Promotion Talk? Despicable…? Me, too

Here come bad news talking this and that Yeah, give me all you got, don’t hold back Yeah, well I should probably warn you I’ll be just fine Yeah, no offense to you don’t waste your time Here’s why Because I’m happy Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof Because I’m…

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…

Cambridge v Coventry…training update

Time was drifting This rocker got to roll So I hit the road and made my getaway Restless feeling, really got a hold I started searching for a better way Climax Blues Band – Couldn’t Get It Right ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thursday is training day and Thursday’s child has far to go – about 81 miles as…

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…

Training ground update…Cov looking sharp

Words can make you pay and pay Four-letter words I cannot say Panty, toilet, dirty devil Words are trouble, words are subtle Words of anger, words of hate The Tom Tom² Club – Wordy Rapping Hood – (aka Jubb, Poole, Wheatcroft  and Howe) It looks as if Coventry are certainly up for the challenge of Ampthill…

We Blaydon did it…

Seventh heaven. Someone’s going to use it somewhere, so I thought I’d get in there first. In six previous visits to Crow Trees we hadn’t recorded a single win and, in two seasons, Blaydon had completed the double over us. Something of a bogey team for Cov then. Whilst other teams have come and gone, Blaydon…

Training ground update…and some cautious optimism

So, Blaydon on Saturday then. Rail ticket booked. Journey planned. And a trip to the training ground yesterday evening just to get a feel for how the squad is shaping up prior to their the long journey up north later today. Pretty well by all accounts. When Coventry last travelled down on a Friday, last…

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…

Albion v Coventry – a showdown not a (Plymouth) Hoe-down…

Back in 1558, on the news that the Spanish Armada was approaching the English coastline and England appeared to be in imminent danger, Francis Drake is said to have uttered something along the lines of, ‘Time enough to play the game and thrash the Spaniards afterwards’ as he played bowls on Plymouth Hoe. Apocryphal almost…

The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come? This was no bah humbug…

Coventry v Moseley: 17 December 2016 KEY MOMENTS 1:00   Try: Howe scores for Coventry 5-0 2:00   Conversion: Fenner kicks a conversion for Coventry 7-0 10:00  Fenner kicks a penalty for Coventry 10-0 25:00  Fenner kicks a penalty for Coventry 13-0 29:00 Williams kicks a penalty for Moseley 13-3 40:00 +1  Try: Croft scores for Moseley 13-8 40:00 +2 Williams…

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…

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…

Training ground update and some squad news

There’s something rather bizarre about having a 3000 seater stand all to yourself. Despite Rowland Winter’s open invitation to come and watch Coventry train, in the end I think there were just the two of us there. Me in the stand and another chap taking residence at the railway end, which was actually a very good vantage point –…