1994–95 Coventry City F.C. season

During the 1994–95 English football season, Coventry City F.C. competed in the FA Premier League.

Coventry City
1994–95 season
ChairmanBryan Richardson
ManagerPhil Neal (until 14 February)
Ron Atkinson (from 15 February)
StadiumHighfield Road
Premiership16th
FA CupFourth round
League CupThird round
Top goalscorerLeague: Dublin (13)
All: Dublin (16)
Highest home attendance25,659 vs Tottenham Hotspur
(31 Dec 1994, Premier League)
Lowest home attendance8,561 vs Wrexham
(5 Oct 1994, League Cup)
Average home league attendance15,980

Season summaryEdit

In the 1994–95 season, Coventry struggled for most of the campaign despite the £2million arrival of striker Dion Dublin from Manchester United on 9 September, and Neal was sacked on 14 February 1995[1] despite a 2–0 away win over fellow strugglers Crystal Palace three days earlier, which saw them 17th in the Premier League and two places above the relegation zone.[2] Neal's successor Ron Atkinson ensured the Sky Blues' survival.[3]

KitEdit

Coventry City's kit was manufactured by Pony and sponsored by Peugeot.

Final league tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
14 West Ham United 42 13 11 18 44 48 −4 50
15 Everton 42 11 17 14 44 51 −7 50 Qualification for the Cup Winners' Cup first round[a]
16 Coventry City 42 12 14 16 44 62 −18 50
17 Manchester City 42 12 13 17 53 64 −11 49
18 Aston Villa 42 11 15 16 51 56 −5 48
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ Everton qualified for the Cup Winners' Cup as FA Cup winners.
Results summary
Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
42 12 14 16 44 62  −18 50 7 7 7 23 25  −2 5 7 9 21 37  −16

Source: Statto

Results by round
Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930313233343536373839404142
GroundHAAHAHHAHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHAHHAAHAAHHAHAAH
ResultDLLLDWLDWWLWLDWWDLDDLLLDLDDWWWDDDWLLWLLLWD
Position9192121201820211713151314151310101112121517171719192017131212111291012121515181516
Source: Statto.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

ResultsEdit

Coventry City's score comes first[4]

LegendEdit

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier LeagueEdit

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
20 August 1994 Wimbledon H 1-1 10,962 Busst
24 August 1994 Newcastle United A 0-4 34,163
27 August 1994 Blackburn Rovers A 0-4 21,657
29 August 1994 Aston Villa H 0-1 12,218
10 September 1994 Queens Park Rangers A 2-2 11,398 Cook, Dublin
17 September 1994 Leeds United H 2-1 15,389 Cook (pen), Dublin
24 September 1994 Southampton H 1-3 11,784 Dublin
3 October 1994 Leicester City A 2-2 19,372 Wegerle, Dublin
10 October 1994 Ipswich Town H 2-0 9,526 Cook (pen), Wark (own goal)
15 October 1994 Everton A 2-0 28,233 Dublin, Wegerle
23 October 1994 Arsenal A 1-2 31,725 Wegerle (pen)
29 October 1994 Manchester City H 1-0 15,804 Dublin
2 November 1994 Crystal Palace H 1-4 10,732 Dublin
6 November 1994 Chelsea A 2-2 17,090 Ndlovu, Dublin
19 November 1994 Norwich City H 1-0 11,885 Jones
26 November 1994 West Ham United A 1-0 17,251 Busst
3 December 1994 Liverpool H 1-1 21,029 Flynn
10 December 1994 Wimbledon A 0-2 7,349
17 December 1994 Newcastle United H 0-0 17,233
26 December 1994 Nottingham Forest H 0-0 19,224
28 December 1994 Sheffield Wednesday A 1-5 26,056 Ndlovu (pen)
31 December 1994 Tottenham Hotspur H 0-4 25,659
3 January 1995 Manchester United A 0-2 43,130
14 January 1995 Manchester City A 0-0 20,632
21 January 1995 Arsenal H 0-1 14,468
25 January 1995 Norwich City A 2-2 14,024 Jenkinson, Dublin
4 February 1995 Chelsea H 2-2 13,429 Flynn, Burley (own goal)
11 February 1995 Crystal Palace A 2-0 11,871 Jones, Dublin
18 February 1995 West Ham United H 2-0 17,556 Ndlovu, Marsh
25 February 1995 Leicester City H 4-2 20,633 Flynn (2), Marsh, Ndlovu
4 March 1995 Southampton A 0-0 14,505
6 March 1995 Aston Villa A 0-0 26,186
11 March 1995 Blackburn Rovers H 1-1 18,547 Dublin
14 March 1995 Liverpool A 3-2 27,183 Ndlovu (3, 1 pen)
18 March 1995 Leeds United A 0-3 29,179
1 April 1995 Queens Park Rangers H 0-1 15,740
15 April 1995 Sheffield Wednesday H 2-0 15,710 Dublin, Ndlovu
17 April 1995 Nottingham Forest A 0-2 26,253
1 May 1995 Manchester United H 2-3 21,885 Pressley, Ndlovu
6 May 1995 Ipswich Town A 0-2 12,893
9 May 1995 Tottenham Hotspur A 3-1 24,930 Ndlovu (2, 1 pen), Dublin
14 May 1995 Everton H 0-0 21,814

FA CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 7 January 1995 West Bromwich Albion H 1-1 16,555 Wegerle (pen)
R3R 18 January 1995 West Bromwich Albion A 2-1 23,230 Dublin, Ndlovu
R4 28 January 1995 Norwich City H 0-0 15,101
R4R 8 February 1995 Norwich City A 1-3 (a.e.t.) 14,673 Ndlovu

League CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 1st Leg 20 September 1994 Wrexham A 2-1 5,286 Darby, Flynn
R2 2nd Leg 5 October 1994 Wrexham H 3-2 (won 5-3 on agg) 8,561 Dublin (2), Wegerle
R3 26 October 1994 Blackburn Rovers A 0-2 14,538

SquadEdit

Squad at end of season[5]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Steve Ogrizovic
2   DF Brian Borrows (captain)
3   DF Steve Morgan
4   MF Julian Darby
5   DF David Rennie
6   DF Steven Pressley
7   MF Sean Flynn
8   FW Roy Wegerle
9   FW Peter Ndlovu
10   FW Micky Quinn
11   MF Willie Boland
12   FW John Williams
13   GK Jonathan Gould
14   MF Leigh Jenkinson
15   MF Paul Cook
16   DF Paul Williams
No. Position Player
17   DF Ally Pickering
18   MF Sandy Robertson
19   FW Dion Dublin
20   DF David Busst
21   MF Tony Sheridan
22   DF Gary Gillespie
23   GK Martin Davies
24   MF Cobi Jones
25   DF Marcus Hall
26   MF Gavin O'Toole
27   MF Mike Marsh
28   MF Kevin Richardson
29   DF David Burrows
30   GK John Filan
31   MF Gordon Strachan

Left club during seasonEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
6   DF Phil Babb (to Liverpool)

Reserve squadEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
  DF Barry Prenderville
  DF Jason Smith
No. Position Player
  FW Andy Ducros
  DF Jason Kilgallon

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Date Pos Name From Fee
18 August 1994 MF Paul Cook Wolverhampton Wanderers Transfer
28 August 1994 DF Gary Gillespie Celtic Free transfer
9 September 1994 FW Dion Dublin Manchester United £2,000,000
19 October 1994 DF Steven Pressley Rangers £600,000
30 December 1994 MF Mike Marsh West Ham United £450,000
16 February 1995 MF Kevin Richardson Aston Villa £300,000
2 March 1995 DF David Burrows Everton £1,100,000
2 March 1995 GK John Filan Cambridge United £300,000
22 March 1995 MF Gordon Strachan Leeds United Free transfer

OutEdit

Date Pos Name To Fee
1 June 1994 DF Peter Atherton Sheffield Wednesday £800,000
17 August 1994 FW John Gayle Burnley £70,000
18 August 1994 FW Mick Harford Wimbledon £50,000
1 September 1994 DF Phil Babb Liverpool £3,600,000
13 October 1994 MF Lloyd McGrath Portsmouth Free transfer
Transfers in:   £4,750,000
Transfers out:   £4,520,000
Total spending:   £230,000

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SOCCER: PHIL NEAL SACKED AS COVENTRY MANAGER". itnsource.com. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 8 October 2011.
  2. ^ "F.A. Carling Premiership 1994/1995". coventrycity-mad.co.uk. 11 February 1995. Retrieved 8 October 2011.
  3. ^ "F.A. Carling Premiership 1994/1995". coventrycity-mad.co.uk. 14 May 1995. Retrieved 8 October 2011.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 March 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/eng/1994-1995/faprem/coventry.htm