Date: 9th November 2009 at 12:42pm
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Martin O’Neill has put to bed the row with Nigel Hokey-Cokey further illustrated by the fact he made the player captain on Saturday v Bolton in the absence of Stiliyan Petrov.

MON told the official site that he felt it was right to give him the captain’s armband explaining: ‘I just felt that if he was going into the side he might as well burden himself with extra responsibility as captain as well too. And I thought he acquitted himself very well.’

Adding, ‘I am too old to be holding grudges. For the benefit of the team, it’s not that important. Myself and Nigel had a bit of a spat but it’s been over and done with for quite some time.’

He says that is that and all he wants from players is for them to ‘come in and give everything for the football club.’

Fair enough!

Given me an idea for the next poll… gulp, here we go! So, should Nigel Hokey-Cokey now be dropped in the next game to make way for Stiliyan Petrov who will be back from suspension? I remember MON saying a few times that if you get your place and play well you will keep it, will that follow through for NRC?