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Neil Warnock Goes On Legendary Rant About Stoke City's 'Absolutely Disgraceful' Facilities

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Neil Warnock Goes On Legendary Rant About Stoke City's 'Absolutely Disgraceful' Facilities

Neil Warnock unleashed a legendary tirade on Stoke City's bet365 Stadium following Middlesbrough's 1-0 defeat on Saturday afternoon.

Young defender Nathan Collins' 19th minute effort separated the sides in a cagey affair with victory seeing Stoke move into the play-off places.

But Warnock was livid immediately after the game and went ballistic about the changing room facilities offered to his players.

He begun: "The facilities that we've got changed in were an absolute disgrace today.

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"I wouldn't have put animals in it.

"The toilets were blocked up, we've got fumes coming in from a bloody engine outside the dressing room.

"Water everywhere on the floor, it's a disgrace for the Championship, absolute disgrace.

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"I hope we do the same when we play them up at our place.

"We weren't even social distancing where we were, in these cabins they've put in. We might as well have been in the dressing room. We're too nice us."

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Covid rules mean away teams can't change in the usual dressing room, due to social distancing measures.

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But Warnock's ranting didn't end there. The 72-year-old hadn't calmed down by the time he reached the press room.

"It's nice to get in here [the press room] where it's quite warm," Warnock continued per Stoke Sentinel. "Those changing rooms were a pigsty. In fact, pigs would have seen it and run away.

"They stuck us in a little portacabin. Now you can't tell me with social distancing we wouldn't have been better off in the dressing room.

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Image Credit: PA
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"We give them everything at Middlesbrough - heat, lovely room, and we're in a pigsty around the corner here.

"The toilets don't work, they're blocked. We had fumes coming in before the game and we had to get the maintenance guy in. Why didn't they look at that before we arrived?

"The showers were leaking, water everywhere on the floor. It's an absolute disgrace.

"I didn't say anything to the players before the game because you don't want to make excuses, but it was an absolute disgrace today that.

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"There's no way we're giving them a dressing room when they come up our place. If our chairman won't, I'll pay for a portacabin."

Boro are 10th in the Championship and face Preston on Wednesday evening.

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Topics: Football News, Football, Neil Warnock, Stoke City, championship

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