Manager Ends The Hokey Cokey Contretemps
Martin O'Neill has had his final word on the spat with midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker today. It's hardly earth shattering, but one line leaves open concern.
In an interview on the official site Monny described the matter as over, said private words were had and that as far as he was concerned that would be the final comment on the matter.
'I had a word with Nigel in private yesterday. That's how it's going to remain as far as I am concerned. I won't be divulging what I said to him or him to me.
'As for as I am concerned that's the end of the issue.'
Clear, concise and to the point.
However, I know those with a conspiracy minded element to their grey matter could have a field day with the other sentence uttered to Mr Brown of official site fame.
'But if Nigel or sources close to him want to it's entirely up to them.'
Hopefully Hokey considers the matter closed as well, and Monny comments could've been in relation to the 'finer details' that broke after the initial story in the Sun, after all most media outlet's that night were fun of 'sources close to Hokey' explaining about Delboy, the mystical pass etc etc.
Fingers crossed we never find out until either of them gets the biography bug and spills all. For now though, love or loathe him, our midfield is better as a 3 man with Hokey involved.
Whilst the football might not be great, we are pulling out the results and we have our luck back. Although unlikely given the team's response in the Pompey match, it would be a desperate shame if this incident actually plays any part in our progress this season.
Let sleeping dogs lie, and give us the giggle when careers are over.