On the 1st Day of Christmas the Cov MVP you voted for is…

Twelfth place in this season’s Coventry Rugby Club’s  Most Valuable Player 2017 poll goes to: Anthony Matoto. Had Matoto remained out on the wing, which was the position he started off in when he arrived here in August, I’m not altogether sure he would have made the top 12. Conversely though, had he been playing…

Man of the Match v Birmingham Moseley

The  Man of the Match polls in the blog have, up until now, only ever beenused for home games for the obvious reason that relatively few Coventry supporters travel to away games, certainly not enough to make a vote that meaningful. However, it looks like Coventry supporters will be traveling the 18.5 miles to Billesley…

Training ground update #12

The players looked sharp out there on the pitch yesterday evening… Any concerns that last week’s layoff might not have done us too many favours were  immediately dispelled once the squad started to go through the practice drills/routines. There was real pace to everything the players did, with the ball being fired first one way…

Will the Winter Solstice see the end of those long, dark days?

December 21st. The day the Sun delivers the fewest hours of sunlight of the year. In short, by the end of today we will have turned the corner and from hereon in, it’s a case of less darkness and more light. In short, the Winter Solstice. And with it comes an obvious metaphor as Coventry…

Minding our own business…

Yes, we’re living in The love of the common people Smile’s from the heart Mama’s gonna love you Just as much as she can And she can Paul Young – Love of the Common People I thought I’d move away from the team’s success on the field today and focus instead on some of the…

All kinds of everything…

You call the shots and they follow I watch you still from a distance then go Maybe tomorrow, maybe someday  You’ve changed your place in this world You’ve changed your place in this world The Pretenders – Talk Of The Town A bit of a smorgasbord, this one… Whilst the senior squad might have missed…

Coventry Rugby Club – Most Valuable Player (MVP) 2017

By way of a bit of light relief over the Christmas period, I’ve asked readers of the blog over the last couple of seasons to vote for the player they felt was Coventry’s ‘Most Valuable Player’ or MVP, as the Americans call it. With little else happening rugby-wise over the festive break, in previous season’s…

Rowland Winter to be canonised? No, but just for a moment….

You live me up when I know you’re around God only knows, God only knows Still you raise me up when I know you’re around God only knows, God only knows That’s time Simple Minds – Once Upon A Time Whilst it doesn’t seem to have been a topic for discussion elsewhere amongst Coventry supporters,…

Woah, we’re half way there…Woah, livin’ on a prayer

Oh, we’ve got to hold on, ready or not You live for the fight when it’s all that you’ve got Woah, we’re half way there Woah, livin’ on a prayer Take my hand, we’ll make it I swear Woah, livin’ on a prayer Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer We’re up to the half…

Ice-cold Winter proves too hot for Ampthill

63-14. It was a scoreline to warm the hearts of every Coventry supporter fortunate to be at the BPA yesterday afternoon. Cov dominated every area of the game and come 4.45,  Ampthill hadn’t just been beaten, they’d been dismantled, piece by ineffectual piece. Harsh if you’re an Ampthill supporter, but I’m just saying it as…