genome They were saying on the TTE podcast that he was on £40k a week. There's no chance we were paying him that much, surely?
genome I thought the general consensus was he was on about £25k under Anton's madness.
Snowball Though Danny wasn't "soft" will we need a hard man there? Kelly will need at least another season to be that kind of player (if ever), Swift, no way. DVB possibly, but he's a card waiting to happen. I can't remember if DVB has played a more attacking MF role
WAZZOCK I'm a bit surprised that people are taking this so badly, I think half a dozen good performances in the last month of last season are clouding people's judgement.
By and large he has been a bit absent throughout his time at Reading - either through injury or by being a bit of a headless chicken. He's got a great engine on him, but way too many times he let his heart rule his head - which was to the detriment of the tactics. He's also been a big earner, when perhaps his wages could've been out to better use.
I think a large reason why he played so well at the end of last season is because he knew his contract was running down. We've seen it time and time again that players (either consciously or sub consciously) raise their game ahead of the end of their contract, and I don't think this is any different. Salako, Blackman and McCleary have all been guilty of this.
Overall, I can't be too gutted that he seems to be off. I would thank him for his efforts (which have been plentiful), but I can't see him being too big a loss moving forward.