Simkin's silence

TAKING THE PLAUDITS: Phil Simkin

TAKING THE PLAUDITS: Phil Simkin

First published in Club news Dorset Echo: Photograph of the Author by

PHIL Simkin surprisingly shunned Echosport following last night’s heavy defeat at struggling Havant & Waterlooville.

Happy to take all the plaudits for the club’s recent cup exploits, the Dorchester Town boss ignored several calls from the newspaper before finally refusing to comment on the 4-0 humbling.

The defeat was the Magpies’ fourth loss in their last five league games and it seems like the pressure is beginning to show.

Echosport had also hoped to get a reaction from Simkin concerning Luton Town’s FA Cup replay victory at Nuneaton, which will now see the Magpies visit Kenilworth Road in the second round on December 1.

Town, who now lie 13th in Blue Square Bet South, return to action on Saturday with a trip to Maidenhead United.

Comments (33)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

9:48am Wed 14 Nov 12

212 dorset says...

His team have just been stuffed by a team at the foot of the table , and was quite clearly angry and hurt by the loss. The last thing on his mind is to talk to the press. There is no surprise in this article and I can certainly sympathise with Phil. Let down by his players last night.
His team have just been stuffed by a team at the foot of the table , and was quite clearly angry and hurt by the loss. The last thing on his mind is to talk to the press. There is no surprise in this article and I can certainly sympathise with Phil. Let down by his players last night. 212 dorset
  • Score: 0

9:48am Wed 14 Nov 12

212 dorset says...

His team have just been stuffed by a team at the foot of the table , and was quite clearly angry and hurt by the loss. The last thing on his mind is to talk to the press. There is no surprise in this article and I can certainly sympathise with Phil. Let down by his players last night.
His team have just been stuffed by a team at the foot of the table , and was quite clearly angry and hurt by the loss. The last thing on his mind is to talk to the press. There is no surprise in this article and I can certainly sympathise with Phil. Let down by his players last night. 212 dorset
  • Score: 0

10:04am Wed 14 Nov 12

BDW says...

Suprise suprise this is written by Adam Summers. Bet your enjoying this
Suprise suprise this is written by Adam Summers. Bet your enjoying this BDW
  • Score: 0

11:34am Wed 14 Nov 12

lifecoach says...

This is actually a shocking piece of journalism! i am from Weymouth but this is the most ridiculous article ever! What Phil Simkin and Shaun Hearn have acheived this year has saved that football club and why would a local paper be so biased in trying to create a news story out of nothing! They got stuffed, Phil didnt want to discuss it, move on! Im sure if Brendan King, who has presided over some shockers in 2012 had refused to comment the slant would have been on how he was justified to be too busy dealing with his team to speak to the echo.
Time to realise (and i am a neutral who will pay to watch either of our local teams) Dorchester are in the 2nd Round of the FA Cup and if they win games in hand will be in play off places in Blue SQ South. Weymouth are languishing in a league lower. Yes it is always swings and roundabouts but please report accordingly and stop writing negative drivel!!
This is actually a shocking piece of journalism! i am from Weymouth but this is the most ridiculous article ever! What Phil Simkin and Shaun Hearn have acheived this year has saved that football club and why would a local paper be so biased in trying to create a news story out of nothing! They got stuffed, Phil didnt want to discuss it, move on! Im sure if Brendan King, who has presided over some shockers in 2012 had refused to comment the slant would have been on how he was justified to be too busy dealing with his team to speak to the echo. Time to realise (and i am a neutral who will pay to watch either of our local teams) Dorchester are in the 2nd Round of the FA Cup and if they win games in hand will be in play off places in Blue SQ South. Weymouth are languishing in a league lower. Yes it is always swings and roundabouts but please report accordingly and stop writing negative drivel!! lifecoach
  • Score: 0

12:19pm Wed 14 Nov 12

212 dorset says...

lifecoach wrote:
This is actually a shocking piece of journalism! i am from Weymouth but this is the most ridiculous article ever! What Phil Simkin and Shaun Hearn have acheived this year has saved that football club and why would a local paper be so biased in trying to create a news story out of nothing! They got stuffed, Phil didnt want to discuss it, move on! Im sure if Brendan King, who has presided over some shockers in 2012 had refused to comment the slant would have been on how he was justified to be too busy dealing with his team to speak to the echo. Time to realise (and i am a neutral who will pay to watch either of our local teams) Dorchester are in the 2nd Round of the FA Cup and if they win games in hand will be in play off places in Blue SQ South. Weymouth are languishing in a league lower. Yes it is always swings and roundabouts but please report accordingly and stop writing negative drivel!!
Totally agree "Lifecoach." Just got stuffed and was nt in the mood to talk...Im struggling to see the story here?? If I was Phil, I,d ignore the Echo even longer after trying to make a drama out of nothing.
[quote][p][bold]lifecoach[/bold] wrote: This is actually a shocking piece of journalism! i am from Weymouth but this is the most ridiculous article ever! What Phil Simkin and Shaun Hearn have acheived this year has saved that football club and why would a local paper be so biased in trying to create a news story out of nothing! They got stuffed, Phil didnt want to discuss it, move on! Im sure if Brendan King, who has presided over some shockers in 2012 had refused to comment the slant would have been on how he was justified to be too busy dealing with his team to speak to the echo. Time to realise (and i am a neutral who will pay to watch either of our local teams) Dorchester are in the 2nd Round of the FA Cup and if they win games in hand will be in play off places in Blue SQ South. Weymouth are languishing in a league lower. Yes it is always swings and roundabouts but please report accordingly and stop writing negative drivel!![/p][/quote]Totally agree "Lifecoach." Just got stuffed and was nt in the mood to talk...Im struggling to see the story here?? If I was Phil, I,d ignore the Echo even longer after trying to make a drama out of nothing. 212 dorset
  • Score: 0

1:44pm Wed 14 Nov 12

DERRICK BENSON says...

This is an embarrassing article, showing quite clearly Adam summers, and the echo's alligences and motives. I hope this reporter will offer an apology for writing such pathetic rubbish aimed at trying to besmirch the name of simkin and dorchester town football club. Speaking as a Weymouth resident all I can do is hide my face into my hands and apologise for some of the bile emanating out of my town.
This is an embarrassing article, showing quite clearly Adam summers, and the echo's alligences and motives. I hope this reporter will offer an apology for writing such pathetic rubbish aimed at trying to besmirch the name of simkin and dorchester town football club. Speaking as a Weymouth resident all I can do is hide my face into my hands and apologise for some of the bile emanating out of my town. DERRICK BENSON
  • Score: 0

2:01pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Moreton Magpie says...

Mr Summer's has always been a figure of ridicule on the north side of the ridge... and this is exactly why. What a laughable article.

For what it's worth, Phil was more than happy to talk to the media after yesterday's game as can be witnessed by his interview with BBC Radio Solent yesterday night.

Perhaps its the quality and integrity of the journalist (now that Ky has left) that is the reason for Phil Simkin's lack of urgancy in speaking to the Echo?!
Mr Summer's has always been a figure of ridicule on the north side of the ridge... and this is exactly why. What a laughable article. For what it's worth, Phil was more than happy to talk to the media after yesterday's game as can be witnessed by his interview with BBC Radio Solent yesterday night. Perhaps its the quality and integrity of the journalist (now that Ky has left) that is the reason for Phil Simkin's lack of urgancy in speaking to the Echo?! Moreton Magpie
  • Score: 0

2:40pm Wed 14 Nov 12

BDW says...

lifecoach wrote:
This is actually a shocking piece of journalism! i am from Weymouth but this is the most ridiculous article ever! What Phil Simkin and Shaun Hearn have acheived this year has saved that football club and why would a local paper be so biased in trying to create a news story out of nothing! They got stuffed, Phil didnt want to discuss it, move on! Im sure if Brendan King, who has presided over some shockers in 2012 had refused to comment the slant would have been on how he was justified to be too busy dealing with his team to speak to the echo.
Time to realise (and i am a neutral who will pay to watch either of our local teams) Dorchester are in the 2nd Round of the FA Cup and if they win games in hand will be in play off places in Blue SQ South. Weymouth are languishing in a league lower. Yes it is always swings and roundabouts but please report accordingly and stop writing negative drivel!!
Nail on the head!!
[quote][p][bold]lifecoach[/bold] wrote: This is actually a shocking piece of journalism! i am from Weymouth but this is the most ridiculous article ever! What Phil Simkin and Shaun Hearn have acheived this year has saved that football club and why would a local paper be so biased in trying to create a news story out of nothing! They got stuffed, Phil didnt want to discuss it, move on! Im sure if Brendan King, who has presided over some shockers in 2012 had refused to comment the slant would have been on how he was justified to be too busy dealing with his team to speak to the echo. Time to realise (and i am a neutral who will pay to watch either of our local teams) Dorchester are in the 2nd Round of the FA Cup and if they win games in hand will be in play off places in Blue SQ South. Weymouth are languishing in a league lower. Yes it is always swings and roundabouts but please report accordingly and stop writing negative drivel!![/p][/quote]Nail on the head!! BDW
  • Score: 0

3:07pm Wed 14 Nov 12

imthere says...

bdw we think simkim
did a superb job last nite long may it continue ,,,, remember your post a few days ago , people who live in glass houses remember .
bdw we think simkim did a superb job last nite long may it continue ,,,, remember your post a few days ago , people who live in glass houses remember . imthere
  • Score: 0

3:45pm Wed 14 Nov 12

212 dorset says...

imthere wrote:
bdw we think simkim did a superb job last nite long may it continue ,,,, remember your post a few days ago , people who live in glass houses remember .
Dont understand this post. Lets not be petty "Im there.". Dorchester are the premier non league team in Dorset, and thats not likely to change for a while.
[quote][p][bold]imthere[/bold] wrote: bdw we think simkim did a superb job last nite long may it continue ,,,, remember your post a few days ago , people who live in glass houses remember .[/p][/quote]Dont understand this post. Lets not be petty "Im there.". Dorchester are the premier non league team in Dorset, and thats not likely to change for a while. 212 dorset
  • Score: 0

4:01pm Wed 14 Nov 12

DERRICK BENSON says...

imthere wrote:
bdw we think simkim
did a superb job last nite long may it continue ,,,, remember your post a few days ago , people who live in glass houses remember .
Who's we? A small bunch of hateful Weymouth fans?
[quote][p][bold]imthere[/bold] wrote: bdw we think simkim did a superb job last nite long may it continue ,,,, remember your post a few days ago , people who live in glass houses remember .[/p][/quote]Who's we? A small bunch of hateful Weymouth fans? DERRICK BENSON
  • Score: 0

4:27pm Wed 14 Nov 12

lifecoach says...

I think we are all Missing the Point of what has been written. Even the most die hard Terras Fans will agree that the article is a waste of column inches. The paper have made a story to try and unsettle the manager of a local team. Surely there was a cake baking competition somewhere that would have been a better story!! They are copying the lead from the national press from reporters who have earnt respect and write about cutting edge stuff involving premier league football and managers on 7 figure salaries. The reality is does anyone give a **** that Dorchester got spanked at Havant. Its 1 game, No, Non league football is about Fairy Tales and Dorchester right now are enjoying one. 1 more win propels them to every clubs utopia. The 3rd Round Proper! The paper would be best served writing stories to galvanise public opinion not slating a guy who has given a lot of his adult life to a club whilst having to work at the same time. My nearest memory as a terras follower of cup success was when Weymouth were full time living way beyond their means with a full time manager.
Take a bow Mr Simkin and all at the club. You have made some cash and can now stabilise the club. Mid table in the division would be a good result for a club with 300 regular fans. However if you could get the Plymouth numbers every week....... Then who knows.
I think we are all Missing the Point of what has been written. Even the most die hard Terras Fans will agree that the article is a waste of column inches. The paper have made a story to try and unsettle the manager of a local team. Surely there was a cake baking competition somewhere that would have been a better story!! They are copying the lead from the national press from reporters who have earnt respect and write about cutting edge stuff involving premier league football and managers on 7 figure salaries. The reality is does anyone give a **** that Dorchester got spanked at Havant. Its 1 game, No, Non league football is about Fairy Tales and Dorchester right now are enjoying one. 1 more win propels them to every clubs utopia. The 3rd Round Proper! The paper would be best served writing stories to galvanise public opinion not slating a guy who has given a lot of his adult life to a club whilst having to work at the same time. My nearest memory as a terras follower of cup success was when Weymouth were full time living way beyond their means with a full time manager. Take a bow Mr Simkin and all at the club. You have made some cash and can now stabilise the club. Mid table in the division would be a good result for a club with 300 regular fans. However if you could get the Plymouth numbers every week....... Then who knows. lifecoach
  • Score: 0

4:36pm Wed 14 Nov 12

212 dorset says...

lifecoach wrote:
I think we are all Missing the Point of what has been written. Even the most die hard Terras Fans will agree that the article is a waste of column inches. The paper have made a story to try and unsettle the manager of a local team. Surely there was a cake baking competition somewhere that would have been a better story!! They are copying the lead from the national press from reporters who have earnt respect and write about cutting edge stuff involving premier league football and managers on 7 figure salaries. The reality is does anyone give a **** that Dorchester got spanked at Havant. Its 1 game, No, Non league football is about Fairy Tales and Dorchester right now are enjoying one. 1 more win propels them to every clubs utopia. The 3rd Round Proper! The paper would be best served writing stories to galvanise public opinion not slating a guy who has given a lot of his adult life to a club whilst having to work at the same time. My nearest memory as a terras follower of cup success was when Weymouth were full time living way beyond their means with a full time manager. Take a bow Mr Simkin and all at the club. You have made some cash and can now stabilise the club. Mid table in the division would be a good result for a club with 300 regular fans. However if you could get the Plymouth numbers every week....... Then who knows.
Great post life coach. I wonder if the reporter will be issuing an apology on tomorrow's back page ?? Will the editor back his misfiring reporter or will he stand up and give the buying public an apology for such drivel ?
[quote][p][bold]lifecoach[/bold] wrote: I think we are all Missing the Point of what has been written. Even the most die hard Terras Fans will agree that the article is a waste of column inches. The paper have made a story to try and unsettle the manager of a local team. Surely there was a cake baking competition somewhere that would have been a better story!! They are copying the lead from the national press from reporters who have earnt respect and write about cutting edge stuff involving premier league football and managers on 7 figure salaries. The reality is does anyone give a **** that Dorchester got spanked at Havant. Its 1 game, No, Non league football is about Fairy Tales and Dorchester right now are enjoying one. 1 more win propels them to every clubs utopia. The 3rd Round Proper! The paper would be best served writing stories to galvanise public opinion not slating a guy who has given a lot of his adult life to a club whilst having to work at the same time. My nearest memory as a terras follower of cup success was when Weymouth were full time living way beyond their means with a full time manager. Take a bow Mr Simkin and all at the club. You have made some cash and can now stabilise the club. Mid table in the division would be a good result for a club with 300 regular fans. However if you could get the Plymouth numbers every week....... Then who knows.[/p][/quote]Great post life coach. I wonder if the reporter will be issuing an apology on tomorrow's back page ?? Will the editor back his misfiring reporter or will he stand up and give the buying public an apology for such drivel ? 212 dorset
  • Score: 0

5:30pm Wed 14 Nov 12

DERRICK BENSON says...

To apologise would admit to having an agenda or getting it wrong. Don't hold your breath. Not the first time Adam summers has tried to cause trouble for dorchester I believe. We have two decent non league clubs who, thanks to the likes of summers, battle eachother rather than concentrate on doing their best for local fans.
To apologise would admit to having an agenda or getting it wrong. Don't hold your breath. Not the first time Adam summers has tried to cause trouble for dorchester I believe. We have two decent non league clubs who, thanks to the likes of summers, battle eachother rather than concentrate on doing their best for local fans. DERRICK BENSON
  • Score: 0

6:52pm Wed 14 Nov 12

bedpans says...

Sack the manager and replace him with Stuart heath
Sack the manager and replace him with Stuart heath bedpans
  • Score: 0

7:22pm Wed 14 Nov 12

imthere says...

whats good for the goose 212 ,,
whats good for the goose 212 ,, imthere
  • Score: 0

7:53pm Wed 14 Nov 12

212 dorset says...

Stick to the Terras "I'm there".
Stick to the Terras "I'm there". 212 dorset
  • Score: 0

8:27pm Wed 14 Nov 12

BDW says...

imthere wrote:
bdw we think simkim
did a superb job last nite long may it continue ,,,, remember your post a few days ago , people who live in glass houses remember .
This has nothing to do with what was said in a previous article. Its to do with a poor peice of journalism.

And anyway Phil is doing a remarkable job on a shoe string budget, if we finish mid table, this would have been a succesfull season.
[quote][p][bold]imthere[/bold] wrote: bdw we think simkim did a superb job last nite long may it continue ,,,, remember your post a few days ago , people who live in glass houses remember .[/p][/quote]This has nothing to do with what was said in a previous article. Its to do with a poor peice of journalism. And anyway Phil is doing a remarkable job on a shoe string budget, if we finish mid table, this would have been a succesfull season. BDW
  • Score: 0

8:36pm Wed 14 Nov 12

lifecoach says...

I have to say I disagree with Shoe String Budget - must be £5k a week plus with all loanees! Which is way beyond the means of a club with 300 regular fans as mentioned earlier!
Not sustainable long term!

However agreed, journalism poor, simkin good, solid manager with massive integrity! Heath a great appointment, good bet for terras maybe at some point.

Valid points everywhere. Life is about opinions, I'm born and bred Weymouth but will be supporting the magpies and buying into their fa cup dream! Lets hope the club have provided such a great experience to people that the 300 regulars becomes 700!
I have to say I disagree with Shoe String Budget - must be £5k a week plus with all loanees! Which is way beyond the means of a club with 300 regular fans as mentioned earlier! Not sustainable long term! However agreed, journalism poor, simkin good, solid manager with massive integrity! Heath a great appointment, good bet for terras maybe at some point. Valid points everywhere. Life is about opinions, I'm born and bred Weymouth but will be supporting the magpies and buying into their fa cup dream! Lets hope the club have provided such a great experience to people that the 300 regulars becomes 700! lifecoach
  • Score: 0

10:07pm Wed 14 Nov 12

BDW says...

lifecoach wrote:
I have to say I disagree with Shoe String Budget - must be £5k a week plus with all loanees! Which is way beyond the means of a club with 300 regular fans as mentioned earlier!
Not sustainable long term!

However agreed, journalism poor, simkin good, solid manager with massive integrity! Heath a great appointment, good bet for terras maybe at some point.

Valid points everywhere. Life is about opinions, I'm born and bred Weymouth but will be supporting the magpies and buying into their fa cup dream! Lets hope the club have provided such a great experience to people that the 300 regulars becomes 700!
5K a week,you really have no idea!, I would say half that and you maybe some where close. And where are you getting 300 fans from, take a look at our average attendances, around 500.

Anyway i wonder if there will be an apology from Mr Summers tomorrow........
[quote][p][bold]lifecoach[/bold] wrote: I have to say I disagree with Shoe String Budget - must be £5k a week plus with all loanees! Which is way beyond the means of a club with 300 regular fans as mentioned earlier! Not sustainable long term! However agreed, journalism poor, simkin good, solid manager with massive integrity! Heath a great appointment, good bet for terras maybe at some point. Valid points everywhere. Life is about opinions, I'm born and bred Weymouth but will be supporting the magpies and buying into their fa cup dream! Lets hope the club have provided such a great experience to people that the 300 regulars becomes 700![/p][/quote]5K a week,you really have no idea!, I would say half that and you maybe some where close. And where are you getting 300 fans from, take a look at our average attendances, around 500. Anyway i wonder if there will be an apology from Mr Summers tomorrow........ BDW
  • Score: 0

10:13pm Wed 14 Nov 12

weypaul says...

Politely, I think you will find that £5k is not that far wrong.

Overall DTFC are doing well and should be admired.
Politely, I think you will find that £5k is not that far wrong. Overall DTFC are doing well and should be admired. weypaul
  • Score: 0

10:18pm Wed 14 Nov 12

lifecoach says...

Wage bill was rumoured last year at 3k in newspaper report by Club stating that it was shoestring in comparison with Terras! Who has left? They have added Clough,Watson, Matthews to name but a few! On less than £250 a week! Doubtful! I think my 5k is closer to accurate than your 2.5k but I would not be as disrespectful to say you have no idea!! I am delighted for all the club have achieved this year so far and long may it continue! As for the 300 that is based on getting a few neutrals and visitors to games and may be but low!

As for the purpose of this link... There will be no apology as there is no accountability. Healthy discussion is good but comments may find deaf ears!
Wage bill was rumoured last year at 3k in newspaper report by Club stating that it was shoestring in comparison with Terras! Who has left? They have added Clough,Watson, Matthews to name but a few! On less than £250 a week! Doubtful! I think my 5k is closer to accurate than your 2.5k but I would not be as disrespectful to say you have no idea!! I am delighted for all the club have achieved this year so far and long may it continue! As for the 300 that is based on getting a few neutrals and visitors to games and may be but low! As for the purpose of this link... There will be no apology as there is no accountability. Healthy discussion is good but comments may find deaf ears! lifecoach
  • Score: 0

10:32pm Wed 14 Nov 12

DERRICK BENSON says...

They usually do lifecoach!
They usually do lifecoach! DERRICK BENSON
  • Score: 0

2:54am Thu 15 Nov 12

EtaoinShrdlu says...

Don't forget Weymouth got to the 4th round once but got beaten when PNE used a fog machine.
Don't forget Weymouth got to the 4th round once but got beaten when PNE used a fog machine. EtaoinShrdlu
  • Score: 0

8:30am Thu 15 Nov 12

212 dorset says...

weypaul wrote:
Politely, I think you will find that £5k is not that far wrong. Overall DTFC are doing well and should be admired.
Well said Wey Paul. Players regularly travelling from Exeter , Plymouth etc will undoubtedly cost extra. 5 k will be very close to the weekly budget.
[quote][p][bold]weypaul[/bold] wrote: Politely, I think you will find that £5k is not that far wrong. Overall DTFC are doing well and should be admired.[/p][/quote]Well said Wey Paul. Players regularly travelling from Exeter , Plymouth etc will undoubtedly cost extra. 5 k will be very close to the weekly budget. 212 dorset
  • Score: 0

10:08am Thu 15 Nov 12

Moreton Magpie says...

Can assure you that 5k a week is well off. But we're getting side tracked here...

It's nice to see both sides of the ridge put aside club rivalry and both speak out about what is frankly a disgusting piece of journalism. You expect it from The Sun or the Mail.. but from a local paper that, I would like to think, would be doing all they can to promote the fortunes of both local clubs, alas no.
Can assure you that 5k a week is well off. But we're getting side tracked here... It's nice to see both sides of the ridge put aside club rivalry and both speak out about what is frankly a disgusting piece of journalism. You expect it from The Sun or the Mail.. but from a local paper that, I would like to think, would be doing all they can to promote the fortunes of both local clubs, alas no. Moreton Magpie
  • Score: 0

10:28am Thu 15 Nov 12

212 dorset says...

Moreton Magpie wrote:
Can assure you that 5k a week is well off. But we're getting side tracked here... It's nice to see both sides of the ridge put aside club rivalry and both speak out about what is frankly a disgusting piece of journalism. You expect it from The Sun or the Mail.. but from a local paper that, I would like to think, would be doing all they can to promote the fortunes of both local clubs, alas no.
Your right . Very poor journalism. However it's an interesting topic of he wage bill... What do you think it is ?
[quote][p][bold]Moreton Magpie[/bold] wrote: Can assure you that 5k a week is well off. But we're getting side tracked here... It's nice to see both sides of the ridge put aside club rivalry and both speak out about what is frankly a disgusting piece of journalism. You expect it from The Sun or the Mail.. but from a local paper that, I would like to think, would be doing all they can to promote the fortunes of both local clubs, alas no.[/p][/quote]Your right . Very poor journalism. However it's an interesting topic of he wage bill... What do you think it is ? 212 dorset
  • Score: 0

10:43am Thu 15 Nov 12

BDW says...

212 dorset wrote:
Moreton Magpie wrote:
Can assure you that 5k a week is well off. But we're getting side tracked here... It's nice to see both sides of the ridge put aside club rivalry and both speak out about what is frankly a disgusting piece of journalism. You expect it from The Sun or the Mail.. but from a local paper that, I would like to think, would be doing all they can to promote the fortunes of both local clubs, alas no.
Your right . Very poor journalism. However it's an interesting topic of he wage bill... What do you think it is ?
As I have said I don't think I'm far off, its around £2,500-£3000 week
[quote][p][bold]212 dorset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Moreton Magpie[/bold] wrote: Can assure you that 5k a week is well off. But we're getting side tracked here... It's nice to see both sides of the ridge put aside club rivalry and both speak out about what is frankly a disgusting piece of journalism. You expect it from The Sun or the Mail.. but from a local paper that, I would like to think, would be doing all they can to promote the fortunes of both local clubs, alas no.[/p][/quote]Your right . Very poor journalism. However it's an interesting topic of he wage bill... What do you think it is ?[/p][/quote]As I have said I don't think I'm far off, its around £2,500-£3000 week BDW
  • Score: 0

10:53am Thu 15 Nov 12

212 dorset says...

BDW wrote:
212 dorset wrote:
Moreton Magpie wrote: Can assure you that 5k a week is well off. But we're getting side tracked here... It's nice to see both sides of the ridge put aside club rivalry and both speak out about what is frankly a disgusting piece of journalism. You expect it from The Sun or the Mail.. but from a local paper that, I would like to think, would be doing all they can to promote the fortunes of both local clubs, alas no.
Your right . Very poor journalism. However it's an interesting topic of he wage bill... What do you think it is ?
As I have said I don't think I'm far off, its around £2,500-£3000 week
I honestly think your not even close !!
[quote][p][bold]BDW[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]212 dorset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Moreton Magpie[/bold] wrote: Can assure you that 5k a week is well off. But we're getting side tracked here... It's nice to see both sides of the ridge put aside club rivalry and both speak out about what is frankly a disgusting piece of journalism. You expect it from The Sun or the Mail.. but from a local paper that, I would like to think, would be doing all they can to promote the fortunes of both local clubs, alas no.[/p][/quote]Your right . Very poor journalism. However it's an interesting topic of he wage bill... What do you think it is ?[/p][/quote]As I have said I don't think I'm far off, its around £2,500-£3000 week[/p][/quote]I honestly think your not even close !! 212 dorset
  • Score: 0

5:17pm Thu 15 Nov 12

DorchRabbit says...

I think that it is disgraceful that this article has been published. Phil dedicates a lot of effort to Dorch and me and the rest of the magpies will be behind him all the way.
I think that it is disgraceful that this article has been published. Phil dedicates a lot of effort to Dorch and me and the rest of the magpies will be behind him all the way. DorchRabbit
  • Score: 0

11:39pm Thu 15 Nov 12

DERRICK BENSON says...

I doubt Dorchester have the highest nonleague budget in dorset let alone their league? But anyway I still think this article shows Adam Scummers is not unbiased, least able to report on real news as opposed to making derogatory and unnecessary tittle tattle with little integrity. Not so much an investigative reporter, more a lazy sensationist.
I doubt Dorchester have the highest nonleague budget in dorset let alone their league? But anyway I still think this article shows Adam Scummers is not unbiased, least able to report on real news as opposed to making derogatory and unnecessary tittle tattle with little integrity. Not so much an investigative reporter, more a lazy sensationist. DERRICK BENSON
  • Score: 0

5:56pm Fri 16 Nov 12

bedpans says...

i still say sack the manager.
i still say sack the manager. bedpans
  • Score: 0

9:05am Wed 21 Nov 12

Hedgehogspring says...

lifecoach wrote:
This is actually a shocking piece of journalism! i am from Weymouth but this is the most ridiculous article ever! What Phil Simkin and Shaun Hearn have acheived this year has saved that football club and why would a local paper be so biased in trying to create a news story out of nothing! They got stuffed, Phil didnt want to discuss it, move on! Im sure if Brendan King, who has presided over some shockers in 2012 had refused to comment the slant would have been on how he was justified to be too busy dealing with his team to speak to the echo.
Time to realise (and i am a neutral who will pay to watch either of our local teams) Dorchester are in the 2nd Round of the FA Cup and if they win games in hand will be in play off places in Blue SQ South. Weymouth are languishing in a league lower. Yes it is always swings and roundabouts but please report accordingly and stop writing negative drivel!!
Agreed, but its the kind of journalism which we have come to expect from the ECHO. A small local paper which constantly sensationalizes even the smallest story. The constant "Residents speak of shock as dog chases cat !!!" type journalism is tedious has turned what used to be a fairly readable paper into a trash tabloid wannabee. ECHO, employ some decent journalists, report in an honest and down to earth way and stop publishing your sensationalist and biased efforts.
[quote][p][bold]lifecoach[/bold] wrote: This is actually a shocking piece of journalism! i am from Weymouth but this is the most ridiculous article ever! What Phil Simkin and Shaun Hearn have acheived this year has saved that football club and why would a local paper be so biased in trying to create a news story out of nothing! They got stuffed, Phil didnt want to discuss it, move on! Im sure if Brendan King, who has presided over some shockers in 2012 had refused to comment the slant would have been on how he was justified to be too busy dealing with his team to speak to the echo. Time to realise (and i am a neutral who will pay to watch either of our local teams) Dorchester are in the 2nd Round of the FA Cup and if they win games in hand will be in play off places in Blue SQ South. Weymouth are languishing in a league lower. Yes it is always swings and roundabouts but please report accordingly and stop writing negative drivel!![/p][/quote]Agreed, but its the kind of journalism which we have come to expect from the ECHO. A small local paper which constantly sensationalizes even the smallest story. The constant "Residents speak of shock as dog chases cat !!!" type journalism is tedious has turned what used to be a fairly readable paper into a trash tabloid wannabee. ECHO, employ some decent journalists, report in an honest and down to earth way and stop publishing your sensationalist and biased efforts. Hedgehogspring
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree