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MY CCFC XI: Steve Wharmby chooses his best City side!

29 May 2020

Sky Blues fan Steve Wharmby has chosen his CCFC XI!

Steve has also shared some great photos from his time supporting the Sky Blues too.

Steve said:

"I live in Jersey and have supported the Sky Blues for 40 years, since I was 8 years old. I am the 3rd generation of City fans.

"My first live game was the 3-0 defeat to Walsall in the Milk Cup in 1984. My Dad and grandfather were gutted by I remember being mesmerized by the ground and seeing City playing for the first time."

Steve now talks us through his best side...

Manager - Mark Robins

What an incredible job he has done. Getting the results amid all of the off-field struggles and playing the style of football is so impressive.

Goalkeeper - Steve Ogrizovic

What an amazing pro. Was there any keeper that owned his penalty area like Oggy? So many vital performances and match winning saves. The point blank save in the FA Cup semi-final against Leeds springs to mind.

Right back - Brian Borrows

Another fantastic servant to the club. Such a consistent performer who had all-round ability.

Left back - Sam McCallum

I know he is not the finished article but he has so much potential. He has been a key player for the system and is very good in the air for a full back. Shrewd getting him back on loan.

Centre-back - Trevor Peake

What a quality player. Should have represented England. Led by example - didn't need to shout. Read the game so well.

Centre-back - Richard Keogh

Started as a full back but developed into a quality centre-back. Wholehearted and passionate player who gave everything on the pitch.

Right wing / midfield - Gary McSheffrey

Coventry kid and played as though he loved the club. Great speed and fantastic left foot.

Centre midfield - Gary McAllister

Composed and a great passer. Was able to be everywhere on the pitch, even as he reached the twilight of his playing career. Always made himself available.

Centre midfield - Michael Doyle

Another hard-working and committed player. Very reliable and instrumental in Coventry getting promoted.

Left wing - Peter Ndlovu

Such brilliance on the ball. What a crowd pleaser. Quick and incredibly skilful. Some great finishes too.

Centre-forward - Dion Dublin

Scored goals at the top and was reliable. Would have scored many more for a bigger club.

Centre-forward - Cyrille Regis

My all time favourite footballer. Although nicknamed big Cyrille he wasn't that tall (6ft I think) but would win so much in the air. He also had the best control I have seen by a Coventry player - whether at his feet or in the air, not to mention his pace and power.

Subs: Kieran Westwood, Peter Atherton, Marcus Hall, Lloyd McGrath, Youssef Safri, Sammy Clingan, Terry Gibson

 

Do you want to choose your CCFC XI?

Send your team and reasons why you chose them, along with a photo and how long you have supported Coventry City to Mark.Hornby@ccfc.co.uk

We cannot guarantee that all submissions may be used, and reserve the right to make editorial changes to your submissions as neccessary. 


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