Breaking News: Wisbech manager quits

PUBLISHED: 13:10 14 November 2008 | UPDATED: 08:43 02 June 2010

WISBECH Town Football Club manager Steve Taylor sensationally quit tonight, just 24 hours after the club’s 3-0 home defeat by Harwich and Parkeston.

His resignation was made in a posting on the club’s website at 8.47pm when he announced he had “given it my best shot

By JOHN ELWORTHY

WISBECH Town Football Club manager Steve Taylor sensationally quit tonight, just 24 hours after the club’s 3-0 home defeat by Harwich and Parkeston.

His resignation was made in a posting on the club’s website at 8.47pm when he announced he had “given it my best shot with the resources available to me but I have found it hard to bring in any new players.”

He blamed the ground sharing arrangements at Outwell for the fact he had contacted over 15 potential new players but all of them had found training at the village ground impossible.

“I don’t think the pitch will last the season out either. I did the job on an entirely voluntary basis but I felt I was on a hiding to nothing from day one.”

He also blamed fans for berating him on the club’s website- Fenmen Online- and said “some of the abuse I have received on here and during games becomes very personal. I think some just don’t look at the bigger picture.

“I would like to wish the club every success I the future and thank some of the genuine people who have helped in my time at the club.”

Ironically throughout the day the website had been running comments calling for the manager to quit after the club found itself languishing in 14th place in the Ridgeon’s Premier league following defeat by the bottom but one club, Harwich.

A crowd of just 108 were at Outwell to witness the league defeat which the club’s football commentator described as “one of the poorest matches seen at home this season. We were out-performed at all levels; in defence, midfield & attack. Whereas, it must have looked to a newcomer that Harwich were the home team, so much were they in command.”

Wisbech appear to be a club in crisis for having sold their former ground to developers, they have been forced to move to Outwell for this season whilst a new ground is developed on the Lynn Road, Wisbech.

However many fans continue to harbour doubts if the club – who netted £1 million from the sale- will have the new ground ready in time for next season. Debts of several hundred thousand pounds have been paid off following the sale of their former ground.

A revamped board was announced after the recent AGM but the club has been criticised by many supporters for failing to reveal details of the new ground plans.


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