What do points make?

Rome was not built in a day Opposition will come your way But the harder the battle you see Is the sweeter the victory, girl You can get it if you really want But you must try, try and try Try and try and you’ll succeed at last Jimmy Cliff – You Can Get It…

Training ground #8 update and Eoghan Grace

The mood over at Summerhill Lane was upbeat at training yesterday, understandably so  given the convincing wins on Saturday against opposition that was expected to push both Cov teams a little harder than perhaps was the case on the day. The feeling was when arranging the fixtures that having just missed out on promotion from…

When Saturday comes…

When Saturday comes Nothing else matters to me When Saturday comes You got to wear your heart on your sleeve When Saturday comes Nothing else matters to me When Saturday comes The winner takes it all  DEF LEPPARD – When Saturday Comes Last weekend seems such a long time ago now, partly because I haven’t…

Friendlies Season 3 – Episode 4: the one with the double header

I’m starting to get quite excited at the prospect of the first of the season’s double-headers this weekend, with first on the Development side playing Broadstreet with a 12.30 pm start, followed by the first team hosting Sale FC  at the usual afternoon kick off time of 3.00 pm. As far as I know, if…

Friendlies Season 3 – Episode 3: the one on the island (the review)

Getting so much better all the time! It’s getting better all the time Better, better, better It’s getting better all the time Better, better, better Getting so much better all the time! The Beatles – Getting Better I read it pretty well in the end. In yesterday’s post, the morning of the game, I wrote:…

Homeward bound…more great retentions…Broadstreet

Deny the passenger, who want to get on Deny the passenger, who want to get on Deny the passenger, who want to get on Want to get on He want to get on Want to get on He want to get on Elton John – Passengers (The next two lines are : To make a…

Success for Nuns and ‘Street is important for Cov too…

Together we’ll stand Divided we’ll fall Come on now people Let’s get on the ball And work together Come on, come on Let’s work together Canned Heat – Let’s Work Together   What is currently happening a full two leagues below Coventry Rugby Club down in National League 3 Midlands might not seem of particularly great significance but,…

Today’s game, a late replacement, last day to vote, Stiff Little Fingers

Domestic fury and fierce civil strife Shall cumber all the parts… (and)by his side come hot from hell, Shall in these confines with a (captain)’s voice Cry “Havoc!” and let slip the dogs of war, That this foul deed shall smell above the earth With carrion men, groaning for burial   Antony (from Julius Caesar)…William…

Newport – ‘Saturday in the (Butts) Park’…

Saturday in the Park… People dancing, people laughing A man selling ice cream Singing Italian songs Everybody is another Can you dig it (yes, I can) And I’ve been waiting such a long time For Saturday Chicago – Saturday in the Park   Fair play to Cov. Once again they’ve released details of the match day squad a full…

There once was a team from Ealing…

The Coventry match day squad named to face Ealing on Saturday appears to be just about the strongest we could put out at the moment and, with a couple of exceptions, it seems as if these 25 players are the ones Rowland Winter will whittle down to just 20 for the first National 1 league game…

Winning hearts and minds…

All along, I’ve maintained that the importance attached to the pre-season friendlies this month is in the sum of the parts, rather than the individual results. What I mean by this is, individual results shouldn’t be the main measure of Cov’s success, whereas overall performance across all 5 games (or 6 if you count the double header) certainly should…

I’m leaving on a jet plane….

I can not live Peacefully without you For even a moment I miss you terribly when you’re away This ain’t right… I’m taking an aeroplane Across the world to Follow My Heart! Bjork – Aeroplane I may be leaving on a jet plane… …but unlike John Denver, or Peter, Paul and Mary for that matter, I’m…

The Friendlies: Episode 1: the one where it all starts…

The wait was worth it… Hardly a polished performance, and one that I rather suspect will have left the coaches somewhat frustrated at times, especially in the second half… …but as dress rehearsals go, this one was an encouraging performance. When the players have all learned their lines and the prompters become a little less…

Two heads…

With the opening game of the pre-season now just days away, there’s lots of excitement and anticipation amongst Cov supporters and, even though the club are wisely keeping things very low-key, it’s difficult to avoid the feeling that the changes currently taking place at the Butts Park Arena might yet lead us much further down…

Broadstreet and Dave Addleton

Moseley weren’t the only local team playing national league rugby to have their relegation confirmed on Saturday. That fate also befell Broadstreet RFC. Sadly, it had been on the cards for a long time, but their defeat at home to Leicester Lions on Saturday means that with just two games left they can no longer…