MAGPIES: Simkin stunned by defeat but proud of players

SHELL-SHOCKED: Boss Phil Simkin

SHELL-SHOCKED: Boss Phil Simkin

First published in Football Dorset Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Sports Reporter

PHIL Simkin was left feeling slightly “shell-shocked” after the Magpies’ 6-0 thrashing at Eastleigh last night – but he was still proud of the effort his players put in against the table-topping Spitfires.

Jai Reason’s hat-trick and goals from Chris Todd, Ben Wright and Yemi Odubade saw the hosts reclaim first place in Skrill South as their strength and speed proved too much for Simkin’s team to handle.

“I’m a bit shell-shocked after that,” said the Dorchester boss. “We were beaten by a side that is on a different level.

“We couldn’t cope with the power and pace which they attacked us with and, on that performance, I’m not sure any side would be able to compete against them.”

He added: “I’m proud of the lads. It’s hard to believe looking at that scoreline, but we did play quite well, we just weren’t strong enough in certain situations.”

Dorchester stay bottom of the table, two points off Maidenhead United, with Basingstoke Town their opposition this Saturday.

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7:23am Wed 26 Mar 14

palmerrob says...

The facts are that Simkin is not the right one for the job, too many people in the town are exhausted with him, pop in my local , they'll tell you!!! The clubs needs someone that the town will back
Every team that beats us Simkin says there were he best in the league, it's wearing thin now.
Why don't you come out with the truth , also the trust are uncapable of running this football club at this level , they don't have the finances or football knowledge, give them there due they have tried but unfortunately been found out. The town won't back you I'm afraid , you have alienated the club from local business. It's entertainment and the club is just not that !! Big changes needed
The facts are that Simkin is not the right one for the job, too many people in the town are exhausted with him, pop in my local , they'll tell you!!! The clubs needs someone that the town will back Every team that beats us Simkin says there were he best in the league, it's wearing thin now. Why don't you come out with the truth , also the trust are uncapable of running this football club at this level , they don't have the finances or football knowledge, give them there due they have tried but unfortunately been found out. The town won't back you I'm afraid , you have alienated the club from local business. It's entertainment and the club is just not that !! Big changes needed palmerrob
  • Score: 3

9:16am Wed 26 Mar 14

weymouth donkey says...

Welcome to the real world , come on down .
Welcome to the real world , come on down . weymouth donkey
  • Score: 4

10:20am Wed 26 Mar 14

Mr Maloney says...

Well said the club in under one year has become a joke with Jokers running the club ,a joker managing the club a .and we are now being told today by one of the jokers on the club's fans forum that one of it's better youngsters has been released and that the playing budget will be higher next season (how much by a bloody fiver per week?) ,I really fear for Dorchester Town Fc next season if this continues the many blinkered /blindpeople that think the club will do well in a lower league are in for a shock there are a lot of teams that will have a bigger budget than us and I can see the club struggling to compete with half of the teams in the league ,how can people that only have 27.5% of the club be allowed to ruin a club with a long history so easily?
Well said the club in under one year has become a joke with Jokers running the club ,a joker managing the club a .and we are now being told today by one of the jokers on the club's fans forum that one of it's better youngsters has been released and that the playing budget will be higher next season (how much by a bloody fiver per week?) ,I really fear for Dorchester Town Fc next season if this continues the many blinkered /blindpeople that think the club will do well in a lower league are in for a shock there are a lot of teams that will have a bigger budget than us and I can see the club struggling to compete with half of the teams in the league ,how can people that only have 27.5% of the club be allowed to ruin a club with a long history so easily? Mr Maloney
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2:44pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Hunter4 says...

Unfortunately due to the departure of the previous chairman the board have been left with no money and it would irresponsible to bankroll the club.
The club cannot afford a proven manager at this level and have little choice at the moment but to back Phil Simkin as he costs next to nothing.
We all know he hasn't got experience at anywhere near this level but he does put his heart and soul into the club and you can't knock him for that.
When the books are balanced maybe next year we can go after a proven manager but for now lets get behind him
Unfortunately due to the departure of the previous chairman the board have been left with no money and it would irresponsible to bankroll the club. The club cannot afford a proven manager at this level and have little choice at the moment but to back Phil Simkin as he costs next to nothing. We all know he hasn't got experience at anywhere near this level but he does put his heart and soul into the club and you can't knock him for that. When the books are balanced maybe next year we can go after a proven manager but for now lets get behind him Hunter4
  • Score: 1

7:48pm Wed 26 Mar 14

palmerrob says...

You don't need a proven manager at this level , you need somebody that the players / fans / community respect , Simkin is not that person , there is a list of lower league managers that are more competent and far more respected

It's not about bank rolling, it's about bringing fans and business into the club

Simkin = poor performance , not redirected so fans stay away
The trust = no idea what there doing means business stays away
You don't need a proven manager at this level , you need somebody that the players / fans / community respect , Simkin is not that person , there is a list of lower league managers that are more competent and far more respected It's not about bank rolling, it's about bringing fans and business into the club Simkin = poor performance , not redirected so fans stay away The trust = no idea what there doing means business stays away palmerrob
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8:51pm Wed 26 Mar 14

DisillusionedDTYFCMember says...

I have been quiet for months and watched the whole scenario unfold. The Trust have always been up against it and in some respect they deserve credit for what they have done but it is a massive job. I think a lot has been learned but it is to late for this season. Relegation is going to happen and this will probably be a good thing for the club in its present position. I think its time for Phil to go but he should be thanked for all of his hard work and dedication. The club needs a new dynamic manager, someone with desire and a willingness to put things right! In my opinion we should be looking down the road to Swanage and talking to Alan Lay and his management team, a new manager doing things the right way. What he has achieved in 1 season is incredible and he has turned Swanage around. Just because it's lower league don't right him off from what I'm hearing he's a top manager of the future!
I have been quiet for months and watched the whole scenario unfold. The Trust have always been up against it and in some respect they deserve credit for what they have done but it is a massive job. I think a lot has been learned but it is to late for this season. Relegation is going to happen and this will probably be a good thing for the club in its present position. I think its time for Phil to go but he should be thanked for all of his hard work and dedication. The club needs a new dynamic manager, someone with desire and a willingness to put things right! In my opinion we should be looking down the road to Swanage and talking to Alan Lay and his management team, a new manager doing things the right way. What he has achieved in 1 season is incredible and he has turned Swanage around. Just because it's lower league don't right him off from what I'm hearing he's a top manager of the future! DisillusionedDTYFCMember
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9:23pm Wed 26 Mar 14

palmerrob says...

DisillusionedDTYFCMe
mber
wrote:
I have been quiet for months and watched the whole scenario unfold. The Trust have always been up against it and in some respect they deserve credit for what they have done but it is a massive job. I think a lot has been learned but it is to late for this season. Relegation is going to happen and this will probably be a good thing for the club in its present position. I think its time for Phil to go but he should be thanked for all of his hard work and dedication. The club needs a new dynamic manager, someone with desire and a willingness to put things right! In my opinion we should be looking down the road to Swanage and talking to Alan Lay and his management team, a new manager doing things the right way. What he has achieved in 1 season is incredible and he has turned Swanage around. Just because it's lower league don't right him off from what I'm hearing he's a top manager of the future!
Spot on , it's time for change, so let's see what the trust do about it. If nothing changes ASAP this proves they really don't have any idea what there doing
[quote][p][bold]DisillusionedDTYFCMe mber[/bold] wrote: I have been quiet for months and watched the whole scenario unfold. The Trust have always been up against it and in some respect they deserve credit for what they have done but it is a massive job. I think a lot has been learned but it is to late for this season. Relegation is going to happen and this will probably be a good thing for the club in its present position. I think its time for Phil to go but he should be thanked for all of his hard work and dedication. The club needs a new dynamic manager, someone with desire and a willingness to put things right! In my opinion we should be looking down the road to Swanage and talking to Alan Lay and his management team, a new manager doing things the right way. What he has achieved in 1 season is incredible and he has turned Swanage around. Just because it's lower league don't right him off from what I'm hearing he's a top manager of the future![/p][/quote]Spot on , it's time for change, so let's see what the trust do about it. If nothing changes ASAP this proves they really don't have any idea what there doing palmerrob
  • Score: 1

10:47am Thu 27 Mar 14

TERRAloyal says...

I'm very surprised to read people wanting rid of Phil Simkin.

I am a Weymouth fan, but I think he's done a great job over the hill. Last season he took you on one of your best ever seasons, and he's done very well to keep you in with a real chance of survival given the limitations he's working within this season.

He wears hie heart and his sleeve, and I don't think anyone else would have stuck by your club through all this turmoil, but he's Dorch through and through and for that you should be thankfull.

Sadly, money talks at all levels of football. It's just the same here in the Southern league. For the 4 years we've been in it the sides that have won it - Truro City, Brackley Town, Leamington and this season Hemel Hempstead Town are the ones spending by far and away the most money.

You can't expect miracles with no money.
I'm very surprised to read people wanting rid of Phil Simkin. I am a Weymouth fan, but I think he's done a great job over the hill. Last season he took you on one of your best ever seasons, and he's done very well to keep you in with a real chance of survival given the limitations he's working within this season. He wears hie heart and his sleeve, and I don't think anyone else would have stuck by your club through all this turmoil, but he's Dorch through and through and for that you should be thankfull. Sadly, money talks at all levels of football. It's just the same here in the Southern league. For the 4 years we've been in it the sides that have won it - Truro City, Brackley Town, Leamington and this season Hemel Hempstead Town are the ones spending by far and away the most money. You can't expect miracles with no money. TERRAloyal
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