Henry: Murphy’s just a big mouth

The Cottagers midfielder spoke out earlier in the season about

tough tackles, having seen team-mate Bobby Zamora suffer a broken

leg. That injury was sustained in a meeting with Wolves and Murphy

suggested that Mick McCarthy’s men can be overly physical at times.

Henry believes Wolves have been victimised ever since those

comments were made, with officials now looking to crack down hard

on a side they believe like to bend the rules. He feels Murphy

should have kept out of an issue which had little to do with him,

with Wolves having paid the price for his outburst. “We had seven

yellow cards [at Craven Cottage] and everything that has happened

after that has not helped our season,” said Henry. “Murphy’s

comments have changed the public perception of us and maybe the

referees’ perception of us, too. It’s taken us a long time to lose

that tag. [But] it’s been dragged up again because we were playing

Fulham. “We thought we had lost that tag a long time before we

played Newcastle away [on 2nd April]. It seems the referee up there

had it in his mind straight away that he was going to book us. “The

advice was to not do anything silly and not pick up any silly

yellow cards. We picked [them] up anyway. “The referee identified

that we were targeting Joey Barton. That was a load of rubbish.

That flatters Joey Barton a ridiculous amount because we don’t even

talk about him in our team talks.” Asked whether Murphy said

anything to him during Wolves’ 1-1 draw with Fulham on Saturday,

Henry replied: “Not really, there was nothing much said on the

pitch. “I think he’s just a bit of a big mouth. He doesn’t really

want to say much on it. He just says it off it.”