Keeping it in the family…

Please excuse this little bit of self-indulgence… I’ve been more than a little concerned of late about just how old the crowds at The Butts appear these days. With youngsters attracted to the razzmatazz of the our Premiership neighbours, it seems as if the  average age of the gate on a Saturday is somewhat greater than the…

The eyes have it…

With no game for two weeks and a natural lull in the news coming out of the club now prior to the build up to the Blaydon game, I thought I’d post something a little different. Apologies to those who might be reading this and living away from Coventry and therefore unable to see the players regularly…this post probably…

Poll results and a Hope-less season in prospect…?

Two days ago I produced a poll that looked at the key areas of discussion in recent weeks amongst Coventry supporters on the messageboard and elsewhere, including on match days. With so much happening on and off the field, there has been much to talk about… Readers were asked to prioritise these areas in order of…

Every ‘Cov’ dog has his day…

I thought the e-letter sent out to members earlier in the week was really positive and a far cry from November’s which did little to ease the furrowed brows of  supporters who had witnessed such a poor start in a season that had started with so much promise. It’s taken a while, and in all…

Good news, an arresting story and a poll…

Great to see some positive news about players who are hoping to return to Coventry after long term illness. Although both Pierre Ferre and Adam Canning have both been forced to sit out the season so far following serious long term injuries, there’s some positive news from both about a return to fitness, although one…

A response…

I’m doubtless going to incur the wrath of a number of people in today’s post, but I thought I’d respond in some detail to Telly1’s post on the messageboard ostensibly concerning the Wasps’ proposed plans to build training facilities at Broadstreet, as outlined in yesterday’s post. I do so knowing that this won’t be particularly popular,…

3G or not 3G – that is the question….or one of them anyway

Following on from a post by Jean H on the messageboard about the commitment and passion evident from Scott Morgan on Saturday… …I sit near the top of the stand, just to the right of where Scott stands or sits, often with Phil M or one or two other well known faces. He was very…

For those of a certain age…

Rob Carter very kindly forwarded me the following article relating to a trip made by supporters (95 of them!!!) and run by the Supporters’ Club to watch Coventry play Plymouth. I’m sure it will back a few memories, even if you were there yourself. Rob reckons (from his haircut) that it might have been ’83 or…

Cov prove a point…

Another loss. But the majority of the crowd of nearly 12oo will have left the Butts yesterday feeling that in a season of broken dreams, Coventry had a least restored some pride in themselves as a team and in the faithful who have remained, well….just that. Faithful. The 12-13 defeat proved a point…and a valuable one…

The Boss is back in Coventry…

Everybody’s got a hungry heart Everybody’s got a hungry heart Lay down your money and you play your part Everybody’s got a hungry heart Hungry Heart – Bruce Springsteen

Some good news, some old news and something to savour…

Since the announcement of Rowland Winter’s appointment, many supporters have asked questions regarding Scott’s position that of the players; will he stay on, what will happen with regard to recruitment for next season given that a new D0R won’t be coming into office until April/June and what is the likely response of the senior players in the…

Injuries and a chance to listen and learn, for everyone…

One of the most depressing aspects of Coventry’s season is the number of injury’s sustained by players over the course of the last six months or so. Whilst Scott Morgan has been quick to play down the significance of this, recognising that the whole focus of the retention policy during the close season was to ensure…

Broadstreet RFC, who would you retain and Ealing Trailfinders or Moseley…?

If Coventry supporters are feeling somewhat down at the moment, spare a thought for those who follow Broadstreet. It’s not been the best of seasons for them either and last weekend’s result against South Leicester means relegation is now a probability rather than a possibility. South Leicester travelled to Coventry’s near neighbours  in a precarious…