Date: 28th October 2014 at 8:31pm
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When a manager talks about having ‘a shelf life’, which admittedly all managers do, some might question just how much longer he really does have left at the club?

In the wake of the latest abysmal showing at Huish Park when we lost heavily to Rochdale in the SkyBet League 1 on Saturday Gary Johnson mentioned such thoughts.

Johnson has seemed at odds with the board for some time now with him putting it to the board that if they feel his shelf life is up they may feel its time for a change, but as far as he’s concerned he’s going to keep going and has the faith in his own ability and that of his coaching staff to ride out this storm.

Given time he’ll turn it around, the problem is you don’t get much time in football nowadays.

I’ve backed Johnson, and do find it hard to think that many others could do much better with such limited resources that The Glovers manager has to work with, but it’ll become harder and harder if performances, let alone results, don’t improve.

Another SkyBet League 1 defeat on Saturday, with another poor performance and heavy defeat suffered, coupled with an FA Cup first round exit to Chesterfield (we could do with a good FA Cup run for the financial gain it could bring) could well spell the end?

The clock is definitely ticking on Johnson’s future as Glovers manager with no amount of what he’s achieved previously at Huish Park going to be able to save him you wouldn’t have though if something doesn’t change.

Which I sincerely hope it does as the Johnson and Glovers partnership was always meant to have a fairytale ending.

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