When halibuts get in the way of a good game…

You make one small mistake… Okay, maybe more than just the one, but even so… A game defined by the presence of the odd Hippoglossus or two is one that tends to be remembered for the wrong reasons. Cam seeing a lot of the halibut Cov defence strong as we win the pen — Tim…

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…

On the 1st Day of Christmas the Cov MVP you voted for is…

Twelfth place in this season’s Coventry Rugby Club’s  Most Valuable Player 2017 poll goes to: Anthony Matoto. Had Matoto remained out on the wing, which was the position he started off in when he arrived here in August, I’m not altogether sure he would have made the top 12. Conversely though, had he been playing…

All kinds of everything…

You call the shots and they follow I watch you still from a distance then go Maybe tomorrow, maybe someday  You’ve changed your place in this world You’ve changed your place in this world The Pretenders – Talk Of The Town A bit of a smorgasbord, this one… Whilst the senior squad might have missed…

Training update #12…Cov Development game postponed…Loughborough Students

The news that the Development Academy’s game against Chinnor has had to be postponed came as a big disappointment to the supporters who turned up to watch the training session yesterday evening. And it was an even bigger disappointment to Coventry’s Director of Rugby, Rowland Winter. Coventry has agreed to rearrange it, tentatively, for 18th…

Training pays off as Cov pushed all the way…

Habits change into character Ovid This was a disappointing Coventry performance against a good Bishop’s Stortford side that on yesterday’s performance look to be one of the few promoted teams in recent seasons that appear strong enough to do more than just survive in their opening season in this league. Despite what seemed a rather…

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…

Stop worrying about the potholes and enjoy the ride…

Don’t worry, be happy In every life we have some trouble But when you worry you make it double Don’t worry, be happy Don’t worry, be happy now Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry, Be Happy Without wishing to be too introspective, it’s been in my nature to worry almost as much about what the opposition…

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…

Who’ll Stop The Rain?

Long as I remember the rain been coming down Clouds of myst’ry pouring confusion on the ground Good men through the ages, trying to find the sun And I wonder, still I wonder, who’ll stop the rain Creedence Clearwater Revival – Who’ll Stop The Rain? ~~~~~~~~~~~ Pathetic fallacy – when inanimate objects are given human emotions…

Hard done by Moseley lose to Blaydon…the run in to the end of the season

Oh dear. Blaydon 25 – 12 Moseley. Blaydon were at the races and won… …Moseley fell at the first hurdle. Yesterday, it seems as if Kevin Maggs’ worst fears were yesterday realised. Without 5 players following the England Counties game against Scotland Club XV on Friday,  Moseley made the long journey up to a resurgent Blaydon. The…

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…

The proof is in the (Christmas) pudding…

What a difference 12 months can make… This time last year it was anything but a festive time of year for Coventry supporters. The team was 9th place in National 1 with just 37 points from 15 games, 9 points and three places behind where we are now, but having played a game less. And whereas last…

DMP – one small step, but maybe a giant leap too?

The draw against Darlington Mowden Park was a pretty decent result, all things considered. Make no mistake, there was a fair amount of pressure on the team and on the coaches in the days immediately prior to the game, so to remain so focused and come away with the draw speaks volumes about the character…