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New Season, New Team - Coventry City

29 May 2018

Let's look at our new opponents for the 2018/19 season...

The 2017/18 season is unfortunately over and done with for Blues and now it's time to look ahead to the new season which brings new challenges.

This week for 'New Season, New Team' we look at the 2017/18 League Two play-off winners Coventry City.

Coventry were formed in 1883 and have bounced back from their relegation last season to win the play-off final against Exeter.

The Sky Blues were once a Premier League side not too long ago but a nose-dive down the divisions under off-field problems with the owner and protests between fans and club have seem them drop from their former glory years.

Coventry finished the 2017/18 Sky Bet League Two season with the highest home attendances in the league, with an average of 9,255 fans attending their games.

The Sky Blues have played at the Ricoh Arena since 2005.

The stadium has a capacity of 40,000, but is reduced to 32,609 for football and rugby matches.

Blues have never lost a game at the Ricoh Stadium. (W1, D2)

They finished the 2017/18 League Two season in 6th place, with 78 points and scored 67 goals.

They beat Notts County 5-2 over the two semi-final legs and beat Exeter 3-1 in the final at Wembley.

Coventry are managed by Mark Robins, who is currently in his second spell with the club.

Robins took over the club in March 2017 and in his first full season he guided them to promotion.

Since his arrival he has taken charge of 70 games and has won 34, lost 24 and drawn 12.

The last time the two clubs met took place on 14th March 2017 at the Ricoh Arena.

The game ended in a 2-0 win for Blues, thanks to goals from Nile Ranger and Ryan Leonard.

We have played Coventry 50 times of which we have won 20, drawn 12 and lost 18 games.


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