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MY CCFC XI: Paul Bonehill selects his best City side

26 June 2020

Club News

MY CCFC XI: Paul Bonehill selects his best City side

26 June 2020

Paul Bonehill is the next Coventry City fan to select his all-time best team!

Paul attended his first game in 1962 against QPR with his Grandad, who loved Willie Humpries.

Now Paul talks us through his selection...

Goalkeeper - Bill Glazier

Ssigned from Crystal Palace for a World record fee of £35K for a 'keeper at the time.  Bill would have been England's number one had it not been for Gordon Banks. Brilliant 'keeper' who suffered a broken leg at Man City.

Defender - Stuart Pearce

Signed by Bobby Gould, great player so passionate about football, played for England multiple times.  One hell of a tackler


Defender - Chris 'Spider' Cattlin

Signed from Huddersfield, debut against Man Utd with George Best, who he marked out if the game.  

Defender - Trevor Peake

Outstanding intelligent, defender from the cup winning side.  So cool on the ball, brilliant footballer


Defender - Gary Gillespie

Like Peake a class act who made defending look easy, went on to play for Liverpool

Midfielder - Terry Yorath

Captain supreme, outstanding lead by example driving the team forward.  Alway there picking up the scraps.  


Midfielder - Ian 'Gibbo' Gibson

What a player, creative, skillful, pretty sure we would not have been promoted without him.

Midfielder - Gary McAllister

Like Yorath a great leader but with the skills, scored some brilliant goals for us


Forward - George 'The Hud' Hudson

What a player, how he never got a England cap is beyond me.  Scored the winner against Colchester to get us promoted to Division 2.  I can still see that goal like yesterday from the Kop

Forward - Ian Wallace

Without doubt the best natural striker this club has ever had.  It was totally natural for him.


Forward - Tommy Hutchinson

Without doubt the greatest ever Sky Blue. He would beat defenders for fun. Exceptional player who will also be my all-time favourite player

Honorable mentions

George Curtis, the whole of the 87 winning side, Marc McNulty, Michael Doyle, Steve Hunt, Roy Barry, Ernie Hunt, Willie Carr, Willie Humpries.

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