It’s Winter and the ice man cometh….

What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of Winter to give it sweetness John Steinbeck – Travels With Charley It’s not just Coventry supporters who are excited about the prospect of tomorrow’s visit to Old Elthamians. Dom Lespierre has also made it clear that he is looking forward to ‘renewing old acquaintances’…

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…

The Olney 7s – sh*t shirts and champagne rugby

There’s gonna be a day… When your standing in the hall of fame And the world’s gonna know your name ‘Cause you burn with the brightest flame And the world’s gonna know your name And you’ll be on the walls of the hall of fame Be a champion, be a champion, be a champion, be…

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….

Old Albanian v Coventry – such a perfect day

Oh, it’s such a perfect day I’m glad I spent it with you Oh, such a perfect day You just keep me hanging on You just keep me hanging on Just a perfect day Problems all left alone Weekenders on our own It’s such fun Lou Reed – Perfect Day Told you it would be…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

James Pritchard – a shock to the system?

We would like to thank James for his effort and commitment to Coventry Rugby, which cannot be faulted, and we wish him well for the future So ended James Pritchard’s brief spell as player coach at Coventry Rugby Club. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I remember the excitement at hearing the rumours of JP’s arrival at Coventry back in…

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…

Cov supporters – so just how fickle are we…?

Many a tear has to fall But it’s all In the game All in the wonderful game That we know as love You have words with him And your future’s looking dim But these things Your hearts can rise above Tommy Edwards – It’s All In The Game Well, if ever a post was going to…

Fantasy team poll – results

As promised, today’s post details the results of the recent poll designed to be a light-hearted look at what the strongest side taken from the combined squads over the last two years might look like, as selected by readers of this blog. In all, just shy of 200 readers took part which made it the most…