The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE -

AS AN ex-Sh­effield Wed­nes­day player, it’s not of­ten I get to praise big ri­vals Sh­effield United – but huge credit has to go to them for turn­ing over a Premier League side in the Cap­i­tal One Cup.

It was a shame to hear about the an­tics go­ing on the touch­line dur­ing their win over Southamp­ton at Bra­mall Lane. It’s usu­ally a heated place where both teams’ coach­ing staff are try­ing to trans­mit in­for­ma­tion onto the pitch to help the team.

There is al­ways a lot at stake, but it was sad to see Ron­ald Koe­man and Nigel Clough not shak­ing hands.What­ever the re­sult, it is im­por­tant to ac­knowl­edge re­spect as the fig­ure heads of the club.

It was no sur­prise to see Clough’s as­sis­tant Chris Mor­gan sent off. He was al­ways a very com­pet­i­tive player and wasn’t un­fa­mil­iar with get­ting into trou­ble for tak­ing it too far. I re­mem­ber him do­ing me about six times in one match be­fore he even­tu­ally got sent off for two yel­lows.

I per­son­ally don’t like to see op­po­si­tion coach­ing staff locked in heated ex­changes in the tech­ni­cal ar­eas when the game is go­ing on.With­out be­ing there it’s dif­fi­cult to know what went on.

But one thing for cer­tain is what a fan­tas­tic achieve­ment it was for United to progress through to the semi-fi­nals of a cup for the sec­ond time this year.

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