Pike commits to Gosport job

Daily Echo: Alex Pike Alex Pike

Gosport Borough manager Alex Pike has committed his future to his hometown club after winning promotion to the Evo-Stik Southern Premier.

Pike admitted he was interested in the vacancy at AFC Totton before securing a second promotion in seven years that means Gosport will be in the same division as the Stags again next season.

He said: “AFC Totton is a superb football club and had we not got promoted I might well have been interested.

“There is no doubt in my mind I'd have struggled to keep some of our players had we not gone up.

“But my assistant Mick Catlin and I have now signed two-year contracts and so has Justin Bennett, with an option for another year, so the club has continuity.”

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8:55pm Sat 12 May 12

peachy1 says...

Another load of rubbish the only reason he's not going to AFC Totton is because he knows they have no money he knows that most of the good players will be tapped up by Jim Fallon and more than anything he knows that the current board at AFC totton are the nodding dogs the ones who haven't a clue what they are doing who the hell would go to AFC totton no budget no chairman no manager no investment no sponsors and sure to go down

The only way at manager is going to go in there if they bring back a strong leader as chairman and someone who can tell the TRUTH they had one he left very quickly
Another load of rubbish the only reason he's not going to AFC Totton is because he knows they have no money he knows that most of the good players will be tapped up by Jim Fallon and more than anything he knows that the current board at AFC totton are the nodding dogs the ones who haven't a clue what they are doing who the hell would go to AFC totton no budget no chairman no manager no investment no sponsors and sure to go down The only way at manager is going to go in there if they bring back a strong leader as chairman and someone who can tell the TRUTH they had one he left very quickly peachy1

9:59pm Sat 12 May 12

lace-ups says...

**** of ya ****
**** of ya **** lace-ups

10:00pm Sat 12 May 12

lace-ups says...

**** of ya ****
**** of ya **** lace-ups

10:38pm Sat 12 May 12

peachy1 says...

Ok
Ok peachy1

10:38pm Sat 12 May 12

peachy1 says...

Ok
Ok peachy1

7:29am Sun 13 May 12

Pasty UK says...

peachy1 wrote:
Another load of rubbish the only reason he's not going to AFC Totton is because he knows they have no money he knows that most of the good players will be tapped up by Jim Fallon and more than anything he knows that the current board at AFC totton are the nodding dogs the ones who haven't a clue what they are doing who the hell would go to AFC totton no budget no chairman no manager no investment no sponsors and sure to go down The only way at manager is going to go in there if they bring back a strong leader as chairman and someone who can tell the TRUTH they had one he left very quickly
Need to watch what you say about our commitee and the club as they are hard working people that put a lot in. But agree with you some proper business people need to come in like sean wheelan if he was interested. do you know sean as it seems you do by the way you have worded your comments and you seem to know about the ins and outs at Totton.are you his mum,dad,friend wife? If you related are askhim if he is interested in going back?
[quote][p][bold]peachy1[/bold] wrote: Another load of rubbish the only reason he's not going to AFC Totton is because he knows they have no money he knows that most of the good players will be tapped up by Jim Fallon and more than anything he knows that the current board at AFC totton are the nodding dogs the ones who haven't a clue what they are doing who the hell would go to AFC totton no budget no chairman no manager no investment no sponsors and sure to go down The only way at manager is going to go in there if they bring back a strong leader as chairman and someone who can tell the TRUTH they had one he left very quickly[/p][/quote]Need to watch what you say about our commitee and the club as they are hard working people that put a lot in. But agree with you some proper business people need to come in like sean wheelan if he was interested. do you know sean as it seems you do by the way you have worded your comments and you seem to know about the ins and outs at Totton.are you his mum,dad,friend wife? If you related are askhim if he is interested in going back? Pasty UK

8:34am Sun 13 May 12

peachy1 says...

That's exactly what they are hard working people but sometimes you need to realise that although you may work and work to get it right sometimes you need someone who has the knowledge AFC Totton have now outgrown this current way to run a club you don't have to be a rocket scientist to see that

Sean Whelan? know of him but what I do know he was battered by AFC Totton and no I am no relative surely if your club want him back you should pick the phone up and ask him ?

I know he runs a business in pest control could certainly do with him there then lol
That's exactly what they are hard working people but sometimes you need to realise that although you may work and work to get it right sometimes you need someone who has the knowledge AFC Totton have now outgrown this current way to run a club you don't have to be a rocket scientist to see that Sean Whelan? know of him but what I do know he was battered by AFC Totton and no I am no relative surely if your club want him back you should pick the phone up and ask him ? I know he runs a business in pest control could certainly do with him there then lol peachy1

8:52am Sun 13 May 12

Pasty UK says...

The vibes are that there will be a very small budget next year. Stu ritchie got out while the going was good. He will look even better now if the club go backwards due to not having a decent budget. I hope the club can just keep a stable ship and every one pulls together. A business type chairman or sponsor with a bit of money and a manager that can work with a small budget is needed. Maybe Wheelen should call them now Fallon has gone
The vibes are that there will be a very small budget next year. Stu ritchie got out while the going was good. He will look even better now if the club go backwards due to not having a decent budget. I hope the club can just keep a stable ship and every one pulls together. A business type chairman or sponsor with a bit of money and a manager that can work with a small budget is needed. Maybe Wheelen should call them now Fallon has gone Pasty UK

1:59pm Sun 13 May 12

Mr Smyth says...

Everyone knows what they are talking about again as usual!

What a load of old tosh! All of it!

Best of luck to Alex and Gosport, I am sure they will have a great season.

After all that's what the story was about wasn't it?
Everyone knows what they are talking about again as usual! What a load of old tosh! All of it! Best of luck to Alex and Gosport, I am sure they will have a great season. After all that's what the story was about wasn't it? Mr Smyth

10:59pm Sun 13 May 12

stsaCOYR3 says...

peachy1 - Are you Eastleigh or AFC Totton? You always seemed to post on their press releases until recently and you seem to 'think' you know a lot about AFC Totton, interesting.

Mr Smyth - Well said!
peachy1 - Are you Eastleigh or AFC Totton? You always seemed to post on their press releases until recently and you seem to 'think' you know a lot about AFC Totton, interesting. Mr Smyth - Well said! stsaCOYR3

8:51am Mon 14 May 12

Bluenose65 says...

I have just been contacted by two people from AFC Totton

I just want to say that this is Sean Whelan and I have no desire to get involved with this type of stuff so whoever you are you are entitled to your opinions but please keep my name out this there is no truth that I am going back to Totton and if there is any news I will be certain to announce it through the correct channels as for the other comments you really should contact the club and ask them whether they are true good luck to Gosport next season they have a great set up good luck to Afc totton and good luck to Eastleigh to both clubs I have an extreme affinity Have a great day

Sean Whelan
I have just been contacted by two people from AFC Totton I just want to say that this is Sean Whelan and I have no desire to get involved with this type of stuff so whoever you are you are entitled to your opinions but please keep my name out this there is no truth that I am going back to Totton and if there is any news I will be certain to announce it through the correct channels as for the other comments you really should contact the club and ask them whether they are true good luck to Gosport next season they have a great set up good luck to Afc totton and good luck to Eastleigh to both clubs I have an extreme affinity Have a great day Sean Whelan Bluenose65

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