Cov pass the Cambridge test…

Coventry have 8 games of rugby left to play this season. Just 640 minutes. With effectively a 16 point lead over nearest challengers, Darlington Mowden Park. Yet again, not only did Cov do everything that was asked of them, results elsewhere went our way with Plymouth doing what we all hoped they would and beating…

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…

‘Cause it’s always been a matter of trust…

This time you’ve got nothing to lose You can take it, you can leave it, whatever you choose I won’t hold back anything And I’ll walk away a fool or a king Some love is just a lie of the mind It’s make believe until its only a matter of time And some might have…

My Napoleon complex – just a bit of small talk really

I’m probably out on my own here, but there is part of me that has in the recent past, and by recent I mean the last seven or eight years, been prone to occasional bouts of haughtiness, even condescension, when it comes to judging Cov against some of the opposition we’ve faced in National One….

Training ground update #13 – Brothers In Arms

I’ve witnessed your suffering As the battle raged higher. And though they did hurt me so bad In my fear and alarm You did not desert me My brothers in arms. Dire Straights – Brothers In Arms I’d gone to training last night not really knowing what to expect. For the first time in almost…

Look out world take a good look (at) what comes down here…

Look out world take a good look What comes down here You must learn this lesson fast And learn it well This ain’t no upwardly mobile freeway Oh no, this is the road to Hell Chris Rea – Road To Hell Okay, maybe not quite the road to hell, but Blackheath need to take a…

Training ground update #12

The players looked sharp out there on the pitch yesterday evening… Any concerns that last week’s layoff might not have done us too many favours were  immediately dispelled once the squad started to go through the practice drills/routines. There was real pace to everything the players did, with the ball being fired first one way…

Woah, we’re half way there…Woah, livin’ on a prayer

Oh, we’ve got to hold on, ready or not You live for the fight when it’s all that you’ve got Woah, we’re half way there Woah, livin’ on a prayer Take my hand, we’ll make it I swear Woah, livin’ on a prayer Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer We’re up to the half…

Ice-cold Winter proves too hot for Ampthill

63-14. It was a scoreline to warm the hearts of every Coventry supporter fortunate to be at the BPA yesterday afternoon. Cov dominated every area of the game and come 4.45,  Ampthill hadn’t just been beaten, they’d been dismantled, piece by ineffectual piece. Harsh if you’re an Ampthill supporter, but I’m just saying it as…

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…