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MY CCFC XI: Ray Penceval picks his best team

22 May 2020

Club News

MY CCFC XI: Ray Penceval picks his best team

22 May 2020

The next Coventry City fan to choose his CCFC XI is Ray Pencavel!

Ray explained: "I have supported the Sky Blues since the last match of 1970-71 (2-0 vs Newcastle), but for a lot of the time in the 80s, 90s and even the noughties was living around the country and did not see much of them live. Now have my first ever season ticket.

"Not necessarily the best in terms of quality but some of my favourites in there.

"No loanees or current squad, although Dabo and Hyam are in pole position for elevation."

Ray now talks us through his team...


Can't split Bill Glazier and Oggy. We've been fortunate with many excellent keepers over the years.

Right-Back - Mick Coop

Often unsung, but hardly ever saw him have a really bad game. Danny Thomas probably better technically.

Left-Back - Stuart Pearce

Warrior ! Honourable mention to Greg Downs and Chris Cattlin

Centre backs: Gary Gillespie and Trevor Peake

Both standouts. 


Gary McAllister - pure quality

Michael Doyle - legend, leader

John Fleck - had you on the edge of your seat.  

Just edged out: Mustapha Hadji - edge of your seat again. Terry Yorath - animal at Leeds, hard but fair as a Sky Blue. Honourable mention too for Willie Carr.


Tommy Hutchison - another SB legend

Ian Wallace - prolific. Not even my hair was that wild (when I had some)

Peter Ndlovu - exciting and tricky.


I just missed the Jimmy Hill era, or he would be first, so it goes to Mark Robins. Not yet tested at PL level, Hope he takes us there. Mentions to John Sillett because of 1987, and Gordon Strachan.

Do you want to choose your Sky Blues Best XI?

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