The hiring squad…

In yesterday’s post I expressed some concern over the number of players who would not be getting any game time on a weekend (Two into one won’t go). I thought I’d develop this a little further today. A quick perusal of last Sunday’s ‘The Rugby Post’, and in particular the reviews of the National League…

Two into one won’t go…

The break in the league fixtures must offer a welcome respite to Coventry RFC, in particular Scott Morgan and the rest of the coaching team. Two weeks in which to work with the squad to address the key areas that are preventing Coventry from performing at the levels they were consistently reaching in the pre-season friendlies and the opening…

50 ways to leave your club….

It must have been a nightmare. I was in the changing-room after one of the mid-week practice sessions, sitting on the benches alongside other members of the Cov squad. I was clearly one of the players; at 56 and asthmatic –  why wouldn’t I be?  I was puffing and panting away, having done some extra fitness…

A man for all seasons…

There can’t be many supporters who can boast of being a Coventry RFC season ticket holder for the past 55 years. Fewer still who have kept every one of those 55 season tickets. I only know of one…Rob Moody. And he’s not one to boast. But Rob has very kindly loaned me his collection and having…

We are family – Get up ev’rybody and sing…

I just don’t get it. Perhaps it’s just me, but the game I watched on Saturday bears little resemblance to the one Scott Morgan alludes to in his post-match comments in today’s Coventry Evening Telegraph (CET – Rosslyn Park report).

Cometh the hour…

Saturday seems such a long time ago. Concerns about the off-the-field goings-on at Coventry are such that the result against Rosslyn Park on Saturday is almost of secondary importance this week. Apart from sorting out the obvious difficulties on the pitch, the club must resolve the question of:

Confidence is a preference…

…for the habitual voyeur Of what is known as Parklife – (Blur) It didn’t make pleasant viewing, did it? And there was certainly little confidence on display in the Coventry side that lost to Rosslyn Park yesterday. We made life very easy for Park… I’d hoped to see an improvement on last week but in…

Walking the walk…

As a erstwhile English teacher, it was incumbent on me to ensure the students under my tutelage were always able to analyse a piece of prose carefully, explore the narrative running through it, highlight the subtext and evaluate how any significant nuances in the language were used to create an intended effect. And once an English teacher, always an…

Coventry v Rosslyn Park – more lies, damned lies….

Last week’s stats on Fylde seemed to prove popular so I’ve done something similar this week for the Rosslyn Park game. They do provide some surprises. What they certainly don’t do is offer answers to many of the concerns raised by Coventry’s recent run of poor performances, but they should generate plenty of discussion. I…

Rosslyn Park – the dog bites back

There is no doubt about it. Coventry is a something of a wounded beast at the moment. Okay, so most of the injuries are of the self-inflicted kind, but injured it is. And as we all know, a wounded animal is a dangerous one.

Fylde (under ‘L’ for lesson learned)

The initial shock at the manner of Coventry’s defeat has subsided now. The reality that Coventry aren’t performing at a level above that of a middle of the table National 1 side at best has hit home. It’s now time to stop briefly and admire the free-flowing ‘champagne’ rugby produced by a Fylde team that was a class…

The deep, dark truthful mirror…

One day you’re going to have to face A deep dark truthful mirror And it’s going to tell you things that I still love you too much to say… The same eyes, the same lips, the same lie From your tongue trips Deep dark, deep dark truthful mirror Deep dark, deep dark truthful mirror

Coventry RFC to audition for the Christmas pantomime…?

Speaking immediately after the match to John Wilkinson for The Rugby Post, Scott Morgan said he thought the performance against Fylde was ‘possibly the worst experience in my time at the club’. It certainly was for many of the 1187 supporters there yesterday.

Coventry v Fylde – match tweets

Below are the tweets sent during the course of the game today. They won’t make pleasant reading for Cov fans…I do apologise about the typos…fat fingers, I’m afraid!

Cov v Fylde – Cov need to play it smart

Comments made by Scott Morgan in the Coventry Evening Telegraph earlier in the week seem to hint at some of the frustrations he has been feeling over the last few weeks (CET – Scott Morgan). Whilst Coventry have won four of their six games and sit 5th in the league, they have struggled to get into…

Coventry v Fylde – lies, damned lies….

I thought it might be interesting to look at some comparisons between Coventry and Fylde based on the games they’ve played so far this season to see what conclusions, if any, can be drawn from the current form of both teams. I’m all too aware that statistics can be manipulated to suit a particular purpose. I apologise…