflects the dedication of thousands like them.
now live in Nottingham with my wife and two children. I don't get to
as many matches as I would like due to work and family commitments.
But my support is still as strong as ever.
idea of writing a book about Cov has been in my mind for some time.
However, I wanted to do something different from the usual history
and stats type book."
looking for all sorts of contributions from fans - funny stories,
memories of matches, seasons, eras or players, general pieces on
what it is to be a Sky Blue, brushes with Cov stars. Essentially
anything the fans feel they would like to say or reminisce about
Coventry - their team."
names are being used to mark the pages instead of numbers, and people
who subscribe to the publication will be able to have their name on a
page alongside the player of their choice.
are being provided by Andy Bland, who does illustrations for the Twist
and Shout fanzine.
book, called 'If The Titanic Had Been Sky Blue', which will
not go on general sale, can be ordered for £5 plus £1 p&p by
writing to George at:
Notts NG16 5FF