Guess who just got back today…?

Guess who just got back today Them wild-eyed boys that had been away Haven’t changed that much to say But man, I still think them cats are crazy The Boys Are Back In Town… ‘The Boys Are Back In Town’ – Thin Lizzy The boys are truly back in town tomorrow and hopefully there will…

Henley Hawks – yet more lies, damned lies…

Statistics, likelihoods, and probabilities mean everything to men, nothing to God Richelle Goodrich Well, if there is a god and if He is watching over us now, perhaps He’ll be good enough to leave the room, put the kettle on and humour us for a few minutes  whilst we ponder the comparisons between Coventry and Henley so…

In the bleak mid-winter…

In the bleak mid-winter, frosty wind may moan… But nowhere near as bitterly now John Wilkinson  is back. With no information coming directly from the club itself and a degree of silence that would suggest that the Board have perhaps taken up residence with the Order of Saint Benedict, it’s a relief to have some news , albeit via…

Speculatively speaking…

Over the weekend it seems that one or two people in the know appear to have been hinting at some  ‘interesting’ news due to come out of the club this week. Certainly this has been alluded to on the Messageboard and elsewhere and a number of people been asking for further information and speculating as to what it…

Is the grass always greener…?

In yesterday’s post I suggested that unless a series of very unlikely events happened, the remainder of this season is going to be more about making a statement of intent in readiness for the next than it is about promotion. I appreciate this is the kind of utterance that will frustrate some supporters and I can quite see why. In all…

Climbing mountains…discovering oceans

Just two weeks ago there will have been a fair few supporters waking up on the Sunday morning feeling a mixture of emotions, with frustration and worry being very much to the fore. The game at Esher was hopefully our nadir, the lowest point in the season that had been less about climbing mountains and more…

Onwards and upwards…

Congratulations to Broadstreet. First on account of their recent form, particularly at home where they’ve won their last two games after such a poor start to the season and secondly because they undoubtedly know how to court the local press – (Coventry Telegraph – Coventry back on right National 2 North Track}. Great publicity, free…

Cinderford – and more of those lies, damned lies…

I know I am fickle. But in may ways if you support Coventry it goes with the territory. Let me explain… By mid-September, I’d petty much decided we were to be promoted. Third last season, recruitment close season strong ‘from top to bottom’, the club ready to make a ‘sustained challenge’ and two fairly convincing wins in…

No news is NOT good news….

I’m going off on one today, so I apologise in advance. You’ve heard it before, from me several times and from a number of others, but I’ll keep repeating it until I’m blue in the face if necessary  (mixed in with alternate white hoops). And the source of my irritation? The club’s continued lack of communication…

Plus ca change…

I guess if you attended the game on Saturday, as a Coventry fan you’ll still be on something of a natural high. Having lost more matches than we ‘d won this season and on a run of three consecutive defeats, a win was what was needed first and foremost. The fact that the second half was as…

Blaydon – small steps or giant leaps?

The relief was palpable. In the end, it was a convincing victory. Four tries to secure a bonus point, a defence so frugal that it failed to allow Blaydon a single point and a standing ovation at the end. There wasn’t a Cov supporter in the ground who wouldn’t have settled for that at the start…

Coventry V Blaydon – the tweets

14:56 75 seconds silence today… in memory of those who died in the Blitz 15:01 And we’re off. Silence poignant 15:01 Cov playing towards railway end 15:02 Concede early penalty. Blaydon kick to corner 15:03 5m out…Blaydon win throw 15:04 Another pen to Blaydon. Kick to corner again. Hands in ruck? 15:05 Blaydon knock on…

Coventry v Blaydon: One moment in time…

In the week following the Esher game, just when it’s crying out for some sort of statement from someone at the club, anyone really, as to why Coventry were so outclassed on the day, there hasn’t even been the usual Mon/Tues press release. From Saturday’s post-match comments in the Telegraph and the report in The Rugby Post until…

Blaydon – more lies, damned lies and a few statistics

There have been a couple of comments this week on the Messageboard concerning a perceived lack of team spirit and unity within the team. Players hadn’t been seen together as much in and around Coventry, that the coach on Saturday returned home half empty with players making their own way back to places other than Cov and…