MICK Wadsworth paid the price for the team’s crowd-shrinking home form as well as their first-round exit from all three cup competitions.
That was the message from chairman Ken Hodcroft when he addressed the club’s shareholders during yesterday’s AGM at Victoria Park.
The Newcastle-based businessman – charged with taking care of club affairs by owners IOR – used graphs to illustrate the side’s dip in results and the fall in attendances, which saw nearly 2,000 season-ticket holders fail to show for last week’s defeat to Preston North End.
Hodcroft, who relieved Wadsworth of his duties during a meeting in Newcastle in Tuesday, said: “We very much appreciate all of the efforts Mick put in. Read more of Ken Hodcroft’s thoughts, plus all the latest on Pools’ hunt for a new boss, in today’s Sportmail.