I’ve not posted an entry here for exactly a month, so apologies to those who subscribe to the blog and follow it regularly – here’s a quick-fire midweek post. As always, let me know your views…
My last post was an interview with Rhyl striker Aaron Bowen who had just bagged a hat-trick in his side’s derby victory over Bangor City.
Bowen has since gone on to score five goals in seven Welsh Premier League appearances as Rhyl, though still dogged by inconsistency, have put themselves within touching distance of the top-six.
Bangor City however remain winless and prop up the WPL table with a meagre two points from a possible 24 – simply put, it’s been a disastrous start for City and things clearly aren’t right.
It’s still early enough in the season for Bangor to climb off the foot of the table and still have a relatively good campaign. Even if they miss the top-six, which does seem highly probable now, the club can still secure a European place via seventh-spot, as Bala Town did two seasons ago, and a Welsh Cup run would certainly lift the dark clouds that continue to linger over Nantporth.
For any of that to happen though, something must change. City have not recovered from the exit of assistant manager Marc Limbert and with one half of their management duo needing replacing, the question has to be asked, after seven years service, whether now is the time to make a clean break and replace the other half?
Bangor City without Nev Powell is like Maes Tegid without rain. Vastly experienced in the league, wily and arguably the most successful manager in the history of the football club, any such change would be huge gamble but with or without Nev, it is becoming apparent that changes are needed to breathe new life into the Citizens.