OTP adopts Madron FC – the worst team in Britain

Posted by - December 1, 2010 - Madron FC, Non-league

Everyone loves an underdog

Remember last week we told you about Cornish village side Madron FC? Just to recap, they lost a match in the Mining Division 55-0. OTP pondered whether they were the worst side in Britain.

Well, a week on and a 22-0 defeat later, Madron manager Alan Davenport is inclined to agree with us. He too believes he is at the helm of the country’s worst team.

But we have been so inspired by the tenacity of these plucky losers that we have adopted them as OTP’s team of choice. We will be following the ups and downs of Madron’s season both on the blog and on the OTP Podcast.

Beleaguered manager Davenport (any fellow hacks who have written about non-league football will know a manager automatically becomes beleaguered after at least four defeats in a row) gave an exclusive interview to the Podcast this week.

He revealed his side’s heavy defeats have pretty much written his team-talk for him. He said: “I’m just saying go out their and enjoy yourselves. You can’t get beat by any bigger score than we already have been beat, we can only improve.”

Despite a record of played 11, won 0, drawn 0, lost 11, and a goal difference of -225, Madron are not actually bottom of the league. Rivals Storm have been docked points and, at the time of writing, are bottom of the table on -3 points! Perhaps we’re backing the wrong underdog here!

Davenport also appealed for any Cornish-based OTP readers who are on the lookout for a new club to get in touch with him for a game. You can get contact details and listen to the full interview in the latest episode of the OTP Podcast.

Click here to listen.

More Madron stuff:
Madron player Jon Spencer talks to the OTP Podcast
Random Slovakian offers his services to Madron
An Englishman in America pitches to join Madron

  • david

    bonjour je suis joueur de foot je souhaite rejoindre votre equipe de foot afin de rehausser le niveau et gagner des match pour que le club retrouve des couleurs !!

    contacter moi par mail pour plus dinformation

  • Bernard

    C’est bien la première fois qu’un club de foot m’excite.
    Ce que je n’aime pas dans le foot ce n’est pas les joueurs mais les supporters,
    et règles générales en sport ce que je n’aime pas c’est la compétition que tout le monde hérige en but suprème.
    Mais chez Madron, respect. Au moins ils ne laissent pas tomber et ilsn’ont que le plaisir de jouer.
    Je viens de les découvrir le même jour où le Qatar reçoit l’organisation du Mondial…
    Et pourquoi le foot ne m’excite pas ?

  • Gordon Mckenna

    Worst team in England ????? the Bravest team in England, >>>>>>> They are turning up every week in all weathers playing the game they love to play, whats wrong with that, All you who never play and thoughs who ie: Want to always be on the Winning Team all the time, it’s about loving and enjoying the game of Football no matter what score it is.
    I started playing in the Salford Sunday football League many many years ago in the ( late 50s / 60s ) when I was 15 years of age and got kicked from piller to post by the hardest players in the league and loved every min of it, we use ot get licked 10/15 to nill , No problem, We were always there 11-00am the next suinday morning asking for more, and we won the odd game, it was like winning the Cup,
    So lads at my old age I would like come all the way down there at sometime and show you how to stop all thoughs Goals going in the back of the Net, You might land up 3rd from the bottom then ha ha ha Get me signed on quick, ill’ have to look in the bottom of the old wardrobe to see if my old Boots are still there i’m a Salford Kid you car’t get better Good Luck Lads. From a young old guy now, but still going strong.

  • Aciman68

    I’m from Greece and i would like to congratulate you. You remind me of my childhood. Those were the days…The moral values superseded the material ones, like nowadays. You are the champions of Fare Play. Well done!!!

  • Felix Albania

    That is what football is all about…playing for fun and not for money! This lads show love for the game…and they need to be appreciated for that! Come on Madron…I’ll open a fan club for you in Albania!

    Qija motren Madroon! Forzaaa from Albania! :)

  • shaun

    we have received an aplication from wayne rooney…… but after his shocking penalty on monday, we as a team have decided to turn him down.

  • Hooshimine

    keep going on madron fc we like u.

  • Adrianonsantos

    How can I contact this team?
    My name’s Adriano SantosI’m brazilian and I’d like to help them…I’d like to play soccer in England, but I never had the opportunity I needed…hey it’s serious!!!! 
    contact me!!!! 

    adrianonsantos@yahoo.com

  • Adrianonsantos

    How can I contact this team?
    My name’s Adriano SantosI’m brazilian and I’d like to help them…I’d like to play soccer in England, but I never had the opportunity I needed…hey it’s serious!!!! 
    contact me!!!! 

    adrianonsantos@yahoo.com