Sky Blue Legend and goal poacher extraordinaire Ian Wallace will be the Coventry City Former Players Association’s special guest at our next home game once more against Nottingham Forest (another former club) next Saturday, 15th October 2011. (Ian watched Forest pip City 2-1 in the equivalent game in season 2010-11 last February)
Ian needs little introduction to Sky Blues’ fans, being fondly remembered as a will o’ the wisp inside forward during the late 1970s, chiefly famous for the potent partnership he forged as the more delicate foil to forceful centre forward Mick Ferguson between 1976-80. Ian was signed from Dumbarton and in the four seasons before departing in July 1980 (for one of the first over £1m transfers) to Nottingham Forest he managed a brilliant strike rate of 59 goals in 140 first team appearances as well as several Under 21 and Full caps for Scotland.
After showing almost equally impressive form with the Forest from 1984 he tried his luck in France, Madeira and Australia (as well as Sunderland) before returning to manage Dumbarton from 1977-79.
Ian has proved to be a pretty regular visitor (and good friend to the Club, regular visitor to the Coventry City Diamond Club and Association) in spite of him having to fly down from his home in Scotland.
Look out for Ian around the Ricoh Arena before (in the corporate lounges), during (on the pitch at half time and providing match analysis on CWR) and after (Lady Gs in the Casino) the game.
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