Lightning backs former co-boss

PUBLISHED: 11:57 21 November 2008 | UPDATED: 08:45 02 June 2010

ELY City manager Dennis Lightning has backed Steve Taylor over his decision to resign as Wisbech boss. Lightning, who worked with Taylor when they were joint managers of Ely, said: I would have resigned several weeks ago. The abuse Steve has received on

ELY City manager Dennis Lightning has backed Steve Taylor over his decision to resign as Wisbech boss.

Lightning, who worked with Taylor when they were joint managers of Ely, said: "I would have resigned several weeks ago.

"The abuse Steve has received on the Wisbech web site has been totally out of order and in some cases over the mark.

"To manage a football team at any level is bloody hard work and we all try to give our best week in, week out and sometimes it goes well and sometimes it becomes a nightmare but we try our best to bring the success supporters want.

"When times are good it's brilliant you get the good press the pats on the back but when it's not you need support and not the kind of treatment Steve has had.

"I wish Steve all the best of luck for the future."

But Wisbech captain Paul Cousins believes the situation has been overhyped.

He said: "I don't think the abuse has been as bad as it's been made out to be.

"But it was always going to be difficult for anyone coming in to replace (the previous manager and assistant manager) Roy McManus and Jackie Gallagher as they are both seen as Wisbech legends.


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