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Coventry Go Top With 4-1 Win Over Previous Leaders

6:36 pm, Saturday, November 21st, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 18 Comments

Coventry City went top of League One today with a 4-1 home win over Gillingham who were top before today´s game.

Coventry were 4-0 up by half time with four goals in ten minutes and a hat-trick from Jacob Murphy and another one from Ben Turner.

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Adam Armstrong celebrates Ben Turner goal

Murphy now has five goals in the last two matches.

Gillingham pulled one back in the second half when Bradley Dack scored after 63 minutes.

Adam Armstrong played the whole game but for once didn´t score.

Gael Bigirimana made his first appearance on loan for his former club when he came on after 63 minutes.

Coventry are now top of League One with 37 points from 18 games played.

Some good news on a couple of young Newcastle players on loan.

With Cheick Tiote injured today in the 3-0 heavy defeat at home to Leicester we wonder if Gael will be recalled?

Probably not.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Adam Armstrong · Coaching · Gael Bigirimana · Newcastle News · Other News

18 responses so far ↓

  • 1 colwell // Nov 21, 2015 at 6:39 PM

    Oh well Newcastle news is fcuking shite again lets post some Coventry stuff!

  • 2 bettyswallocks // Nov 21, 2015 at 6:44 PM

    You can’t be serious Ed. Who gives a flying fcuk what Coventry are doing.

  • 3 WWSBRD // Nov 21, 2015 at 6:44 PM

    Really could not care less about this

  • 4 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Nov 21, 2015 at 6:46 PM

    Relegation is certain……no doubt about it. If Ashley has an ounce of a brain cell he will fire the whole staff and start again for JAN.

    Horrendous club.

  • 5 lukes26 // Nov 21, 2015 at 6:48 PM

    Rabble rabble rabble rabble!!

  • 6 toon kk // Nov 21, 2015 at 6:48 PM

    Armstrong is doing great in league1 and I’m really pleased for him. But like most of our squad that’s exactly where they should be playing ” league1″

  • 7 Tsunki // Nov 21, 2015 at 6:49 PM

    Proving once again that Newcastles finest young stock are good for league one. Moving along…..

  • 8 Jail for Ashley // Nov 21, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    Mister tuff,
    I honestly don’t think a proven manager would touch our model with a barge pole

  • 9 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 21, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    Tsunki…so is our Derby management 😉

  • 10 Tsunki // Nov 21, 2015 at 6:56 PM

    It occurs to me as it should to most of us ‘neggers’ that I am now fed up, officially, of being berated by the Blue Sky Parade for being overly pessimistic and ‘ doom-mongering’ ( ah, yes, Ed!) when in reality all we are doing is commenting on observable truth. it’s this simple, we don’t have a blossoming youth structure, we don’t have strength in depth, we don’t have a fit for purpose Premier league Match day line up, and we certainly don’ t have a sport-structured business model that gets it’s priority right on success through achievement, THEN cash in on the fame and romanticism. What we are is a juicy limb of a cynical sports branding market trading firm. No more.

  • 11 angelswithdirtyfaces // Nov 21, 2015 at 6:57 PM

    Divven’naa what the question is, but the answer is relegation

  • 12 midweek weekend // Nov 21, 2015 at 6:58 PM

    @ jail

    our current model is quite frankly disgusting, this whole buying players cheap just to sell them for silly money is a recipe for disaster.

    my biggest fear however is, despite all the bad with pardew he was still never sacked, and even after todays dreadful result, big steve is going nowhere, cause no manager will ever take on our model not a good manager anyway, mike said we were going to our own luck and bolt the horse well…what can i honestly say ?

  • 13 Munster Mag // Nov 21, 2015 at 6:59 PM

    Catchy, your only consistent contribution to this blog was to slag off Pardew, who then goes and laughs in your face and proves you conclusively wrong by taking a nice payrise and saving Palace and establishing them as a top 10 team. You have never allowed for the fact that some managers improve over time, and this clearly is happening here. This Catchy, is your contribution . And you call me a dinosaur because I dont rate Thauvin , a player who has done next to NOTHING since he has arrived here. Are you having a laugh or just on the sauce a bit early tonight.

  • 14 Jail for Ashley // Nov 21, 2015 at 6:59 PM

    Charlie in the Gallowgate, a poster I’ve got a lot of time for says there has to be change, the trouble is that while about 20% actively tried to do something a percentage sneered at us a great deal more just shrugged their shoulders.

  • 15 croftus5678 // Nov 21, 2015 at 7:01 PM

    oh dear !

    so we all know we are a very good team when we want to play.

    and it looks like even our youngsters have quality in abundence.

    but when at nufc it seems everyone just gives in >.<

    if we can not win our home games against clubs we class ourselves as better than and we can not put in performances at any away games then we seriously need a kick up the backside.

  • 16 SPRINGY // Nov 21, 2015 at 7:03 PM

    what a shocking pile of shite that was today….after a poor 1st half i expected macca to tear them a new one and see better in the second half.. but absolutely nowt!…these players today looked like they have no respect the coach,or give a shit about the club or the fans….palace,liverpool,spurs,everton to come and probs get nowt…..only points maybe villa……something needs to change!

  • 17 andrew84 // Nov 21, 2015 at 7:05 PM

    I for one am looking forward to hearing Jib’s thoughts on today’s ‘performance’.

    After all, Jib’s basically told everyone who will listen that we should feel lucky to have Mclaren as HC. A man who has just told us that the team have now gelled and as a team we are moving in the right direction.

    If Steve genuinely feels that this is the message the players have given him in training, then he either has to seriously question his own judgement, or have crisis talks with the players and coaches on Monday. He simply has to do one or the other, because to do neither would be burying his head in the sand.

    We deserve to be relegated, and I no longer care to be honest. And I’m aware that the true culprit is the man at the top. Cheers, Mike!

  • 18 toon kk // Nov 21, 2015 at 7:10 PM

    How much do a lot of Newcastle fans actually know about football? In Eds poll most thought we’d win? Really? How good do people think we are?
    We have very little pace, shit defenders and badly lack movement and cutting edge in front of goal. The squad is unfit and the work ethic is .so poor.
    Macca is fighting a loosing battle tbh.

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