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…

Training ground update – some interesting bits and pieces…

Now when the rumor comes to your town, It grows and grows, where it started no one knows. Some of your neighbors will invite it right in, Maybe it’s a lie, even if it’s a sin, They’ll repeat the rumor again The Band – The Rumor   Well maybe not that interesting, but I hope…

Cov fans in La La-tu Land as Makaafi signs and three more retained.

It’s hard not to be excited about the arrival of Tongan born Latu Makaafi (or Maka’afi?) given his reputation as a hard-hitting, physical and uncompromising back row forward. Blessed with strong running and handling skills, he is also a player who is going to score tries and with 39 in 111 games for Doncaster in…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Blackheath…

The final 13 minutes or so were as tense as anything this season. And that’s including the home game  against Richmond in January, when Cov defended their lines so valiantly to deny the opposition any opportunity to score, in so doing earning themselves a hugely creditable, and eerily similar, 20-20 draw. A Rob Knox try on 69 minutes had brought…

Anyone else feeling any guilt, awards’ day and comedy evening

The end of the season is fast approaching. An if I’m honest, I’m not quite sure how to feel about it. After all the disappointments we’ve had this season, in some respects it just can’t come quick enough. I’m getting to the stage now where the remaining games are almost (almost, mind you) secondary to the news that has…

Defending the indefensible and Rob Conquest

Watch Coventry play like they did yesterday and you begin to wonder why just so many of the squad are soon to be in receipt of their P45s. UB40’s 1981 anthem for the unemployed could well do with a 2016 rewrite, with the title updated to reflect the Cov’s current predicament …not longer ‘One in Ten’, instead it’s ‘Eight in…

National 1 Coventry all-time appearances…

Coventry have been in National 1 for the last six years, although I have to say it seems longer than that. The reason for this might be partly due tot he fact that we’re coming to the end of a long and somewhat disappointing season that started so brightly but is finishing with something approaching the last rites…

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…

Carry on camping

Inevitably, most of the news coming out of the club at the moment is the result of the fallout from the announcement back in late January of the appointment of a new Director of Rugby – speculation over the new coaching set up, the names of players retained and released and details of Rowland Winter’s…

Cinderford and a place in the sun…

Cause there’s a place in the sun Where there’s hope for ev’ryone Where my poor restless heart’s gotta run There’s a place in the sun And before my life is done Got to find me a place in the sun A Place In The Sun – Stevie Wonder Before the game yesterday I had reason…