HELLO everyone and welcome to draft two of this week’s Inside the Bowl.

I had got a whimsical, humorous and yet intelligent and thought-provoking piece in store for you today…. “Hands up. Who said, “That’ll make a change?”

Then on Tuesday morning news came through to me that the club had parted ways with manager Kieron Shelley and assistant boss Mike Wallace by mutual consent after 17 months in charge and a rapid re-write was suddenly called for.

Their final game was a 2-0 defeat at Great Yarmouth on Saturday, which meant that we have lost five games on the trot and not scored in 480 minutes of competitive football since Matt Eve’s goal against Wivenhoe on Boxing Day.

While not the end that we would have liked, there is no doubting the passion and energy that Kieron and Mike brought and they helped to re-invigorate the side after a dreadful start to last year.

By the start of this season, they had assembled a side well capable of competing in the division as was seen by some good results against top-six teams.

Had we not conceded several late equalisers and found ourselves a few points and positions higher in the table they may have even survived this slump but, alas, both they and the club felt the time was right to go their separate ways.

I hope Kieron and Mike get back into football soon as they are nice guys and we wish them all the best.

For now, though, the Seasiders will be looking to end their scoreless and winless run under the caretaker stewardship of Tom Austin, when we take on Long Melford at the Rush Green Bowl this Saturday.

After that?

Well, who knows.

Nothing at FC Clacton is ever straightforward or predictable so we will wait and see what happens next.

Whatever comes along, I know the supporters will get behind the manager and players, whoever they will be.

Why not pop along and lend your support on Saturday – you might find yourself witnessing the start of a new FCC era.

If not, well Baz’s burgers are very good and there is beer in the bar!

Come on you Seasiders!