Rosslyn Park’s 4G pitch….away day support

A crowd of 840 were at the Rock to witness Cov’s eventual 7 try demolition of a Park side that put up some sterling resistance in the first half, only to fall apart in the second. Though things might not have gone quite to plan for the home side on the pitch, off it they…

Patience key as Cov turn on the style in the last quarter

  For the second week running, Cov went into the break with the momentum very much against them. Last week, Plymouth scored in the final minute of the first half to close the gap to just the one point at 15-14 and, with their tails up, must have wanted the half to continue for a…

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 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…

Rosslyn Park and training ground news…

And so to Rosslyn Park on Saturday. Sixth in the league at home to fifth and a win for Cov leapfrogs us above Park and just that little bit closer to Moseley in fourth. So plenty to play for even at this fairly late stage of the season and with both teams likely to be…

Cambridge v Coventry – hopefully not one in the eye for Goliath

I’m walkin’ in shadows, I cannot see Faces, they smile when I fall or flee Doors without windows all shuttered tight again I just might pass this way again I just might pass this way again Doobie Brothers – Toulouse Street And on to Cambridge… T-5 and counting. And what an interesting game it is,…

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…

Plymouth v Coventry: Buttock Balladry (running in the 4.20 at Aintree)

Results do have to improve, of that I’m under no illusion. Nor am I unaware of the growing number of supporters becoming increasingly frustrated by the disappointing run of results away from home, with Coventry having won just 2 and drawn 1 from 11 games this season. It wasn’t good enough last season when we managed…

London Welsh…avoiding Schadenfreude…what it might all mean for Cov…Esher

So crisis-torn London Welsh now  ‘cease to exist as a professional club’ and have been denied permission to play in the Championship forthwith… Clearly yesterday’s news that the RFU has refused to extend the temporary licence that they granted Welsh just before Christmas will be of considerable interest to Coventry and, indeed, to several other clubs who…

C’est magnifique, mais ce n’est pas Le National 1….

Sometimes reality can be a bit of a bummer. 5 games unbeaten, supporters talking about the remainder of the season with increasing confidence, performances improving significantly over the last few games… …and then along comes Hartpury College. And with Hartpury, along comes the reality check. However good we are and, in terms of National 1, I saw…

Back to college for Cov…

After a couple of weeks away and having missed what appears to have been two very decent Cov performances since the Christmas break, I’m really not sure what to expect this afternoon. We’re all very aware of Hartpury’s unbeaten run and any team that’s won 18 games on the trot must be clear favourites, either home…

On the fifth day of Christmas…

Yesterday’s news that Brendon Snyman ‘has parted company with the club’, presumably with immediate effect, was something of a shock to say the least. With little evidence of there having been problems on the pitch, one can only speculate as to the reason behind Brendon’s departure. Whatever the cause, Coventry won’t have made such an important decision affecting both the…

We’re on the road to nowhere? Me, I’ve a city in my mind…

We’re on a road to nowhere Come on inside Taking that ride to nowhere We’ll take that ride Talking Heads – Road to Nowhere By beginning the post with the lyrics from Talking Heads’ ‘Road to Nowhere’, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this is going to be post full of gloom and doom; a…

Coventry v Cambridge…Enjoying a No. 2

KEY MOMENTS 11:00   Try: Tolmie scores for Coventry 5-0 12:00   Conversion: Fenner kicks a conversion for Coventry 7-0 27:00   Try: Dyer scores for Coventry 12-0 28:00   Conversion: Fenner kicks a conversion for Coventry 14-0 35:00   Try: Knox scores for Coventry  19-0 36:00   Conversion: Fenner kicks a conversion for Coventry 21-0 40:00   Penalty: Fenner kicks a penalty for Coventry 24-0   HALF…

Thursday night’s training and a chat with Rowland Winter…

Well, I managed to make it to training… …and I’m glad I did. A first glimpse of Freddie Tuilaga, an interesting and informative chat with Rowland Winter and 75 minutes in the good company of a couple of other Cov supporters. Not a bad evening. Not a bad evening at all. It was encouraging to see…