Get involved! Send your photos, video, news & views by texting WN NEWS to 80360 or e-mail us
Will Worcester City continue to back manager King Carl?
WORCESTER City’s worst run of results for nearly 30 years and its impact on the club’s future will be top of the agenda at tomorrow night’s board meeting.
Monday’s 3-0 defeat to Gainsborough Trinity at St George’s Lane was the first time City have lost seven league games in a row since the 1984-85 season, when they were relegated from the Alliance Premier.
It also took the number of games without scoring a goal to five, something which last happened back in 1966.
With player morale and supporter apathy at rock-bottom just weeks before the club leaves the Lane after 108 years, the board are preparing to act after the side slipped to 13th in Blue Square Bet North.
Vice-chairman Colin Layland says the alarming run cannot continue if the club want to get anywhere near their target of selling 1,500 £100 season tickets for the move to Aggborough.
He also would not confirm whether manager Carl Heeley, who is coming under increasing fire from fans, would be in charge when the club begin their exile.
“It’s a situation that we will be discussing at a board meeting tomorrow,” Layland said.
“It’s not just the fact we have lost seven games on the trot, it’s other things like the season tickets which people are not going to buy if they are watching a team that’s losing all the time.
“With crowds dropping off it’s not helping the playing budget for next season. What the answer is I don’t know.”
He continued: “We have monthly meetings when the manager comes and talks to us so maybe he can give us some answers. It will be a general discussion but I can’t say what the future of the manager is.”
Fans have taken to internet forums and Facebook to vent their frustrations about the plight but the Supporters’ Trust have reiterated their backing for the club.
Spokesman Rob Crean said: “As it is our last few games at St George’s Lane it would have been nice to go out with a bang rather than a whimper.
“But, whatever happens between now and the end of the season, we are looking to the future and no more than two years ground-sharing at Kidderminster Harriers.
“We have still got confidence in the club and we are still working together.”
Keith Chambers, vice-chairman of the supporters’ club, added: “I think Heeley needs to go back to basics and field what he thinks is his best team that did well earlier in the season and give them another chance.
“He’s tried changing the team and it hasn’t worked.”
- What do you think? Tell us by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org