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John Sheridan furious at his players as Chesterfield go winless in SEVEN league matches

Manager John Sheridan has vented out his anger at his players after his Chesterfield side go winless in SEVEN league matches.

Back in January, Spireites fans revealed their delight at him being appointed, though eight months later and they sit joint bottom of the National League.

They expected to avoid the drop and they did with a 14th place finish, though after being joint second favourites to win the league with odds at 15/2 on Sky Bet prior to opening day, they’ll be glad just to avoid playing in the National League North next season.

Chesterfield travelled to newly promoted Stockport County who have only just got out of that league they spent six seasons in.

Though it was the hosts who came away with all three points thanks to goals from Elliot Osbourne and Nyal Bell to see the club laughing as they climb to 7th in the table (of course, it’s early days).

As mentioned, the away side are joint-bottom, level on points (4) with Ebbsfleet United and Chorley.

John Sheridan said after the game, as quoted by The Star: “I’d like a bit of anger in some of my players.

“When I played, and I’m not being big-headed, but I’d go in the changing room before we’d kicked a ball and I think all the players that were playing with me knew what they were going to get from me on a match day.

“I would shout and moan – and I’m talking about saying that to top players. I would shout and moan and get a grip of them.

“I don’t know whether we’ve got it [the fight] in us or not?

“I don’t want to be harsh on them [the players], but sometimes it’s so hard to explain why we’re conceding goals like we are. It’s difficult.

“I don’t know whether the players are hurting like me, but I want everyone to know I’m hurting.

“I’m really hurting, but I accept what the supporters feel. We’re not winning games and we’re soft in patches.

“The fans must beat themselves up so much, there nearly 1000 of them here today and for some reason we just go to pot after a good first half.”


As soon as the full time tweet came through on Chesterfield’s social media account, fans took to slam their club as well as not holding back with their thoughts on Sheridan and what he said – check out those tweets on the next page.


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