Sky Blues in 6 pointer
By The West Terrace.
Friday 29 Feb 2008 12:35:50
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Sky Blues 6 pointer.


With new City boss warning fans it could get worse before it gets better Coventry travel north to Scotland to face Scunthorpe wondering how much worse it can get.

Scunthorpe is a North East town by the seaside, hence the phrase "Sunny Scunny."
Scunthorpe conjures up little to the imagination apart from the usual grim Northern Town image although I've been told the centre of Scunthorpe is very pleasant. Especially after the S and before the h.

Did you know that in 1996 there was controversy when AOL's obscenity filter (among others) refused to accept the name of the town due to its inclusion of the substring beginning with c, which the filter rejected as obscene. Some online forums display the name as S****horpe, while Fark.com would display it as Scoonthorpe. This situation is known in the computing world as the Scunthorpe Problem.

Anyway, back to the football, Scunthorpe are oddly nicknamed "The Iron." A football Club nicknamed after a womans favourite hobby is quite refreshing and forward thinking. I for one say "Well done!"

Their home is Glanford Park Stadium, a cracking little ground with a capacity of just over 9'000 with an away allocation of 1'678 so even Leicester could sell out there.

Scunthorpe sit at the bottom of the Championship but will feel confident of taking 3 points from the game with Coventry losing their last six away games stretching back to the 4-2 defeat of WBA at the Hawthorns. An added incentive for the Iron is that they could pull themselves off the bottom of the table with a win, leapfrogging Colchester who face play off chasing Wolves.

Geoff Horsfield and Ian Morris are doubts along with defender Mamadou Seck (on loan from Sheffield United) with Grant McCann available after suspension.

Stephen Hughes is back in contention as he recovers from the concussion he suffered against Leicester when the Sky Blues trounced Leicester 2-0 leaving them rooted near the foot of the Championship. Hughes will find it hard after Kevin Thornton stepped into his boots and impressed Coleman in the two games he has played.

After the poor display midweek Coleman has said he will make changes to the side he fielded against Burnley to fit in with the style of football he wants City to play.

Must dash, I've got to get the beds made before she gets back...

©2008 The West Terrace

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