Lee Hendrie and Paddy Kenny are two players with different histories at Sheffield United, with one widely regarded as a flop and the other one of the better goalkeepers in modern history.
The pair were both with the club when Hendrie signed back in 2007. At the time, Bryan Robson was in charge. However, as we covered earlier today, Kevin Blackwell took over and Hendrie, in particular, suffered.
But aside from just clashing with manager Blackwell, Hendrie has revealed that he also had a bit of a run-in with goalkeeper Kenny, admitting the pair had to be pulled apart in the dressing room.
“I had a big ruck with Paddy Kenny. Massive, when I went to Sheff U. He was a big voice in the dressing room. But a great lad as well, and to be fair, we’ve become good friends since,” Hendrie told the Tubes and Ange Golf Life YouTube channel.
“He blamed me for not picking up on a corner. So that was the last thing I was going to have off Paddy. We literally came to blows at half-time. To be fair to Paddy he said to me he loved it. But I mean, it was massive, they split us up. We didn’t win the game mind…we conceded five!!.”
Kenny enjoyed a stellar career at Bramall Lane, mainly under Neil Warnock. He made 313 appearances in his time at the club, and has since become a regular commentator on social media about the club.
Typical of the Warnock Era
Anyone who has seen the Warnock Documentary with Sheffield United will know this was probably par for the course at the time. Even when Warnock left, as he had done here, a lot of the same characters remained.
It’s interesting to hear from Hendrie, though. A player who is obviously disappointed how things went at Bramall Lane despite being an England international midfielder.
Looking back, it’s a shame he didn’t quite do it. But he can still hold his head high on a fine career. He played over 240 games for Aston Villa, mainly in the Premier League, so his record is not to be sniffed at.