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 Eeyore Syndrome, a miracle unpromised and succesful recruitment…

Promised you a miracle Belief is a beauty thing Promises promises As golden days break wondering Chance as love takes a train Summer breeze and brilliant light Simple Minds – Promised You A Miracle For a period of five or six weeks last summer, Quent Meluish (CRSC Secretary and all-round good bloke) and I watched…

Training update #12…Cov Development game postponed…Loughborough Students

The news that the Development Academy’s game against Chinnor has had to be postponed came as a big disappointment to the supporters who turned up to watch the training session yesterday evening. And it was an even bigger disappointment to Coventry’s Director of Rugby, Rowland Winter. Coventry has agreed to rearrange it, tentatively, for 18th…

Training pays off as Cov pushed all the way…

Habits change into character Ovid This was a disappointing Coventry performance against a good Bishop’s Stortford side that on yesterday’s performance look to be one of the few promoted teams in recent seasons that appear strong enough to do more than just survive in their opening season in this league. Despite what seemed a rather…

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 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…

Coventry v Rosslyn Park – pick a game, any game…

Were I asked to pick any of the games this season to represent the difference in the Coventry of this season to that of last, then this is the one I would choose. There have been games in which we have scored more tries, been more dominant or which have provided more entertainment in the final…

Who’ll Stop The Rain?

Long as I remember the rain been coming down Clouds of myst’ry pouring confusion on the ground Good men through the ages, trying to find the sun And I wonder, still I wonder, who’ll stop the rain Creedence Clearwater Revival – Who’ll Stop The Rain? ~~~~~~~~~~~ Pathetic fallacy – when inanimate objects are given human emotions…

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…

DMP – one small step, but maybe a giant leap too?

The draw against Darlington Mowden Park was a pretty decent result, all things considered. Make no mistake, there was a fair amount of pressure on the team and on the coaches in the days immediately prior to the game, so to remain so focused and come away with the draw speaks volumes about the character…

Coventry v Blaydon – plus ca change…

…plus c’est la même chose. The more it changes, the more it stays the same. Roughly translated. Make 11 changes to the starting XV (and 2 positional), and in most seasons the team you’d end up with would be pretty much a 2nd XV. A team considerably weakened by the addition of a large number of fringe players who haven’t been…

You Spin It Round…

All I know is that to me You look like you’re lots of fun Open up your lovin’ arms I want some, want some Dead or Alive – You Spin Me Round Sad to hear of the death of Pete Burns yesterday. 57. If I live to be the same age as Pete,  I’ve got just…

Deja vu…Boris, not a Zinzan, but he’ll have far more impact…

Posted on the Messageboard last week: There are several questions that need answers.  Are prices too high, for entry, at the bar and for hospitality?  What are the club doing to market the facilities on offer?  The match day experience is sadly lacking, no shop, no mascot, no entertainment all detract from the “feel good…

Esher – expecting to see red, hoping to see gold…

One of the more interesting comparisons on the playing front between the Coventry of last season and that of the present is the relative size of the two squads. As of now, the current squad is 34 (I think), which includes 3 players who have yet to play any National 1 rugby so far this season…