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MY CCFC XI: Peter Sharp chooses two CCFC sides - one with his head, one with his heart!

8 May 2020

Denmark-based Peter Sharp is the next fan to choose his best Coventry City side - and has chosen one 'with his heart', and another 'with his head'.

The Coventry kid has been a City supporter since his first match in 1956.

He emigrated to Denmark in 1972 and has since been to very few matches, but has still followed the Sky Blues on TV whenever he can and now via the internet.

Pete - formerly of Green Lane, known to have frequented the Burnt Post on the Kenpas Highway - said:

"Fingers crossed for a deserved return to the Championship in these strange times.

"Onwards and upwards - the Phoenix rises again, this time under the clever guidance of Mark Robins!

"Best wishes to all Sky Blue supporters everywhere."

Now Pete talks us through both of his teams...

WITH THE HEART:

Goalkeeper - Arthur Lightning

Fearless, my first real hero - never forgave JH for ditching him - not even to this day!

Right-Back - Roy Kirk

Big, strong and could really "hoof" the ball - necessary in those times!

Left-Back - Chris Cattlin

Classy player.

Right-Half - Brian Hill

Vastly underrated, man-marker of the highest quality.

Centre-Half - George Curtis

Man-mountain, hard as nails - Mr. Coventry. Show George a brick wall and feel sorry for the wall!

Left-Half - Brian Lewis.

Wouldn't have liked to tangle with him! - Ian St. John tried and came out of it the worse for wear!

Right-Wing - Willie Humphries

Mesmerising winger, always with a smile on his face.

Inside-Right - Ernie Machin

Not everyone's favourite, but seemed to be the "glue" that held the side together, also scored some important goals.

Centre-Forward - George Hudson

What a player - exceptional close control, "The Hud" - a JH signing of pure genius.

Inside-Left - Ian Gibson

"Gibbo, Gibbo, Gibbo". Some player he was! All were expecting the signing of Barry Bridges - turned out for the best!

Left-Wing - Ronnie Rees.

Welsh wizard of a winger!

Special mentions in dispaches:

John Sillett, Jimmy Whitehouse, Ron Farmer (penalty king), Allan Harris, Stewart Imlach, Neil Martin.

 

WITH THE HEAD:

Goalkeeper - Bill Glazier

Brilliant 'keeper, unlucky not to win more England caps - but Gordon Banks was a bit good, wasn't he?

Right-Back - Danny Thomas

Only saw him on a couple of occaisions - but very skilful, and "one of our own".

Centre-Back - Gary Gillespie

Cool, Calm and collected.

Centre-Back - Trevor Peake

Genius signing by Bobby Gould.

Left-Back - Stuart Pearce

Again - a superb BG. signing, was disappointed when he left.

Midfielder - Mustapha Hadji

World class player.

Midfielder - Dennis Mortimer

Silky skills, shame he departed to a second-rate neighbouring club.

Midfielder - Tommy Hutchison

Some signing he was - fabulous player.

Forward - Darren Huckerby

Brilliant goals from a player who put people on the edge of their seats.

Forward - Robbie Keane

Goals galore from the Rebublic's record breaker - much too short a stay.

Forward - Noel Whelan

A bit of a joker in the pack, but scored some "crackers" at important times in games.

Substitutes:

Steve Ogrizovic, Roland Nilsson, Phil Babb, David Speedie, George Boateng, Cyrille Regis, for FA cup matches Keith Houchen, and one for the future; Dom Hyam - pure class in the making!


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