Loughborough Students and the seventh day of Christmas…

Loughborough on Saturday. It might not seem the most important of games on paper…10th against 12th and with little but pride to play for, but in reality there’s so much more at stake. On a run of 3 consecutive defeats and with morale pretty low, another defeat for Coventry would be a bitter blow. We…

‘Lost in Transition’ and on the 5th day of Christmas…

‘Lost in transition’ might sound like a sequel to a Hollywood movie starring Bill Murray and Scarlet Johansson, but in actual fact it probably better describes where Coventry are at the moment, half way through the season and struggling to find any decent form. After the Esher game, Scott Morgan and the coaches seemed to…

Boxing Day fixtures and on the 4th day of Christmas….

The argument for National 1 fixtures over the Christmas weekend was strengthened somewhat for me yesterday  when I discovered that Wasps had attracted 24,500 to their game at the Ricoh for their Sunday fixture against Saracens. I couldn’t find their average gate so far this season, but they did average 19,500 during the first sixth moments of their tenure here…

London Welsh and on the 3rd day of Christmas, you voted for…?

Well it’s back to some sort of normality now, until the New Year celebrations of course. I trust that everyone had another lovely day yesterday and that, for those of you back at work tomorrow, Sunday proves a day of rest and recovery… Having lived something of an Epicurean lifestyle these past few days, I…

And on the second day of Christmas, you voted for…?

Boxing Day…and hopefully everyone’s had a fantastic Christmas Day, full love and happiness. And indigestion, late afternoon naps and playing Christmas board games that end in tears and don’t get played again for another 12 months… …followed by endless repeats on the tele or putting yourself through some strange form of masochistic torture for a couple…

On the first day of Christmas, you voted for…?

  A very merry Christmas and a happy New Year to everyone involved in the Coventry RFC – players, coaches, backroom staff, the Board and, of course, the supporters. I’d also like to thank everyone who has read the blog over the last 4 months and especially those who have added their own comments, something I hope…

‘Coventry RFC chief massively frustrated’ – reading between the lines

With little information about rugby related matters coming out of the club  over the past few weeks, other than previews and match reports, Scott Morgan’s honest assessment of Coventry’s performances up to the Christmas break makes a welcome and refreshing change. Well done to him and well done to John Wilkinson and the Coventry Telegraph. (Coventry Telegraph 22/12/2015 –…

On building more bridges…not setting fire to the few that remain

The post was written before I’d seen the Coventry Telegraph article published today (Tuesday), which hopefully signifies the beginnings of a dialogue between club and supporters and is particularly welcome. Hopefully, this is something the new Head of Rugby sees as important and we’ll see more often in the coming weeks. Well done, Scott. Perhaps, he’s taking the initiative and…

How the ghosts of the Coventry greats come back to haunt us…

Today is your final chance to vote for Coventry’s Most Valuable Player before the poll closes at midnight tonight, so if you haven’t done so , please click on the link below and scroll down. Loads of you have already, but without giving anything away, any extra votes today are going to make a difference. On each of the…

Feeling the heat…

Once upon a time you dressed so fine Threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn’t you… …now you don’t talk so loud Now you don’t seem so proud Like A Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan   Coventry RFC might not be a club in crisis…but it is certainly one that’s starting to show signs…

Christmas cheer anyone…?

Saturday afternoon and the news doesn’t sound too promising from Ampthill at the moment, so to cheer myself up, I thought I’d play around with ‘jibjab’ – made me smile so I’d thought I’d share them with you! Much better when expanded to full screen… Apologies in advance to the players involved…!!! Please feel free…

Ampthill – backs(s) to the drawing board

If you haven’t already voted in the Coventry’s Most Valuable Player poll, please click on the link below and scroll down. With a lot of votes already in, it is extremely close now from the top down and with only one or two votes separating some places, every vote made will make a real difference! The…

Ampthill: ‘Tis the season to be jolly…

If you haven’t already voted in the Coventry’s MVP poll, please click on the link below and scroll down. It’s very tight at the top, so the more votes the better! I’ll countdown the top 12 players from Christmas Day onwards. The poll will have to close next Monday as they only stay ‘live’ for a…

Coventry’s National 1 league appearances to date…

I thought it might be useful just to have a quick look at a table of the total number of appearances made by Coventry players so far this season.  If my adding up is correct, and that’s by no means a given, we have used a total of 38 players in the 15 games played so far with 35 different…

Ampthill, community links, a 2nd XV and turning wheels

If you haven’t already voted in the Coventry’s MVP poll, please click on the link below and scroll down. It’s going to be very tight at the top, so the more votes the better! Thank you: (Coventry’s Most Valuable Player – Poll) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~