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 I’d add my own appreciation of what appears a greater willingness on the part of the club to share its news with the sporting community in Coventry and beyond. Whether…

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 the run-up to Christmas. That we didn’t slip, vaudeville style, and land flat on our backsides was a relief; but only that. It was a win that was expected, but…

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 loss…(the figures below are purely speculative, it’s how that lost revenue could impact on the club that’s important). If 300 hundred of those have to pay (so excluding children under…

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 this blog voted as having the biggest impact on the pitch is: Jacques Le Roux. Well done, Jacques. It was always going to be a close call as to the…

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 the shots and they follow I watch you still from a distance then go Back to my room, you never know… …Who’s the talk of the town? Talk of the…

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, Rob I can still remember quite clearly a remark made by Scott Morgan at the Fans’ Forum back in August when making reference to Rob Knox. He was effusive in…

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 that we can play good, effective and winning rugby. Well, Scott certainly got his wish yesterday. After the first 15 minutes in which Coventry struggled to gain an real rhythm…

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! George has been one of the stand out performers this season and perhaps its no surprise he features so highly in the MVP poll. The thing that most surprises me…

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 to the rhythm of the financiers and sponsors. Like some gangrenous appendage, festering away at the extremities of its corporate body, the supporters are left to look after themselves. And as the…

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 tell me but it’s always second-hand I’m incognito but no rendezvous been planned Dictate or relate I could send it to your home “Return to sender” I could sing it…

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 year should symbolise a fresh start with two-faced Janus, the Roman God of religion and myths, looking back on the past year and forwards to the new. We’ve all dwelt…

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…

‘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 describes where Coventry are at the moment, half way through the season and struggling to find any decent form. After the Esher game, Scott Morgan and the coaches seemed to…

Boxing Day fixtures and on the 4th day of Christmas….

The argument for National 1 fixtures over the Christmas weekend was strengthened somewhat for me yesterday  when I discovered that Wasps had attracted 24,500 to their game at the Ricoh for their Sunday fixture against Saracens. I couldn’t find their average gate so far this season, but they did average 19,500 during the first sixth moments of their tenure here…

London Welsh and on the 3rd day of Christmas, you voted for…?

Well it’s back to some sort of normality now, until the New Year celebrations of course. I trust that everyone had another lovely day yesterday and that, for those of you back at work tomorrow, Sunday proves a day of rest and recovery… Having lived something of an Epicurean lifestyle these past few days, I…