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PUBLISHED: 08:00 03 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:30 11 May 2010

IN my 10 years of football management with Kirkley and Pakefield FC, last Saturday, goes down as an absolute all-time low which has resulted in the club picking up headlines for all of the wrong reasons.

IN my 10 years of football management with Kirkley and Pakefield FC, last Saturday, goes down as an absolute all-time low which has resulted in the club picking up headlines for all of the wrong reasons.

The incident involving Lee Gilman has left everyone at the club in shock and it has made us all focus very hard on making sure that an incident like this can never happen again.

As the principal team in a Community Charter Standard Club we have a responsibility to conduct ourselves in a manner that demonstrates and sets a standard for all other teams to follow.

The incident on Saturday was totally outside of this standard and our code.

The ultimate fate of the player will now be in the hands of the FA, however we have moved ahead of this by immediately suspending him from football and informing him and the FA of our absolute intention to terminate his contract.

He will clearly never represent our club again.

We have conducted a meeting with the coaching and playing staff where everyone has been reminded of the code of conduct expected of them at this club and I am confident they will adhere to the required standard moving forward.

Where they don't they will be held to account and ultimately as the manager so will I.

At a time like this it is important that we also recognise all of the positive things that we deliver as a community club as these are the things that keep the blood flowing through our veins and make us commit our personal time and effort into something we love and enjoy.

I have heard lots of rumours, speculation and noise about things that supposedly happened at Harwich on Saturday and although the actions of Lee Gilman cannot be defended, the way that our players and officials conducted themselves has gone on record from the referee as being exemplary.

Yes, when you are a successful club with fantastic people involved, there are many who want to knock you down, that's just part of life - we will rise above that and concentrate even harder on what we want to achieve as a club.

I finish by formally apologising to all our club members, all of our supporters and all of our sponsors for the serious breach of conduct at Harwich on Saturday and give you mine, my management team's and my players' commitment that such an incident will not happen again.

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