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Dorking Wanderers manager praises Surrey FA as 'fair and responsible'

By Dorking Advertiser  |  Posted: March 28, 2013

FULL OF PRAISE: Dorking Wanderers boss Marc White has praised the fairness of the Surrey FA

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MARC WHITE has praised the fairness of the Surrey FA after they threw out reports of a violent outburst by the manager in Dorking Wanderers' league fixture at Arundel.

On January 26, Arundel beat Wanderers 3-2 in a Sussex County League Division One fixture, but having been sent off during the game, manager White was summoned to appear in front of the county FA.

However, in a hearing on Friday, White admitted a "slanging match" but denied any violent conduct and was let off with a fine.

The Wanderers boss admitted he was relieved having feared a long touchline ban would have forced him to stand down as manager.

"I found the Surrey FA to be a very fair and responsible body," White said. "I got a really fair hearing, and basically the long and short of it was they didn't deem the evidence against me was enough to warrant action.

"I admitted a verbal slanging match and I got what I deserved for that; a fine.

"The bottom line is there is no ban and I'll be in the hot-seat at Wanderers for the foreseeable future."

And White insists that he has sympathy for match officials trying to keep control of feisty games, believing it is hard for them to have eyes everywhere.

"I have no axe to grind against the officials that sent me off at Arundel," he said.

"They have an increasingly difficult job that receives a lot of scrutiny and they can't be everywhere at any one time."

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