Promotion Talk? Despicable…? Me, too

Here come bad news talking this and that Yeah, give me all you got, don’t hold back Yeah, well I should probably warn you I’ll be just fine Yeah, no offense to you don’t waste your time Here’s why Because I’m happy Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof Because I’m…

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….

Cambridge v Coventry – hopefully not one in the eye for Goliath

I’m walkin’ in shadows, I cannot see Faces, they smile when I fall or flee Doors without windows all shuttered tight again I just might pass this way again I just might pass this way again Doobie Brothers – Toulouse Street And on to Cambridge… T-5 and counting. And what an interesting game it is,…

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…

Reasons to be cheerful – we’re polls apart!

Summer, Buddy Holly, the working folly Good golly, Miss Molly and boats Hammer-smith Palais, the Bolshoi Ballet Jump back in the alley and nanny goats 18 wheeler Scammels, Dominica camels All other mammals plus equal votes Ian Dury and the Blockheads – Reasons to be Cheerful If the results are anything to go by, there…

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…

Albion v Coventry – a showdown not a (Plymouth) Hoe-down…

Back in 1558, on the news that the Spanish Armada was approaching the English coastline and England appeared to be in imminent danger, Francis Drake is said to have uttered something along the lines of, ‘Time enough to play the game and thrash the Spaniards afterwards’ as he played bowls on Plymouth Hoe. Apocryphal almost…

Heath Stevens…James Stokes…Chinnor RFC

Heath Stevens… A quality signing as far as I’m concerned. You watch players come, you watch them go. Some players sadly don’t make a lasting impression, whilst others remain vivid in the memory. Heath Stevens falls into the latter category. He joined us as an 18 year old in 2011 and, despite his age, he…

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…

On the tenth day of Christmas…

Just the top three places in Coventry’s ‘Most Valuable Player’ Award 2016 left to reveal…and there are some pretty big names missing from the from the 9 places already decided. No mention, as yet, of Messrs. Wheatcroft, Boulton, Grace, Dyer, Fenner, MacBurnie, Rundle, Litchfield, Stokes, Poole, Conquest, Trimble, Hircock, Snyman, Bone, Povoas…. Whatever the outcome…

Search for the Hero

Sometimes the river flows but nothing breathes. A train arrives but never leaves. It’s a shame… But it’s then, then that faith arrives To make you feel at least alive. And that’s why you should keep on aiming high, Just seek yourself and you will shine. M People – Search For The Hero ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thank…

Cov v Moseley – ‘Twas the night before Christmas

And we can build this dream together Standing strong forever Nothing’s gonna stop us now And if this world runs out of lovers We’ll still have each other Nothing’s gonna stop us, nothing’s gonna stop us Starship – Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now 16th December…hardly the night before Christmas… Except it might well be if,…

Half-term report…how was it for you? A poll and some numbers…

So, half way through Rowland Winter’s first season at Coventry and just how are things progressing? The Coventry DoR has been in position almost 6 months now and with the first 15 league games completed, we will all have our own expectations as to where Coventry should be at this mid-way point. I thought it might…

Well, I certainly didn’t see that one coming…

The announcement of the Coventry team to face Old Albanian on Saturday is predictable only in its unpredictability. I’m sure there weren’t many supporters expecting to see Brendan Burke in the match day squad, let alone the starting XV. Not that I’m complaining in the slightest. Quite the contrary in fact. On the two or…

Cov v Rosslyn Park…run, Coventry, run

Watching Cov is rather like Forest Gump’s box of chocolates… You’re never quite sure what you’re going to get except there are never any soft centres… That said, we probably do have an inkling of what is to come following Rowland Winter’s comments on Thursday suggesting that there’s every likelihood that Coventry will show a far…