When Saturday comes…

When Saturday comes Nothing else matters to me When Saturday comes You got to wear your heart on your sleeve When Saturday comes Nothing else matters to me When Saturday comes The winner takes it all  DEF LEPPARD – When Saturday Comes Last weekend seems such a long time ago now, partly because I haven’t…

Friendlies Season 3 – Episode 2: the one with the Nuns (the review)

A 48-0 win. A good result and a decent performance in the end, but at times Nuneaton made us work very hard for the points and I imagine they will have been just have pleased with their efforts over the 80 minutes despite the one-sided scoreline. When Coventry had possession they used it extremely effectively…

Man of the Match v Ampthill

Will the outcome of today’s blog poll to determine Cov’s ‘Man of the Match’ against Ampthill reflect that of the sponsors or will supporters once again vote for someone different?

Search for the Hero

Sometimes the river flows but nothing breathes. A train arrives but never leaves. It’s a shame… But it’s then, then that faith arrives To make you feel at least alive. And that’s why you should keep on aiming high, Just seek yourself and you will shine. M People – Search For The Hero ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thank…

Cambridge University v Coventry Nighthawks: a one-sided contest…?

Apparently, a nighthawk is: a superb athlete who, courtesy of an alchemical potion, possesses mild super-strength and increased agility and durability from dusk till dawn. He has also used several costume aids, such as a jet-powered artificial wing system, artificial claw tips, lasers and projectile weapons * As well as a bird, of course. So,…

The Friendlies: Episode 4: the one with the Dragon feeders (the report)

The e-letter that was sent out to all members earlier this week shed a little more light on what Director of Rugby Rowland Winter is hoping to achieve from the pre-season schedule. Other than the obvious need to look at players in varying combinations against opposition that have been carefully picked to test us, the main targets…

We can be heroes, just for one day….

I watch the ripples change their size But never leave the stream Of warm impermanence and So the days float through my eyes But the days still seem the same David Bowie – Changes Jersey Reds. Championship side v National 1 side with aspirations of playing in the tier above. It might not be Goliath, with…

I’m leaving on a jet plane….

I can not live Peacefully without you For even a moment I miss you terribly when you’re away This ain’t right… I’m taking an aeroplane Across the world to Follow My Heart! Bjork – Aeroplane I may be leaving on a jet plane… …but unlike John Denver, or Peter, Paul and Mary for that matter, I’m…

Blackheath, Moseley and Creative Parallel…

So today is to be my last away game of the season, having made the decision that with nothing really to play for, Wharfedale is probably a bit too far for a day trip. I always enjoy travelling, whether it be with friends as it was a couple of weeks ago or by public transport as is…

What if and if only…

The Cov Dog must still be barking this morning. Fed and watered yesterday evening and having slept the sleep of the contented, it will have woken this morning eager for more. Let off the leash in the afternoon, it snapped and snarled at the heels of a Darlington team than grew increasingly frustrated as the game went…

A make up, not a break up…for the time being

I’ve succumbed. And I blame John Wilkinson… After the Esher game, I’d prepared myself mentally for a three week break from watching Coventry, accepting as I did that Blaydon was too far to travel by public transport. I knew that I’d have a nervy afternoon sitting by the computer, switching from website to another  trying to get regular…

Cov prove a point…

Another loss. But the majority of the crowd of nearly 12oo will have left the Butts yesterday feeling that in a season of broken dreams, Coventry had a least restored some pride in themselves as a team and in the faithful who have remained, well….just that. Faithful. The 12-13 defeat proved a point…and a valuable one…

The Boss is back in Coventry…

Everybody’s got a hungry heart Everybody’s got a hungry heart Lay down your money and you play your part Everybody’s got a hungry heart Hungry Heart – Bruce Springsteen

My Funny Valentine

Words that could have been written about Cov… My funny valentine Sweet comic valentine You make me smile with my heart Your looks are laughable Unphotographable Yet you’re my favourite work of art My Funny Valentine – Frank Sinatra

Drawing positives from the Richmond game…

Sometimes you just have to face up to the fact and admit that you were wrong and apologise. I’m sorry, Scott. I was wrong. There you go. And the reason for the apology…? Well, yesterday I questioned Scott’s selection for the Richmond game in that I felt experience was going to be key against the league leaders:…

Is it really a Richmond’s world…?

The delay in announcing side to play Richmond suggested there might be a few shocks in store, and so it has proved. Where to start? The front row. Scott Morgan has kept faith with both Tipiloma Kivalu and Joe Foreman who performed so admirably against Hartpury last week. The withdraw of Andy Brown and Chad…

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 in reality there’s so much more at stake. On a run of 3 consecutive defeats and with morale pretty low, another defeat for Coventry would be a bitter blow. We…

Ampthill – backs(s) to the drawing board

If you haven’t already voted in the Coventry’s Most Valuable Player poll, please click on the link below and scroll down. With a lot of votes already in, it is extremely close now from the top down and with only one or two votes separating some places, every vote made will make a real difference! The…