Not to mention signing the wrong championship players and overpaying for them both fee and salary wise so we had no money to revamp the squad and sort out the lack of creativity. Nor changing managers and styles so radically and expecting players to be able to fit in.
Whether they were the right division one players is another matter, but I think under Woodgate they didn’t really have a chance. Possibly, just possibly, under Warnock we might see them able to be at least good squad members.
Johnson certainly has limitations. However, as a squad player and not first choice, he is probably as good as we will be able to afford for that type of player, assuming he wants to accept a salary that reflects that. Also, he came as a winger and was then thrust into wing back and I doubt he got much decent coaching in that position. If Warnock And Blackwell offer him a contract then, I’m happy to go along with that. It would mean they probably think they could improve his defending over time.
Sorry Wilson, didn't see this at the time! but it's a bit of a grey area; if a defender makes a deliberate attempt on the ball then it's not meant to be offside I don't think, so I guess it depends on what constitutes a deflection and waht constitutes an attempt.
A limited defender with at least one heart in mouth mistake a game in him, but what he did do he did very well. Can't fault him for dipping out a little early if he was as wrecked as Warnock was suggesting he was.
That's a lot of money saved however, so best for both parties. Wish you all the best Ryan Shotton!