MORGAN GOES TOO FAR AGAIN
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.