Truth you can’t disguise…’cause the camera never lies

And the camera never lies No the camera never lies Truth you can’t disguise Just open up your eyes ‘Cause the camera never lies Michael Franks – The Camera Never Lies Over the past few weeks I’ve been lucky enough to receive John Coles’ photo collections from those Coventry games  he’s attended as one of…

When halibuts get in the way of a good game…

You make one small mistake… Okay, maybe more than just the one, but even so… A game defined by the presence of the odd Hippoglossus or two is one that tends to be remembered for the wrong reasons. Cam seeing a lot of the halibut Cov defence strong as we win the pen — Tim…

The devil in disguise…?

You fooled me with your kisses You cheated and you schemed Heaven knows how you lied to me You’re not the way you seemed You look like an angel Walk like an angel Talk like an angel But I got wise You’re the devil in disguise Elvis Presley – You’re the devil in disguise Over…

Love is all around at a Wet, Wet, Wet Butts Park Arena

Love is all around me and so the feeling grows It’s written on the wind, it’s everywhere I go So if you really love me, come on and let it show You know I love you I always will My mind’s made up by the way that I feel There’s no beginning, there’ll be no…

A black day at Blackheath – the reprise

Well I’m standing by a river But the water doesn’t flow It boils with every poison you can think of And I’m underneath the streetlights But the light of joy I know Scared beyond belief way down in the shadows Chris Rea The Road to Hell Well, that didn’t quite work out as expected, did…

Man of the Match result v OAs…Cov Squad 2018/19…Jack Preece

The results of the Man of the Match award for Saturday’s game are interesting in that all the top three places went to the back row: Brett Daynes – 28% Olly Povoas – 22% Latu Makaafi – 18% On the morning of the game I did write that: Brett Daynes, alongside Olly Povoas and Latu…

Training ground update #12

The players looked sharp out there on the pitch yesterday evening… Any concerns that last week’s layoff might not have done us too many favours were  immediately dispelled once the squad started to go through the practice drills/routines. There was real pace to everything the players did, with the ball being fired first one way…

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…

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,…

Fans’ Forum (Part Two) – Max Hartman and Rowland Winter….three coach Cov

Following on from yesterday’s post… Plenty of encouraging news from yesterday’s Fans’ Forum… …after Hannah’s presentation we heard from Max Hartman who gave an overview of the strength and conditioning programme. Max Hartman Max began by explaining that data was available that showed the levels of power, strength and speed expected of players in the…

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’…

Another unlucky break? News from the training ground…

When I’m with you baby I go out of my head And I just can’t get enough And I just can’t get enough All the things you do to me And everything you said I just can’t get enough I just can’t get enough Depeche Mode – Just Can’t Get Enough One of the more…

Training Update #11…Cov hoping to make The Woodlands a Fylde of Dreams

The good news first… …Pete White was at training yesterday. Only as a spectator, but there nevertheless. His left leg was strapped and he was on crutches, but weight-bearing. And the prognosis is probably far better than anyone who witnessed his departure on a stretcher last Saturday would have thought likely at the time. Whilst…