Staggering. He was on £70,000 a week when the average wage in that League was massively below that. If he'd agreed to half his wages or just leave they could have brought in a bunch of players and almost certainly have stayed up. Refused to do so even while and after the club was laying off staff and in the context of just not playing. Horrible, horrible person.
Alternatively heís just a guy who honoured a contract.
Sunderland were throwing money away left, right and centre so itís a bit daft IMO to blame Rodwell for people losing their jobs. If they had dealt with the likes of him, Kone, NíDong over that summer things couldíve been different for them.
Or if they had signed an average keeper they couldíve stayed up.
Or if Coleman hadnít totally mismanaged Grabban, he might have stayed and that would have kept them up. Really just a perfect storm of mismanagement across the board. Very similar to Hibs really
Aye, hard to walk away from not playing, seeing everyone else suffering, having folk lose their jobs and watching an institution at the heart of a city going down the drain.
It's not his fault his employer thought he was worth that four years previously in an entirely different context. It is his fault he lacked the morals to do anything about it despite being clearly capable of doing so.
A perfect example of so much that is wrong with football.
This is an unbelievable way to look at the situation imo. Are you honestly suggesting that he should have just ripped up his contract and made himself effectively unemployed because Sunderland were a basket case of a club who didnít manage their finances properly?
He said he would happily move on if a club came in for him, again not his fault if nobody wanted to sign him. Sunderland, like most clubs in the EPL, are happy to chuck money about when it suits them. Totally their fault for getting relegated and not putting any clauses in contracts that wages would be reduced if so.
Bet nobody on this board would rip up their contract and make themselves unemployed just cause their boss asked them to. Madness to suggest anybody does that, regardless of whether they are on 70k or £70 per week.
Perhaps if Sunderland had sacked Adam Johnston instead of covering his crimes for over a year they could have saved £70,000 per week as thatís what he was on as well. A lot more folk to blame for the mess they are in before Jack Rodwell.
Unbelievable! How many more are we going to lose in this window?
Just wait till we try and fill the plane for the return trip.
Half the squad are planning to seek political asylum with the nice respectful humanitarian government of Dubai in an attempt to escape coming back to Scotland and getting slated on Internet sites by their own fans
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