this Saturday we’re being sent to Coventry for a 12:30 kick-off.
Coventry City have designated this game as “Jimmy Hill Day” and £1 from every ticket sold for the game will be donated to the Jimmy Hill Legacy Fund.
Jimmy has a very special place in the hearts of both sets of fans, Fulham wouldn’t have survived as a club without him.
Jimmy played over 290 games for Fulham from 1952-1961, he became Fulham Chairman in 1987 and stayed in the role until 1997.
For Coventry Jimmy became their manager in 1961, after he retired from playing, and remained their manager until 1967. Following a successful career in TV he returned to Coventry in 1975 as Managing Director and then Chairman leaving in 1983.
Jimmy’s last public appearance was at the unveiling of his statue outside Coventry’s ground.
Mitro’s on fire! he’s currently the leagues leading goal scorer with 10 in 10!
The first half against Swansea was us back on form, the second half wasn’t quite as sharp however we managed to contain a very competitive Swansea, so it was a job well done.
Coventry will be smarting from their thrashing from Luton, 5-0, and I’m sure will be looking to keep their excellent home record in tact, Mitro may well have other ideas.
We’ve not played Coventry since the 1967/68 season and with both teams at the top end, 3 & 4, of the table, Coventry haven’t lost at home so far this season, perhaps a score-draw would be a fitting result to remember Jimmy Hill?
I’m assuming that Bryan won’t be available, as he went off injured, and as Kebano normally has a really good game followed by a bad one, my team for this game would be…
Remember this is a 12:30 kick-off.
Games of interest…
Stoke v West Brom
Coventry v Fulham
Barnsley v Millwall
Bournemouth v Sheff Utd
QPR v Preston NE
come on over to the forum and join in the discussion…