Martin O'Neill on Nigel Reo-Coker

Well, the manager has spoken and it's strong words. Does this signal the end for Reo-Coker or does he come in on Monday morning with a box of chocolates and an apology?

Bottom line, Martin O'Neill is the boss, he has said as much and it doesn't matter what anyone else says, the matter is now closed.

This is all on the back of morning reports that there was a bust-up at Bodymoor yesterday where Martin O'Neill and Nigel Reo-Coker apparently ended up on the floor, not in a friendly embrace, but more of a scuffle, well, that didn't happen apparently, but it was enough to get Reo-Coker dropped.

Martin O'Neill
There was a mishap on the training ground. It's a common occurrence between players but on this occasion, unfortunately, it was between the manager and a player. There was a bit of a contretemps and that is unfortunate. Nigel didn't train this morning and obviously won't play tomorrow.

I have dealt with the issue how I see fit and that's the end of it. Come Monday, we're back to normal again. I am the custodian of this place - my rules apply.

It sounds like Reo-Coker didn't like something that the manager has done and well, it is his responsibility and the buck stops with him and Nigel really should have known that. However, it will be interesting if we one day find out what it was.