Hero of the weekend
Mick McCarthy has never been one to mince his words. An eternity in management has produced some memorable quotes from this straight-talking Yorkshireman. The latest came on Saturday, after his Ipswich side had denied promotion- chasing Middlesbrough. “They should have won but in the end they’ve come up against a belligerent bunch of f-----s.” Not only was it classic McCarthy, it was a reminder that this fella can still organise and motivate with the best of them.