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…

Why Young Wasps are less likely to leave the nest this season….

Yesterday’s publication of the Anglo-Welsh fixtures, together with the increase in the number of A League games Premiership clubs will be involved in next season, raises some interesting questions regarding Coventry’s use of Wasps’ players, either on loan or as dual registered, over the course of the coming season. And the reverse is equally true……

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 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….

It’s County County time as Cov unveils its latest recruits…

24th February, 2017. England Counties v Scotland Club XV at Billesley Common. A really impressive performance from England, outplaying Scotland in almost every department and winning 45-28. 4 Coventry representatives on the day in that England Counties squad…Andy Brown, James Litchfield, Pete White and James Stokes. Team photo ahead of our match against Scotland Club. #WearTheRose pic.twitter.com/Emzs5kpaid —…

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…

Two new signings… Schadenfreude? Guilty as charged.

So it’s Alex Grove and Jack Preece… Big signings, those. Rowland Winter said that he was looking for players to come in with experience, who will be cool under pressure and who will be able to finish games off. These first two certainly fit the bill. And here’s the thing…

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…

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…

Video verdicts and some mid-term musings

I met your children Oh a oh What did you tell them? Video killed the radio star Video killed the radio star Pictures came and broke your heart Oh, a, a, a, oh The Buggles – Video Killed The Radio Star If you haven’t yet watched Paul Smith’s ‘Midland’s Rugby Video Verdict’ on the Coventry…

Cov v Moseley – ‘Twas the night before Christmas

And we can build this dream together Standing strong forever Nothing’s gonna stop us now And if this world runs out of lovers We’ll still have each other Nothing’s gonna stop us, nothing’s gonna stop us Starship – Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now 16th December…hardly the night before Christmas… Except it might well be if,…

Le Roux fires the first shots and Craig Newby

Please release me, let me go For I don’t love you anymore To waste our lives would be a sin Release me and let me love again Engelbert Humperdinck – Release Me   Birmingham Moseley’s Jacques Le Roux… …no, wait a minute, that doesn’t sound right. Ex-Coventry No 8, Jacques Le Roux… …there, that’s better……