Esher – a curate’s egg or a step backwards?

So how was it for you…? It clearly didn’t make the earth move for Rowland Winter, judging by his post-match interview immediately after the game… Hear what @RowlandWinter had to say about today's game #CovRugby pic.twitter.com/W8OVNfsoLn — Coventry Rugby (@CoventryRugby) January 28, 2017 As DoR, the game is his to call and it’s hard to…

Cov ‘ Man of the Match’ against Esher

Will the outcome of this blog poll to determine Cov’s ‘Man of the Match’ against Esher agree with that of the sponsors or will supporters vote for someone different – and not for the first time? As it stands at the moment, of the 6 blog ‘MoM’ polls so far, three have agreed with the decisions of the sponsors…

Today’s game…déjà vu Dev…farewell to Dan…band aid…Twitter feed

Game day. And probably just the right fixture for Cov, following last week’s second half humbling at the hands of Hartpury… …how’s that for alliteration? Esher did us over good and proper earlier in the season down at Molesey Road, winning 34-14 and nilling us in a comprehensive second half performance. We know exactly what…

Training ground update…

It was cold, very cold…. But enjoyable, nonetheless. There were only the two of us there last night – I’m glad I wasn’t the only one daft enough to brave the conditions. All that meant, though, was we had plenty of opportunity to talk through all the various options available to Cov in terms of the…

The Championship – taking the risk or playing it safe?

Ever since the advent of  the league rugby back in 1987, Coventry has struggled to come to terms with competitive rugby at a national level. Of the 29 completed seasons that have elapsed since then, we’ve spent just one in the equivalent of the Premiership, 20 in the Championship and eight in National 1 (including the…

London Welsh…avoiding Schadenfreude…what it might all mean for Cov…Esher

So crisis-torn London Welsh now  ‘cease to exist as a professional club’ and have been denied permission to play in the Championship forthwith… Clearly yesterday’s news that the RFU has refused to extend the temporary licence that they granted Welsh just before Christmas will be of considerable interest to Coventry and, indeed, to several other clubs who…

C’est magnifique, mais ce n’est pas Le National 1….

Sometimes reality can be a bit of a bummer. 5 games unbeaten, supporters talking about the remainder of the season with increasing confidence, performances improving significantly over the last few games… …and then along comes Hartpury College. And with Hartpury, along comes the reality check. However good we are and, in terms of National 1, I saw…

Back to college for Cov…

After a couple of weeks away and having missed what appears to have been two very decent Cov performances since the Christmas break, I’m really not sure what to expect this afternoon. We’re all very aware of Hartpury’s unbeaten run and any team that’s won 18 games on the trot must be clear favourites, either home…

It’s the twelfth day of Christmas, so the winner is…

Day 12 and the final day of the ‘Coventry’s Most Valuable Player’ poll results. This time it’s the overall winner who is revealed. And the most valuable Coventry player, according to readers of this blog, is (to the sound of a dozen drummers drumming):  

On the eleventh day of Christmas…

Day 11 of the ‘Coventry’s Most Valuable Player’ poll results and this time it’s the 2nd place that’s published. And you voted for:

On the tenth day of Christmas…

Just the top three places in Coventry’s ‘Most Valuable Player’ Award 2016 left to reveal…and there are some pretty big names missing from the from the 9 places already decided. No mention, as yet, of Messrs. Wheatcroft, Boulton, Grace, Dyer, Fenner, MacBurnie, Rundle, Litchfield, Stokes, Poole, Conquest, Trimble, Hircock, Snyman, Bone, Povoas…. Whatever the outcome…