James Pritchard – a shock to the system?

We would like to thank James for his effort and commitment to Coventry Rugby, which cannot be faulted, and we wish him well for the future So ended James Pritchard’s brief spell as player coach at Coventry Rugby Club. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I remember the excitement at hearing the rumours of JP’s arrival at Coventry back in…

Esher this weekend – it’s like falling off a bike…

When this season’s fixture list was first published, I was interested in three dates in particular. Those of the home and away games against Moseley and the away game at Esher. And the Esher game is just three days away… On the face of it, I guess for most supporters Saturday’s visit to Molesey Road…

So who else would you offer a contract to…and tomorrow’s team

One of the most telling statistics to come out the drawn game against Blackheath last Saturday is that it resulted in our longest unbeaten run of the season – just 4 games in total. Not what we were expecting back in September but what we were hoping for come Christmas. It’s been that disappointing.

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…

Blackheath, Moseley and Creative Parallel…

So today is to be my last away game of the season, having made the decision that with nothing really to play for, Wharfedale is probably a bit too far for a day trip. I always enjoy travelling, whether it be with friends as it was a couple of weeks ago or by public transport as is…

The Coventry Alternatives – 2015/16 and Blackheath RFC

Whichever way you look at it, this season has been a massive anti-climax, so much so that there’s no point in even trying to put some sort of spin on it. It’s hard to find any positives to come out of it, other than perhaps the fact that it has brought about a complete restructuring of…

National 1 all-time points and try scorers, oldest and youngest scorers

In the absence of any news coming out of the BPA these past few days, I thought it would be interesting to continue on from yesterday’s post, only this time looking at Coventry’s all time scorers in a range of different categories. Once again, there will be a few surprises along the way and a few names of…

‘An exciting future’ – comparatives or superlatives?

Glad to see that Jon Sharp seems to have taken a leaf out of Rowland Winter’s book and announced the imminent departures of four Coventry coaches through the most appropriate channel  – the club’s own website. I’ve always felt that news of any significance should  go through the website as that way supporters have the…

Taken to the cleaners…

A funny thing happened on the way back to the station. Not that funny as it happens..to me, anyway. And not quite the stuff  of musicals (for those old enough to remember the quasi reference), but one that did sum up what we had witnessed a few minutes earlier. Having decided to make a quick…

The Boss is back in Coventry…

Everybody’s got a hungry heart Everybody’s got a hungry heart Lay down your money and you play your part Everybody’s got a hungry heart Hungry Heart – Bruce Springsteen

Broadstreet RFC, who would you retain and Ealing Trailfinders or Moseley…?

If Coventry supporters are feeling somewhat down at the moment, spare a thought for those who follow Broadstreet. It’s not been the best of seasons for them either and last weekend’s result against South Leicester means relegation is now a probability rather than a possibility. South Leicester travelled to Coventry’s near neighbours  in a precarious…

Under pressure…

Another good week for Coventry RFC on the media front with a very interesting piece in the Coventry Telegraph on Scott Morgan’s thoughts on the performances of the two latest recruits to the team, Joe Foreman and George Tresidder, followed by a detailed looked at Joe’s career thus far. He’s very much a local lad and someone for whom…

Blackheath and the unchained melody

Lonely rivers flow To the sea, to the sea To the open arms of the sea Lonely rivers sigh “Wait for me, wait for me” I’ll be coming home, wait for me The Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody

Coventry v Blaydon: One moment in time…

In the week following the Esher game, just when it’s crying out for some sort of statement from someone at the club, anyone really, as to why Coventry were so outclassed on the day, there hasn’t even been the usual Mon/Tues press release. From Saturday’s post-match comments in the Telegraph and the report in The Rugby Post until…

Diving for dear life…

With all the will in the world Diving for dear life When we could be diving for pearls. Shipbuilding – Elvis Costello This coming week should provide some indication of just how Coventry intend to deal with the aftermath of the Esher game last Saturday. With the understandable backlash that is now taking place on the Messageboard…

A catalytic converter…

A catalyst is something that modifies and increases the rate of a reaction without itself changing. A prediction – the Esher game is going to be a catalyst for change within Coventry RFC. It has to be. The result itself can’t be changed. Nor does it deserve to be. Esher did us over good and proper…no…

The Infinite Monkey Theorem

The Infinite Monkey Theorem states that a monkey, sitting in front of a computer keyboard (I’ve updated it a bit, it should be a typewriter) for an infinite amount of time would eventually produce any given text, the one most often cited being the complete works of William Shakespeare. Saturday’s team is a clear rebuttal…