Trophy show was beyond belief – King

TROPHY TRAUMA: Ben Joyce

TROPHY TRAUMA: Ben Joyce

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BRENDON King cut straight to the chase following Saturday’s shock exit from the FA Trophy by admitting his side’s woeful performance was “beyond belief”.

Weymouth were a shadow of the team that beat Hitchin Town the previous weekend and after taking the lead through Mark Ford, they eventually got their comeuppance as lower-league Shortwood United went on to record an unexpected 2-1 victory.

Commenting on his side’s showing at the Bob Lucas Stadium, King told Echosport: “All week we talked about mindset and the importance of approaching the game in the right way yet still some of them went out there thinking they had a god given right to win and it cost us.

“It doesn’t matter what level you play at and who the opposition are, if you are not willing to put in the effort and commitment there is every chance you are going to get caught out.

“Individually and collectively we were not good enough. Eight or nine of the lads were off the boil and Shortwood thoroughly deserved their victory.”

King went on to add: “When you give sides like that a sniff and don’t kill the game off, the likelihood is that at some point they are going to cause you problems and that is exactly what happened.

“I can take players playing poorly because everyone has off days but what I cannot accept is a lack of passion and desire.

“Those two things are the very least I expect from my players and I didn’t get that on Saturday.

“That is disappointing and I expect every single one of them to go away now and take a long, hard look at themselves.”

The Terras are back in action tomorrow night when they entertain Hamworthy Recreation in the second round of the Dorset Senior Cup (7.45pm).

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9:07am Mon 29 Oct 12

weypaul says...

That was the most unforgiveable performance in living memory. It should be clear to the management team that they do not have the respect of the players, or the ability to motivate them, and they should do the decent thing. One or two of the players should also be told that another performance like that will see them sacked. Instead I guess the remedy will be a night on the booze in town. Spineless and pathetic.
That was the most unforgiveable performance in living memory. It should be clear to the management team that they do not have the respect of the players, or the ability to motivate them, and they should do the decent thing. One or two of the players should also be told that another performance like that will see them sacked. Instead I guess the remedy will be a night on the booze in town. Spineless and pathetic. weypaul
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10:29am Mon 29 Oct 12

keeman says...

Here we go again; Brendon blaming the players for the poor performance on Saturday. They let him down he, reportedly, said. Yes they did; but, Brendon, you let the fans down again. You clearly are unable to motivate the players, and why oh why on Saturday did you not make any tactical changes. You must have seen things were not going well, and its no use just shouting at them from the touchline. If you had brought on a couple of schoolboys it would have been an improvement.

Come on Nigel – its time he went!
Here we go again; Brendon blaming the players for the poor performance on Saturday. They let him down he, reportedly, said. Yes they did; but, Brendon, you let the fans down again. You clearly are unable to motivate the players, and why oh why on Saturday did you not make any tactical changes. You must have seen things were not going well, and its no use just shouting at them from the touchline. If you had brought on a couple of schoolboys it would have been an improvement. Come on Nigel – its time he went! keeman
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1:22pm Mon 29 Oct 12

njsofweymouth says...

All summed up by the first two comments. Weypaul and keeman, 100% correct, King cannot command respect and certainly cannot motivate unless it's standing at a bar. Tactics? What tactics? He doesn't know the meaning of the word let alone implement. If he was employed in any other business other than at WFC he'd be long gone as a manager. Not up to the job........end of story. Another season over before its begun. Why does anyone think 'sausage' offered him a five year deal before he up and ran? It was his last attempt to take the 'p' and leave the club with a noose around its neck for the foreseeable future. It beggers belief people still pay to watch the tripe. Would you continue to shop at the same place if you weren't getting value for money or eat at an eatery where the service was poor? NO. Then why pay to watch the constant rubbish being dished up by King & co? It's long overdue and time he went before relegation becomes a certainty again. It's time the paying public had their say and listened too. After all, they pay the wages!!!!!!!!
All summed up by the first two comments. Weypaul and keeman, 100% correct, King cannot command respect and certainly cannot motivate unless it's standing at a bar. Tactics? What tactics? He doesn't know the meaning of the word let alone implement. If he was employed in any other business other than at WFC he'd be long gone as a manager. Not up to the job........end of story. Another season over before its begun. Why does anyone think 'sausage' offered him a five year deal before he up and ran? It was his last attempt to take the 'p' and leave the club with a noose around its neck for the foreseeable future. It beggers belief people still pay to watch the tripe. Would you continue to shop at the same place if you weren't getting value for money or eat at an eatery where the service was poor? NO. Then why pay to watch the constant rubbish being dished up by King & co? It's long overdue and time he went before relegation becomes a certainty again. It's time the paying public had their say and listened too. After all, they pay the wages!!!!!!!! njsofweymouth
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1:31pm Mon 29 Oct 12

Rabbitman64 says...

King continues to make a lousy job of managing a good club like Weymouth! It is October and already we are out of the FA Cup, FA Trophy & Red Insure Cup. In two of the competitions we lost to clubs playing in leagues below ourselves? Perhaps we should follow AFC Bournemouth who got rid of their Manager and bought back Eddie Howe? Perhaps bring in Ashley Vickers who has managed at a higher standard and took his new club with all the limited resources to the Fourth Qualifying Round of the FA Cup. Come on Nigel there must be better managers out there than King???
King continues to make a lousy job of managing a good club like Weymouth! It is October and already we are out of the FA Cup, FA Trophy & Red Insure Cup. In two of the competitions we lost to clubs playing in leagues below ourselves? Perhaps we should follow AFC Bournemouth who got rid of their Manager and bought back Eddie Howe? Perhaps bring in Ashley Vickers who has managed at a higher standard and took his new club with all the limited resources to the Fourth Qualifying Round of the FA Cup. Come on Nigel there must be better managers out there than King??? Rabbitman64
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2:08pm Mon 29 Oct 12

njsofweymouth says...

yawn yawn yawn. Brain dead, un educated currentplayer on again.
yawn yawn yawn. Brain dead, un educated currentplayer on again. njsofweymouth
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6:02pm Mon 29 Oct 12

weypaul says...

And lets face it current player, we all know why you are so supportive of BK. He lets you get away with murder, any other manager would have you out the door in the blink of an eye. Still you may be in lck the chirman is expending all his hard won credit on the club forum by defening the indefensible. TBH , the "it will take time" argument does not wash when there is an (usustainable) £3000 a week budget.
And lets face it current player, we all know why you are so supportive of BK. He lets you get away with murder, any other manager would have you out the door in the blink of an eye. Still you may be in lck the chirman is expending all his hard won credit on the club forum by defening the indefensible. TBH , the "it will take time" argument does not wash when there is an (usustainable) £3000 a week budget. weypaul
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6:55pm Mon 29 Oct 12

The Muffler says...

Hey currentplayer, how's the flying carpet business going? Looks like you had the rug pulled from under you on the terras forum.
Hey currentplayer, how's the flying carpet business going? Looks like you had the rug pulled from under you on the terras forum. The Muffler
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9:12pm Mon 29 Oct 12

currentplayer says...

keeps all you freaks, and losers ,and vindictive basket cases on your toes !!
keeps all you freaks, and losers ,and vindictive basket cases on your toes !! currentplayer
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8:35am Tue 30 Oct 12

weypaul says...

Not much risk of you being on your toes is there. You ever even break sweat. Except when it' s wages time. Or if there is a free drink in it.
Not much risk of you being on your toes is there. You ever even break sweat. Except when it' s wages time. Or if there is a free drink in it. weypaul
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1:47pm Tue 30 Oct 12

currentplayer says...

geypaul your spelling is bit better today, stayed off the whisky i take it ! come and introduce yourself tonight , lets thrash it out ! or hiding behind a laptop is all you have ??is muffler your love child by the way ...
geypaul your spelling is bit better today, stayed off the whisky i take it ! come and introduce yourself tonight , lets thrash it out ! or hiding behind a laptop is all you have ??is muffler your love child by the way ... currentplayer
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4:00pm Tue 30 Oct 12

gasworks says...

currentplayer, ignore him. weypaul is a bully who only picks on those weaker than himself, whatever their gender. so he won't be showing up for a showdown with you. now the team's record under his chairmanship and directorships makes for interesting reading ;)
currentplayer, ignore him. weypaul is a bully who only picks on those weaker than himself, whatever their gender. so he won't be showing up for a showdown with you. now the team's record under his chairmanship and directorships makes for interesting reading ;) gasworks
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4:33pm Tue 30 Oct 12

currentplayer says...

obviously has a short memory !! no chance of a free drink at his place me thinks !! midnight at the oasis ...........
obviously has a short memory !! no chance of a free drink at his place me thinks !! midnight at the oasis ........... currentplayer
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4:42pm Tue 30 Oct 12

currentplayer says...

didn't gaypaul go through 4 managers in one season,, sounds a stable, chairman!! like i said very,very,very,short memory ,and a massive s..t stirrer .
didn't gaypaul go through 4 managers in one season,, sounds a stable, chairman!! like i said very,very,very,short memory ,and a massive s..t stirrer . currentplayer
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7:21am Wed 31 Oct 12

njsofweymouth says...

Like me at least weypaul put his money where his mouth is when the club were in dire straights and needed it. The useless overpaid out of their depth idiots currently playing and managing at the club can only look back in envy at when WFC were a REAL football club with REAL decent players. Not one current player would have got into the side pre the past ten years or so. As i've said before, out of their depth even in a Mickey Mouse league. As for Kinger........stick to pubs league where you might, and notice I say might, be a success.
Like me at least weypaul put his money where his mouth is when the club were in dire straights and needed it. The useless overpaid out of their depth idiots currently playing and managing at the club can only look back in envy at when WFC were a REAL football club with REAL decent players. Not one current player would have got into the side pre the past ten years or so. As i've said before, out of their depth even in a Mickey Mouse league. As for Kinger........stick to pubs league where you might, and notice I say might, be a success. njsofweymouth
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11:01am Wed 31 Oct 12

currentplayer says...

knob jockey you really are bitter,,come on get it off your chest,,don't end up like geypaul,old bitter ,and twisted,,now that wouldn't be nice !!!! and you didn't answer my question about 4 managers in one season,,or is that when you supposedly, put your hard earned cash in !! keep your venom coming .
knob jockey you really are bitter,,come on get it off your chest,,don't end up like geypaul,old bitter ,and twisted,,now that wouldn't be nice !!!! and you didn't answer my question about 4 managers in one season,,or is that when you supposedly, put your hard earned cash in !! keep your venom coming . currentplayer
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6:54am Thu 1 Nov 12

currentplayer says...

surprise ,surprise !! no answer from hinge and bracket , but i expect when the team lose the venom will come spitting off there laptops !!
surprise ,surprise !! no answer from hinge and bracket , but i expect when the team lose the venom will come spitting off there laptops !! currentplayer
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7:32am Fri 2 Nov 12

njsofweymouth says...

Brain dead and uneducated there are no spaces between apostrophise or exclamation marks, 'i' should be I and 'there' should be their. Moron go back to school rather than claim your dole money. Idiot.
Brain dead and uneducated there are no spaces between apostrophise or exclamation marks, 'i' should be I and 'there' should be their. Moron go back to school rather than claim your dole money. Idiot. njsofweymouth
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8:43am Fri 2 Nov 12

satisfecho says...

njsofweymouth wrote:
Brain dead and uneducated there are no spaces between apostrophise or exclamation marks, 'i' should be I and 'there' should be their. Moron go back to school rather than claim your dole money. Idiot.
How did you get on yesterday at the 'Chairmans Clinic', considering how perfect you are?
[quote][p][bold]njsofweymouth[/bold] wrote: Brain dead and uneducated there are no spaces between apostrophise or exclamation marks, 'i' should be I and 'there' should be their. Moron go back to school rather than claim your dole money. Idiot.[/p][/quote]How did you get on yesterday at the 'Chairmans Clinic', considering how perfect you are? satisfecho
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1:59pm Fri 2 Nov 12

currentplayer says...

hello knobwipe,your , still,here, then,no,spaces,betwe
en,your,ears,you,mea
n,enough,exclamation ,marks,for,you !!! I'm a bit confused now are you hinge or bracket ,or morecombe or wise,or you could be cannon and not ball !! the fact still remains you never had the minerals to turn up at the chairmans clinic last night i take it ! were you on the whisky again with your love child !and as for going back to school its only a stones throw away for the likes of you !!
hello knobwipe,your , still,here, then,no,spaces,betwe en,your,ears,you,mea n,enough,exclamation ,marks,for,you !!! I'm a bit confused now are you hinge or bracket ,or morecombe or wise,or you could be cannon and not ball !! the fact still remains you never had the minerals to turn up at the chairmans clinic last night i take it ! were you on the whisky again with your love child !and as for going back to school its only a stones throw away for the likes of you !! currentplayer
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7:56pm Fri 2 Nov 12

RunRabbit says...

njsofweymouth wrote:
Brain dead and uneducated there are no spaces between apostrophise or exclamation marks, 'i' should be I and 'there' should be their. Moron go back to school rather than claim your dole money. Idiot.
To leave a post such as this, a person really has to be sure their statement is error free, do they not? Otherwise that person would look terribly, terribly silly.

Oh, by the way, the plural form of 'apostrophe' is 'apostrophes'.

Were you bullied at school?
[quote][p][bold]njsofweymouth[/bold] wrote: Brain dead and uneducated there are no spaces between apostrophise or exclamation marks, 'i' should be I and 'there' should be their. Moron go back to school rather than claim your dole money. Idiot.[/p][/quote]To leave a post such as this, a person really has to be sure their statement is error free, do they not? Otherwise that person would look terribly, terribly silly. Oh, by the way, the plural form of 'apostrophe' is 'apostrophes'. Were you bullied at school? RunRabbit
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8:15pm Fri 2 Nov 12

currentplayer says...

ohhhhhhh hark at you public school ponce ! i reckon you were touched at your boarding school , has it scarred you because you sound so annoyed with yourself , have you got problems knob wipe! and the only way to vent your anger is on a laptop ! and when are you going to answer my question about your love childs 4 managers in one season or don't you have an answer! coward .
ohhhhhhh hark at you public school ponce ! i reckon you were touched at your boarding school , has it scarred you because you sound so annoyed with yourself , have you got problems knob wipe! and the only way to vent your anger is on a laptop ! and when are you going to answer my question about your love childs 4 managers in one season or don't you have an answer! coward . currentplayer
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1:26pm Sat 3 Nov 12

weypaul says...

Surely currentplayer should be changing his name to past player (and not very good one) and current coach? He has to display his character here as he has been banned from WFC forum, although he will be back soon enough under yet another cowardly alias. He can hardly use his real name, let's face it. Even if he had the courage to do so, which he doesn't. As for making one's views known to the chairman, I don't need to go to the stadium on a cold thursday night to do that, the chairman has known my views for a very long time. He will do the right thing as he sees it.
Surely currentplayer should be changing his name to past player (and not very good one) and current coach? He has to display his character here as he has been banned from WFC forum, although he will be back soon enough under yet another cowardly alias. He can hardly use his real name, let's face it. Even if he had the courage to do so, which he doesn't. As for making one's views known to the chairman, I don't need to go to the stadium on a cold thursday night to do that, the chairman has known my views for a very long time. He will do the right thing as he sees it. weypaul
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2:01pm Sat 3 Nov 12

weypaul says...

For the avoidance of doubt, current players initials are F H.
For the avoidance of doubt, current players initials are F H. weypaul
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9:55am Sun 4 Nov 12

currentplayer says...

hello poisonious former chairman who relegated the club in one of his regimes !! thought you were only posting once more on the terras forum can't resist being a class a c..k can you so to speak ! people like you should not be allowed anywhere near a football club , mr rolls for all his faults wasn't as poisonous as you ! 4 managers in one season sums you up keep swigging the red vino !!
hello poisonious former chairman who relegated the club in one of his regimes !! thought you were only posting once more on the terras forum can't resist being a class a c..k can you so to speak ! people like you should not be allowed anywhere near a football club , mr rolls for all his faults wasn't as poisonous as you ! 4 managers in one season sums you up keep swigging the red vino !! currentplayer
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8:05am Mon 5 Nov 12

njsofweymouth says...

Oh dear, uneducated currentplayer it's you who's getting wound up by the sound of it. Some redemption by beating a lower league team and then bought down to earth with a thumping at home. Sums you and the club up....useless. BUT..............Kin
ger is proud of his players. What a waste of space. On the positive side, the supporters are starting to vote with their feet and in time Biddie will have no choice other than listen to those who pay the wages.
Oh dear, uneducated currentplayer it's you who's getting wound up by the sound of it. Some redemption by beating a lower league team and then bought down to earth with a thumping at home. Sums you and the club up....useless. BUT..............Kin ger is proud of his players. What a waste of space. On the positive side, the supporters are starting to vote with their feet and in time Biddie will have no choice other than listen to those who pay the wages. njsofweymouth
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8:25am Mon 5 Nov 12

imthere says...

Voted with there , I'm sure the attendance on Saturday was 607 . Your certainly a sad individual .
Voted with there , I'm sure the attendance on Saturday was 607 . Your certainly a sad individual . imthere
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