TERRAS: King still reigns

Dorset Echo: STILL AT THE HELM: Brendon King STILL AT THE HELM: Brendon King

THERE are no plans at the present time to remove Brendon King from the Weymouth hot-seat, according to Nigel Biddlecombe.

Prior to last night’s game at Hitchin Town, there had been much speculation claiming the first-team boss would be sacked following another defeat, but the club’s chairman has played down those rumours.

King made sweeping changes to his side at Top Field but despite a gallant effort from his men, the Terras still went down 3-2.

When asked whether that result could mean the end of King’s tenure at the Bob Lucas Stadium, Biddlecombe responded: “Brendon King is the manager of Weymouth FC.

“Things are not going well for us at the moment and the whole ethos needs to be looked at and discussed.

“As a board we are going to have to try and find out what is going wrong, and in order to do that we need to look at all areas.”

Biddlecombe also insisted that there is no potential successor in place to take over from King.

There has been talk linking Trevor Challis with a return to the club but it appears that is wide of the mark.

“There have been a lot of rumours about Trevor ever since he came to a game to visit a friend of his and that is unfortunate,” added Biddlecombe.

“There is no one waiting in line and there is no thought process for it at this moment in time.”

King is under no illusions about just how precarious his position is at present but so far he has received no indications from the board that he is set to be removed this week.

He said: “I speak to the chairman and the directors on a daily basis and nothing has been said to me.

“They are as disappointed as I am with recent results and they want things to change but no one wants that more than me.”

It is also unclear whether yesterday evening’s improved display will be enough to save some of the players from the chop.

King continued: “I will take stock and then speak to the board and take it from there.

“We need to make some decisions over the next few days and we will let people know when things are sorted.”Scott Walker and Michael Walker both found the target at Hitchin but once again the Terras were unable to stop the goals going in at the other end. They have now conceded 26 times in their last 10 league outings.

Commenting on his side’s latest defeat, King said: “We did not deserve to lose the game first and foremost.

“The performance was 100 per cent better but sometimes football can be a cruel game.

“At 2-2, Mark Ford was denied by a fantastic save and then from the resulting corner they broke up field and grabbed a deflected winner.

“I felt gutted for the lads afterwards because they didn’t deserve that.

“We have all taken a lot of criticism recently and rightly so, however, they really did dig in during this game and I really do feel for them.”

King made four changes to his starting XI and also handed the captain’s armband to Jason Matthews.

He went on to add: “I did that purely to try and get a response.

“You cannot keep flogging a dead horse. If things aren’t working you have to make changes and in a way I thought they worked despite the result.

“I am certainly a lot happier now than I was after the St Albans game on Saturday.”

The Terras remain 15th in the Calor Southern Premier Division having picked up just nine points from their last 10 games.

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9:08am Tue 10 Dec 13

Mango man says...

King's comments just about sum up the feelings towards him "you cannot keep flogging a dead horse". Brendan, you've had a good crack at it but have come up well short, it's time to go!
Can't believe the board ( according to this article) are only just fathoming that something isn't right........ Wakey Wakey Biddie, the buck stops with the manager and he hasn't got a clue.........
King's comments just about sum up the feelings towards him "you cannot keep flogging a dead horse". Brendan, you've had a good crack at it but have come up well short, it's time to go! Can't believe the board ( according to this article) are only just fathoming that something isn't right........ Wakey Wakey Biddie, the buck stops with the manager and he hasn't got a clue......... Mango man

9:51am Tue 10 Dec 13

Tim4wfc says...

Mango man wrote:
King's comments just about sum up the feelings towards him "you cannot keep flogging a dead horse". Brendan, you've had a good crack at it but have come up well short, it's time to go!
Can't believe the board ( according to this article) are only just fathoming that something isn't right........ Wakey Wakey Biddie, the buck stops with the manager and he hasn't got a clue.........
Two points:

1). Changes cost money. If you are so keen to change things, find away to raise the money that such changes will cost.

2). All of our management team live locally and have families who are affected by all this. Please spare a thought for them when posting.
[quote][p][bold]Mango man[/bold] wrote: King's comments just about sum up the feelings towards him "you cannot keep flogging a dead horse". Brendan, you've had a good crack at it but have come up well short, it's time to go! Can't believe the board ( according to this article) are only just fathoming that something isn't right........ Wakey Wakey Biddie, the buck stops with the manager and he hasn't got a clue.........[/p][/quote]Two points: 1). Changes cost money. If you are so keen to change things, find away to raise the money that such changes will cost. 2). All of our management team live locally and have families who are affected by all this. Please spare a thought for them when posting. Tim4wfc

11:06am Tue 10 Dec 13

Mango man says...

Tim4wfc wrote:
Mango man wrote:
King's comments just about sum up the feelings towards him "you cannot keep flogging a dead horse". Brendan, you've had a good crack at it but have come up well short, it's time to go!
Can't believe the board ( according to this article) are only just fathoming that something isn't right........ Wakey Wakey Biddie, the buck stops with the manager and he hasn't got a clue.........
Two points:

1). Changes cost money. If you are so keen to change things, find away to raise the money that such changes will cost.

2). All of our management team live locally and have families who are affected by all this. Please spare a thought for them when posting.
Agreed, changes do cost money. However I really believe that it's got to the stage where we can't afford not to do anything! If we get a half decent manager in within the next month we've still got the best part of half a season to sort it out!

I'm sure all football managers have family who read things that they're not pleased with, it's called opinion. The management team are happy to receive praise when it's due but right now it's time for a change. I'm sorry if this upsets you Tim but you only need to look at the dwindling crowds at the BLS and the general feeling of apathy around town towards the football club to realise that this change is needed and needed quickly
[quote][p][bold]Tim4wfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mango man[/bold] wrote: King's comments just about sum up the feelings towards him "you cannot keep flogging a dead horse". Brendan, you've had a good crack at it but have come up well short, it's time to go! Can't believe the board ( according to this article) are only just fathoming that something isn't right........ Wakey Wakey Biddie, the buck stops with the manager and he hasn't got a clue.........[/p][/quote]Two points: 1). Changes cost money. If you are so keen to change things, find away to raise the money that such changes will cost. 2). All of our management team live locally and have families who are affected by all this. Please spare a thought for them when posting.[/p][/quote]Agreed, changes do cost money. However I really believe that it's got to the stage where we can't afford not to do anything! If we get a half decent manager in within the next month we've still got the best part of half a season to sort it out! I'm sure all football managers have family who read things that they're not pleased with, it's called opinion. The management team are happy to receive praise when it's due but right now it's time for a change. I'm sorry if this upsets you Tim but you only need to look at the dwindling crowds at the BLS and the general feeling of apathy around town towards the football club to realise that this change is needed and needed quickly Mango man

1:11pm Tue 10 Dec 13

weymouth donkey says...

Cant afford it ? but you can afford to watch the gates dwindle away to nothing ! wait a minute i will get my calculator out .
Cant afford it ? but you can afford to watch the gates dwindle away to nothing ! wait a minute i will get my calculator out . weymouth donkey

4:28pm Tue 10 Dec 13

bedpans says...

Phil Simkin and Stuart Heath live locally and have managed at a higher level.. Get them I now-they wont cost much

FRED
Phil Simkin and Stuart Heath live locally and have managed at a higher level.. Get them I now-they wont cost much FRED bedpans

10:10pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Rabbitman64 says...

bedpans wrote:
Phil Simkin and Stuart Heath live locally and have managed at a higher level.. Get them I now-they wont cost much

FRED
These people do have a better track record than King! The situation is bad but there is time to retrieve the situation. If we carry on with King things are not going to improve and he has had plenty of time to sort things out. This probably explains why King was working during the Stourbridge match because this may become his main income? If come February or March and we are still in the same position 15th then there will be no way back to reach the Play-offs! So please Mr Biddicombe make the decision to rid us of the King Management?
[quote][p][bold]bedpans[/bold] wrote: Phil Simkin and Stuart Heath live locally and have managed at a higher level.. Get them I now-they wont cost much FRED[/p][/quote]These people do have a better track record than King! The situation is bad but there is time to retrieve the situation. If we carry on with King things are not going to improve and he has had plenty of time to sort things out. This probably explains why King was working during the Stourbridge match because this may become his main income? If come February or March and we are still in the same position 15th then there will be no way back to reach the Play-offs! So please Mr Biddicombe make the decision to rid us of the King Management? Rabbitman64

4:37pm Wed 11 Dec 13

jjlad2 says...

I'll give you all a reality check. WFC have no money for a Manager, or for decent players to get us out of this league (aside from down another league). a lot of comments were made when we got relegated last time, one of the biggest being it will be good, we can take stock and rebuild while not having to spend fortunes. believe it or not, WFC are not the only club struggling finacially, all but a dozen out of the league are in the same boat. sums are very easy, even for the layman. No Crowd, No Gate Money, No Spending, No Players, No Points = relegation (Not the Managers Fault, it will be the same who ever you put in their). worst of all the Debts and running cost do NOT reduce so its a vicious circle.
The Damage was done during the small period of success a few years ago, SPEND SPEND SPEND on better supposedly players on high wages, but the results never came, down we went, crowds dwindled, and could not afford to keep them so they left.
We are in a reccession, but i dont see WFC reducing gate money to a £5 to try and bring some revenue in, at least its better than nothing and well may attract a few more back to the BLS.
All we ever here in the locaL paper now is problems with WFC, be it players, Manangers, the Board or outside agencies disputing buying this and that and what belongs to who. no wonder fans get despondent with it all, as did i. sorry, but i would rather go and watch a pubs match now, at least even with Saturday night hangovers and have to pay to play, you get entertainment and effort!
I'll give you all a reality check. WFC have no money for a Manager, or for decent players to get us out of this league (aside from down another league). a lot of comments were made when we got relegated last time, one of the biggest being it will be good, we can take stock and rebuild while not having to spend fortunes. believe it or not, WFC are not the only club struggling finacially, all but a dozen out of the league are in the same boat. sums are very easy, even for the layman. No Crowd, No Gate Money, No Spending, No Players, No Points = relegation (Not the Managers Fault, it will be the same who ever you put in their). worst of all the Debts and running cost do NOT reduce so its a vicious circle. The Damage was done during the small period of success a few years ago, SPEND SPEND SPEND on better supposedly players on high wages, but the results never came, down we went, crowds dwindled, and could not afford to keep them so they left. We are in a reccession, but i dont see WFC reducing gate money to a £5 to try and bring some revenue in, at least its better than nothing and well may attract a few more back to the BLS. All we ever here in the locaL paper now is problems with WFC, be it players, Manangers, the Board or outside agencies disputing buying this and that and what belongs to who. no wonder fans get despondent with it all, as did i. sorry, but i would rather go and watch a pubs match now, at least even with Saturday night hangovers and have to pay to play, you get entertainment and effort! jjlad2

6:41pm Wed 11 Dec 13

craigbastow1@outlook.com says...

mango brain crawl back to the bottom of your pond you little amoeba !
mango brain crawl back to the bottom of your pond you little amoeba ! craigbastow1@outlook.com

8:41pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Rabbitman64 says...

jjlad2 wrote:
I'll give you all a reality check. WFC have no money for a Manager, or for decent players to get us out of this league (aside from down another league). a lot of comments were made when we got relegated last time, one of the biggest being it will be good, we can take stock and rebuild while not having to spend fortunes. believe it or not, WFC are not the only club struggling finacially, all but a dozen out of the league are in the same boat. sums are very easy, even for the layman. No Crowd, No Gate Money, No Spending, No Players, No Points = relegation (Not the Managers Fault, it will be the same who ever you put in their). worst of all the Debts and running cost do NOT reduce so its a vicious circle.
The Damage was done during the small period of success a few years ago, SPEND SPEND SPEND on better supposedly players on high wages, but the results never came, down we went, crowds dwindled, and could not afford to keep them so they left.
We are in a reccession, but i dont see WFC reducing gate money to a £5 to try and bring some revenue in, at least its better than nothing and well may attract a few more back to the BLS.
All we ever here in the locaL paper now is problems with WFC, be it players, Manangers, the Board or outside agencies disputing buying this and that and what belongs to who. no wonder fans get despondent with it all, as did i. sorry, but i would rather go and watch a pubs match now, at least even with Saturday night hangovers and have to pay to play, you get entertainment and effort!
Although there are no easy answers. We have to remember that the average gates are still the best in the league even though the position in the table is 15th?
[quote][p][bold]jjlad2[/bold] wrote: I'll give you all a reality check. WFC have no money for a Manager, or for decent players to get us out of this league (aside from down another league). a lot of comments were made when we got relegated last time, one of the biggest being it will be good, we can take stock and rebuild while not having to spend fortunes. believe it or not, WFC are not the only club struggling finacially, all but a dozen out of the league are in the same boat. sums are very easy, even for the layman. No Crowd, No Gate Money, No Spending, No Players, No Points = relegation (Not the Managers Fault, it will be the same who ever you put in their). worst of all the Debts and running cost do NOT reduce so its a vicious circle. The Damage was done during the small period of success a few years ago, SPEND SPEND SPEND on better supposedly players on high wages, but the results never came, down we went, crowds dwindled, and could not afford to keep them so they left. We are in a reccession, but i dont see WFC reducing gate money to a £5 to try and bring some revenue in, at least its better than nothing and well may attract a few more back to the BLS. All we ever here in the locaL paper now is problems with WFC, be it players, Manangers, the Board or outside agencies disputing buying this and that and what belongs to who. no wonder fans get despondent with it all, as did i. sorry, but i would rather go and watch a pubs match now, at least even with Saturday night hangovers and have to pay to play, you get entertainment and effort![/p][/quote]Although there are no easy answers. We have to remember that the average gates are still the best in the league even though the position in the table is 15th? Rabbitman64

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