Morris favors dugout cameras


Speaking exclusively on Series 3-Episode 14 of Between the Stripes LOI podcast last night, Shelbourne boss Ian Morris revealed he is one of an ever growing number of League of Ireland managers that favors the instillation of pitch-side cameras in order to record exchanges involving match-officials and members of clubs technical staff.

Morris is the latest League of Ireland coach to receive a lengthy touchline ban with Drogheda boss, Tim Clancy also on the receiving end of the FAI’s iron-fist in recent weeks.

“I’d definitely be on the side of having them (cameras) on the side of dugouts, I think it gives clarity to everyone on exactly what happened and it’s not just one persons word against another so for me, I think it might be a positive” explained the “Reds” boss on why he feels technology could assist both coaches and officials should it be introduced in this instance.

Morris also went on to reveal that talks over the re-foundation of a managers union has also made massive strides in recent weeks, again something the Dubliner would strongly favor.

“I think the wheels are in progress for it (a managers union), so hopefully that gets pushed through sooner rather than later” remarked the man who currently has his Shelbourne side sitting top of the First Division.

The Drumcondra outfit host Longford Town in a top of the table clash this weekend but Morris believes his absence from the sideline shouldn’t hinder his sides chances.

“You’re further away than you normally are and that can be frustrating buy you trust in your staff and everyone is prepped and knows what they are doing so it’s all about trust in your players and staff” revealed Morris, who is in his first managerial job this season after retirement with Bohemians last term.

You can listen to Ian Morris’s chat with Kieran Burke & Jon Brier in full on S3EP14 of Between the Stripes LOI podcast below. The Shelbourne managers interview begins approximately 38 minutes into the show.