Harriers are becoming a laughing stock

Worcester News: Harriers are becoming a laughing stock Harriers are becoming a laughing stock

JUST when you thought things couldn't get any more farcical at Kidderminster Harriers, they do.

The Aggborough club, usually well respected in non-league circles, are quickly becoming a laughing stock.

With three managers and two chairmen since the turn of the year, the Skrill Premier outfit must be the envy of most soap opera script writers.

Gary Whild is the latest hot-seat incumbent, having taken over following the sacking of Andy Thorn, who had only been in the job for 56 days since taking over from Steve Burr, who was also sacked.

Mark Serrell, who wielded the axe on Burr, quit as chairman last month, citing abuse from disgruntled fans on social media websites, and director John Davies quickly followed.

New chief Ken Rae wasted little time in relieving Thorn, and assistant Craig Knight, of his duties and handing the baton to Whild.

In returning to Whild, who was assistant under Burr, Harriers are effectively admitting that the Thorn episode was a huge mistake.

How costly remains to be seen and Whild faces an uphill challenge to salvage the wreckage.

It would be wrong to forget that Thorn actually oversaw the FA Cup third round replay victory at Peterborough United before giving Premier League Sunderland a run for their money at the Stadium of Light.

But, in the instant-success world of football, that is fast being overshadowed.

If Harriers fail to reach the play-offs, they will have wished the past few weeks had never happened.

Moreover, regardless of what went on behind the scenes, they will be regretting having broken up the Burr-Whild partnership in the first place.

Even if there was no guarantee of that delivering promotion to the Football League, the aim Thorn was brought in to achieve, it couldn't have gone much worse.

Harriers can still comfortably reach the play-offs but their task has been made that much harder.

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1:04pm Tue 11 Mar 14

RWilde says...

A county trend, following the "cricketers" and the Warriors. Thank god for the Wolves!
A county trend, following the "cricketers" and the Warriors. Thank god for the Wolves! RWilde
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