Captain Fantastic and the blue and white shirt cowboys

…with apologies to Elton John. I’ve never been his greatest fan, but I bought the LP (I know, I know…) back in the mid 70’s to impress a girl I rather fancied at the time…loved the girl and actually secretly quite liked the music, although it was the only album of his I was  destined…

Coventry v Ealing Trailfinders

Below are a collection of tweets from todays game. Hopefully this give some indication of how the game unfolded for those who couldn’t make it.

Friendly faces offer some clues….

What, if anything, can we read into Coventry’s team to face Ealing on Saturday? Well quite a lot, as it happens. Whatever team was to be selected, there were always going to be two enforced changes, notably at second row and in the centres. Ben Thomas, injured in last week’s game against Welsh, is unavailable…

Holiday notice…

Please humour my writing of this particular entry, as it’s nothing to do about rugby and everything to do with why I’m writing a blog. When I started it, I wasn’t expecting to continue with it. I’d resigned from my post as a senior leader in one of the Birmingham schools caught up in the Trojan…

Mid-week musing

Scott Morgan’s comments in yesterday’s Coventry Evening Telegraph following the London Welsh game  (Coventry Evening Telegraph) suggest he was very pleased with much of Coventry’s performance on Saturday, citing the only real difference between the two team as being the better organisation of the Welsh and Coventry’s lack of focus and concentration which he feels is so…

Friendlies: Episode 5 – the one with the banana

Somewhere in the dim and distant past I can vaguely remember coming across a limerick that involved Ealing,  a banana peeling and an inappropriate bodily function aimed at the ceiling. Agreed, it doesn’t sound the most amusing of 5 liners, but it is somehow appropriate in that Coventry proved to be something of a banana…

Coventry v London Welsh – more encouraging signs for Coventry

This was always going to be the acid test. How would a Cov team, widely tipped this year as one of the favourites for promotion from National 1 to the Championship, fare against London Welsh, one of the favourites for promotion back to the Premiership, having been relegated from the elite division back in April?…

Coventry v London Welsh – the reprise

Below are the tweets from the Cardiff game….hopefully minus most of the original typos! Not the most flowing of reads but it does give some indication of how the game unfolded as it happened. 1 minute’s silence for Phil Judd, Rob Walton and Vernon Morgan. Plus one other… We’re off Early tackle from Dom wins…

22nd August – Groundhog day?

Whatever else they are, London Welsh are a most attractive side and given reasonable conditions underfoot, today’s game should provide just reward to those loyal supporters who have waited patiently since the Cardiff game…for a top class game at Coundon Road. Open rugby should be the order of the day and that will certainly suit…

Future perfect…a tense season ahead?

At the start of each of the past two seasons,  I always felt there was an ‘are we/aren’t we?’ uncertainty amongst supporters as to the ‘P’ word. Was this the season that we were really going to push for promotion, or were we looking to further develop the squad and infrastructure in readiness for a…

Behind the scenes

To get to my office in the school I worked at for more years than I care to remember, I would have to walk through the dining room. It was a journey I took several times a day and as a result I got to know the dinner ladies well. And as I did so,…

Our survey says…

I’ve been really impressed with much of what has been going on in recent months to improve the whole BPA experience on a match day. Jon Sharp clearly has the interests of the supporters in mind, as well as the success of the team. It’s such a refreshing change from some previous eras. What  do…

All our yesterdays (1) – Coventry v London Welsh: 1st March1975

I’ve never been one to hoard things, much preferring a minimalist approach to life being a little OCD when it comes to clutter. Fortunately however, the same is not so true of my nonagenarian mum. In cleaning out her loft last week,  fortuitously (for me) she came across a large number of Coventry programmes from…

Friendlies: Episode 4 – the one with the Exiles

I can’t wait for the visit of London Welsh in just 5 days time. Always a favourite team, and with happy memories of some close, and not so close, encounters over the years, this should be a match of huge interest to any Coventry supporter. Having watched what amounted to a ‘demolition’ of Cardiff on Saturday,…