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…

Man of the Match v Ampthill RFC

Another home game, another Man of the Match poll. Will those who vote agree with the sponsors or will they see things differently, as is often the case? If you were at the Ampthill game and would like to take part, all you need to do is click on the circle next to the player…

Saturday’s referee…solutions on the field not off it…Pete White

Some of referee Calum Howard’s reading of the Laws of Rugby certainly bemused the coaches and players last weekend, something that Rowland Winter made an oblique reference to in his post-match interview with John Wilkinson which is now available to read on the official website. Probably choosing his words rather more carefully than I am,…

Rosslyn Park’s 4G pitch….away day support

A crowd of 840 were at the Rock to witness Cov’s eventual 7 try demolition of a Park side that put up some sterling resistance in the first half, only to fall apart in the second. Though things might not have gone quite to plan for the home side on the pitch, off it they…

Patience key as Cov turn on the style in the last quarter

  For the second week running, Cov went into the break with the momentum very much against them. Last week, Plymouth scored in the final minute of the first half to close the gap to just the one point at 15-14 and, with their tails up, must have wanted the half to continue for a…