FORMER captain Brad Birch has labelled hometown club Worcester City’s form “embarrassing”, a “laughing stock” and a “shambles”.

The all-action midfielder, now with Stourbridge, launched the tirade on the back of City’s 3-1 defeat at home to Long Eaton United, the club’s third league loss in a row.

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Tagging in the club’s official Twitter feed, Birch posted: “Lost again? Embarrassing! What do you want to achieve? That league is the worse (sic) it’s ever been! Laughing stock, shambles.”

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And he was not alone with fans and local football people joining the debate on Saturday night. 

Pershore Town assistant manager Derek Doyle's advice was to "get a manager in who knows the level and don't sugarcoat over where Worcester are right now" in response to a suggestion on Facebook that ex-City striker Dave Reynolds would fix the team's lack of firepower.

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Drafted in as skipper from the Glassboys in the summer of 2017 for the start of City's Midland Football League era, Birch soon became a popular figure. 

He had seven goals from 27 matches when he headed back to the Glassboys in March 2018 shortly after then-chairman Anthony Hampson revealed the club may go “fully amateur” to fund a new stadium.

Dual registered, Birch still featured sporadically for then-boss John Snape in the final weeks of the season, taking his tallies to eight goals and 32 games before sticking with Stourbridge last season.

He was set to join Snape at new club Halesowen Town but performed a U-turn to stay at the War Memorial Ground, although a long-term knee injury has seen him get game time with Worcester Raiders this term.

Worcester News attempted to contact Birch without success this morning (Sunday). 

How fair are the assessments? What do you make of people at other local clubs entering the debate so publicly? Is it kicking the club when it is down or fair comment?  

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