Numbers starting to add up for Cov….

Rather than begin with the lyrics of a song as is sometimes my wont, I thought I’d include a couple of clips from Cov’s game at the weekend. The first is a clip of Max Trimble’s try, included in Rugby Touchline’s (the official England Rugby Twitter account) best scores from National One last weekend. It’s…

Training ground update…

I’ll miss Thursday evening training once the season ends… There’s only ever a handful of supporters there, but they are always welcoming and for an hour or so it’s just a chance to watch the squad go through its paces, talk about the upcoming game and have a natter about all things Cov, often in the…

Rosslyn Park and training ground news…

And so to Rosslyn Park on Saturday. Sixth in the league at home to fifth and a win for Cov leapfrogs us above Park and just that little bit closer to Moseley in fourth. So plenty to play for even at this fairly late stage of the season and with both teams likely to be…

London Welsh’s woe and its possible impact on National 1…

The Liquidator Will soon be coming around You won’t feel safer Until you get out of town He’s an eraser He’ll rub you out like a light And for a chaser He’ll kiss your woman good-night Shirley Bassey – The Liquidator London Welsh’s decision to go into voluntary liquidation is yet another reminder of the…

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…

Cov prove a point…

Another loss. But the majority of the crowd of nearly 12oo will have left the Butts yesterday feeling that in a season of broken dreams, Coventry had a least restored some pride in themselves as a team and in the faithful who have remained, well….just that. Faithful. The 12-13 defeat proved a point…and a valuable one…

Is it really a Richmond’s world…?

The delay in announcing side to play Richmond suggested there might be a few shocks in store, and so it has proved. Where to start? The front row. Scott Morgan has kept faith with both Tipiloma Kivalu and Joe Foreman who performed so admirably against Hartpury last week. The withdraw of Andy Brown and Chad…

Under pressure…

Another good week for Coventry RFC on the media front with a very interesting piece in the Coventry Telegraph on Scott Morgan’s thoughts on the performances of the two latest recruits to the team, Joe Foreman and George Tresidder, followed by a detailed looked at Joe’s career thus far. He’s very much a local lad and someone for whom…

When the Butts rocks, the dog barks…Coventry v Richmond

I think I’m more excited about this game than I have been all season. The league leaders, on a fantastic run of form at the moment and a team that will come here full of confidence and a belief that they’ll win. It’s just made for an upset. And Coventry have always been a team…

Media coverage and the team selected to play Hartpury

I know that praise for the greater coverage of the club in the Coventry Telegraph this week has been forthcoming from the messageboard already, but I thought I’d add my own appreciation of what appears a greater willingness on the part of the club to share its news with the sporting community in Coventry and beyond. Whether…

Hartpury College: the case for the defence

Loughborough Students were always going to be a potential banana skin for a Coventry side looking to bounce back after a series of disappointing performances in the run-up to Christmas. That we didn’t slip, vaudeville style, and land flat on our backsides was a relief; but only that. It was a win that was expected, but…

Loughborough Students: Good performance, but no acid test…

In his programme notes yesterday, under the title ‘Thoughts and Views of the Head of Rugby’, Scott Morgan wrote, Above all though, my hope is that we can play good, effective and winning rugby. Well, Scott certainly got his wish yesterday. After the first 15 minutes in which Coventry struggled to gain an real rhythm…

Blackheath and the unchained melody

Lonely rivers flow To the sea, to the sea To the open arms of the sea Lonely rivers sigh “Wait for me, wait for me” I’ll be coming home, wait for me The Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody

A cut above the rest

Even after reflecting on Saturday’s game for another 24 hours, I still think it was a decent win, with far more positives than negatives. The second half was disappointing, mainly because of the manner in which we lost our discipline in those opening 5 minutes. Had we not done so, I’m sure we wouldn’t have been on the…

Over the moon

Three weeks, three wins and a maximum 15 points. The coaches must be pretty satisfied with the progress that Coventry have made since the Esher game, although in truth today’s game was a Jekyll and Hyde performance if ever there was one. And just as Stevenson’s creation contains two different persona, the artistic and cultured Dr Jekyll…

Is the grass always greener…?

In yesterday’s post I suggested that unless a series of very unlikely events happened, the remainder of this season is going to be more about making a statement of intent in readiness for the next than it is about promotion. I appreciate this is the kind of utterance that will frustrate some supporters and I can quite see why. In all…