Terras' board backing Brendon

SUPPORT: Brendon King

SUPPORT: Brendon King

First published in Sport

BRENDON King’s position at the Bob Lucas Stadium is not up for discussion, according to chairman Nigel Biddlecombe.

Despite some fans calling for change after a poor start to the season, it appears the Weymouth board have no intentions of sacking the first-team boss – at least for the time being anyway.

King’s men have picked up just eight points from their opening 10 league games but the Terras’ hierarchy is confident that together they can turn things around.

Biddlecombe told Echosport: “Brendon King’s position is not the subject of any scheduled discussions at board level.

“He has set out to do a job over two years, not overnight, and the board certainly doesn’t need to give him a vote of confidence.

“He is well aware that results are not going our way at present and he is doing everything possible to fix that.

“If they don’t change then we may have to revisit the situation but as a board we have every faith that it will turn around.”

In the summer, the board sanctioned moves for experienced players such as Barry McConnell, Scott Walker, Kyle Critchell, Danny Clay, Dan Smith and Ben Joyce but so far they have seen very little return.

Commenting further, Biddlecombe added: “Brendon had a long conversation with the players on Tuesday night about the lack of results and we are all hoping it will have the desired effect at Banbury United on Saturday.

“Although some people might not believe it, they are hurting every bit as much as the fans and I know they are determined to make amends.

“At the same time it is fair to say that we do need to look at one or two things and Brendon’s doing exactly that.

“We are in constant contact with him and together we will get it right.”

The Terras currently sit fourth-bottom in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division, just one point above the drop-zone.

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9:47am Thu 11 Oct 12

TERRAloyal says...

"not up for discussion - for the time being anyway" - basically they wont sack him this week but we might do soon. The board publically backing a manager tends to mean they're walking on very thin ice
"not up for discussion - for the time being anyway" - basically they wont sack him this week but we might do soon. The board publically backing a manager tends to mean they're walking on very thin ice TERRAloyal
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11:46am Thu 11 Oct 12

Crabber says...

TERRAloyal wrote:
"not up for discussion - for the time being anyway" - basically they wont sack him this week but we might do soon. The board publically backing a manager tends to mean they're walking on very thin ice
I thoroughly agree with you. I think it's a case of the blind leading those who cannot see here. I can see Monday's Headlines now "We never had the rub of the green,The Referee was shocking,we made some basic mistakes" Followed by Saturdays defeat was the final straw for King. Biddy sacks the man he public;y back on Thursday. lol Fred Carno is alive and residing at WFC
[quote][p][bold]TERRAloyal[/bold] wrote: "not up for discussion - for the time being anyway" - basically they wont sack him this week but we might do soon. The board publically backing a manager tends to mean they're walking on very thin ice[/p][/quote]I thoroughly agree with you. I think it's a case of the blind leading those who cannot see here. I can see Monday's Headlines now "We never had the rub of the green,The Referee was shocking,we made some basic mistakes" Followed by Saturdays defeat was the final straw for King. Biddy sacks the man he public;y back on Thursday. lol Fred Carno is alive and residing at WFC Crabber
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11:48am Thu 11 Oct 12

Crabber says...

TERRAloyal wrote:
"not up for discussion - for the time being anyway" - basically they wont sack him this week but we might do soon. The board publically backing a manager tends to mean they're walking on very thin ice
I thoroughly agree with you. I think it's a case of the blind leading those who cannot see here. I can see Monday's Headlines now "We never had the rub of the green,The Referee was shocking,we made some basic mistakes" Followed by Saturdays defeat was the final straw for King. Biddy sacks the man he public;y back on Thursday. lol Fred Carno is alive and residing at WFC
[quote][p][bold]TERRAloyal[/bold] wrote: "not up for discussion - for the time being anyway" - basically they wont sack him this week but we might do soon. The board publically backing a manager tends to mean they're walking on very thin ice[/p][/quote]I thoroughly agree with you. I think it's a case of the blind leading those who cannot see here. I can see Monday's Headlines now "We never had the rub of the green,The Referee was shocking,we made some basic mistakes" Followed by Saturdays defeat was the final straw for King. Biddy sacks the man he public;y back on Thursday. lol Fred Carno is alive and residing at WFC Crabber
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1:06pm Thu 11 Oct 12

satisfecho says...

Crabber wrote:
TERRAloyal wrote:
"not up for discussion - for the time being anyway" - basically they wont sack him this week but we might do soon. The board publically backing a manager tends to mean they're walking on very thin ice
I thoroughly agree with you. I think it's a case of the blind leading those who cannot see here. I can see Monday's Headlines now "We never had the rub of the green,The Referee was shocking,we made some basic mistakes" Followed by Saturdays defeat was the final straw for King. Biddy sacks the man he public;y back on Thursday. lol Fred Carno is alive and residing at WFC
Like you care Crabber.

The Portlander who has had publicly stated that he hates all things Weymouth!
[quote][p][bold]Crabber[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TERRAloyal[/bold] wrote: "not up for discussion - for the time being anyway" - basically they wont sack him this week but we might do soon. The board publically backing a manager tends to mean they're walking on very thin ice[/p][/quote]I thoroughly agree with you. I think it's a case of the blind leading those who cannot see here. I can see Monday's Headlines now "We never had the rub of the green,The Referee was shocking,we made some basic mistakes" Followed by Saturdays defeat was the final straw for King. Biddy sacks the man he public;y back on Thursday. lol Fred Carno is alive and residing at WFC[/p][/quote]Like you care Crabber. The Portlander who has had publicly stated that he hates all things Weymouth! satisfecho
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1:20pm Thu 11 Oct 12

njsofweymouth says...

I really cannot believe the board are backing this management team. At best it's a joke. If I was as successful, or should I say unsuccessful, in my management position I'd have been sacked months ago. I urge all Terras supporters to vote with their feet and keep their money in their pockets for a few weeks. Maybe the board will then see sense. After all we keep being told it's our club but despite this the views of the majority are being ignored yet again. Time for a change and quick.
I really cannot believe the board are backing this management team. At best it's a joke. If I was as successful, or should I say unsuccessful, in my management position I'd have been sacked months ago. I urge all Terras supporters to vote with their feet and keep their money in their pockets for a few weeks. Maybe the board will then see sense. After all we keep being told it's our club but despite this the views of the majority are being ignored yet again. Time for a change and quick. njsofweymouth
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3:49pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Mr irate says...

I remember King saying, with this group of players I expect to be in the top ten this season!!

Had your chance and proven you can't manage.
I remember King saying, with this group of players I expect to be in the top ten this season!! Had your chance and proven you can't manage. Mr irate
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7:20pm Thu 11 Oct 12

TERRAloyal says...

njsofweymouth wrote:
I really cannot believe the board are backing this management team. At best it's a joke. If I was as successful, or should I say unsuccessful, in my management position I'd have been sacked months ago. I urge all Terras supporters to vote with their feet and keep their money in their pockets for a few weeks. Maybe the board will then see sense. After all we keep being told it's our club but despite this the views of the majority are being ignored yet again. Time for a change and quick.
what a ridiclous thing to say. It's almost as if people have forgotten we nearly had no club at all due to financial reasons. What does fans staying away cause? loss of money.
[quote][p][bold]njsofweymouth[/bold] wrote: I really cannot believe the board are backing this management team. At best it's a joke. If I was as successful, or should I say unsuccessful, in my management position I'd have been sacked months ago. I urge all Terras supporters to vote with their feet and keep their money in their pockets for a few weeks. Maybe the board will then see sense. After all we keep being told it's our club but despite this the views of the majority are being ignored yet again. Time for a change and quick.[/p][/quote]what a ridiclous thing to say. It's almost as if people have forgotten we nearly had no club at all due to financial reasons. What does fans staying away cause? loss of money. TERRAloyal
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9:00pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Rodwellocal says...

Some Terras fans (and Crabber) might like to see where Kettering & Truro are at these days. The Terras came close to a similar scenario. There are many considerations to take into account before sacking an employee & then finding an affordable replacement. Just do the maths.
If it takes a season or two for the new board to stabilise things, then so be it. Better a rebuilt club than a non existent one.
Some Terras fans (and Crabber) might like to see where Kettering & Truro are at these days. The Terras came close to a similar scenario. There are many considerations to take into account before sacking an employee & then finding an affordable replacement. Just do the maths. If it takes a season or two for the new board to stabilise things, then so be it. Better a rebuilt club than a non existent one. Rodwellocal
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8:12am Fri 12 Oct 12

njsofweymouth says...

TERRAloyal your title says it all but you are obviously no business owner or manager. If King was employed in the private sector he'd have been sacked long ago and rightly so. Too many supporters live in the past and play on the fact of what could have been. Live in the real world. What might have been will be if it continues as it is today. My business spent literally thousands of pounds in sponsorships with WFC in the past but not again until I see the club (which we keep being told is owned by the people of Weymouth) operating as a proper business. Ask yourselves the question, why is WFC failing to attract sponsorships and investment from local businesses yet local teams in the lower divisions are gaining sponsors with some ease!!!! I rest my case.
TERRAloyal your title says it all but you are obviously no business owner or manager. If King was employed in the private sector he'd have been sacked long ago and rightly so. Too many supporters live in the past and play on the fact of what could have been. Live in the real world. What might have been will be if it continues as it is today. My business spent literally thousands of pounds in sponsorships with WFC in the past but not again until I see the club (which we keep being told is owned by the people of Weymouth) operating as a proper business. Ask yourselves the question, why is WFC failing to attract sponsorships and investment from local businesses yet local teams in the lower divisions are gaining sponsors with some ease!!!! I rest my case. njsofweymouth
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3:40pm Fri 12 Oct 12

Jello Biafra says...

Bring back Five Go Mad in the Afterbirth?
Bring back Five Go Mad in the Afterbirth? Jello Biafra
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5:57pm Fri 12 Oct 12

Crabber says...

satisfecho wrote:
Crabber wrote:
TERRAloyal wrote:
"not up for discussion - for the time being anyway" - basically they wont sack him this week but we might do soon. The board publically backing a manager tends to mean they're walking on very thin ice
I thoroughly agree with you. I think it's a case of the blind leading those who cannot see here. I can see Monday's Headlines now "We never had the rub of the green,The Referee was shocking,we made some basic mistakes" Followed by Saturdays defeat was the final straw for King. Biddy sacks the man he public;y back on Thursday. lol Fred Carno is alive and residing at WFC
Like you care Crabber.

The Portlander who has had publicly stated that he hates all things Weymouth!
Yes and it would please me no end if The Terras and all they stand for went to the wall. Oh and by the way your wrong I do not hate all things Weymouth, I love the road through and ALL the roads out of it . So Mr Not So Clever you are WRONG ! ! ! ! !
[quote][p][bold]satisfecho[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Crabber[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TERRAloyal[/bold] wrote: "not up for discussion - for the time being anyway" - basically they wont sack him this week but we might do soon. The board publically backing a manager tends to mean they're walking on very thin ice[/p][/quote]I thoroughly agree with you. I think it's a case of the blind leading those who cannot see here. I can see Monday's Headlines now "We never had the rub of the green,The Referee was shocking,we made some basic mistakes" Followed by Saturdays defeat was the final straw for King. Biddy sacks the man he public;y back on Thursday. lol Fred Carno is alive and residing at WFC[/p][/quote]Like you care Crabber. The Portlander who has had publicly stated that he hates all things Weymouth![/p][/quote]Yes and it would please me no end if The Terras and all they stand for went to the wall. Oh and by the way your wrong I do not hate all things Weymouth, I love the road through and ALL the roads out of it . So Mr Not So Clever you are WRONG ! ! ! ! ! Crabber
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6:05pm Fri 12 Oct 12

Crabber says...

Rodwellocal wrote:
Some Terras fans (and Crabber) might like to see where Kettering & Truro are at these days. The Terras came close to a similar scenario. There are many considerations to take into account before sacking an employee & then finding an affordable replacement. Just do the maths.
If it takes a season or two for the new board to stabilise things, then so be it. Better a rebuilt club than a non existent one.
Sorry mate you like the Richard Cranium in the above quote Satisfecho are totally wrong I would ot like to see the T***A's in the same position as Kettering or Truro at all. But I would in fact like to see them FOLD,Go BUST, BANKRUPTGO OUT OF BUSINESS OR JUST PLAIN F**K OFF.I wouldn't give a toss
[quote][p][bold]Rodwellocal[/bold] wrote: Some Terras fans (and Crabber) might like to see where Kettering & Truro are at these days. The Terras came close to a similar scenario. There are many considerations to take into account before sacking an employee & then finding an affordable replacement. Just do the maths. If it takes a season or two for the new board to stabilise things, then so be it. Better a rebuilt club than a non existent one.[/p][/quote]Sorry mate you like the Richard Cranium in the above quote Satisfecho are totally wrong I would ot like to see the T***A's in the same position as Kettering or Truro at all. But I would in fact like to see them FOLD,Go BUST, BANKRUPTGO OUT OF BUSINESS OR JUST PLAIN F**K OFF.I wouldn't give a toss Crabber
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8:44am Sat 13 Oct 12

currentplayer says...

poisonous crabber is on the loose again spouting the same tedious sh..e !this is a man who charges 30 quid for a 2 minute taxi ride !!. in other words a con man .. and has a personnel vendetta against the club and its persons , and hides behind a computer come on thorny give it a rest your boring !!
poisonous crabber is on the loose again spouting the same tedious sh..e !this is a man who charges 30 quid for a 2 minute taxi ride !!. in other words a con man .. and has a personnel vendetta against the club and its persons , and hides behind a computer come on thorny give it a rest your boring !! currentplayer
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