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Woking boss launches furious outburst into own team ahead of Chesterfield game

Woking boss Darren Sarll launches a furious outburst into his own team ahead of their National League game against Chesterfield.

They go into the final game of the season having fallen to two consecutive defeats, 2-1 at home to 19th placed Eastleigh on Saturday, then lost 3-0 at home to King’s Lynn, who were already relegated.

Sarll, who only recently was appointed at the Cards from Yeovil, plans on bringing in a big amount of players judging what he said this week in the hope to finish much higher than 15th which is where they currently sit in the standings.

“This team has stayed out of the relegation zone this season because it has got some talented football players, what it hasn’t got is resilience, robustness and a character that you are going to need if you are going to bridge the gap,” he said after the 2-1 loss to Eastleigh.

“That is not something you teach, it is either in you or not, and that has to be the main thought process ahead of the recruitment for next year.

“The important thing is we do change it because I was bored all game, I thought it was rubbish, from start to finish, rubbish.

“Some of those players are at the end of their term, there will be new ones.”

Woking’s last opponents of the season, Chesterfield, need to just avoid a defeat or hope results go their way to secure a playoff place on Sunday.

Darren Sarll went on to say there will be 1,000 players who are free agents in the summer giving him ‘plenty’ to choose from.

“We have got some very good footballers, no doubt about that, but we have not got great men, characters, warriors, hardened experienced pros, that live their life a certain way.

“In my opinion, this team is happier being one-nil down because it almost frees up the outcome, they already know we have got nothing to lose now. The best teams are the ones who start at nil-nil and who are happy being in control of the game. That is a huge statement, but we are.

“I don’t think I am saying anything revolutionary in terms of what people will have seen all year, but the great thing in my position is that I get a chance to change it.”

Chesterfield on the other hand lost their previous game, 2-0 to Torquay with their manager having a say on the game at the weekend.

“It was a fantastic performance,” Gary Johnson said.

“The boys gave it everything, we said they would.

“Today’s game was great for the neutral, although I think we deserved the points because we had more opportunities.

“We had to compete, we are not a big team, and they (Chesterfield) are a big team, we had to compete and you can see that we did by three coming off with head injuries.

“Today was about us, it did not matter who we were playing or what they were playing for, our professional pride and our personal pride should not allow us to drop any lower than our standards because it is all experience for the next games.”

He added, as reported by Derbyshire Times: “Our lads gave it everything, and so did our supporters, that is what we dreamed about for the last home game of the season if you haven’t got your promotion or be in the play-offs. You leave everybody happy and looking forward to the next season and the boys have done that today and I am very, very proud of them.

“There were some great bits of play, we are a young team and hopefully they can get experience and get better.

“We have got more time to get our squad together (than we did last year). There’s a lot of negotiating to be done.”

Spireites boss Paul Cook didn’t want to speak to the media.


Wednesday 11th May 2022
7.45pm – Stockport County v Torquay United

Sunday 15th May 2022
3pm – Aldershot Town v Wealdstone
3pm – Altrincham v Yeovil Town
3pm – Barnet v Bromley
3pm – Boreham Wood v Solihull Moors
3pm – Chesterfield v Woking
3pm – Dagenham & Redbridge v Wrexham
3pm – Dover Athletic v Weymouth
3pm – Eastleigh v Grimsby Town
3pm – Maidenhead United v Notts County
3pm – Southend United v Torquay United
3pm – Stockport County v FC Halifax Town

Twitter users reacted as Woking boss Darren Sarll launches a furious outburst into his own team ahead of the Chesterfield game…

@cfcjb_: Are you sure he’s not talking about us

@DextersDesciple: Could have been talking about our last few performances

@BigD52__: Surely he’s on about us

@LowryC80: Obviously been to the Paul Cook school of motivational speaking.

@jcollyer48: Spot on!!!

@chardmorton1: Love this guy.

@BarrowcloughS: Boom. Like it. Like it a lot.

@imraisbeck: Had to be said. 👏👏

@Finch1980: Am reassured hearing this as it’s confirmation the majority of that shower will be gone next season

@Magnumds1968: 👏👏👏 Well said, it’s what some.of us have been thinking for most of the season.

@sonnycobb_: So pleasing to hear this. We need to sever ties with those who don’t want to pull their weight.

@LynnSCorbett: Allelujah! Every word worthy of a listen. I for one am so excited for next season. He speaks so well, so eloquent.

@LiamJarrett11: This guy is the real deal

@WokingHazard: Pleased with this if he sticks to his word. Got so tired of ‘dont blame the players, blame me’ then crying when he was blamed. Want Sarll to be ruthless and build a squad on merit, not just his mates and academy loans that get endless minutes with no return

@cardinal_tales: Winners don’t do that, they don’t do that

@aAndrewJolly: He’s not wrong.

@ben_pxrker_: This was a really really good interview and it’s only two minutes long! I can’t wait for the summer, it’s going to be so exciting 😏

@samf765: He’s snapped and I’m all for it.

@AlfieSharky: No laying cards on the table nonsense. This is ruthless and yet so so right! Darren Sarlls reign of terror begins and I’m all for it. I hope we are the most horrible team in the league to play against next year.

@thetomlaw11: SPOT ON, we can be so much better if we take out the trash in the team

@WillB_2003: Brilliant interview. Can tell he sees what everyone else does in Roles, but he’s seen enough from a lot of players. This summer is going to be really, really interesting 👀 #wokingfc

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