Training ground update – some interesting bits and pieces…

Now when the rumor comes to your town, It grows and grows, where it started no one knows. Some of your neighbors will invite it right in, Maybe it’s a lie, even if it’s a sin, They’ll repeat the rumor again The Band – The Rumor   Well maybe not that interesting, but I hope…

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…

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.

Moseley, ‘Derby ’til I die’ and we have only ourselves to blame…

Yesterday was a sad day for Moseley…or Birmingham Moseley as we’ll have to get used to calling them come June onwards. The rebranding of the club is an attempt, apparently, at creating a wider appeal across the city and to generate more sponsorship, although I doubt many who follow local rugby will see Birmingham Moseley as anything but…

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…

What if and if only…

The Cov Dog must still be barking this morning. Fed and watered yesterday evening and having slept the sleep of the contented, it will have woken this morning eager for more. Let off the leash in the afternoon, it snapped and snarled at the heels of a Darlington team than grew increasingly frustrated as the game went…

DMP et al.

I always feel much happier when Coventry release the team news on a Thursday afternoon, rather than delaying it until Friday. An early announcement suggests that the coaches aren’t waiting on news from players who might be carrying an injury and as a result could suffer an adverse reaction on Friday morning, following Thursday’s evening training session….

Henley v Coventry – Regatta de (blue et) blanc

Rio riay riayo Rio riay riayo Rio riay riayo Rio riay riayo, riayo, riayo, riyao Riya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya Yao Regatta de Blanc – The Police ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Whilst I totally accept the need for the odd two-week break between League 1 games, both to alleviate possible fixture congestion following previous bad…

Cov prove a point…

Another loss. But the majority of the crowd of nearly 12oo will have left the Butts yesterday feeling that in a season of broken dreams, Coventry had a least restored some pride in themselves as a team and in the faithful who have remained, well….just that. Faithful. The 12-13 defeat proved a point…and a valuable one…

Injuries and a chance to listen and learn, for everyone…

One of the most depressing aspects of Coventry’s season is the number of injury’s sustained by players over the course of the last six months or so. Whilst Scott Morgan has been quick to play down the significance of this, recognising that the whole focus of the retention policy during the close season was to ensure…

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…

My Funny Valentine

Words that could have been written about Cov… My funny valentine Sweet comic valentine You make me smile with my heart Your looks are laughable Unphotographable Yet you’re my favourite work of art My Funny Valentine – Frank Sinatra

I’ve been down so goddam long that it looks like up to me…

It’s just taken one good performance from Coventry at the weekend to lift my spirits no end. Even then it was only the draw and not a win. But lifted somewhat they are. I guess that’s because of where they were prior to the Richmond game…which if it wasn’t rock bottom, then it was pretty damn…

A trundle or a Rundle. You decide…

In the time between the aftermath of the Saturday game and the build up of the following week’s fixture, it’s always quite interesting to look at the official match reports to be found on the respective clubs’ websites to get a feel of how the previous game was viewed by the two clubs. This is…