Date: 7th January 2013 at 7:42pm
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The News reports that a number of players have been told they will not be getting new contracts, with them given ‘7-days notice’.

It is said that Jon Harley, Brian Howard, Lee Williamson and Mustapha Dumbuya have all been told they can leave…

These guys are among the highest earners – if not the highest! – at the club so this latest ‘cost cutting measure’ should not really come as a surprise, should it?

Harley has had his moments but, for me, has been far too lightweight and a shadow of the player he once was.

Howard, well the least said about him the better!

Williamson, my views on him were shared recently. Perhaps a shift to a central role saw a slight improvement, but only slight and I do not think he will be missed.

Dumbuya is a mixed bag. Started the season so brightly but has faded badly and I suspect he was one that had his eye on a departure this month anyway?

All 4 almost certainly have been earning bloody good money, on the whole saying they have ‘been earning’ is probably not accurate and I welcome them moving on and some of the development squad stepping up in their place!

Perhaps these guys – assuming the development squad players do move up, which you would think they will? – might not be ready, are not experienced blah, blah, blah but I sure as hell suspect we will get much more effort and commitment from them and that is all I ask…

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