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Date: 22-09-05 Stuart speaks out
Following two disastrous results against Forest Green Rovers and Halifax Town this week the Harriers manager has finally gone to the press to admit his disappointment in the side.    This in itself is disappointing for the fans after they witnessed two of the worst ever Harriers performances and said as much as one the message boards.

After the game it was a long time before the official match report was posted and the comments from the manager never arrived at all until the Kidderminster Shuttle came out today.

It seems that SW would rather speak to the press that speak to the fans.    This is the press article form the Shuttle in full:

Stuart Watkiss "I'm struggling to remember us playing worse than that in back to back games," said Watkiss, who insisted "no teacups were thrown" during a constructive dressing room post mortem after the Halifax defeat.   "I'm the manager.    Ultimately I'm responsible and must face the music.    I don't need telling that it was unacceptable, but I have been told.

I can understand the crowd's frustration and their anger because I'm a football fan too.    It was not just losing, it was the manner of the defeats.

I knew it wasn't going to be plain-sailing and I knew there would be setbacks and we have to deal with them in a positive way through hard work."


Watkiss conceded that Harriers' home form has not been good enough all season.

"Even though we've won and drawn our first few games at home we haven't played well at home all season.    Away from home it's been a different story and we've compared favourably to all of our opponents, including Exeter.

It is a worry, but it's up to me to come up with the answers."

I have had a chat with the chairman about it, but all that was said was everyday business.    We know that we have been playing poorly, but it just goes to show what a cruel game this is.

On Saturday morning everybody was fairly pleased with the start we'd made, but just four days later and a couple of poor performances seems to have undone everything that's gone before."



So, he's said just what we expected him to say then.    No names were mentioned and we didn't really expect him to.    It's telling that the dressing room door was locked for over a hour and the press were forced to drift away without their copy.

We can only hope that some, all, of those players were listening and will now act on it.    They should also be listening to the fans too because it's us that pays their wages.




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