Friday, February 20, 2009

The Manageress: An Update.

Donna Powell in charge of Fisher Athletic.


Earlier in the week I scribbled about Donna Powell and her temporary gig as manger(ess) of non-league Fisher Athletic of the Blue Square South division. Alas the fairy tale ending we all hoped for was not to be and her reign was short lived with a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Eastleigh on Wednesday evening. However, Donna may have a future in football after all.

Ms. Powell, age 27, was not expecting miracles. She took charge of a team who had lost their last ten games. Eastleigh however, are third in the table. A 2-1 defeat at the hands of a worthy opponent showed some stones on the lass. According to Fisher's chairman, the second half performance was the best he'd seen this season:

I was delighted by the players' response in the second half. I feared for us at half-time and thought it was only a matter of time before Eastleigh ran away with it but the team's response was fantastic and they put in one of our best performances of the season after half-time.


Powell enjoyed her stint as the gaffer so much that she wants in on a full-time basis. She is currently taking her coaching badges and says she is desperate to succeed in football:

I enjoyed it very much and the boys played really well - they battled hard and obviously Eastleigh are third in the league. I just congratulate them for getting a goal back and not losing big scores. They lost 2-1, but well done to them.


Not everyone is keen for Donna to be part of Fisher Athletic in the future. Ms. Powell told the BBC after the game...

It was a bit tougher than what I expected but it was good. It was tougher from the fans more than anything else. They were shouting "stay in the kitchen," but I've never been in a kitchen and I'll never go into a kitchen.


I have a feeling we will be hearing more from Donna Powell in the future. Good luck girl!

-Bigus.

2 comments:

The Fan's Attic said...

she should have brought out one of those little kiddie kitchen sets. that would have been hilarious.

Keith said...

She made a solid tactical decision at the interval, too. Looked like she was not at all convinced that 3-5-2 was the way to go (and, unless you have pacy wingers who can track back well, or a combination of a full back playing on one side and a trad. winger on the other, it's usually not- and if you're a BSPL team, you don't, or you won't for very long), and changed it up once that was proven beyond all doubt.