Sam Hutchinson’s suspension provided the Sheffield Wednesday midfielder with an unusual opportunity on Saturday afternoon.
Hutchinson’s five yellow cards meant that he was ruled out of Wigan’s visit to Hillsborough.
Instead, the 30-year-old spent it in the stands, where he doubled-up as Rob O’Neill’s co-commentator on iFollow.
And some of Hutchinson’s insights can be heard again as part of the extended highlights on Wednesday’s official Youtube channel.
One of the Owls number 23’s more interesting ones centred one of his new Hillsborough colleagues, Julian Börner.
Discussing the popular German’s impact as a Sheffield Wednesday player, Hutchinson said: “He’s done very well. Obviously, (Michael) Hector was a big player for us last season. But Börner has come in and I think he’s done fantastic. He’s a very good lad as well.
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“He’s happy. He loves playing football and I think he loves the culture around here. He’s got on really well with the boys and he’s flourishing.”
It was Börner’s composure that got Wednesday out of danger and into a threatening position of their own, from which Massimo Luongo ultimately scored the Owls’ winning goal against Wigan.
And while all that was unfolding, Hutchinson added: “Big Julian is a proper defender. He’ll get some part of his body on it no matter what. He’s very old school but he’s actually cultured. He’s very good on the ball as well. It’s the way they play in Germany.”
Fitness-providing, Hutchinson will be back in contention for Sheffield Wednesday’s trip to Cardiff City a week on Friday.