Coventry and Wasps – friends with benefits?

I thought Paul Smith’s article in the Coventry Telegraph this week might spark more interest from Coventry supporters on the messageboard than it has. Wasps arrival and academy reorganisation opens loan door for Cov – Coventry Telegraph Okay, there have been a couple comments on the continuing debate as to where Coventry will train both…

‘An exciting future’ – comparatives or superlatives?

Glad to see that Jon Sharp seems to have taken a leaf out of Rowland Winter’s book and announced the imminent departures of four Coventry coaches through the most appropriate channel  – the club’s own website. I’ve always felt that news of any significance should  go through the website as that way supporters have the…

Coventry v Newcastle: Nov 2 1996 – watch it as the story is retold (Part 2)

(This post won’t make a great deal of sense if you haven’t already read yesterday’s, a link to which can be found below: Coventry v Newcastle: Nov 2 1996 – watch it as the story is retold… ) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ An 11-9 lead at half time! It was such stuff as dreams are made on. Coincidentally,  those in the crowd that…

Coventry v Newcastle: Nov 2 1996 – watch it as the story is retold…

Ask supporters to name their all-time Coventry side of the last 30 years and you’d be unlikely to get much unanimity. Ask them to pick a 5 year period as their favourite to have watched Coventry and again there would be significant disagreement. However, ask the same group of supporters to pick one game that stands out…

Carry on camping

Inevitably, most of the news coming out of the club at the moment is the result of the fallout from the announcement back in late January of the appointment of a new Director of Rugby – speculation over the new coaching set up, the names of players retained and released and details of Rowland Winter’s…

Sam’s the man…but sadly not for much longer

April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain The Wasteland – TS Eliot TS Eliot would have us believe that the cruellest month is April, whilst also suggesting as he does that Winter ‘kept us warm, covering / Earth in forgetful…

The road not taken…

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth The Road Not Taken – Robert Frost   The news that Plymouth Albion are likely to go into administration…

The story so far…

It’s 8 weeks almost to the day since the announcement of Rowland Winter’s appointment as the new Director of Rugby at Coventry. 56 days. Not long but already so much seems to have happened that perhaps it’s worth taking stock of all the changes that have so far started to take place . Defence, scrum, lineout…

Exodus (the movement of the people) – part 2

Yeah-yeah-yeah, well! Uh! Open your eyes and look within: Are you satisfied (with the life you’re living)? Uh! We know where we’re going, uh! Exodus – Bob Marley Another exodus – but not of players this time. I’m surprised no one has really made any comment as yet regarding the attendance at the Butts on Saturday, despite…

Cinderford and a place in the sun…

Cause there’s a place in the sun Where there’s hope for ev’ryone Where my poor restless heart’s gotta run There’s a place in the sun And before my life is done Got to find me a place in the sun A Place In The Sun – Stevie Wonder Before the game yesterday I had reason…

Cinderford: a routine victory..?

The depth of the injury crisis currently blighting Coventry really hit home yesterday with the news of the team selected to play Cinderford later today. Whilst the forwards look a reasonably strong unit, it seems as if Scott Morgan has been forced into playing Alex Woodburn alongside Callum MacBurnie at centre, something which is bound to…

The Firing Squad

Be warned…spoiler alert. This post will involve some gossip, a good deal of speculation all mixed together with  a fair degree of opinion. Anyone not subscribing to any of the above is most welcome to stay. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Whilst we should know the names of the players Rowland Winter is retaining for the 2016/17 season by…

Cov must stop Cinders getting to the ball and Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi

So, we’ll know who the players are that Rowland Winter has decided to retain for the 2016/17 season by the end of the week. We all have our own opinions of who we’d keep and who we’d release, but come Friday(ish) the speculation can cease once and for all and another piece of the jigsaw slotted into place….

Suspicion, reflection and progression…

If your time to you Is worth savin’ Then you better start swimmin’ Or you’ll sink like a stone For the times they are a-changin’ ‘The times they are a-changing’ – Bob Dylan And at  the Butts Park Arena, the times they are indeed a-changing. And the latest evidence of the transformation that is slowly beginning to…