Because he doesn't offer what we're paying out for him, exactly the same as Gestede. Why the suggestion that Gestede isn't a good professional? Barring one thing in the FA Cup, he has been absolutely spot on. He's had plenty of injuries and has worked his way back into the team every time he's had them. I have absolutely no problems with Gestede as a pro.
I'm not trying to put him in the same bracket. It's just that he hasn't got a future and we seemingly want rid so we can get someone in with a bit more future at the club. I haven't been unhappy with his professionalism here and he has certainly contributed more than Gestede, but I just don't think Shotton is particularly good and could easily be replaced by a cheaper player with more of a future.
They actually did that a few years back...arranged for a Spitfire to fly over Donington for Aces High. Think it was a one-off thing though (very expensive "prop" - even for a band like Maiden).
Might've been the RAF Centenary year.