Cardiff boss Dave Jones has gone on the offensive against local journalists after the backlash that followed his side’s derby defeat to Swansea last weekend.
Jones had come in for criticism over his team selection, tactics and approach to the match, but that was nothing compared to his appraisal of the hacks.
“Some of the fools who are writing and everything else, they haven’t got a clue.
“Fine, you have to put up with it as a manager. But I can’t believe some of the stupid things that come out of it. We lose a game and it’s the end of the world.”
And he didn’t stop there. The rant continued:
“I think people get a little bit clouded in this part of the world (about the derby). Certainly some of the reporters writing on it.
“I think they are buffoons.
“They don’t understand, have never played in a derby game. They just write what they want to write.
In Fergie terms, it is a relatively polite rant against the media. But not having the local journalists on-side is always a risky game for a manager.