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 of hours whilst you watch ‘Downtown’ Abbey.
Christmas Day is increasingly becoming a reminder that I’m growing old before my years…socks and slippers for me and children and grandchildren with Raspberry Pis and all sorts of other technical wizardry.
And it’s impossible for those of us ‘of an age’ not to think back to the Boxing Days of old and some of the great encounters Cov had against the ol’ enemy. Boxing Days then used to always be so simple. A lazy morning, perhaps broken only by the visit of an ageing relative, saved only by having to leave before everyone else sat down to cold turkey, left over mince pies and reheated Christmas puddings, in order to get to the ground well before kick off to ensure a parking space.
Especially at The Reddings, where parking was always a nightmare.
Nowadays, it’s Wasps that are seen as, well hardly rivals, but maybe by some as an alternative rugby venue in Coventry threatening the club’s potential survival in the medium to long term, if nothing else.
But I’m cool with that.
But it always used to be Moseley. And they were rivals, in the truest sense.
And of gladiatorial proportions.
Coventry v Moseley, December 26th. The two best teams in the country in the early to mid 70s. Hard to believe now, eh? The winters were cold and the matches always frosty affairs, too.
A great mistake to have a blank weekend this week; it was always such a great atmosphere and the crowds were always large. Doesn’t matter that it wouldn’t have been a local derby…a home game every other year would be better than none.
Still, it’s not to be and instead it will be a Saturday spent, for a change, with my wife and probably children and/or grandchildren and that’s not a bad way to while a way an afternoon.
But listening on the radio to West Brom getting stuffed at Swansea most definitely is…
Day 2 of the ‘Coventry’s Most Valuable Player’ poll results and this time it’s the 11th place that’s published. And you voted for:
Matt Jones. Congratulations to Matt.
I’m not sure I should comment on results or not, what’s the etiquette here…if it’s your poll then should you stay neutral?
Perhaps just a brief comment – I thought Matt might have ended up in a slightly higher position in the poll …if it’s about impact on the pitch, which is what it meant to be, then for me Matt certainly is one of the pivotal players.
But it’s all about personal opinions and that’s the beauty a poll.
Plenty of surprises to come yet!
10th place tomorrow…