Cov supporters – so just how fickle are we…?

Many a tear has to fall But it’s all In the game All in the wonderful game That we know as love You have words with him And your future’s looking dim But these things Your hearts can rise above Tommy Edwards – It’s All In The Game Well, if ever a post was going to…

Fantasy team poll – results

As promised, today’s post details the results of the recent poll designed to be a light-hearted look at what the strongest side taken from the combined squads over the last two years might look like, as selected by readers of this blog. In all, just shy of 200 readers took part which made it the most…

Why the unbeaten run now and despicable Cov, too

I imagine the question that most Cov supporters will be asking themselves is why on earth it took Coventry until mid-March to exhibit the kind of consistent form that we all knew they were capable of producing? Yes, prior to then there had been odd games where you thought maybe, just maybe, there was a faint spark of…

Moseley, ‘Derby ’til I die’ and we have only ourselves to blame…

Yesterday was a sad day for Moseley…or Birmingham Moseley as we’ll have to get used to calling them come June onwards. The rebranding of the club is an attempt, apparently, at creating a wider appeal across the city and to generate more sponsorship, although I doubt many who follow local rugby will see Birmingham Moseley as anything but…

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…

Defending the indefensible and Rob Conquest

Watch Coventry play like they did yesterday and you begin to wonder why just so many of the squad are soon to be in receipt of their P45s. UB40’s 1981 anthem for the unemployed could well do with a 2016 rewrite, with the title updated to reflect the Cov’s current predicament …not longer ‘One in Ten’, instead it’s ‘Eight in…

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…

DMP et al.

I always feel much happier when Coventry release the team news on a Thursday afternoon, rather than delaying it until Friday. An early announcement suggests that the coaches aren’t waiting on news from players who might be carrying an injury and as a result could suffer an adverse reaction on Friday morning, following Thursday’s evening training session….

Henley v Coventry – Regatta de (blue et) blanc

Rio riay riayo Rio riay riayo Rio riay riayo Rio riay riayo, riayo, riayo, riyao Riya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya Yao Regatta de Blanc – The Police ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Whilst I totally accept the need for the odd two-week break between League 1 games, both to alleviate possible fixture congestion following previous bad…

Taken to the cleaners…

A funny thing happened on the way back to the station. Not that funny as it happens..to me, anyway. And not quite the stuff  of musicals (for those old enough to remember the quasi reference), but one that did sum up what we had witnessed a few minutes earlier. Having decided to make a quick…

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

Broadstreet RFC, who would you retain and Ealing Trailfinders or Moseley…?

If Coventry supporters are feeling somewhat down at the moment, spare a thought for those who follow Broadstreet. It’s not been the best of seasons for them either and last weekend’s result against South Leicester means relegation is now a probability rather than a possibility. South Leicester travelled to Coventry’s near neighbours  in a precarious…

The Winter for our discontent…?

With little else to play for over the remainder of the season other than to ensure some sort of mid-table respectability, it is inevitable that thoughts are already turning to next season and the potential impact that Rowland Winter will have on both the team and managerial structure, two areas that have seen considerably revisions…

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…