TIVIDALE FC are set to investigate after goalkeeper Tim Beech called for the club’s management to resign during a Twitter rant.
Beech, one of the Midlands Alliance club’s most senior players, launched the outburst on the social networking site following the club’s 2-0 defeat to Kirby Muxloe last night.
The loss was Tivi’s fourth on the bounce and left them marooned in mid-table in a season which has failed to live up to expectations.
In his Tweets, which have since been deleted, Beech was critical of team-mates and management for not turning up to training and games.
He said: “To me, it’s black and white. Management have to go.
“No positivity an (sic) players don’t want to turn up....Neither do management.
“I won’t turn my back at the club....But I think it’s time we had new “leaders”!!”
He later added: “Frustration is an understatement!!!! problems need addresses (sic), not covered up #rantover”
Manager Dean Whitehouse and assistant Stuart Scriven led the Dale to the West Midlands Premier title in 2011 and the club then enjoyed a strong first season in the Midland Alliance, finishing fourth.
But poor form in recent months has seen them lose touch with the division’s pacesetters and they currently sit 12th in the table.
Whitehouse could not be contacted for comment but Leon Murray, the club’s general manager, said they would be speaking to Beech.
He said: “I haven’t seen the tweets but I have been made aware of them.
“We were all in the club last night after the game and people were disappointed, it was a poor performance.
“Tim is one of our most loyal and senior players. But obviously we will need to speak to him about this.”
Tividale are next in action tomorrow when they visit struggling Causeway United.