Webmaster's prize 2013-14 AGM
Date 1 : xx-xx-1956
Thanks to our Chairman DJ for
arranging a very entertaining after dinner talk from the
ex-footballers from Coventry City.
Some photos from the evening are seen below, and short player
Kirk Stephens - started out as a schoolboy with local
club Coventry City, but after four years on their books he was
told he wasn't up to standard. Stephens joined non-League
Nuneaton Borough, managed by a young David Pleat.
After five years, Pleat moved on
to Second Division side Luton Town, and one of his first
signings for his new club was the 23 year old Stephens. He made
his debut on 19 August 1978, in a 6–1 home win over Oldham
Athletic, and went on to play 227 times for the club, scoring
He was sold to his home town club Coventry City in 1984, and he
played 34 times for them over two seasons before injury forced
an end to his professional career. He returned to his former
team Nuneaton Borough. He also played at Barnet scoring two
David Bennett (born 11 July 1959 in Manchester) is an
English former Association football player. He is most famous
for playing in two FA Cup Finals; 1981 for Manchester City, when
he finished on the losing side, and 1987, when he produced a Man
of the Match performance as Coventry City beat Tottenham Hotspur
David Bennett is one of 30 former Coventry City players included
in the Hall of Fame at the club's home, the Ricoh Arena, to
which they relocated from Highfield Road in 2005.
He spent 18 months at Sheffield Wednesday, enduring their
relegation to the Second Division at the end of the 1989-90
season, before joining Swindon Town in September 1990. He was
brought to the County Ground by manager Ossie Ardiles, who had
ironically been his Tottenham nemesis in the FA Cup final only
three years earlier.
However, injury misery immediately followed, with Bennett
breaking his leg in only his second match for the club. After
spending a year recovering, Bennett was loaned out to Shrewsbury
Town to regain full match-fitness. Astonishingly, he broke the
same leg, again in his second appearance for the club,
effectively ending his professional career.
Dave Bennett now works as a pundit and co-commentator for Free
Radio 80s Coventry and Warwickshire, covering Sky Blues matches.