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…

Ain’t No Stopping Us Now…

Look, Lemme tell you this I know you know someone who’s got a negative vibe (Euhh) And if you only help it will only keep it alive (Sh-yeah) They really don’t have nowhere to go Ask ’em where they’re going They don’t know McFadden and Whitehead – Ain’t No Stopping Us Now 11 changes to…

Finest selection, a hooker and Up with The Saturdays

This is the crossing at the main intersection, Up is were we go from here, Finest selection, This can take us anywhere, I don’t want protection, Life is better of the line, ine, ine… The Saturdays – Up! In the light of yesterday’s poll and today’s official announcement of the team  selected to play Hartpury College…

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…

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…

‘An exciting future’ – comparatives or superlatives?

Glad to see that Jon Sharp seems to have taken a leaf out of Rowland Winter’s book and announced the imminent departures of four Coventry coaches through the most appropriate channel  – the club’s own website. I’ve always felt that news of any significance should  go through the website as that way supporters have the…

Spring cleaning…just how much of a clear out will Cov really have?

Last year’s unbeaten run of 18 games, of which 16 were wins, was a hugely impressive effort on the part of everyone concerned with the club. Such was the self-belief at the time that the players, coaches and backroom staff must have thought at one point, as I certainly did, that promotion was a real…

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…

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 team to face Rosslyn Park, farewells and away strips…

          Feb 13th 2016/Sept 5th 2015 FB – Scott Hamilton – Scott Hamilton W – Dom Lespierre – Dom Lespierre C – Cliffie Hodgson Capt – James Tinknell C – Sam Smith – Rob Knox W – Ryan Hough – Ryan Hough FH – Caolan Ryan – Matt Jones SH – George Tresidder – Wayne Evans PR…

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…

I’ve been down so goddam long that it looks like up to me…

It’s just taken one good performance from Coventry at the weekend to lift my spirits no end. Even then it was only the draw and not a win. But lifted somewhat they are. I guess that’s because of where they were prior to the Richmond game…which if it wasn’t rock bottom, then it was pretty damn…

If there’s something strange in your neighbourhood, who you gonna call…?

We want players who are willing to run hard, wear the jersey with pride and put their bodies on the line. Scott Morgan’s final comment in yesterdays article in the CoventryTelegraph is one that I imagine would be echoed by every Cov supporter. The discussions over game plans, tactics, selection and recruitment are all secondary to…

Drawing positives from the Richmond game…

Sometimes you just have to face up to the fact and admit that you were wrong and apologise. I’m sorry, Scott. I was wrong. There you go. And the reason for the apology…? Well, yesterday I questioned Scott’s selection for the Richmond game in that I felt experience was going to be key against the league leaders:…

Is it really a Richmond’s world…?

The delay in announcing side to play Richmond suggested there might be a few shocks in store, and so it has proved. Where to start? The front row. Scott Morgan has kept faith with both Tipiloma Kivalu and Joe Foreman who performed so admirably against Hartpury last week. The withdraw of Andy Brown and Chad…

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…

Loughborough Students: Good performance, but no acid test…

In his programme notes yesterday, under the title ‘Thoughts and Views of the Head of Rugby’, Scott Morgan wrote, Above all though, my hope is that we can play good, effective and winning rugby. Well, Scott certainly got his wish yesterday. After the first 15 minutes in which Coventry struggled to gain an real rhythm…