Maggs: It’s tragic to see Horsham without a home still

Football: Ryman League South Division: Horsham (yellow) v Three Bridges. John Maggs former Horsham manager. Pic Steve Robards SUS-150221-203834001
Football: Ryman League South Division: Horsham (yellow) v Three Bridges. John Maggs former Horsham manager. Pic Steve Robards SUS-150221-203834001

Former Horsham manager John Maggs has said it is tragic that his old club are still without a home.

The Hornets stalwart who enjoyed an 11-year reign at the club, has blasted the council for not backing the town’s historic club.

Maggs, who was at the helm when Horsham moved out of Queen Street in 2008, is now enjoying his retirement in Portugal, but watched the ground hearing for Hop Oast unfold with a heavy heart last month.

The 71-year-old was back to watch his old side’s 4-3 home defeat to Three Bridges on Saturday and pulled no punches on his thought’s of their current situation.

He said: “My message to the council is: Every town, every borough in the country needs its football team.

“It’s not about the actual 500 people who turn up to watch on a Saturday afternoon or midweek matches – it’s about the thousands who support the club.”

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