The shock news that Graham Pringles has resigned as manager of The Edinburgh & Leith BA Hamilton Trophy team after just two games in the hot seat has rocked bowling circles in the capital city.Read More
Pringle feels that his hand was forced after the Management Committee that appointed him took it upon themselves to change his selected line up for todays match against Fife at Cupar. Having to cope with the pressures of losing his two opening games Pringle was also wrestling with the unavailability of four players for today and had delayed his line up to give out of sorts iconic figure Robert Marshall as much time as possible to be match fit.
Marshalls continued absence saw the manager then submit his team to the hierarchy after wide consultation with his skips so the early indications of a gathering storm is that it is not The Manager that has lost the dressing room but, sadly, that the E&L administration that has lost the confidence of their players.
A situation not helped by the widely held view that the previous manager whose record included reaching two finals and winning one made his exit in similar circumstances.
The leadership skills of E&L will be put to the test at a late morning meeting with the players where the challenge is to justify that “The Blazers” know better than The Players in what constitutes a harmonious and winning blend.
Sods Law might make them look to be right as Fife win few games; but with most of the players thought to be supporting their managers position it will take a lot of mental toughness to put their heart and soul into producing a winning performance.
E&L have not published any public comment on their website and Secretary Colin Nichol couldnt be reached.