Furious Funk blasts Boro

editorial image
Have your say

Scarborough Athletic boss Rudy Funk let rip at his underachieving players after Tuesday’s North Riding FA Senior Cup embarassment.

Funk was furious after the 2-1 home defeat to Guisborough at Queensgate, leaving the Boro chief mulling over the futures of a few of his players.

He had previously been upset by his side’s showings in a couple of other games this season, but this performance seemed to be the straw that broke the camel’s back.

He said: “I’m not happy with the team and certain individuals.

“There are no excuses, we have a talented squad, but to have displays like this aren’t acceptable.

“It is okay standing there and shaking your head after you’ve made a mistake, but they ought to look themselves in the mirror and give themselves a roasting.

“It isn’t right, and when I see that things aren’t right, players have to start looking over their shoulders.

“We are a big club and the expectation levels are high, for me performances like this are just wrong.

“I have been disappointed a couple of times, but this time is one too many.

“I have made my mind up on a few things now.

“There is a big possibility that changes could be rung for the Sutton game.

“I am not at the stage of my career when I choose to sack people or change people there and then.

“You have to think about it and make sure it is a logical decision for the club.

“Enough is enough though, I can’t accept it anymore.”

Many people could view the North Riding FA Senior Cup as a distraction, but it was a competition Funk was keen to push on in.

He added: “We were playing in a quarter-final to try and push our way into a semi-final, surely there should have been more appetite from the players.

“People say these games can be a distraction, but games like the Guisborough one should be relished.

“If we are playing on a Tuesday and a Saturday then it should be music to players’ ears.

“They are young, fit and doing something that they enjoy.”