More lower league Specials?
One of our earliest posts back at the birth of this site in June speculated as to the future of Coventry’s dashing Liverpudlian left back Danny Fox. Lo and behold and he is now in possession of a contract with Glasgow Celtic Football Club and, who knows, perhaps an England run out in a couple of years’ time? Having already lost Fox’s ex-Walsall team-mate Scott Dann, Premier League bound with Birmingham City, this speculate and accumulate strategy has worked out well for the Sky Blues, but at what cost in terms of the team? The duo provided very rare highlights in a miserable, lacklustre season at the Ricoh. Only with the arrival of home town heroes The Specials did the place come alive – two weeks after the conclusion of the Championship Season.
In addition, January had seen the industrious Jay Tabb leave for Reading and the asset stripping noises are now at crescendo levels. Of those left, perky Icelander Aron Gunnarsson might be one of two sole remaining true trump cards, his Delapesque long throws and scorching shooting boosting a club whose only notable exploits of recent have been in cup competitions. It’s between the sticks that the other chance of solace lies, with Keiren Westwood the division’s probable best custodian. The fact that City’s most impressive performers have been cut price signings should be a lesson to the embattled Chris Coleman and like many, the Sky Blues would be well advised to continue with this policy rather than indulge in higher profile signings such as Freddy Eastwood and Clinton Morrison. Coleman’s nous and experience should keep them out of the third tier but that thirty year stint in the top echelon seems very distant now.