My Napoleon complex – just a bit of small talk really

I’m probably out on my own here, but there is part of me that has in the recent past, and by recent I mean the last seven or eight years, been prone to occasional bouts of haughtiness, even condescension, when it comes to judging Cov against some of the opposition we’ve faced in National One….

Sexy rugby vs a good old scrap for the ball…

If asked to choose just one passage of play from any Cov game this season that sticks in the mind above all others, which would you go for? I’m not referring to one that led to a try necessarily, although that that could certainly be the end result. No, just a moment in a game…

A case of re-signed or resigned…?

In doing a bit of background reading on the players who featured in the MVP over the last week, a common trait amongst most is the overwhelming desire to play Championship rugby. For some it would be a return, for other’s their first experience of rugby at the next level up. Not so, of course,…

It’s the twelfth day of Christmas, so the winner of the MVP is…

The Twelfth Day of Christmas and the final day of the ‘Coventry’s Most Valuable Player’ poll results. Today the winner who is  finally revealed. And the most valuable Coventry player, according to readers of this blog, is: Drumroll please, Animal (in the absence of 12 drummers drumming)…      JACK PREECE       Well…

On the 1st Day of Christmas the Cov MVP you voted for is…

Twelfth place in this season’s Coventry Rugby Club’s  Most Valuable Player 2017 poll goes to: Anthony Matoto. Had Matoto remained out on the wing, which was the position he started off in when he arrived here in August, I’m not altogether sure he would have made the top 12. Conversely though, had he been playing…

Woah, we’re half way there…Woah, livin’ on a prayer

Oh, we’ve got to hold on, ready or not You live for the fight when it’s all that you’ve got Woah, we’re half way there Woah, livin’ on a prayer Take my hand, we’ll make it I swear Woah, livin’ on a prayer Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer We’re up to the half…

Ice-cold Winter proves too hot for Ampthill

63-14. It was a scoreline to warm the hearts of every Coventry supporter fortunate to be at the BPA yesterday afternoon. Cov dominated every area of the game and come 4.45,  Ampthill hadn’t just been beaten, they’d been dismantled, piece by ineffectual piece. Harsh if you’re an Ampthill supporter, but I’m just saying it as…

Saturday’s referee…solutions on the field not off it…Pete White

Some of referee Calum Howard’s reading of the Laws of Rugby certainly bemused the coaches and players last weekend, something that Rowland Winter made an oblique reference to in his post-match interview with John Wilkinson which is now available to read on the official website. Probably choosing his words rather more carefully than I am,…

Patience key as Cov turn on the style in the last quarter

  For the second week running, Cov went into the break with the momentum very much against them. Last week, Plymouth scored in the final minute of the first half to close the gap to just the one point at 15-14 and, with their tails up, must have wanted the half to continue for a…

The DoRs’ post-match comments…Development Squad v Richmond…two SC coaches already to Moseley…Man of the Match v Plymouth

I thought Saturday’s  post-match comments from Keiran Hallett, Plymouth Albion’s Head Coach, and Rowland Winter were really interesting and revealed a little of the current gap in quality between the two sides. Hallett was extremely gracious in defeat, recognising that although Plymouth went into the half time break arguably on top having scored the second…