Death in Paradise

Another loss. It would be easy to offer excuses. This was a makeshift side put together from a squad ravaged by injuries, down to the bare bones and playing away from home in difficult playing conditions with 8 changes from the previous week. However, it would be wrong to do so. When the squad was put…

The Butts gets the thumbs up and dream teams

Given that this is the third week running that the club has appeared far more willing to share its news with supporters and the local community outside that of team news and post match reports, I think it’s fair to say that this now constitutes a real shift in its approach to the marketing of…

I’ve been down so goddam long that it looks like up to me…

It’s just taken one good performance from Coventry at the weekend to lift my spirits no end. Even then it was only the draw and not a win. But lifted somewhat they are. I guess that’s because of where they were prior to the Richmond game…which if it wasn’t rock bottom, then it was pretty damn…

Cov to whip Devon’s cream….

After a performance like the one we witnessed on Saturday, it’s hardly surprising that this Saturday’s game away at Plymouth can’t come quick enough for many supporters, although I understand that given it was such a bruising encounter, perhaps the players feel they might deserve a little longer to recuperate…

If there’s something strange in your neighbourhood, who you gonna call…?

We want players who are willing to run hard, wear the jersey with pride and put their bodies on the line. Scott Morgan’s final comment in yesterdays article in the CoventryTelegraph is one that I imagine would be echoed by every Cov supporter. The discussions over game plans, tactics, selection and recruitment are all secondary to…

A trundle or a Rundle. You decide…

In the time between the aftermath of the Saturday game and the build up of the following week’s fixture, it’s always quite interesting to look at the official match reports to be found on the respective clubs’ websites to get a feel of how the previous game was viewed by the two clubs. This is…

The charge of the blue and white brigade

It ‘s strange how a draw can seem as good as a win, but 48 hours on and that’s how it still feels. 2 points instead of 4, but in every other way this was a victory…for the players, the coaches and supporters. There’s not been a lot to cheer about and what there has…

Drawing positives from the Richmond game…

Sometimes you just have to face up to the fact and admit that you were wrong and apologise. I’m sorry, Scott. I was wrong. There you go. And the reason for the apology…? Well, yesterday I questioned Scott’s selection for the Richmond game in that I felt experience was going to be key against the league leaders:…

Jacques Le Roux – MVP winner update

I thought those readers who took part in the ‘Coventry RFC’s Most Valuable Player Poll – 2015’ would be interested in the following photo and message from Jacques. Many thanks, Jacques and hope the injury today isn’t  serious. Hi Tim, Thank you very much for the trophy and all the support. It is kind gestures like these…

Is it really a Richmond’s world…?

The delay in announcing side to play Richmond suggested there might be a few shocks in store, and so it has proved. Where to start? The front row. Scott Morgan has kept faith with both Tipiloma Kivalu and Joe Foreman who performed so admirably against Hartpury last week. The withdraw of Andy Brown and Chad…

Under pressure…

Another good week for Coventry RFC on the media front with a very interesting piece in the Coventry Telegraph on Scott Morgan’s thoughts on the performances of the two latest recruits to the team, Joe Foreman and George Tresidder, followed by a detailed looked at Joe’s career thus far. He’s very much a local lad and someone for whom…

When the Butts rocks, the dog barks…Coventry v Richmond

I think I’m more excited about this game than I have been all season. The league leaders, on a fantastic run of form at the moment and a team that will come here full of confidence and a belief that they’ll win. It’s just made for an upset. And Coventry have always been a team…

Don’t look back in anger…

Last night they loved you, opening doors and pulling some strings, angel Come get up my baby In walked luck and you looked in time Never look back, walk tall, act fine Come get up my baby I’ll stick with you baby for a thousand years Nothing’s gonna touch you in these golden years, gold…

What might a successful second half of the season look like…?

In his ‘Welcome From The Boardroom’ column in the Loughborough programme, apart from wishing everyone a Happy New Year, Jon Sharp didn’t have a great deal to say. In fact, a photo of the Coventry lineout was the dominant feature. However, the Chairman did confirm what we all probably already knew, namely that Coventry’s present position…

Selling the vision, buying the dream

During the Christmas break, having lost 3 games on the bounce, most of us felt that Loughborough was a game we had to win and then, well then it was going to get a whole lot harder. And so it’s proving to be.

Late withdrawals: can we bank on the replacements…

The late(ish) withdrawals of Rob Knox, Andy Brown and Chad Thorne mean a difficult trip to Hartpury just got a whole lot harder. Fair play to Coventry though, with updates coming via the official channels this week, rather than being picked up via supporters and then put on Facebook and the messageboard. It’s a more…