This non-league club was brutally honest after going 5-0 down at half-time
The man who runs Worcester City’s Twitter account says he’s ‘not too sure’ how the players reacted to his brutal assessment of their performance.
Non-league Worcester City FC has been praised for giving a brutally candid review of its team’s performance via Twitter.
The Blues were 5-0 down and had had their goalkeeper sent off by half-time in their clash with Westfields in the ninth tier of English football, so the account’s curator Jack Hundley didn’t hold back.
HALF TIME.— Worcester City FC (@WorcesterCityFc) November 24, 2018
City 0-5 Westfields.
Worst City performance I've ever seen, and I'm told our worst first half in living memory.
City keeper Jezeph shown red just before half time.
I cannot describe how bad this has been to watch as a City fan.
The half-time review was preceded by exasperated tweets as Hundley, a lifelong fan, reported the goals flying in against his team.
FULL TIME. Worcester City 1-6 Westfields.— Worcester City FC (@WorcesterCityFc) November 24, 2018
All the best to @Westfieldsfc1 who fully deserve the convincing win, as they went in 0-5 up at the break.
City keeper Jezeph shown a straight red just before the half for what I'm told was foul and abusive language added to the misery.
GOAL. 0-4 to Westfields. I cannot describe how awful this is. Goal scored by 9 Thomas. Scored in the 35th minute. I'm going for a tea.— Worcester City FC (@WorcesterCityFc) November 24, 2018
As the second half got under way, Worcester, of the Total Motion Midland Football League Premier Division, conceded again and the part-time press officer appeared to give up hope.
Second half is underway.... couple of minutes in and it's 0-6 to Westfields.— Worcester City FC (@WorcesterCityFc) November 24, 2018
I don't want to watch football anymore.
“I’m not too sure how the players or management have reacted as yet,” Hundley told the Press Association.
“Being a non-league club, my role is voluntary and I had to leave straight after the match to get to my job as a barman in the evening!”
Hundley, 25, has been watching Worcester for 20 years and was told by club historian Julian Pugh Saturday’s 6-1 thrashing against Westfields is the worst competitive home defeat since September 1946, when they lost 6-1 to Gillingham.
He didn’t totally lose hope despite the early setbacks, however, and celebrated Kyonn Evans’ consolation goal for City with admirable gusto.
GOOOOAAAAALLL!!!!! Kyonn Evans grabs a consolation goal for City! Now we're just 6-1 down. Scored in the 87th minute!— Worcester City FC (@WorcesterCityFc) November 24, 2018
Great comeback is on! 👀👀👀
Still on our search for positives, we are now drawing the second half.— Worcester City FC (@WorcesterCityFc) November 24, 2018
We're actually losing 1-6 though.
We're into stoppage time.
“I didn’t really expect the tweets to get much more interest than we would usually get,” said Jack. “But it’s certainly amused a lot of people.
“I’ve even had fans of clubs such as Chelsea, Sheffield Wednesday and Stoke asking for me to be on their club’s Twitter accounts for their matches.”
Love it!!! 😂😂 https://t.co/YfLedpARyB— Martin Whitwam (@martin71109) November 26, 2018
No toeing the party line here.... https://t.co/GlRaI3dTc7— Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) November 24, 2018
Hahaha I thought United were having a bad half. https://t.co/lcH8kKmecA— Charles 🇬🇧 🏴 (@OOOOOOOOhUigin) November 24, 2018
“I’m a lifelong Worcester City fan, and maybe I sometimes get a little emotional when watching the team I support,” added Jack.
“But if the scores were the other way around, everyone would expect me to be ecstatic, so I think I probably should be a little down in the dumps when we’re 5-0 down at half time.”