Love is all around at a Wet, Wet, Wet Butts Park Arena

Love is all around me and so the feeling grows It’s written on the wind, it’s everywhere I go So if you really love me, come on and let it show You know I love you I always will My mind’s made up by the way that I feel There’s no beginning, there’ll be no…

Rowland, the butcher of Coventry…

A fine butcher’s he is too, although he might be well past his sell-by date now. Based on Spon Street, I happen to walk past his shop most Saturday’s and always have a gander, provided they’re in season of course. It’s clearly one of the best purveyors of fresh meat in the whole of Coventry…

Training update #12…Cov Development game postponed…Loughborough Students

The news that the Development Academy’s game against Chinnor has had to be postponed came as a big disappointment to the supporters who turned up to watch the training session yesterday evening. And it was an even bigger disappointment to Coventry’s Director of Rugby, Rowland Winter. Coventry has agreed to rearrange it, tentatively, for 18th…

Training pays off as Cov pushed all the way…

Habits change into character Ovid This was a disappointing Coventry performance against a good Bishop’s Stortford side that on yesterday’s performance look to be one of the few promoted teams in recent seasons that appear strong enough to do more than just survive in their opening season in this league. Despite what seemed a rather…

Rosslyn Park and training ground news…

And so to Rosslyn Park on Saturday. Sixth in the league at home to fifth and a win for Cov leapfrogs us above Park and just that little bit closer to Moseley in fourth. So plenty to play for even at this fairly late stage of the season and with both teams likely to be…

Who’ll Stop The Rain?

Long as I remember the rain been coming down Clouds of myst’ry pouring confusion on the ground Good men through the ages, trying to find the sun And I wonder, still I wonder, who’ll stop the rain Creedence Clearwater Revival – Who’ll Stop The Rain? ~~~~~~~~~~~ Pathetic fallacy – when inanimate objects are given human emotions…

Hard done by Moseley lose to Blaydon…the run in to the end of the season

Oh dear. Blaydon 25 – 12 Moseley. Blaydon were at the races and won… …Moseley fell at the first hurdle. Yesterday, it seems as if Kevin Maggs’ worst fears were yesterday realised. Without 5 players following the England Counties game against Scotland Club XV on Friday,  Moseley made the long journey up to a resurgent Blaydon. The…

London Welsh…avoiding Schadenfreude…what it might all mean for Cov…Esher

So crisis-torn London Welsh now  ‘cease to exist as a professional club’ and have been denied permission to play in the Championship forthwith… Clearly yesterday’s news that the RFU has refused to extend the temporary licence that they granted Welsh just before Christmas will be of considerable interest to Coventry and, indeed, to several other clubs who…

C’est magnifique, mais ce n’est pas Le National 1….

Sometimes reality can be a bit of a bummer. 5 games unbeaten, supporters talking about the remainder of the season with increasing confidence, performances improving significantly over the last few games… …and then along comes Hartpury College. And with Hartpury, along comes the reality check. However good we are and, in terms of National 1, I saw…

Back to college for Cov…

After a couple of weeks away and having missed what appears to have been two very decent Cov performances since the Christmas break, I’m really not sure what to expect this afternoon. We’re all very aware of Hartpury’s unbeaten run and any team that’s won 18 games on the trot must be clear favourites, either home…

The proof is in the (Christmas) pudding…

What a difference 12 months can make… This time last year it was anything but a festive time of year for Coventry supporters. The team was 9th place in National 1 with just 37 points from 15 games, 9 points and three places behind where we are now, but having played a game less. And whereas last…

The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come? This was no bah humbug…

Coventry v Moseley: 17 December 2016 KEY MOMENTS 1:00   Try: Howe scores for Coventry 5-0 2:00   Conversion: Fenner kicks a conversion for Coventry 7-0 10:00  Fenner kicks a penalty for Coventry 10-0 25:00  Fenner kicks a penalty for Coventry 13-0 29:00 Williams kicks a penalty for Moseley 13-3 40:00 +1  Try: Croft scores for Moseley 13-8 40:00 +2 Williams…

Coventry v Moseley – so much more than just another game

Can it be that it was all so simple then Or has time rewritten every line If we had the chance to do it all again, tell me, would we, could we Memories may be beautiful and yet What’s too painful to remember we simply choose to forget So it’s the laughter we will remember…

Home from Home

Let’s go far away from home, Ride on a rocket Burn down the boulevard, burning it up. Let’s go far away from home, Ride on a rocket Burn down the boulevard, burning it up. Will I Am – Far Away From Home   I’m guessing (!) one of the problems with playing away from home is…

Ampthill v Cov: Precaution #SafetyFirst #ToughGuy #Cov #7 #BackSoon #Physio

The news that Olly Povoas was released from hospital yesterday evening with no serious injuries was the best thing to come out of a game which, for most Coventry supporters, was as frustrating as it was disappointing. Full marks to Cov’s head physio, Hannah Walker, for releasing the news so promptly on Twitter and reassuring some concerned supporters out…