Despite the interview in the Echo I still can't understand why he's being allowed to go,
The simple fact is he was NOT a good enough deal to keep him,
Or the club certainly didn't try hard enough for him to consider hangin around, for me this faffing around forced his hand,
He admitted himself, had he been offered a contract last summer he would have signed,
So, why wasn't he then ?
We're not talking here about a normal average joe , we're tailing about a player ranked the best this institution has ever had,
But yet he has been treated no different from your average Joe,
Just tells you how JWH, Werner, FSG etc as a whole don't and never will get this club,
To treat your best ever like they have is a f***in disgrace in my eyes ,
We all know what Stevie has done for us thru the years, but that doesn't seem to make any difference to those decision makers,
Stevie might have still decided to go, he might have decided that being a squad player wasn't his thing , but what irks me more is that FSG never tried hard enough to retain his services , they never offered him a deal which could have made him think more about it,
Is there a option for instance to come back on loan when MLS finishes, ?
I don't think we will know how much this is going to hurt until next season when we go through one of those sticky patches we tend to experience each year,
That's when we will find out who's going to step up , if anyone,
Make no mistake, this is a major test for this club , perhaps as important as any on our history ,
Do we have the players with the proper mindset to take us forward and to another level ?
Guess I'm missing our Captain already !