Every dog has his day…

The English language is littered with proverbs, some more obvious in meaning than others. I remember as a child having to complete lists of them in tabular form, page after page of the damned things, and then rote learning them…you know the sort of thing. ‘You can’t make an omelet without…’ and ‘A chain is…

Running on reserves…

Whilst Coventry were losing to Richmond on Saturday, in National Two (North) near neighbours Broadstreet were entertaining Macclesfield at home. The game ended 37-53 and means ‘Street have now lost all their opening four league fixtures. A worrying two weeks for Coventry but nothing compared to the first month of the new season for Broadstreet,…

Ups and downs

A big week for Coventry this. Two consecutive defeats and things suddenly look very different. After two thumping wins against Wharfedale and Loughborough in the opening leagues games of the season we were starting to run away with ourselves, with promotion being very much the buzz word. Hardly surprising, therefore, that after two consecutive losses…

Four wheels on my wagon…but only just

I don’t know how many people will remember the old Bert Bacharach song, ‘Three wheels on my waggon…’ about a group of American settlers who are travelling by wagon and horses across native Indian territory when they are attacked by Cherokees. Each verse results in the loss of a further wheel. Despite this, it remains an…

Everything on track…

The team announced yesterday for Saturday’s game against Richmond  contains few surprises. Well, to my untrained eyes at least just the one, to be precise. The absence of George Oliver in the back row seems a strange decision and I can only imagine he’s picked up a knock in training. I looked through the ‘live’ summary of the…

Coffee break …

As the mood hasn’t been quite so ebullient since Saturday and since we’re in the quiet period of the week, awaiting the release of the team news for Cov’s game at Richmond, I thought I’d lighten proceedings with a couple of activities to do to fill in a bit of time, should you have any at your disposal….

Time to move on…to Richmond

Following last weekend’s home defeat to Hartpury College, this week’s visit to the Athletic Ground to play hosts Richmond takes on additional significance for Coventry supporters. The manner in which Cov bounce back from the bitter disappointment of such a lacklustre performance could yet determine how successful our season will be. There is no doubt…

At the other end of the table…

Early days still, but it already seems  as if it’s going to be very tight at the top, with the favourites for promotion either losing a game or two, or failing to pick up vital bonus points and teams we hadn’t expected to do so well are causing some shocks. As one of the promotion hopefuls ourselves,…

Monday morning blues (and whites)

If the tweets coming from some of the players are anything to go on, they are hurting and feel the frustrations of yesterday’s game just as much, if not more, than the supporters. If the coaches can use this as a motivating factor in the week ahead, then Richmond might be in for something of…

That morning after feelin’

Eighteen hours on and with plenty of time to reflect on the whys and wherefores, it’s still difficult to explain just why Coventry failed to recreate the kind of performance that anyone who attended  Coventry’s opening pre-season National One games knows they are capable of producing. It would be too easy to put the blame solely on Coventry;…

Morgan’s no ‘Tinkerman’

With the amount of injuries we’ve suffered over the last few games, the announcement of the Coventry team to play Hartpury comes as something of a relief. Although both Tom Preece and Scott Hamilton are out, the inclusion of Tom Poole is welcome news given that he looked to have been a real doubt when…

Suggestion Box….

I thought long and hard about posting this, but having read and re-read what I’ve written several times, I don’t think it can be construed in any way as being critical of the club; at least I hope it can’t. It is my attempt at moving the discussions regarding communications between the club and supporters…

The Price of success offers us Hope for the future…

Two down and only twenty-eight to go! What conclusions, if any, can be drawn thus far..? Well, it would appear that the two games, against Wharfedale and Loughborough, whilst resulting in fairly similar score lines, have been achieved through different means. In the Wharfedale game, the backs were dominant and the bulk of the tries game from…