The personal reasons are jons so it's not our business to ask. I hope it's not football related because he is one of our more consistent players and he's been loyal to witton over a bad few seasons.
Whatever the reason, good luck to the lad and I hope we see him again soon.
Quite right it is his busines but if it is football related then somebody should tell the truth .this lad has been one of our best players this season and it shows in his commitment to the club and the fans.no it does
not add up to me
Totally agree Zico - I had heard a rumour that there was a budget / pay cut imposed after transfer deadline day? If so poor show and what message does this send out if we want to try and keep one of our better players and to step on next season!
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It's a waste of time speculating. As the post says and i quote FOR PERSONAL REASONS, and as such is personal to Jon, so let's leave it at that and hope he resolves these issues and is back with the club in the near future. Good luck Jon, hope to see you back soon.
I dont know for sure but I bet the board asked for a budget cut and the Manager worked it out within his plans ? either way Jon Dawson should not have been treated unfairly - it is obvious Carl has issues with Jon dropping him a few weeks ago and bringing him off yesterday when the more obvious thing to do was to push him on as a wing back as we went 3 at the back much more to offer on the left than any other squad member.
Unbelievable why do we always shoot ourselves in the foot. Jon is a really nice lad who has improved in the left back position so much so that I was voting for him as player of the season. He always gives 100% and when he gets forward always looks dangerous with decent crosses. If its down to budget cuts then I can think of at least 6 players I'd get rid of before him. Its pretty obvious given he was dropped that the football management team don't rate Jon as first choice left back.Obviously if it is for personal reasons then fair enough but Jon would always be one of the first names on my team sheet.
The other underlying issue here is budget cuts. I appreciate we have to live within our means but it does'nt auger well for next season when we will have a shortfall of 20k with no JR Vics money coming in. This is all really depressing news when our football management team seem to be getting us at least a mid table team together. How do clubs like Trafford and others do as well if not better on less resources than we have? Gutted just when we seem to be getting out of the mire!!
We will hear the same old excuses 'when we sign a player we have to pay them £30 more a week because we're Witton Albion' or 'if fans didn't stay away...' If it is down to budgets then this is disgraceful, when you look at Titchiner being paid probably 3 times what Dawson is and has been for the last 3 seasons or more, and strolls around the pitch shrugging his shoulders, maybe if we didn't pamper such useless talents then players who give their all wouldn't have to leave!!! Dawson would run through a brick wall for this club! But like you say maybe it's down to other reasons suppose we will find out soon enough?
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Alex Titchener is not "a useless talent". He has had a couple of nasty injuries and ,yes, his form hasn't reached the peaks of the promotion season when he was mercurial, but he works hard for the club off the pitch too with the community side of things.
Anyway regards Jon yes a lovely lad and worked his socks off out on the pitch for the club, and kept on improving. His reaction when we went down said it all, poor lad was in floods of tears! I do hope it is for personal reasons (I'm not party to owt on't facebook) and not that he's been sacked.
SURELY IF WE HAVE TO MAKE SAVINGS THE LOGICAL THING TO DO
WOULD HAVE BEEN TO GET THE SQUAD TOGETHER EXPLAIN THAT THE CLUB NEEDS THEIR HELP
AND ASK THEM ALL TO ACCEPT A £5 OR £10 REDUCTION TILL THE END OF THE SEAON I,M SURE THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN ACCEPTABLE TO THE SQUAD
AND WOULD HAVE SAVED MORE.THIS IS BASIC GOOD MAN MANAGEMENT SKILLS RATHER THAN CAUSE DISHARMONY IN THE DRESSING ROOM BY VICTIMISING JON THIS WAY.
THIS GIVES ME GRAVE DOUBTS ABOUT CARL,S MAN MANAGEMENT SKILLS