The A444 derby - Sky blues v Brewers

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Not a game most would have thought pre-season would be a top of the table clash.
Both sides are going well, every one expects Albion to fall by the wayside but I'm pretty certain that's not going to happen. Coventry have on paper probably the best squad in the league and have strengthened with experience whereas outside of East Staffordshire most know very little about Albion's squad.
Expecting a tight clash that could go either way.
Albion have already sold their 1200 allocation and could have sold a lot more but as its pay on the day will expect somewhere between 1,500-2000 to make the short trip.
The league isn't won in January but there is no denying this is a massive game, putting it into perspective probably the biggest in our brief league history !
 

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Should be another good game. I thought it was a relatively even game back at Burton, but we have quite a different side these days, especially with Armstrong not playing back then.

For me, we need to win this one if we are serious about the top two spot.

I fancy our team to be:

RCC

Phillips-Ricketts-Ramage-Stokes

Vincelot-Fleck

Murphy-Maddison-Cole

Armstrong.

However, the squad has so many options in midfield/attack, that it is very difficult to pick who to play. That team alone sees O'Brien, Stephan Hunt, Bigirimana, and Lamerias miss out.

Unfortunately, it seems as if I will be missing this one as well, but there should be around 16,000 others in attendance.
 

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I would say that game back at the Pirelli earlier in the season was one of our worst displays in all honesty.
Looking forward to a good game and atmosphere.
We're not playing against the size of the club, history and fans just the 11 representing City tomorrow.
 

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Coventry City 2-1 Burton Albion
 

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Going for a draw. Tight game I think. We should take over 1500, hopefully 2k which for us is very good.
Looking forward to my first trip to the Ricoh.
No despute that it's our toughest game so far. Before that it was gills away which we won 3 0 and before that Walsall which we lost 2 0.
 

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Not that confident about tomorrow, but then I was convinced we'd beat Walsall the other night so that means nothing. This has a must win feel to it. Club tweeting that there could be up to 18,000 there tomorrow which is very encouraging.
 

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By our standards it will be a big away following today, as already stated 1,500 to 2000. Looking forward to the game, a win for us would be a huge result. Its too close to call in all honesty and I think both teams have improved since our meeting earlier in the season.
 

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We need to win this if we are serious about automatic promotion, especially after Tuesdays result.
 

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JoeJoeJoeJoe you going today? Let me know if you want a pint before the game pal.
 

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Since the Gillingham game when we went top, we have been awful (bar Crewe). The defence is so weak and we won't go anywhere if that area isn't strengthened.

Fair play to Burton, their game plan worked.
 

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Well done to Burton. Solid defence, we never had any decent chances. Can see why they are top.
 

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Credit to Burton, they will see that as the perfect away performance. Not much between the two sides, Burton were more clinical and punished our errors
 

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We keep on getting the results, we are top for a reason.
Expected more from Coventry today to be honest but our defensive organisation proved to be a tough nut to crack.
Counter attacked well and at no point could I see us losing.
17,000 plus was a decent crowd and a good atmosphere.
 

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The two goals where completely avoidable from Cov and I can't imagine Mowbray was happy with the defending. However in the second half we played better and was good to watch.
Great three points. I'm starting to believe now.
Have to say stadium is amazing. First visit and it's fantastic. That tesco next door where I went for my dinner is bloody huge..
 
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