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Highfield Road in 1978 as seen from the Main Stand

The view from the Main Stand, in 1978

Glad All Over - listen again

Listen again to Geoff Foster's documentary, Glad All Over, a history of Highfield Road featuring contributions from Jimmy Hill, John Sillett and many players, managers and faces from the club's glorious past.

Did you catch Geoff Foster's documentary on Highfield Road, Glad All Over? Don't worry if you missed it because you were travelling to the old ground for the final time, you can listen again!

Geoff's brilliant documentary, named after the song the team used to run out to during the glory days, charts the history of the stadium, which closes its doors in 2005 after 106 years as the home of Coventry City FC.

The journey begins right back in 1899 with the first match, a 1-0 win over Shrewbury Town, with the new stand described as "resplendent in light blue and brown"!

Ian Gibson

Geoff's hero, the classy Ian Gibson

Moving on through over 100 years of history, from 1899 to the present day, Geoff speaks to some of the biggest names about their memories, including John Sillett, Steve Ogrizovic and Jimmy Hill, the man who pioneered the modern Sky Blue revolution.

Geoff also gets fans and players to talk about his own heroes, George Hudson and Ian Gibson, as well as other big names from the club's past.

We've split the hour-long documentary into five chunks, just click on each in turn - please be patient as they may take some time to load.

When you've finished listening, don't forget to share your favourite memories of your experiences, favourite games and top players on our messageboard - that link is also on the right.

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