Coventry City (A) EFL Trophy, Tue 3rd Sept, 7.45pm

"On the … green
Of Shakespeare’s county shine!"


Time for the tin-pot trophy again, where nobody really cares about the outcome - but it’s a chance to experiment with team formation and tactics in the interest of “gelling”. No doubt the Sky Blues will have a similar approach so League form goes out of the window, making the inclusion of League results superfluous.

No prediction either, for the same reasons.

Just a word for those hardy souls planning to travel to the game though … don’t go to Highfield Road, don’t go to Sixfields Northampton, and above all don’t go to The Ricoh. This game will be played at the well-known home of Coventry City … that’s right, St. Andrews ground in Birmingham’s salubrious Bordesley district.

It might give Rory Gaffney a chance to start gelling, if nothing else.


(The other two teams in our Southern Region Group D are Forest Green Rovers and Southampton’s kindergarten side, for information…)

Just noticed Gaffney came on for Salford in the Carabao Welsh so he might be cup-tied, which would be a shame as it might have made the game a bit more interesting.

If he’s played in the League cup he’s cup tied for that competition only!!
Normally I couldn’t care less about this competition but as a club we need to win a football match,there’s certain players who could do with a goal & a clean sheet wouldn’t go a miss … awful competition but a win and Gaffney off the mark might set us up for Saturday!!


We will gel tonight and the score will be 0.1 to the pride of the Midlands and the Black Country

Horrible competition since the revamp, I hope the attendance is closer to 0 than 1000.

I usually wouldn’t care too much about the result either but boy do we need any kind of win. Hopefully it’s a more attacking line-up and Gaffney gets some game time.

Just brought an iFollow match pass - good heavens knows why.


Dedication :+1::grin:

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Yes, yes, I know how popular is this cup, but 1-0. Who’ll score? Doesn’t matter.

Anyone else got random wm radio over the ifollow match?

Tonight’s line-up against Coventry City:-

Facey, Liddle, Jules, Pring,
Holden, Guthrie, Bates, Kinsella,
Gordon, Adebayo

Substitutes: Gaffney, Roberts, Norman, Sinclair, Lavery,Hardy, Cockerill-Mollett

Bakayoko starts for the Sky Blues

Ifollow not working. Saying they are working to resolve problems


Serial dating :roll_eyes: although that has now gone and it’s just the match with no commentary.

17 minutes, and Coventry have had 4 corners … and a couple of shots on goal.

We ay had anything…

21 minutes, Adebayo shot saved by the keeper following a Walsall corner

25 minutes, Coventry yellow card (Watson) for a foul on Josh Gordon

Alfie Bates yellow card, 38 min

Anyone still having ifollow problems

0-0 at half-time. Bring on Gaffney???

Working now, had two blokes talking crap for the first 15 min then switched over

Been OK for a while now.

And Lavery, see what they are like together for 45 min. Adebeyo playing well tonight, tested the keeper a couple of times.