Pick ‘n’ mix makes for a successful season

Second guessing how a season, in any sport, might pan out before it has even begun is a futile pastime, and whilst common sense says we won’t really have a true picture of how the league will unfold until getting on for Christmas, most supporters offer a prediction or two. So here are mine. I’m ever…

Routinely speaking…

Just up from the old Coundon Road ground was a crossroads and a row of general retailers, one of which was a sweet shop. About 45 minutes before a match on a Saturday, my dad would walk me up there to ‘choose’ from the plethora of brightly coloured jars that adorned the walls in neat rows….

All Blacks or Coventry RFC…no contest!

I’ve always wondered whether teams are stronger or weaker for having overseas players in them, as opposed to those having grown up within the local community. Would Cov be better, for instance, with only players born and bred in and around Coventry representing them? Surely their commitment would be all the greater for playing for their ‘local’…

Coventry Rugby Club – Soon to be back on the map, hopefully…?

I always find the build up to the pre-season friendlies the most frustrating of times. There  must be a little known mathematical principle attached to CRFC at this time of year that goes something like; ‘there is an inverse relationship between the need of the supporter to find out all that is happening at BPA…

A pre-season friendly…

Aged about 75 and in the early/mid 1970s, my maternal grandfather had to stop going to Coundon Road to watch his beloved Cov because he would grow too excitable. Indeed, he already had a heart condition and during the more exciting passages of play he would discretely slip a pill under his tongue to counter the…