Permission to revisit the fact (opinion) that he was a more than capable striker that we didn't get the best out of, and that we never really played to the strengths of? I would file him alongside Pitman in that sense.
I hope the reason we decided against keeping on was based on fitness, because it was an issue. Of course he's played every game for Wigan this season.
Only just occurred to me after reading his interview and the stuff about the overlapping CBs that he was at Sheffield United during their promotion year, albeit only played twice.
Scored these two belters the previous year too
Feel like he's had a lot of stick this season, maybe justified, but we've got a classy player on our books in him. It's been far too long since we had someone like him in the middle of the pitch with his range of passing and quality on the ball. The only shame is his role doesn't often facilitate getting near the box because he can strike a ball when he wants to.
I can't see him and Morsy being ousted much as the first choice pairing over the rest of the season.
Apart from obviously wanting to win the game, I really hope the crowd doesn't turn if we don't play well and/or win. I don't buy into the assumption that players have 'downed tools' or however you want to put it. Our form went downhill while their footballing father Paul Cook was still in charge, so I don't see how you can put it all down to the attitude of the squad. It'll be tedious if the team end up with a load of verbals just because they don't get a result.
Chances are we're not going to be free-flowing or overly attacking . It'll be interesting to see if much changes in terms of selections and game plan and if McKenna ends up having any input.
Doesn't tell us a lot to be honest, other than he's likeable.
'You don’t always get what you want, but sometimes you get what you need and Harris, despite being an underwhelming appointment, aimed to set higher standards, on and off the pitch' - might be the most telling comment.
Makes it look like something changed in the minds of Ashton and the owners fairly quickly and now looks a questionable decision. You wonder if there was some kind of fall out.
We weren't losing every game, in fact he won his final league game. Now we're bumbling along with a stand in manager who is nowhere near the running for the permanent job, playing the same way as the old manager 'but with a few tweaks'.
I hope he goes with everyones' best wishes. He's tried to create an exciting team and he's never hidden his intentions or his philosophy. You can argue this was his downfall but I imagine he's been like that at other clubs, someone correct me if so. It's also an attitude that many people have wanted to see for years - it turns out it's not enough.
If they were going to do it this season I'm glad they've done it now. I'm genuinely quite sad Cook won't lead the team out for POPR but it's not hard to see why the club have seen an opportunity, and how it could have gone so wrong if they hadn't.
The whole reason they started POPR was because of how Paul Cook had got the team playing and the excitement that was running through the fan base. A lot of people have said they enjoyed going to games again, even despite our league position, and I'd subscribe to that too.