Dreaming of cups but drinking from mugs…

It would have taken a brave person at the start of the season to have predicted the league standings after the first five rounds of games. Who would have thought that Ampthill, Hartpury and Blackheath would be striding, Colossus-like, above the likes of Rosslyn Park and Coventry who were, I dare suggest, the most likely…

What a difference a day makes…..

I really, really rate Scott Morgan as a Head Coach. It was a brave call to appoint him as first player coach and then Head Coach given his lack of experience (although I presume you have to take your badges as you do in football). I think he’s growing into the role with every passing season….

Hull Ionians – forwards not backwards…

Twelve months ago the Birmingham school I was working in was embroiled in the alleged Trojan Horse plot and I was seeing out my notice until  December, having worked there for over 31 years. The fall-out was huge, and is still making the lives of those involved, both teachers, staff and pupils, extremely difficult. The school…

Jacques the Ruthless

What a game! With two consecutive defeats and a 13-0 lead clawed back to 19-19 by a rejuvenated Plymouth Albion in the second half, there were some in a decent-sized Coventry crowd of 1168 who were beginning to lose their patience.

Pretty in Pink

Okay, it might not be quite what the Psychedelic Furs were referring to in the song with the eponymous title and it’s a good job Cov didn’t take the meaning of the song literally, but personally I think this new Cov away strip is fantastic. And if it was good enough for Stade Francaise, then… Cov…

From Brickfields to brick walls…

With Coventry frustratingly tight-lipped this week about the progress made by players on the injury list, I don’t think anyone not in the know could have guessed the team selected to play Plymouth Albion tomorrow. Not even get close…I’m not really surprised the Cov coaches have kept their cards tightly to their chests though. Whilst it may…

The Backrow Boys: Everybody…?

As supporters, we all like to pick our own side to play at the weekend, often arguing our case with fellow fans down the local or across the ether, invariably disagreeing but always enjoying the banter. One of the areas where there is most discussion is in the backrow. By my reckoning there are 11…

Every dog has his day…

The English language is littered with proverbs, some more obvious in meaning than others. I remember as a child having to complete lists of them in tabular form, page after page of the damned things, and then rote learning them…you know the sort of thing. ‘You can’t make an omelet without…’ and ‘A chain is…

Running on reserves…

Whilst Coventry were losing to Richmond on Saturday, in National Two (North) near neighbours Broadstreet were entertaining Macclesfield at home. The game ended 37-53 and means ‘Street have now lost all their opening four league fixtures. A worrying two weeks for Coventry but nothing compared to the first month of the new season for Broadstreet,…

Ups and downs

A big week for Coventry this. Two consecutive defeats and things suddenly look very different. After two thumping wins against Wharfedale and Loughborough in the opening leagues games of the season we were starting to run away with ourselves, with promotion being very much the buzz word. Hardly surprising, therefore, that after two consecutive losses…

Four wheels on my wagon…but only just

I don’t know how many people will remember the old Bert Bacharach song, ‘Three wheels on my waggon…’ about a group of American settlers who are travelling by wagon and horses across native Indian territory when they are attacked by Cherokees. Each verse results in the loss of a further wheel. Despite this, it remains an…

Everything on track…

The team announced yesterday for Saturday’s game against Richmond  contains few surprises. Well, to my untrained eyes at least just the one, to be precise. The absence of George Oliver in the back row seems a strange decision and I can only imagine he’s picked up a knock in training. I looked through the ‘live’ summary of the…

Coffee break …

As the mood hasn’t been quite so ebullient since Saturday and since we’re in the quiet period of the week, awaiting the release of the team news for Cov’s game at Richmond, I thought I’d lighten proceedings with a couple of activities to do to fill in a bit of time, should you have any at your disposal….

Time to move on…to Richmond

Following last weekend’s home defeat to Hartpury College, this week’s visit to the Athletic Ground to play hosts Richmond takes on additional significance for Coventry supporters. The manner in which Cov bounce back from the bitter disappointment of such a lacklustre performance could yet determine how successful our season will be. There is no doubt…

At the other end of the table…

Early days still, but it already seems  as if it’s going to be very tight at the top, with the favourites for promotion either losing a game or two, or failing to pick up vital bonus points and teams we hadn’t expected to do so well are causing some shocks. As one of the promotion hopefuls ourselves,…

Monday morning blues (and whites)

If the tweets coming from some of the players are anything to go on, they are hurting and feel the frustrations of yesterday’s game just as much, if not more, than the supporters. If the coaches can use this as a motivating factor in the week ahead, then Richmond might be in for something of…

That morning after feelin’

Eighteen hours on and with plenty of time to reflect on the whys and wherefores, it’s still difficult to explain just why Coventry failed to recreate the kind of performance that anyone who attended  Coventry’s opening pre-season National One games knows they are capable of producing. It would be too easy to put the blame solely on Coventry;…