Can’t doubt his service. With the exception of this last season, maybe. But in saying that, he was only ever going to be ‘some experience to come on and calm things’ for red-nose this last season. He didn’t do that too well towards the end, but no need to concentrate on the negatives – he was a class act over the years. He never had any scandal, and just got on with the game. He was an excellent role model and contributed his full worth to the manc team over those many years. A great example to the game.
And he overcame that terrible, horrific handicap of being ginger quite well, too.