Coventry City promotion could be blocked as former star admits Sky Blues

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Legal threat

Coventry City rivals may be able to ask for an injunction prohibiting Sky Blues from winning a promotion to Ligue 1 this season, according to a major sports lawyer.

Mark Robins’ team is five points ahead of the table, seven points ahead of Oxford United, third, and well ahead in the promotion race.

Having lost only three games in the league season, City was on track to return to the league after an eight-year hiatus from the game.

Next week, on a call with leagues one and two, EFL boss Rick Parry is expected to cast a vote that could end the season and how promotion and relegation will be dealt with. of the decision.

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Admission of Coventry to Thompson

David Thompson admits it was a “system shock” when he left Liverpool to join Coventry City.

Thompson signed for the Sky Blues for £ 3 million in 2000 after climbing the ranks at Anfield.

The midfielder then played 72 games with Coventry and scored 16 goals in two years at the club before moving to the Blackburn Rovers in 2002.

His first season at Highfield Road ended in disappointment, with Gordon Strachan’s men relegated from the Premiership.

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Verdict of Strachan and Bellamy

Thompson also shared his thoughts on manager Gordon Strachan – who recruited him from Liverpool – and teammate Craig Bellamy.

The 42-year-old said Strachan made him “feel 10 feet tall” by convincing him to join the Sky Blues.

“He was a brilliant coach,” Thompson told Goal. “But he was a pretty cynical character, and I don’t think that helped him.

“If he had had a little more charisma, he would have been a top manager. “

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Rival view

When the coronavirus crisis brought the promotional load on Coventry City to an overwhelming half, the Sky Blues were five points ahead of the league table.

Mark Robins’s men also have a game in hand against second-ranked Rotherham United and their other closest rivals, Oxford United, Portsmouth and Fleetwood Town, which they lead by seven points.

Coventry has 10 more games to play, but it seems increasingly unlikely that these matches would be played.

The latest reports suggest that the promotion will decide on a “point-weighted points” system.

Michael Duff, the boss of Cheltenham Town, would see his promotion team move up from fifth to fourth place in League Two on a point-per-game basis.

“I have seen three or four different permutations of how it works and no matter which one you go to, someone is going to be unhappy,” Duff told Sky Sports.

“If you are promoted from behind, it may not seem complete. “

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