The Eeyore Syndrome, a miracle unpromised and succesful recruitment…

Promised you a miracle Belief is a beauty thing Promises promises As golden days break wondering Chance as love takes a train Summer breeze and brilliant light Simple Minds – Promised You A Miracle For a period of five or six weeks last summer, Quent Meluish (CRSC Secretary and all-round good bloke) and I watched…

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…

On the first day of Christmas…

A very merry Christmas and a happy New Year to everyone involved with Coventry RFC – players, coaches, backroom staff, the Board and, of course, the supporters. Season’s greetings as well to everyone who has come across to read the blog over the last 12 months, especially those who have added their own comments, something which I greatly…

Deja vu…Boris, not a Zinzan, but he’ll have far more impact…

Posted on the Messageboard last week: There are several questions that need answers.  Are prices too high, for entry, at the bar and for hospitality?  What are the club doing to market the facilities on offer?  The match day experience is sadly lacking, no shop, no mascot, no entertainment all detract from the “feel good…

Esher this weekend – it’s like falling off a bike…

When this season’s fixture list was first published, I was interested in three dates in particular. Those of the home and away games against Moseley and the away game at Esher. And the Esher game is just three days away… On the face of it, I guess for most supporters Saturday’s visit to Molesey Road…

Back to the future…

In October of last year, long time Cov supporter Rob Moody was kind enough to lend me his collection of season tickets going all the way back to the 1960-61 season. The resulting post, ‘A man for all seasons’ was one of the most enjoyable to write and brought back many memories going back to…

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…

Home and away…

What a turnaround. Suddenly the top teams begin to look ordinary as Coventry, unbeaten in five games, become the form team in the league and start to show signs of what might have been had they managed this level of consistency from the start of the season. The back row look a yard quicker than they did back…

It’s been a long time coming…

Sam Cooke once sang… It’s been a long time coming. whilst at the same time acknowledging… (But) I know a change gonna come Oh, yes it will. Change is surely on the way, bringing hope with it. But that is for the future. Today is about endings, however painful they may be.

So who else would you offer a contract to…and tomorrow’s team

One of the most telling statistics to come out the drawn game against Blackheath last Saturday is that it resulted in our longest unbeaten run of the season – just 4 games in total. Not what we were expecting back in September but what we were hoping for come Christmas. It’s been that disappointing.

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…

Moseley, ‘Derby ’til I die’ and we have only ourselves to blame…

Yesterday was a sad day for Moseley…or Birmingham Moseley as we’ll have to get used to calling them come June onwards. The rebranding of the club is an attempt, apparently, at creating a wider appeal across the city and to generate more sponsorship, although I doubt many who follow local rugby will see Birmingham Moseley as anything but…

Who will be left to feed the Dog…?

Just how worried should we be…? Who will be left come September who really understands exactly what it means to wear the famous Cov shirt? Who will be there who understands the importance of the ‘Cov Dog’ and to explain to players new to the squad its significance to Coventry supporters? Who will be there to feed the…

‘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…