Brown Alert
By S Dunne
Friday 11 Apr 2008 13:04:34
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Brown alert.


Forget going to Amber or even Red Alert.


With the teams around us (except Leicester of course) picking up vital points over the last few days, everyone at the club is now changing the light bulb and going from Green straight to full on Brown alert.


Charles Dickens once described Stoke as:

"A picturesque heap of houses, kilns, smoke, wharfs, canals and river lying as was most appropriate, in a basin."


Obviously they will be in awe of the colours and avant-garde setup our beloved city has in comparison. The best way to annoy someone who lives in Stoke is to say they come from Stoke-on-Trent. In fact Stoke-on-Trent is the city, Stoke is the town. Personally I’d rather annoy them by Coventry winning the 3 points and going some way to p**s on there promotion hopes.          


Pleasing views and name calling aside Coventry City take on a Stoke-on-Trent (sadly not Aldermoor) team who are riding high and still have something to play for. With some very good loan signings and Jay Bothroyd being made before deadline day Dann, Fox, Osbourne, Ward, Oggy, the crowd and Doris the Tea lady will all need to be ontop of there game and do there job properly if City are to get anything from the match.


Even the usual Guarantee of a Leicester loss cannot be banked on this weekend as they finally meet a club smaller and in a worse league position than themselves. In there last game City again showed flashes of brilliance but again failed to get the vital points. Personally a scrappy 1-0 win would probably be preferred by many City fans who will surely be taking a spare pair of Y-Fronts with them for the final 10 minutes of the game. As nerve induced air-biscuit dropping may very well be followed through causing premature brown alert by many already nervous Coventry fans.  


With this game being such a big and fundamental point of our season, there have been several unconfirmed reports that I may be seen at the ground. Whilst these reports cannot be denied, my attendance may very well depend on whether I can find this place called simply by them up north as “T‘Ricoh”. I have heard people say that it is pretty close to a Tesco that I frequently visit, but surely I would have noticed a ground so close to such an important Coventry landmass……. Even the Mrs has looked at the league and using some sort of woman’s intuition has said “Boy your in the sh*t” which has resulted in the changes of the Ebay password and bank card pin number teaching her a lesson for tempting fate….


If Coventry get the three points she can have the code and password back and we’ll celebrate in style in aisle four at Asda. However if she has in fact tempted fate, not only will she not be going shopping all weekend but I will insist on sleeping on the settee and will not be making my usual drunken Saturday night pass at her or her sister…….Come on City!!!!!!      


©2008 The West Terrace

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