What do points make?

Rome was not built in a day Opposition will come your way But the harder the battle you see Is the sweeter the victory, girl You can get it if you really want But you must try, try and try Try and try and you’ll succeed at last Jimmy Cliff – You Can Get It…

Hull 20 – Coventry 63…a good performance but there still so much more to come

20-63 Coventry’s performance today will have done nothing to lessen the excitement that has steadily been building over the summer, especially following some encouraging performances in the pre-season friendlies. Nothing whatsoever… Coventry were simply too strong for a determined and resolute Hull side that in the end just couldn’t cope with the speed and power…

And the team to play Hull is…?

‘Asked the wife if she’d like to go out at the weekend… …It was great…had the house to myself on Saturday evening’ Mark Simmons – Comedy Club, Coventry RFC 31 August 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A big thank you to everyone who took part in this week’s poll to select the match day squad to face Hull…

Coventry v Rotherham Titans – Cov pay the penalty for a lack of discipline

Final score is 17-25. Coventry will be a handful for anyone this year, they have skill all through the team, plus some familiar faces! — Rotherham Titans (@RotherhamRugby) August 26, 2017 Two pre-season games against two Championship sides and two losses. Enough there for the doubters to work with. Two games against Championship sides in…

Confused of Coventry…and Moseley’s pre-season finale

  I’m confused. and it’s all of my own making. Happily so, if that doesn’t seem too much of a paradox, but confused nonetheless. This is probably very much one of those ‘me’ things again. And in explaining my confusion, the risk of exasperating others at my apparent inability to understand the blindingly obvious is…

Training ground #8 update and Eoghan Grace

The mood over at Summerhill Lane was upbeat at training yesterday, understandably so  given the convincing wins on Saturday against opposition that was expected to push both Cov teams a little harder than perhaps was the case on the day. The feeling was when arranging the fixtures that having just missed out on promotion from…

Hard done by Moseley lose to Blaydon…the run in to the end of the season

Oh dear. Blaydon 25 – 12 Moseley. Blaydon were at the races and won… …Moseley fell at the first hurdle. Yesterday, it seems as if Kevin Maggs’ worst fears were yesterday realised. Without 5 players following the England Counties game against Scotland Club XV on Friday,  Moseley made the long journey up to a resurgent Blaydon. The…

Cov counts the players, Moseley counts the cost….

I just flew in from the windy city The windy city is mighty purdy But they ain’t got what we got I’m tellin you boys Doris Day – Windy City With no match on Saturday, the England Counties v Scotland Club XV offers a perfect opportunity to watch some live rugby over the weekend. Better…

Game day…boom but no bust…MoM poll….Twitter

Game day. And after an interesting week in which discussions over Cov’s encouraging performance against Plymouth and the announcement of the first of the summer signings have held centre stage, it will be good to get back to watching Cov again. It’s been three weeks since supporters last got the chance to watch Cov at…

Contracts and the first woman referee to officiate a National One game…

I’m embarrassed to say that in my excitement at the announcement of Coventry’s first signings for next season, Alex Grove and Jack Preece,  I didn’t read John Wilkinson’s article closely enough, neglecting to take in the length of contracts they had both been offered. Grove has signed for two years and Preece just the one. It was…

Two new signings… Schadenfreude? Guilty as charged.

So it’s Alex Grove and Jack Preece… Big signings, those. Rowland Winter said that he was looking for players to come in with experience, who will be cool under pressure and who will be able to finish games off. These first two certainly fit the bill. And here’s the thing…

Plymouth v Coventry – Brick walls in Brickfields

In the end, Plymouth were just a little too strong and a little too seasoned for a Coventry side that didn’t quite have the quality and experience to see the game out, despite coming back from behind twice and clearly rattling the opposition. It was a game that Coventry could have won, but having to play a quarter…

Home from Home

Let’s go far away from home, Ride on a rocket Burn down the boulevard, burning it up. Let’s go far away from home, Ride on a rocket Burn down the boulevard, burning it up. Will I Am – Far Away From Home   I’m guessing (!) one of the problems with playing away from home is…

Ampthill v Coventry: too close to call…?

Saturday. Match day. And if our last away game, against Hull Ionians, was a ‘must win’ game for Cov having lost all four previous attempts, then Ampthill is very much a ‘need to win’ one. With four consecutive wins now to its name, Cov has got a bit of momentum building. Not a lot, but enough…