Sir Bobby accepts Robert’s explanation

Last updated : 14 January 2003 By Martyn Elliott

All three players denied speaking to the paper and the club has decided to take no action against any of them.

"I have spoken to the players concerned and accept their explanation," said Sir Bobby.

"Players know they have to be circumspect about their comments. As far as the chairman and I are concerned, that is the end of the matter."

It does leave two questions though. Where did the interviews come from and will any of them (Robert in particular) be taking action against the paper for the damage to their reputations?