Monday 23 September 2019

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.

(Joe Giddens/PA and Twitter)
(Joe Giddens/PA and Twitter)

By Edd Dracott, Press Association

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.

The half-time review was preceded by exasperated tweets as Hundley, a lifelong fan, reported the goals flying in against his team.

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.

“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.

“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.”

“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.”

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