Eamon Dunphy seems to call people clowns as often as I go to the toilet, which means either there are a lot of clowns swanning around the football world or I have some serious digestion problems.
This time it is some of the wealthiest people in the sport who have irked Dunphy; a group of Premier League club owners.
The opinionated pundit was speaking to 2fm's Game On about the recent dismissal of Chris Hughton and said 'It’s the nature of the Premier League now. These guys [the owners] panic. They’re fools. They know nothing about football. They really don’t. They’re clowns.'
'And they fear losing, you know, whatever it is you get for staying in the Premier League these days.'
Dunphy defended Hughton in the wake of his sacking, saying 'He did a good job at Newcastle, a really good job. He’s always going to be a very good coach. Hiss teams have been well set up and organised. There’s nothing stupid or daft. He behaves himself, he’s got great dignity.'
The Premiership is a soap opera, and it’s an entertaining soap opera, but sometimes, on a day like this, for someone like Chris, I have considerable sympathy, because I can guarantee you this: Norwich will be in the Championship sooner rather than later.
He also criticised the Norwich fans who threw clappers onto the pitch after their defeat at the weekend, branding them a disgrace; 'Who do they think they are? Real Madrid? Norwich is a small club in Norfolk.'
Dunphy didn't keep his criticism to just Norwich however, as he mentioned the similar situations of Sunderland and Cardiff City:
The clubs that are down in trouble. I mean, Sunderland, for example, appointed that lunatic Di Canio, and he lasted seven games this season.
Cardiff have a crazy man there who changed the colours that the club had been wearing for over 100 years, sacked Malky Mackay, who got them promotion last year [and who] is a really good coach [...] well, they’re going down. I hope to god they’re going down, because these guys should be punished.
Do you agree with Dunphy or should Hughton be held responsible for the poor value for money he got out of their transfer buys last summer?