A Winter warmer as Cov march on…

It was the perfect start to what was to prove to be a perfect afternoon for Coventry as Max Trimble beat the despairing tackle of the Plymouth Albion full back in just the second minute of the game to touch down for the opening score. From that moment onwards, Coventry was never to lose the…

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’…

And on to Old Elthamians – and with no place to hide

And on to Old Elthamians…. A game that many Cov supporters are just a little more anxious over than usual.  OEs are currently 7th in the league and have won 5 and drawn 1 of their 10 games so far this season. A decent enough record, especially for a team enjoying its first season in…

Training update #12…Cov Development game postponed…Loughborough Students

The news that the Development Academy’s game against Chinnor has had to be postponed came as a big disappointment to the supporters who turned up to watch the training session yesterday evening. And it was an even bigger disappointment to Coventry’s Director of Rugby, Rowland Winter. Coventry has agreed to rearrange it, tentatively, for 18th…

Cov hoping for one Hull of a good performance…

Two years ago, almost to the day, Coventry was about to embark on its 2015/16 campaign with a home game against Wharfedale. It was a time of great optimism, with the club having finished a commendable third the season before, recruited strongly (so we were led to believe) and having had a very encouraging pre-season…

Stop worrying about the potholes and enjoy the ride…

Don’t worry, be happy In every life we have some trouble But when you worry you make it double Don’t worry, be happy Don’t worry, be happy now Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry, Be Happy Without wishing to be too introspective, it’s been in my nature to worry almost as much about what the opposition…

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…

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…

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…

Coventry v Blaydon – El Condor Pasa and ‘Teflon Dom’

Me, I’m very much old school when it comes to Coventry Rugby Club. I’ve witnessed the halcyon days of the late 60s and early 70s, the beginnings  of merit tables with Coventry one of the top clubs in the country back then, the introduction of league tables and Coventry’s relegation from Courage National 1 (or the…

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…

Blackheath, Moseley and Creative Parallel…

So today is to be my last away game of the season, having made the decision that with nothing really to play for, Wharfedale is probably a bit too far for a day trip. I always enjoy travelling, whether it be with friends as it was a couple of weeks ago or by public transport as is…