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NEWS: Tributes to paid to John Sillett at Saturday's game

2 December 2021

There will be a minute’s applause ahead of kick-off in Saturday’s game between Coventry City and West Bromwich Albion in memory of John Sillett.

City’s FA Cup winning coach and Life President passed away earlier this week at the age of 85.

The minute’s applause will take place ahead of the 12:30pm kick-off, while players will also wear black armbands for the Sky Bet Championship clash.

Members of John’s family will be guests of the Club on Saturday, watching from the Premier Lounge balcony.

A special video of Snoz will be played during the minute’s applause, with the Club’s full tribute video to Sillett also played on Saturday.

Sky Blues fans will be able to watch the 1987 FA Cup Final on the concourse TVs as well, while the big screen will also show pictures of Sillett in tribute.

Matchday programme PUSB is dedicated to John, with tributes inside to him as well as his photo adorning the front cover.

Further tributes to John will be confirmed in due course.

Coventry City Chief Executive Dave Boddy said:

“There has been an outpouring of emotion for John following news of his death earlier this week.

“He was a remarkable man, a giant of this Football Club, who achieved so much at the Sky Blues, and the Club and fans will join together to remember him on Saturday.

“John’s family will join us on Saturday and we hope that our tributes will bring them some comfort at this sad time.”

Over 21,000 tickets have been sold for the game, and fans are encouraged to arrive early to be part of the tributes to John.

Elsewhere in the City, Coventry Rugby Club will be honouring John Sillett with a minute's applause ahead of their game on Saturday at the Butts Park Arena against Bedford Blues - we thank them for this wonderful gesture.


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