It’s OK, you can say it. You’re worried. You’re worried that some swine of a club is going to stroll in and pinch one of our players just as we’re starting to develop a team that we could credibly consider the “real deal”.
It’s not like we can avoid the issue. Our history tells us that when a bigger club comes a calling, we either bow down to the lure of the money, or the player makes the decision for us. History also tells us that teams like Barnsley, Millwall and Huddersfield each consider themselves a bigger club than us nowadays.
So who of our current crop is just too bloody valuable for us to allow to leave? Either to one of these annoyingly-positioned “bigger clubs”, or heaven forbid one of our League One rivals?
Whose departure would leave a dynamic-destroying void in our team? One which we’d struggle to adapt to.
Whose departure would have you sobbing like you did the day Robbie Keane disappeared and you realised the only replacement was Craig Bellamy?
Here are the likely subjects. Go on. Save your man*.
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