Thinkin’ of you’s workin’ up my appetite
Looking forward to a little afternoon delight
Afternoon Delight – Starland Vocal Band
Always a good feeling to wake up with a buzz of excitement at the thought of an afternoon watching Cov and the belief that things are on the up at last after such a miserable October…
There should be a decent crowd at the Butts today as more supporters are attracted back by the upturn in Coventry’s fortunes in recent weeks and the prospect of watching a more expansive game than perhaps was the case a few weeks ago.
Make no mistake, Henley are capable of producing an upset, prior to their present run of 5 consecutive defeats they’d between Darlington, Wharfedale and Loughborough.
However, it would be a major shock if Coventry lost. To put it into context, every single one of the 48 predictions on the Rolling-maul website to date for Week 12 has Coventry down for a 5-0 win except for one , which is a 5-1 win. If everyone outside of the club has that degree of belief in the club, so should we.
Interesting that Phil Maynard should say that although the selection of today’s team wasn’t a difficult decision to make, there are others who are knocking at the door:
Other players, such as James Tincknell, were considered, but the group has performed well in the last two weeks and it is only right to show support for them for a game which offers an opportunity for them to do the same again
That’s a really positive thing to say, giving a clear message to those on the fringe that they haven’t been forgotten. Anyone who has followed this blog for a while will know I’m a great fan of James Tincknell and if and when Rory is recalled, James’ return (or that of Callum MacBurnie or Cliffie Hodgson) won’t weaken the side.
And as for the ‘interesting news’ that was going to come out of the club this week…I wonder if anyone can enlighten me as to what exactly it was because I’m very much none the wiser on that front.
I’ll be posting some pre-match photos later today, together with the transcript of the tweets sent during the game. For those not able to attend today, I’ll tweet regular updates from @CowshedTim or you can see the updates on this blog – go to the homepage and the live Twitter feed is visible in the right hand column.
Let’s hope for an exciting game that will be remembered for all the right reasons…
See you there.