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Don’t look back in anger…

Last night they loved you, opening doors and pulling some strings, angel Come get up my baby In walked luck and you looked in time…

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What might a successful second half of the season look like…?

In his ‘Welcome From The Boardroom’ column in the Loughborough programme, apart from wishing everyone a Happy New Year, Jon Sharp didn’t have a great…

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Selling the vision, buying the dream

During the Christmas break, having lost 3 games on the bounce, most of us felt that Loughborough was a game we had to win and then,…

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Late withdrawals: can we bank on the replacements…

The late(ish) withdrawals of Rob Knox, Andy Brown and Chad Thorne mean a difficult trip to Hartpury just got a whole lot harder. Fair play…

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Media coverage and the team selected to play Hartpury

I know that praise for the greater coverage of the club in the Coventry Telegraph this week has been forthcoming from the messageboard already, but I thought…

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Hartpury College: the case for the defence

Loughborough Students were always going to be a potential banana skin for a Coventry side looking to bounce back after a series of disappointing performances in…

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Attendances, selection and recruitment for 2016/17…

As we know, attendances were down on average around 400 on last season prior to the Loughborough game. And in terms of revenue, that’s a substantial…

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On the 12th day of Christmas…

Day 12, the final day, of the ‘Coventry’s Most Valuable Player’ poll results and this time it’s the overall winner that’s published. The Coventry player  the readers of…

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Talk of the town and Twitter tweets

Oh but it’s hard to live by the rules I never could and still never do The rules and such never bothered you You call…

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On the 11th 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: Rob Knox. Well done,…

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Loughborough Students: Good performance, but no acid test…

In his programme notes yesterday, under the title ‘Thoughts and Views of the Head of Rugby’, Scott Morgan wrote, Above all though, my hope is…

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On the 10th day of Christmas….

Day 10 of the ‘Coventry’s Most Valuable Player’ poll results and this time it’s the 3rd place that’s published. And you voted for: George Oliver. Well done George!…

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Coventry v Loughborough Students – the gallery

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Your City, Your Club -really?

The club is losing its soul…and it saddens me to say that. It’s heart no longer beats in time with those of its supporters, but instead beats…

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Spandau Ballet and the 9th day of Christmas…

Probably says it all… Communication let me down And I’m left here Communication let me down And I’m left here, I’m left here Telex or…

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The Rugby Paper: 27th December – Coventry redefine coaching roles to stop rot

I subscribe to the weekly digital edition of ‘The Rugby Post’ but last weekend, as a result of the post-Christmas festivities, I failed to look…

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Happy New Year and the eighth day of Christmas

Happy New Year! To everyone connected to Coventry RFC, including players, coaches, backroom staff and supporters. Let’s hope 2016 begins better than 2015 ended… The new…

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Loughborough Students and the seventh day of Christmas…

Loughborough on Saturday. It might not seem the most important of games on paper…10th against 12th and with little but pride to play for, but…

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Switching off the television to concentrate on the game and the 6th day of Christmas…

There’s a fair bit of discussion taking place on the messageboard at the moment about Jon Sharp’s proposed development of the Butts. One, or possibly…

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‘Lost in Transition’ and on the 5th day of Christmas…

‘Lost in transition’ might sound like a sequel to a Hollywood movie starring Bill Murray and Scarlet Johansson, but in actual fact it probably better…

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