The Sky Blues have reluctantly agreed to sell one of their brightest young Academy stars to Midland rivals Aston Villa for a 'significant' fee We don’t know the circumstances behind Aston Villa’s move for Coventry City teenager Thierry Katsukunya. Some fans may see it as a good bit of business, cashing in on a highly-rated talent while his star is still in the ascendancy rather than waiting until further down the line when it might be seen as a risk as to whether or not he reaches his full potential.
The 16-year-old defender has been with the Sky Blues Academy since primary school and now moves to the Premier League club Coventry City have today confirmed the transfer of one of the club’s rising Academy stars to Midlands rivals Aston Villa. The Sky Blues have agreed a “significant” undisclosed fee, reported to be six figures, for 16-year-old defender Thierry Katsukunya who has been at the club for seven years.
Coventry City have one of the best home records in the Championship this season Coventry City captain Liam Kelly says that the "phenomenal" atmosphere being generated by the fans has played a major role in the team's excellent home form this season. The Sky Blues returned to the Coventry Building Society Arena at the beginning of this season after using St Andrew's in Birmingham as their 'home' ground for two years.
Promotion-favourites Bournemouth host the Sky Blues in the Championship this Saturday in a huge match Liam Kelly insists that Coventry are not going to Bournemouth this weekend just to make up the numbers and will be going all out to win while "entertaining" the travelling support. The Cherries have been in terrific form under new manager Scott Parker this season, losing just twice in 19 games, the fewest defeats of any side in the Championship.
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The Sky Blues travel to automatic promotion hopefuls Bournemouth this weekend with at least two players struggling to be fit Mark Robins was today waiting for news on star midfielder Gustavo Hamer's fitness as he prepares his Coventry City side for this weekend's tough test at Premier League promotion contenders Bournemouth.
Coventry City are set to lose a talented youngster to Midlands counterparts Aston Villa as they have swooped for 16-year-old Thierry Katsukunya, per The Athletic. The Premier League side will pay a six-figure compensation fee for the defender, who has been featuring for the Sky Blues’ under-18’s side this season.
Sky Blues boss Mark Robins has plenty of midfield options where competition is intense ahead of Saturday's trip to Bournemouth The Liam Kelly versus Ben Sheaf debate will rumble on this weekend when Coventry City travel to Bournemouth looking for a rare three points on the road. Sky Blues boss Mark Robins drafted his influential captain back into his side to face Birmingham on Tuesday night when the 31-year-old midfielder was a straight swap for Sheaf in the holding midfield role alongside Gustavo Hamer - one of the first names on the teamsheet and player who has missed just one league game so far this season due to suspension, having started all but one of City's Championship matches.
The Sky Blues will need to be on top of their game when they face Scott Parker's Bournemouth away from home this weekend Coventry City face one of their toughest away days of the campaign this weekend when they make the long trip to the south coast to face Premier League promotion hopefuls Bournemouth.
Flocking to Twitter, a number of Manchester City fans lavished defender Kyle Walker with praise for his ‘imperious’ display at home to Paris-Saint Germain in their 2-1 Champions League home win on Wednesday. Pep Guardiola’s side fought to a memorable victory against the Ligue 1 giants and secured top spot in their group, also confirming a place in the round of 16.
Coventry have seen a number of solid forwards come and go over the last few seasons in their quest to achieve Championship football. The Sky Blues were in League Two not too long ago but after a good few years, have fired their way into the second tier and, based on performances this campaign, can even think of a potential push for the Premier League.
Mark Robins was left frustrated by some of the officiating in Coventry City’s goalless draw with Birmingham City on Tuesday evening. The Sky Blues have recorded back-to-back 0-0 draws which will be very pleasing from a defensive standpoint for Robins but also concerning in terms of their attacking process.
The 2010s recently defeated Cookstown Youths on penalties. NIBFA Plate 2nd Round Magherafelt Sky Blues 2010s 2-2 Cookstown Youths* *Sky Blues win on penalties Magherafelt Sky Blues 2010 Colts recently made the short trip to MUSA in the 2nd round of the Nibfa Plate in a local derby against there National League opponents Cookstown Youth.
‘Player of the season so far’ – Plenty of Birmingham City fans react to 24-year-old’s display in Coventry City draw
Championship outfit Birmingham City survived a late Ryan Woods red card to hold on for a point away at Coventry City yesterday evening, as they claimed a 0-0 draw in this West Midlands derby. The controversial sending off came in the 82nd minute when the midfielder chopped down Sky Blues wing-back Ian Maatsen, but the away side managed to stay resolute defensively against Mark Robins’ high-flyers and stabilised themselves after losing consecutive games against Reading and Hull City, two matches they should have arguably won on paper.
Many Coventry City fans have taken to Twitter to react to Callum O’Hare’s message following the club’s 0-0 draw with Birmingham City. The Sky Blues extended their unbeaten run in the Championship to three games by securing a point at the Coventry Building Society Arena.
The Sky Blues played some brilliant football against Birmingham but just couldn't find the quality to break the deadlock in the goalless draw at the CBS Arena “Frustrating” was how Mark Robins described Coventry City’s highly competitive goalless draw with Birmingham at the CBS Arena.
The former ground-sharers are reunited at the CBS Arena this evening One change Lee Bowyer has made one enforced change to the Birmingham City that faces Coventry City this evening – and has also called Jobe Bellingham into a Championship squad for the first time. The 16-year-old, brother of Borussia Dortmund and England star Jude, was an unused substitute in the Carabao Cup this season – but if he comes on he will 23 days older than Jude when he set the record as the youngest ever Blues player.
The Sky Blues take on Birmingham City at the CBS Arena tonight in the 51st local league derby between the two sides Three changes and tactical switch Mark Robins has made three changes to his Coventry City side for tonight’s big A45 Midlands derby with Birmingham City. The main difference from the weekend is the return of two strikers up front, with Matty Godden restored to the starting line-up alongside Viktor Gyokeres at the CBS Arena.
A bumper crowd is expected at the CCFC and Birmingham City clash at the Coventry Building Society Arena tonight Fans travelling to Coventry City's home game against rivals Birmingham City have been warned again to avoid using public transport to get to the match. The Sky Blues welcome former landlords Birmingham tonight (23 November) but fans were told last week not to use the train, particularly after the match - which isn't due to be finished until almost 10pm.
Birmingham City face former tenants Coventry City at the CBS Arena on Tuesday night After two years sharing St Andrew’s with Coventry City, during which time the guests used all the hot water that is home wins, Birmingham City visit the Sky Blues new, old home on Tuesday evening.