With his injury it provides the club with an easy avenue to appoint Lawrence as captain for the rest of the year without a PR fallout. I think Ivan was paving the way by sitting Woods out from the pressers the other week even if he publicly says otherwise. Make it happen.
I’d go as far as to encourage him to see if he and the pimp can sort out a way to get out of here before June 30. The supporters of this club and the 2 clubs before the merge will back and support any team to the death, providing they leave it all out on the field. Quite frankly, at this point in time its a really strange feeling with those blokes still playing for us, not because they are leaving, but the total lack of respect for our jumper and us, the people that go out and support them. I guess from a sponsors point of view it’s not feasible to weaken your own team deliberately.
Woods should do the decent thing and step down as Captain.
A Captain is supposed to be the “Club Standard”……which due to his upcoming departure makes a mockery of him being Captain.
I have no issue with him leaving, its his decision, he has made it,…I don’t think it was very professional of him to bag the club though…its easy to stick the knife in during the bad times but he should also realize the club has supported him throughout his career and has contributed to his success.
IMO it just shows how immature his attitude towards the club is. Woods wanted out, he has been in discussion with the Dogs for many many weeks - maybe even months. The club finally pulled his offer off the table last week after getting no indication from either Woods or his Manager. Yet Woods says there was no communication from the club…mmmmm…does not add up.
The Club on the other hand was very diplomatic with its statement. Well Done.