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…

Ain’t No Stopping Us Now…

Look, Lemme tell you this I know you know someone who’s got a negative vibe (Euhh) And if you only help it will only keep it alive (Sh-yeah) They really don’t have nowhere to go Ask ’em where they’re going They don’t know McFadden and Whitehead – Ain’t No Stopping Us Now 11 changes to…

The Coventry Alternatives – 2015/16 and Blackheath RFC

Whichever way you look at it, this season has been a massive anti-climax, so much so that there’s no point in even trying to put some sort of spin on it. It’s hard to find any positives to come out of it, other than perhaps the fact that it has brought about a complete restructuring of…

Taken to the cleaners…

A funny thing happened on the way back to the station. Not that funny as it happens..to me, anyway. And not quite the stuff  of musicals (for those old enough to remember the quasi reference), but one that did sum up what we had witnessed a few minutes earlier. Having decided to make a quick…

I’ve been down so goddam long that it looks like up to me…

It’s just taken one good performance from Coventry at the weekend to lift my spirits no end. Even then it was only the draw and not a win. But lifted somewhat they are. I guess that’s because of where they were prior to the Richmond game…which if it wasn’t rock bottom, then it was pretty damn…

Cov to whip Devon’s cream….

After a performance like the one we witnessed on Saturday, it’s hardly surprising that this Saturday’s game away at Plymouth can’t come quick enough for many supporters, although I understand that given it was such a bruising encounter, perhaps the players feel they might deserve a little longer to recuperate…

If there’s something strange in your neighbourhood, who you gonna call…?

We want players who are willing to run hard, wear the jersey with pride and put their bodies on the line. Scott Morgan’s final comment in yesterdays article in the CoventryTelegraph is one that I imagine would be echoed by every Cov supporter. The discussions over game plans, tactics, selection and recruitment are all secondary to…

Drawing positives from the Richmond game…

Sometimes you just have to face up to the fact and admit that you were wrong and apologise. I’m sorry, Scott. I was wrong. There you go. And the reason for the apology…? Well, yesterday I questioned Scott’s selection for the Richmond game in that I felt experience was going to be key against the league leaders:…

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…

Attendances, selection and recruitment for 2016/17…

As we know, attendances were down on average around 400 on last season prior to the Loughborough game. And in terms of revenue, that’s a substantial loss…(the figures below are purely speculative, it’s how that lost revenue could impact on the club that’s important). If 300 hundred of those have to pay (so excluding children under…

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…

On cars, ladders and the Waikato Tourist Board…

I really liked Mick Carter’s tongue-in-cheek idea of asking Jaguar Land Rover to sponsor Jacques Le Roux, given their initial’s are the same. It’s actually so obvious I’m amazed it hasn’t been used. I can see the poster campaign even as I type: ‘JLR – power, pace and oozing class’ with Jacques sitting at the…

No change is all change..

John Wilkinson’s article in yesterday’s  Coventry Telegraph is interesting for two very different reasons. The final remark from Scott Morgan, almost a throw away comment, refers to the possibility that London Welsh might switch to the Guinness Pro-League 12 Celtic Competition which includes teams from Wales, Scotland, Ireland and Italy.

The Infinite Monkey Theorem

The Infinite Monkey Theorem states that a monkey, sitting in front of a computer keyboard (I’ve updated it a bit, it should be a typewriter) for an infinite amount of time would eventually produce any given text, the one most often cited being the complete works of William Shakespeare. Saturday’s team is a clear rebuttal…

Two into one won’t go…

The break in the league fixtures must offer a welcome respite to Coventry RFC, in particular Scott Morgan and the rest of the coaching team. Two weeks in which to work with the squad to address the key areas that are preventing Coventry from performing at the levels they were consistently reaching in the pre-season friendlies and the opening…