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 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….

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…

Should I stay or should I go…?

One day is fine, and next is black So if you want me off your back Well come on and let me know Should I Stay or should I go? The Clash – Should I Stay Or Should I Go So we now know of another four players who will be with us next season…two…

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…

When the going gets tough…

I’m gonna get myself ‘cross the river That’s the price I’m willing to pay I’m gonna make you stand and deliver When the going gets tough The tough get going When the going gets rough The tough get rough Billy Ocean – When The Going Gets Tough I think we’re past the point of lessons…

Today’s game…déjà vu Dev…farewell to Dan…band aid…Twitter feed

Game day. And probably just the right fixture for Cov, following last week’s second half humbling at the hands of Hartpury… …how’s that for alliteration? Esher did us over good and proper earlier in the season down at Molesey Road, winning 34-14 and nilling us in a comprehensive second half performance. We know exactly what…

On the tenth day of Christmas…

Just the top three places in Coventry’s ‘Most Valuable Player’ Award 2016 left to reveal…and there are some pretty big names missing from the from the 9 places already decided. No mention, as yet, of Messrs. Wheatcroft, Boulton, Grace, Dyer, Fenner, MacBurnie, Rundle, Litchfield, Stokes, Poole, Conquest, Trimble, Hircock, Snyman, Bone, Povoas…. Whatever the outcome…

And on the second day of Christmas, you voted for…?

Well how was it for you…? If it was anything like Christmas at the Smiths, then after the usual presents and over-facing ourselves following a fabulous Xmas meal, it’s a question of indigestion, watching endless repeats on the tele and the occasional nap with obligatory snoring and dribbly chins. All this, of course, interlaced with the setting up of the grandchildren’s…

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…

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…

Cambridge University v Coventry Nighthawks: a one-sided contest…?

Apparently, a nighthawk is: a superb athlete who, courtesy of an alchemical potion, possesses mild super-strength and increased agility and durability from dusk till dawn. He has also used several costume aids, such as a jet-powered artificial wing system, artificial claw tips, lasers and projectile weapons * As well as a bird, of course. So,…

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…

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…