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MY CCFC XI: Alex Hewlett selects his Sky Blues best

18 May 2020

Alex Hewlett has chosen the best players he has seen play for the Sky Blues to form his CCFC XI.

Alex has supported the Sky Blues since his first visit to Highfield Road in August 1992.  He has seen Coventry City play at 64 different grounds over the years, home and away.

 

Goalkeeper - Steve Ogrizovic

Most appearances for the club, FA Cup Winner.  Best goalkeeper in his era not to play for England.  An easy choice!

Right-Back - Roland Nilsson

A classy full back with an international pedigree.  Rarely put a foot wrong.

 

Left-Back - Danny Fox

A coup of a signing on deadline day from Walsall.  Very good defensively, but also took an excellent free kick.

Centre-Back - Mo Konjic

A traditional centre back and a real favourite of mine.  Who could forget those mazy runs he went on at Highfield Road.

 

Centre-Back - Phil Babb

A highly talented defender who was ahead of his time.  No surprise when Liverpool came calling.

Centre-Midfield - Gary McAllister

This guy oozed class.  Could pick any pass on the park and is set piece delivery was world class.  An absolute gentleman off the pitch as well.

 

Centre-Midfield - Michael Doyle.

There have been technically better players in my time watching the club (although his ability is often underrated) but he more than made up for that in work rate and attitude in his two spells at the club.  One of the main factors in the successful 2017-18 promotion season.

Left-Midfield - Steve Froggatt.

One of the most dangerous players I saw at Highfield Road.  He was getting better and better before his career was cruelly cut short.  No doubt he would have played for England.

 

Right-Midfield - David Thompson.

Pure joy to watch in our first season after relegation from the Premier League.  His ability from long range was the highlight of a disappointing first season outside the top flight.

Striker - Dion Dublin.

It says a lot about the impact he had on me in that I could have probably also played him at Centre Back in this team.  Deadly finisher and one of the main reason we stayed in the Premier Division in the late 90s.  Broke my heart when I learnt on Ceefax he had left the club!

 

Striker - Robbie Keane.

The most exciting player I've seen play for the Sky Blues.  Who can forget his debut double against Derby, or his goal in front of the West Terrace against Arsenal.  Would have loved more than one season of him.

Manager: Mark Robins

Subs: Kieran Westwood, Richard Shaw, Mustapha Hadji, Noel Whelen, Darren Huckerby.


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