White’s Wanderers Fuelled By The ‘Hurt’ Of Relegation

Marc White says relegation still stings but Dorking Wanderers’ first ever body blow has only increased his appetite.

The club’s relentless upward trajectory was halted back in April.

It was an unusual feeling for the club’s manager and owner after winning 12 promotions in their 23 year existence.

He doesn’t want a repeat and seeing their Vanarama National League South return as a chance for even more success - but knows it won’t be plain sailing.

They will surely start the new season amongst those tipped to do well and White thinks now the dust has settled they can look forward to being at the right end of the table.

“I’m really hurt by it all,” he said. “We’re not used to failure. We had so much bad luck last season it was unbelievable.

“If it could have gone wrong, it did. Football sometimes is down to the gods.

“I would go home and I knew in my heart that we were getting relegated. There was a raft of things happening and I felt we were designed to go down.

“You see it a lot when teams win league titles, a lot of things fall in their favour but this was the opposite.

“That was a journey in itself but the plan is to come back bigger, bolder and better. As we sit here today there is a lot of work to do.”

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