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…

Cov fans in La La-tu Land as Makaafi signs and three more retained.

It’s hard not to be excited about the arrival of Tongan born Latu Makaafi (or Maka’afi?) given his reputation as a hard-hitting, physical and uncompromising back row forward. Blessed with strong running and handling skills, he is also a player who is going to score tries and with 39 in 111 games for Doncaster in…

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…

Reasons to be cheerful – we’re polls apart!

Summer, Buddy Holly, the working folly Good golly, Miss Molly and boats Hammer-smith Palais, the Bolshoi Ballet Jump back in the alley and nanny goats 18 wheeler Scammels, Dominica camels All other mammals plus equal votes Ian Dury and the Blockheads – Reasons to be Cheerful If the results are anything to go by, there…

Coventry’s Most Valuable Player and ‘Man of the Match’ v Moseley

By way of a bit of light relief over the Christmas period last year, I asked readers of the blog to vote for the player they felt was currently Coventry’s ‘Most Valuable Player’, the club’s MVP. With little else happening over the festive break, it was a talking point on the blog, if nowhere else. After a…

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…

Freddie Tuilagi, Sam Pailor and updates from the Hull game…

One player to have gone under the radar this week, in stark contrast to the week before, is Leicester DR loanee Freddie Tuilagi. The announcement of his arrival took everyone by surprise and it became something of a subplot in the narrative building up to the Plymouth game last weekend. This was to be an…

Why the unbeaten run now and despicable Cov, too

I imagine the question that most Cov supporters will be asking themselves is why on earth it took Coventry until mid-March to exhibit the kind of consistent form that we all knew they were capable of producing? Yes, prior to then there had been odd games where you thought maybe, just maybe, there was a faint spark of…

Ampthill, ‘Moseley face meltdown’ – a warning to Cov?

It was a great day yesterday. Not quite the celebration it should have been, especially for Scott Morgan and Peter Glackin, but a great day all the same. It was such an important win, despite the fact that it will make little or no difference to our final standings in the National 1 table when the…

Blackheath…

The final 13 minutes or so were as tense as anything this season. And that’s including the home game  against Richmond in January, when Cov defended their lines so valiantly to deny the opposition any opportunity to score, in so doing earning themselves a hugely creditable, and eerily similar, 20-20 draw. A Rob Knox try on 69 minutes had brought…

Anyone else feeling any guilt, awards’ day and comedy evening

The end of the season is fast approaching. An if I’m honest, I’m not quite sure how to feel about it. After all the disappointments we’ve had this season, in some respects it just can’t come quick enough. I’m getting to the stage now where the remaining games are almost (almost, mind you) secondary to the news that has…