A football team dubbed the WORST in Britain after losing 26-0 have been offered a lifeline – by former Premier League footballer Jimmy Bullard. The Wigan Athletic hero has been brought in to help Manchester-based Cavaliers FC who have lost every game this season.
After fielding a side without a goalkeeper and just one defender, the club have appealed for help on social media following the embarrassing beating at Avenue FC. Specsavers spotted the post and connected the team to Bullard, with the eventual goal of moving them up the league.
Over the next few months, Jimmy will put the team to the test with a series of exercises, challenges and workshops. And in addition to making sure players’ eyesight is up to snuff, Specsavers also provided the Cavaliers with a sleek new kit and gave them nutritional supplements.
Jimmy Bullard said: “The team is in desperate need of a little help from The Bulldog. They have been beaten in every game this season, and I say to anyone who wants to listen if we don’t get involved now that It’s very clear that they’re going to find themselves at the bottom of their league.
“Never fear though – together with Specsavers we hope to turn things around by refocusing the squad, encouraging new player sign-ups and ensuring the guys are in top form for their games. I have looking forward to taking these underdogs Cavaliers FC under my wing and sharing my advice and experience to help them win their next games.
“There’s a lot of hard work to do, but hopefully this will put them on the path to league glory – or at least win a game this season.”
Team manager and founder Ben Gage is eager to turn things around for his Manchester League Division Two side. He added: “We started the season full of optimism and things went absolutely brilliantly – for the other teams.
“As things stand, we have now played 11 games and lost all 11 games. We have scored a total of five goals and conceded 113.
“In our first game we lost 3-1, but we were confident for the future. However, in our second game, we then lost 16-0, and everything that could have gone wrong went wrong in this game.
“Since then we have continued to lose every game, including a huge beating where we lost 26-0 in a game where we had no goalkeeper and only one defender. Our players are fed up and are starting to lose interest That’s when we launched our call on social media to find new experienced players and swap the squad.
“In the future we would like to progress through the leagues and maybe eventually go semi-professional, but for now we just have to focus on winning our first game of the season.”
Specsavers will document the team’s progress on a dedicated YouTube channel, with help from resident armchair fans Statman Dave and Stephen Tries.