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Date: 07-01-16 gif Hockaday departs the Harriers
Dave Hockaday In something of a shock announcement this morning Kidderminster Harriers released the news - two years to the day - that another Harriers manager/Head Coach had left the club.  This time in different circumstances to the last though.

Two years ago Steve Burr was sacked by the Harriers after allegedly speaking to Forest Green Rovers about becoming their new manager.  Stories abound about the truth behind that story and whether the board were telling the truth but at the time we were flying high in the League and aiming for the play-offs for the second season running.  Sadly Burr was gone and in came Andy Thorn to compound the boards incompetence and then followed by the appointment of Gary Whild to prove that our then board had mislaid their brains.

Earlier this season with the club at rock bottom of the league, and no wins since last March, the new board of Colin Gordon and Rod Brown dispensed with Whilds services and appointed Dave Hockaday (right) as 'Head Coach'.  A term that fans of the club have never really got their heads around.

Hockadays pedigree was a bit iffey even if he had been in charge of Forest Green, Leeds Utd and Coventry City in one form or another.  He had never achieved anything with those clubs and he didn't with us either because we remain exactly where we were when he first arrived here in mid-October 2015.  Rock bottom but to his credit he has won us seven points from a possible thirty nine.

Today Hockaday left the club by 'mutual consent'? after being given the vote of confidence following the most recent defeat at FGR where Gordon said he would be helping Hock in his duties.  Not exactly a vote of confidence then.

It's to be assumed that Colin Gordon will now oversee our almost certain relegation into the Conference National North rather than appoint a manager who can actually get us out of this self inflicted mess.

It's all about the Academy innit?


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