On the 1st Day of Christmas the Cov MVP you voted for is…

Twelfth place in this season’s Coventry Rugby Club’s  Most Valuable Player 2017 poll goes to: Anthony Matoto. Had Matoto remained out on the wing, which was the position he started off in when he arrived here in August, I’m not altogether sure he would have made the top 12. Conversely though, had he been playing…

Training ground update #12

The players looked sharp out there on the pitch yesterday evening… Any concerns that last week’s layoff might not have done us too many favours were  immediately dispelled once the squad started to go through the practice drills/routines. There was real pace to everything the players did, with the ball being fired first one way…

Sparks are on the cards as M&S sign up for the season…

I know it’s all about longer term aims and disciplining yourself to look further ahead than just the one season. I really do understand that it’s a race and not a sprint and we should look for improvements across the club as a whole rather than focus solely on promotion. I get all that. But…

Coventry Rugby 2016/17 – the Pros and the Cons

Another year you made a promise Another chance to turn it all around And do not save this for tomorrow Embrace the past and you can live for now And I will give the world to you Speak louder than the words before you And give them meaning no one else has found The role…

Training ground update…

I’ll miss Thursday evening training once the season ends… There’s only ever a handful of supporters there, but they are always welcoming and for an hour or so it’s just a chance to watch the squad go through its paces, talk about the upcoming game and have a natter about all things Cov, often in the…

Coventry RC – biggish fish in a small pool: taking the bait…

i’ve been landborne for far too long now my heart and head lie solely in the clouds i’ve dealt with the stagnation, the oppression of this land naysayers and cynics, they try to cut me down but they won’t end me here, no, they can’t end me here i’m the biggest f***in’ fish in this…

The Promised Land…

The boys are learning, and we are so pleased with the performance and professionalism of the team. This is the biggest away league win for the club and it speaks volumes for the boys Nick Walshe’s comment following Cov’s impressive win again Old Albanian on Saturday is one that will be echoed by most supporters….

Should I stay or should I go…?

One day is fine, and next is black So if you want me off your back Well come on and let me know Should I Stay or should I go? The Clash – Should I Stay Or Should I Go So we now know of another four players who will be with us next season…two…

Squad size, squad news and squaddies…

I really appreciate the fact that as far as my support of Coventry Rugby Club is concerned, match days aren’t the only weekly focus any more. Tuesday’s now have a particular significance, namely the day announcements regarding  retention and recruitment for the 2017/18 season are released. Some mid-week interest as well now. Coventry Rugby Club…the gift that keeps…

Taking the lead…older heads on older shoulders

One of the recurring themes in post-match reports and weekly ‘Coach’s Views’ is the lack of experienced heads on the pitch, especially in the kinds of situations we saw on Saturday when the more senior players just needed to bring the players together and change the direction of the game, slow down the pace (or step it up as required),…

Plymouth v Coventry – Brick walls in Brickfields

In the end, Plymouth were just a little too strong and a little too seasoned for a Coventry side that didn’t quite have the quality and experience to see the game out, despite coming back from behind twice and clearly rattling the opposition. It was a game that Coventry could have won, but having to play a quarter…

When the going gets tough…

I’m gonna get myself ‘cross the river That’s the price I’m willing to pay I’m gonna make you stand and deliver When the going gets tough The tough get going When the going gets rough The tough get rough Billy Ocean – When The Going Gets Tough I think we’re past the point of lessons…

Today’s game…déjà vu Dev…farewell to Dan…band aid…Twitter feed

Game day. And probably just the right fixture for Cov, following last week’s second half humbling at the hands of Hartpury… …how’s that for alliteration? Esher did us over good and proper earlier in the season down at Molesey Road, winning 34-14 and nilling us in a comprehensive second half performance. We know exactly what…

Training ground update…

It was cold, very cold…. But enjoyable, nonetheless. There were only the two of us there last night – I’m glad I wasn’t the only one daft enough to brave the conditions. All that meant, though, was we had plenty of opportunity to talk through all the various options available to Cov in terms of the…