Cov v Darlington Mowden Park – Winter, Spring, Summer and hopefully no fall…

The day couldn’t have gone much better.

A warm, sunny Spring day, a larger than expected crowd, a bonus point win…

..and, to cap it all, Esher beating Moseley, thus  allowing Coventry to leapfrog our neighbours and move into fourth place with a 3 points cushion going into the last game.

Few complaints, surely?

That said, the performance wasn’t great and with Darlington Mowden Park back to within 5 points of us just a couple of minutes into the second half, the result was far from guaranteed for a while. Continue reading “Cov v Darlington Mowden Park – Winter, Spring, Summer and hopefully no fall…”

Coventry v Darlington Mowden Park – so long, farewell, auch wiedersehen, goodbye…

The sun struggles up another beautiful day
And I felt glad in my own suspicious way
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Despite the contradiction and confusion
Felt tragic without reason
There’s malice and there’s magic in every season

From the foaming breakers of the poisonous surf
The other side of summer
To the burning forests in the hills of Astroturf
The other side of summer

Elvis Costello – The Other Side of Summer

The sun struggles up…another beautiful day.

The last home game of the season and with thoughts of the  73-8 win against Old Albanian still fresh in the memory, there’s always the hope that something similar could be repeated in front of what should be a large and welcoming home crowd keen to show its appreciation to a side that has grown in confidence over the course of the season and a management team that has given renewed hope to many supporters who had become increasingly disillusioned over the course of the previous season.

Whatever is happening off the pitch in terms of the development of the ground and the club’s links with other local sports, this afternoon is a time to celebrate the improvements we’ve seen Cov make on the pitch, especially at the BPA and, more recently, on their travels too.

There’s no doubt the crowd will be fired up for this one and if the players pick up on the excitement and get a sense of the occasion, then we could be in for another very enjoyable afternoon’s entertainment at the BPA. Continue reading “Coventry v Darlington Mowden Park – so long, farewell, auch wiedersehen, goodbye…”

Training ground update…

I’ll miss Thursday evening training once the season ends…

There’s only ever a handful of supporters there, but they are always welcoming and for an hour or so it’s just a chance to watch the squad go through its paces, talk about the upcoming game and have a natter about all things Cov, often in the presence of Rowland Winter who’ll come over and answer any questions that might be thrown at him.

This week, topics ranged from player updates to where he’s heading off to for his Summer hols…

Given I tend to put the post out before the official announcement of the team on a Friday morning, it’s difficult to comment on the training without revealing too much about the team itself…however, I think it’s fair to say there won’t be too many changes from last week and the only noticeable difference between this week’s training and that of last week was the presence of Freddie Tuilagi. Continue reading “Training ground update…”

Coventry v Darlington Mowden Park – walking on sunshine

Now I don’t want you back for the weekend
Not back for a day, no no no
I said baby I just want you back
And I want you to stay (Oh yeah now!)

I’m walking on sunshine (Wow!)
I’m walking on sunshine (Wow!)
I’m walking on sunshine (Wow!)
And don’t it feel good

Katrina and the Waves – I’m Walking On Sunshine


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Darlington Mowden Park on Saturday.

The end-of-season finale to what has surely been Coventry’s most successful home campaign since the beginning of national league rugby?

National One 16/17 Home league table

# Club P W D L PF PA PD 4T L<7 Points P/M
3 Coventry


14 13 1 557 320 237 10 1 63 4.5

It’s a pretty impressive record and one that I’m sure any Cov supporter would have accepted at the start of the season, averaging as we are 40 points a game and securing the bonus point for the 4th try in all but 4 of 14 games so far played. Continue reading “Coventry v Darlington Mowden Park – walking on sunshine”