‘Everyday is a winding road’ – Cambridge v Coventry

Jump in, let’s go Lay back, enjoy the show Everybody gets high, everybody gets low, These are the days when anything goes Everyday is a winding road I get a little bit closer Everyday is a faded sign I get a little bit closer to feeling fine Sheryl Crow – Every Day Is A Winding…

Albion v Coventry – a showdown not a (Plymouth) Hoe-down…

Back in 1558, on the news that the Spanish Armada was approaching the English coastline and England appeared to be in imminent danger, Francis Drake is said to have uttered something along the lines of, ‘Time enough to play the game and thrash the Spaniards afterwards’ as he played bowls on Plymouth Hoe. Apocryphal almost…

When the going gets tough…

I’m gonna get myself ‘cross the river That’s the price I’m willing to pay I’m gonna make you stand and deliver When the going gets tough The tough get going When the going gets rough The tough get rough Billy Ocean – When The Going Gets Tough I think we’re past the point of lessons…

Fylde: under ‘T’ for Testing…

And so to Fylde… …and a trip up to the Lancashire coast that will severely test a Coventry side that has struggled all season to find any sort of consistency away from home. Indeed, Coventry’s last away game, against Hartpury, ended in a 50-19 defeat to the irrepressible Hartpury College, despite what was an encouraging…

National One attendances – the winners and losers

I thought it might be interesting to have a look in today’s post at the average attendance records of the 16 clubs in National One this season and compare them to those of last season, just to get a feel of how clubs are faring generally in terms of numbers attending games over the last 18…

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…

The Championship – taking the risk or playing it safe?

Ever since the advent of  the league rugby back in 1987, Coventry has struggled to come to terms with competitive rugby at a national level. Of the 29 completed seasons that have elapsed since then, we’ve spent just one in the equivalent of the Premiership, 20 in the Championship and eight in National 1 (including the…

London Welsh…avoiding Schadenfreude…what it might all mean for Cov…Esher

So crisis-torn London Welsh now  ‘cease to exist as a professional club’ and have been denied permission to play in the Championship forthwith… Clearly yesterday’s news that the RFU has refused to extend the temporary licence that they granted Welsh just before Christmas will be of considerable interest to Coventry and, indeed, to several other clubs who…

C’est magnifique, mais ce n’est pas Le National 1….

Sometimes reality can be a bit of a bummer. 5 games unbeaten, supporters talking about the remainder of the season with increasing confidence, performances improving significantly over the last few games… …and then along comes Hartpury College. And with Hartpury, along comes the reality check. However good we are and, in terms of National 1, I saw…

Back to college for Cov…

After a couple of weeks away and having missed what appears to have been two very decent Cov performances since the Christmas break, I’m really not sure what to expect this afternoon. We’re all very aware of Hartpury’s unbeaten run and any team that’s won 18 games on the trot must be clear favourites, either home…

The proof is in the (Christmas) pudding…

What a difference 12 months can make… This time last year it was anything but a festive time of year for Coventry supporters. The team was 9th place in National 1 with just 37 points from 15 games, 9 points and three places behind where we are now, but having played a game less. And whereas last…

Nothing succeeds like success…catering for bigger crowds…

Success breeds success. The more a team wins, the more support it attracts. And whilst there’s nothing new in that, it certainly is true of Cov at the moment as it seems they are already beginning to benefit from their improved performances of late, including the draw at Darlington a couple of weeks ago which by all accounts was…

Search for the Hero

Sometimes the river flows but nothing breathes. A train arrives but never leaves. It’s a shame… But it’s then, then that faith arrives To make you feel at least alive. And that’s why you should keep on aiming high, Just seek yourself and you will shine. M People – Search For The Hero ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thank…

Cov v Moseley – ‘Twas the night before Christmas

And we can build this dream together Standing strong forever Nothing’s gonna stop us now And if this world runs out of lovers We’ll still have each other Nothing’s gonna stop us, nothing’s gonna stop us Starship – Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now 16th December…hardly the night before Christmas… Except it might well be if,…

Coventry v Moseley – so much more than just another game

Can it be that it was all so simple then Or has time rewritten every line If we had the chance to do it all again, tell me, would we, could we Memories may be beautiful and yet What’s too painful to remember we simply choose to forget So it’s the laughter we will remember…