Hard done by Moseley lose to Blaydon…the run in to the end of the season

Oh dear. Blaydon 25 – 12 Moseley. Blaydon were at the races and won… …Moseley fell at the first hurdle. Yesterday, it seems as if Kevin Maggs’ worst fears were yesterday realised. Without 5 players following the England Counties game against Scotland Club XV on Friday,  Moseley made the long journey up to a resurgent Blaydon. The…

England Counties v Scotland Club XV – it’s all in the stars

Some game that… After a pretty even first half which ended 14 a-piece, Counties eased away in the second 40 to win convincingly, and in some style, 45-28. If ever there was ever a game to show off the talents of National One, then this was it…hard-hitting defence, attacking and inventive play from deep with players of…

Cov counts the players, Moseley counts the cost….

I just flew in from the windy city The windy city is mighty purdy But they ain’t got what we got I’m tellin you boys Doris Day – Windy City With no match on Saturday, the England Counties v Scotland Club XV offers a perfect opportunity to watch some live rugby over the weekend. Better…

Squad size, squad news and squaddies…

I really appreciate the fact that as far as my support of Coventry Rugby Club is concerned, match days aren’t the only weekly focus any more. Tuesday’s now have a particular significance, namely the day announcements regarding  retention and recruitment for the 2017/18 season are released. Some mid-week interest as well now. Coventry Rugby Club…the gift that keeps…

Taking the lead…older heads on older shoulders

One of the recurring themes in post-match reports and weekly ‘Coach’s Views’ is the lack of experienced heads on the pitch, especially in the kinds of situations we saw on Saturday when the more senior players just needed to bring the players together and change the direction of the game, slow down the pace (or step it up as required),…

Cov ‘Man of the Match’ v Hull Ionians

Will the outcome of this blog poll to determine Cov’s ‘Man of the Match’ against Hull Ionians agree with that of the sponsors or will supporters once again vote for someone different?

Game day…boom but no bust…MoM poll….Twitter

Game day. And after an interesting week in which discussions over Cov’s encouraging performance against Plymouth and the announcement of the first of the summer signings have held centre stage, it will be good to get back to watching Cov again. It’s been three weeks since supporters last got the chance to watch Cov at…

Training ground update – and a promise of no fake news…

There’s plenty of lively discussion on the Messageboard at the moment centring on the run-in to the end of the season and how Coventry might approach the remaining 8 games. On the one hand, there are those supporters who feel that because these fixtures now carry little or no significance, given we aren’t going to feature in a…

Contracts and the first woman referee to officiate a National One game…

I’m embarrassed to say that in my excitement at the announcement of Coventry’s first signings for next season, Alex Grove and Jack Preece,  I didn’t read John Wilkinson’s article closely enough, neglecting to take in the length of contracts they had both been offered. Grove has signed for two years and Preece just the one. It was…

Two new signings… Schadenfreude? Guilty as charged.

So it’s Alex Grove and Jack Preece… Big signings, those. Rowland Winter said that he was looking for players to come in with experience, who will be cool under pressure and who will be able to finish games off. These first two certainly fit the bill. And here’s the thing…

Reasons to be cheerful – we’re polls apart!

Summer, Buddy Holly, the working folly Good golly, Miss Molly and boats Hammer-smith Palais, the Bolshoi Ballet Jump back in the alley and nanny goats 18 wheeler Scammels, Dominica camels All other mammals plus equal votes Ian Dury and the Blockheads – Reasons to be Cheerful If the results are anything to go by, there…

Plymouth v Coventry – Brick walls in Brickfields

In the end, Plymouth were just a little too strong and a little too seasoned for a Coventry side that didn’t quite have the quality and experience to see the game out, despite coming back from behind twice and clearly rattling the opposition. It was a game that Coventry could have won, but having to play a quarter…