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.