THE day before the 6-0 defeat at Carlisle, Billy McEwan was confident of soon filling City's KitKat Crescent.

The following day, he was considering his future. That's a disturbing 48 hour about-turn.

As fans we are only too well aware the playing staff last season was the poorest in the history of the club. And we understand that finances are tight.

But, there are successful managers in non-League football and at northern clubs such as Morecambe, Halifax, Accrington, Southport, Hucknall where attendances are significantly smaller than City's.

McEwan's results at City are almost identical to that of Chris Brass and Viv Busby - a point a game.

Perhaps he does not feel he can bring some much needed organisation and stability to the playing side of the club, and at least make us a competitive force at this level over the next season or two.

If not, then I suggest the board head-hunt a manager operating successfully on a small budget at non-League level and who may well relish the challenge of taking City forward.

Patrick Blundy,

Groombridge Road,


Updated: 08:53 Wednesday, April 27, 2005