Martin Smith column: Warnock’s weaving again as Jackett steps in

Familiar face ande Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock
Familiar face ande Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock
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Time and distance only add wonder to the legend.

Warnock’s at it again.

After leaving Rotherham in the summer he’s won seven points in a week for his new club Cardiff City. The rescue has started.

Contrast that with Warnock’s former employers in S60 and the departure of Alan Stubbs with the club back bottom of the Championship after Warnock led them to safety last season.

You have to feel sorry for Stubbs but neither his football nor his personality won the fans over and results spoke for themselves.

Warnock left the Millers after deciding he didn’t want a long-term project at the age of 67 because he wants this to be his ‘last year in the game’. We’ve heard that a few times from the former Sheffield United boss but it seems he’s even more addicted to football than it is to him.

New Millers manager Kenny Jackett is cut from similar cloth, (pardon the pun) and it is to be hoped that he can have the same effect as Warnock.

n Any parent who has watched their 15-year-old play Sunday football will have been scratching their heads over the last few days as certain politicians and their supporters have been doing what they do best.

Talking cobblers.

Pictures of hulking great youths trying to get to Britain from The Jungle in Calais have been splashed all over our more rabid newspapers.

French police moved in yesterday to clear the infamous site of refugees and would-be immigrants to Britain.

‘How can these be children?’ - scream the headlines, the sub-text being that we are being scammed yet again by foreigners and that damned EU.

Some of the males looking to get to this country are hooded, big and surly with stubble and attitude.

But so was my son and millions like him when he was 15.

That’s what kids look like now.

Go and watch a Sunday morning under-16s game at Hillsborough or Beighton and compare some of those lads to those pictured in our papers and on TV. You don’t need a dodgy face recognition app to see that some of the players look like men, all 6ft 3ins of them.

Kids are bigger now, get over it. Judge them on merit and circumstances, not on the size of their feet.