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…

It’s Winter and the ice man cometh….

What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of Winter to give it sweetness John Steinbeck – Travels With Charley It’s not just Coventry supporters who are excited about the prospect of tomorrow’s visit to Old Elthamians. Dom Lespierre has also made it clear that he is looking forward to ‘renewing old acquaintances’…

Fylde (in the top drawer)….

The coaches had asked for a response to last weekend’s somewhat lacklustre performance against Bishop’s Stortford. And boy, did they get one. Ten tries, the opposition nilled. It’s hard to see what else the coaches could have expected. There will doubtless be some sceptics who will try to argue that the result is a somewhat…

Why Young Wasps are less likely to leave the nest this season….

Yesterday’s publication of the Anglo-Welsh fixtures, together with the increase in the number of A League games Premiership clubs will be involved in next season, raises some interesting questions regarding Coventry’s use of Wasps’ players, either on loan or as dual registered, over the course of the coming season. And the reverse is equally true……

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…

On the tenth day of Christmas…

Just the top three places in Coventry’s ‘Most Valuable Player’ Award 2016 left to reveal…and there are some pretty big names missing from the from the 9 places already decided. No mention, as yet, of Messrs. Wheatcroft, Boulton, Grace, Dyer, Fenner, MacBurnie, Rundle, Litchfield, Stokes, Poole, Conquest, Trimble, Hircock, Snyman, Bone, Povoas…. Whatever the outcome…

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,…

Le Roux fires the first shots and Craig Newby

Please release me, let me go For I don’t love you anymore To waste our lives would be a sin Release me and let me love again Engelbert Humperdinck – Release Me   Birmingham Moseley’s Jacques Le Roux… …no, wait a minute, that doesn’t sound right. Ex-Coventry No 8, Jacques Le Roux… …there, that’s better……

And please give a warm welcome on Saturday to Dr Henry Jekyll…

Old Albanian on Saturday… And yet another team below us in the league, not unlike Cambridge, Loughborough and Fylde, who at home we would expect to beat, and beat convincingly, yet on current form we might well struggle to overcome on our travels… At The Butts though, in front of 1000 plus supporters, well this season more often than…

We’re on the road to nowhere? Me, I’ve a city in my mind…

We’re on a road to nowhere Come on inside Taking that ride to nowhere We’ll take that ride Talking Heads – Road to Nowhere By beginning the post with the lyrics from Talking Heads’ ‘Road to Nowhere’, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this is going to be post full of gloom and doom; a…

Cov v Rosslyn Park…run, Coventry, run

Watching Cov is rather like Forest Gump’s box of chocolates… You’re never quite sure what you’re going to get except there are never any soft centres… That said, we probably do have an inkling of what is to come following Rowland Winter’s comments on Thursday suggesting that there’s every likelihood that Coventry will show a far…