Cov hoping for one Hull of a good performance…

Two years ago, almost to the day, Coventry was about to embark on its 2015/16 campaign with a home game against Wharfedale. It was a time of great optimism, with the club having finished a commendable third the season before, recruited strongly (so we were led to believe) and having had a very encouraging pre-season…

Coventry v Ampthill – a real team effort (all 20 of them)

29-19. Four tries, a bonus point and another one of the top teams in the league that has come to the BPA full of expectation and left with nothing other than the realisation that Coventry is probably a far stronger side than its current position in the table suggests. Coventry, the perennial underachievers, are beginning to show some signs of…

Fantasy team poll – results

As promised, today’s post details the results of the recent poll designed to be a light-hearted look at what the strongest side taken from the combined squads over the last two years might look like, as selected by readers of this blog. In all, just shy of 200 readers took part which made it the most…

I’m leaving on a jet plane….

I can not live Peacefully without you For even a moment I miss you terribly when you’re away This ain’t right… I’m taking an aeroplane Across the world to Follow My Heart! Bjork – Aeroplane I may be leaving on a jet plane… …but unlike John Denver, or Peter, Paul and Mary for that matter, I’m…

Why the unbeaten run now and despicable Cov, too

I imagine the question that most Cov supporters will be asking themselves is why on earth it took Coventry until mid-March to exhibit the kind of consistent form that we all knew they were capable of producing? Yes, prior to then there had been odd games where you thought maybe, just maybe, there was a faint spark of…

Ampthill, ‘Moseley face meltdown’ – a warning to Cov?

It was a great day yesterday. Not quite the celebration it should have been, especially for Scott Morgan and Peter Glackin, but a great day all the same. It was such an important win, despite the fact that it will make little or no difference to our final standings in the National 1 table when the…

Home and away…

What a turnaround. Suddenly the top teams begin to look ordinary as Coventry, unbeaten in five games, become the form team in the league and start to show signs of what might have been had they managed this level of consistency from the start of the season. The back row look a yard quicker than they did back…

So who else would you offer a contract to…and tomorrow’s team

One of the most telling statistics to come out the drawn game against Blackheath last Saturday is that it resulted in our longest unbeaten run of the season – just 4 games in total. Not what we were expecting back in September but what we were hoping for come Christmas. It’s been that disappointing.

Blackheath…

The final 13 minutes or so were as tense as anything this season. And that’s including the home game  against Richmond in January, when Cov defended their lines so valiantly to deny the opposition any opportunity to score, in so doing earning themselves a hugely creditable, and eerily similar, 20-20 draw. A Rob Knox try on 69 minutes had brought…

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…

Anyone else feeling any guilt, awards’ day and comedy evening

The end of the season is fast approaching. An if I’m honest, I’m not quite sure how to feel about it. After all the disappointments we’ve had this season, in some respects it just can’t come quick enough. I’m getting to the stage now where the remaining games are almost (almost, mind you) secondary to the news that has…

Defending the indefensible and Rob Conquest

Watch Coventry play like they did yesterday and you begin to wonder why just so many of the squad are soon to be in receipt of their P45s. UB40’s 1981 anthem for the unemployed could well do with a 2016 rewrite, with the title updated to reflect the Cov’s current predicament …not longer ‘One in Ten’, instead it’s ‘Eight in…

National 1 all-time points and try scorers, oldest and youngest scorers

In the absence of any news coming out of the BPA these past few days, I thought it would be interesting to continue on from yesterday’s post, only this time looking at Coventry’s all time scorers in a range of different categories. Once again, there will be a few surprises along the way and a few names of…