Those of you who have been following Joleon Lescott’s travails over the past few weeks will have your own opinions of the rights and wrongs of the situation. Lescott completed his much-coveted move to Manchester City this week having, it seems, displayed sufficient dissent and petulance that Everton were no longer able to play him. There are those who will strongly argue the rights of the player to determine his own future and to break free from some kind of medieval serfdom. Lescott, after all, had a great season for Everton last year and they’ve certainly got good value from him. For myself, however, I believe that a player who has accepted the security of a long-term contract on wages that 95% of the country could only dream of should honour that contract if asked to, in the same way that the club will be required to honour it even if the player becomes injured and is unable to play.
So, I’m disappointed in our lad, but he’s still one of the greatest products of the Wolves youth system and I wish him the best at City. And the nice fat sell-on fee won’t go amiss.