JAN 01] COVENTRY CITY NEWS
Chin Chin! Jimmy's Coming To Dinner!
City legend Jimmy Hill is returning to the club for his third
stint in a Highfield Road hot seat.
impact on the club lives on today after he wrote the words to
supporters' anthem 'The Sky Blue Song' and he will be
"singing together" with Coventry fans once again when
he is the special guest at the Sportsmen's night on 8 March.
the evening he will talk through his glory days as city manager
between 1961 and 1967 when he took the club from Division Three
South to the First Division before his sudden departure in 1968.
on the agenda will be his return to the club as managing
director in 1975 and later, when he became chairman, how he
turned the Highfield Road ground into the first all-seater
who now fronts his own show on Sky Sports after years as a BBC
pundit, comes as the latest in an impressive list of talkers on
November, Steve Ogrizovic, Greg Downs and Keith Houchen joined
forces to relive the glory of the F.A Cup triumph in 1987.
Hill will reminisce from his own magical moments at the club and
Coventry City's business development manager Raj Athwal believes
it will be a night to remember.
an ex-City man has done a Sportsman's night the response has
been brilliant. I think it's absolutely fantastic that people
will get the chance to hear Jimmy talk about the old days at
knows what he did for the club when he took us from Division
Three South up into the top league. All the good things that
have happened to the club since then are thanks in some part
has always had far reaching views on the game and does not
hold back when it comes to voicing his opinion.
has agreed to take questions from the floor and, who knows,
someone might even ask about the time when he answered a call
for a replacement linesman while working for TV at Highbury in
1972, or his time as chairman of the PFA in 1956 when he
helped abolish the maximum wage of £20 for professional
evening in the Ladbrokes Club also includes a four-course meal
and entertainment from a comedian before Hill takes the audience
on a trip down Memory Lane.
for the night cost £45 per head or a table for 10 is priced at
£400 and anyone interested should call Raj Athwal on 024 7623