Shropshire’s AFC Telford compete in the Conference Premier, the highest tier in English non-league football, but the lofty heights of last season’s Conference North championship campaign are but a distant memory after a Tuesday evening defeat at Alferton Town, a performance that led manager Liam Watson to declare his charges, well, useless.  From the BBC :

“It was totally gutless. I told one or two in the changing room that they can go. I told them ‘go and get yourself a club’,” Watson told BBC Shropshire.

“It was just cowardly and embarrassing. Five or six of them looked out of their depth. They don’t look up to it.”

After seeing his side go in 3-1 down at the break at Alfreton, Watson labelled it “the worst 45 minutes since I’ve been Telford manager, probably of my managerial career”.

He continued: “They were jumping out of tackles. I’ve never seen anything like it. It was shambolic, weak defending.

“They are looking miles out of their depth. They’ve got no heart.”