Sparks are on the cards as M&S sign up for the season…

I know it’s all about longer term aims and disciplining yourself to look further ahead than just the one season. I really do understand that it’s a race and not a sprint and we should look for improvements across the club as a whole rather than focus solely on promotion. I get all that. But…

Coventry Rugby 2016/17 – the Pros and the Cons

Another year you made a promise Another chance to turn it all around And do not save this for tomorrow Embrace the past and you can live for now And I will give the world to you Speak louder than the words before you And give them meaning no one else has found The role…

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…

Coventry RC – biggish fish in a small pool: taking the bait…

i’ve been landborne for far too long now my heart and head lie solely in the clouds i’ve dealt with the stagnation, the oppression of this land naysayers and cynics, they try to cut me down but they won’t end me here, no, they can’t end me here i’m the biggest f***in’ fish in this…

The Promised Land…

The boys are learning, and we are so pleased with the performance and professionalism of the team. This is the biggest away league win for the club and it speaks volumes for the boys Nick Walshe’s comment following Cov’s impressive win again Old Albanian on Saturday is one that will be echoed by most supporters….

Training ground update – some interesting bits and pieces…

Now when the rumor comes to your town, It grows and grows, where it started no one knows. Some of your neighbors will invite it right in, Maybe it’s a lie, even if it’s a sin, They’ll repeat the rumor again The Band – The Rumor   Well maybe not that interesting, but I hope…

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…

Squad size, squad news and squaddies…

I really appreciate the fact that as far as my support of Coventry Rugby Club is concerned, match days aren’t the only weekly focus any more. Tuesday’s now have a particular significance, namely the day announcements regarding  retention and recruitment for the 2017/18 season are released. Some mid-week interest as well now. Coventry Rugby Club…the gift that keeps…

Taking the lead…older heads on older shoulders

One of the recurring themes in post-match reports and weekly ‘Coach’s Views’ is the lack of experienced heads on the pitch, especially in the kinds of situations we saw on Saturday when the more senior players just needed to bring the players together and change the direction of the game, slow down the pace (or step it up as required),…

Training ground update…

It was cold, very cold…. But enjoyable, nonetheless. There were only the two of us there last night – I’m glad I wasn’t the only one daft enough to brave the conditions. All that meant, though, was we had plenty of opportunity to talk through all the various options available to Cov in terms of the…

On the fifth day of Christmas…

Yesterday’s news that Brendon Snyman ‘has parted company with the club’, presumably with immediate effect, was something of a shock to say the least. With little evidence of there having been problems on the pitch, one can only speculate as to the reason behind Brendon’s departure. Whatever the cause, Coventry won’t have made such an important decision affecting both the…

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…