It is that time in the season when owners, fans and indeed managers start to take stock of how they have started the new campaign. Kevin Halls, our Coventry City Correspondent, gives you his take on the start the Sky Blues have made in League Two…
So ten games have already come and gone this season. My team Coventry City are steadily finding some form and currently lie in 4th position in League Two. If they beat Crewe at home tomorrow that will be three wins in seven days. Last Saturday at the Ricoh they beat Exeter 2-0 and on Tuesday night they went to Swindon and came away with a hard fought 2-1 victory.
So to say I’m delighted would be an understatement as I’m buzzing to be honest ! As are the group of City fans I go to games with, as they are now looking forward to matches, instead of just going through the motions. Yet without getting carried away as its only 10 games in we are looking like a decent team, and I must emphasise the word “team” as everyone who is playing puts in a shift. That must be the key to get out of this uncompromising division everyone pulling their weight, and sweating blood for the cause. So it stands: Played 10- Won 6- Drew 1- Lost 3- Scored -13- Against-6. So a mean defence at the moment is looking tight, we just need to a bit more clinical upfront, as we’re creating lots of chances.
Who Has Been Our Best Player? For me it has to be Jodi Jones. He has been a revelation this season for us, as last campaign he showed potential but lacked confidence. Yet he oozes style now and is all over the pitch, shooting,crossing,tackling, a proper little livewire. Okay he’s one footed, but the way he’s progressing don’t be surprised to see him weaving some magic with his right foot soon !
Most Surprising Player? Goalkeeper: Lee Burge. He’s been targeted by the boo boys at Coventry, for some dodgy keeping before this season, but fair play to him he’s come in and has performed well and has quitened his doubters. He has been helped by a solid defence no doubt, but when called upon he has saved well.
Have We Performed Against My Expectations ? As this is the bottom tier of league football I was unsure what to expect, and to be honest it isn’t of a high standard. Yet for effort and sheer hard work by most teams I’ve seen, it makes up for the often lack of skill. So I’m now getting used to League Two and even looking forward to games, and hopefully I leave the Ricoh tomorrow smiling with another win.