Watson and Pearce re-sign
Well that set the heart racing.
To be fair promotion next season won’t be won by players of Pearce and Watson’s ilk being given another year’s contract to help them bolster pensions, learn how to coach, allow them to build other businesses (*delete as appropriate), it will be achieved by game-changing new new signings.
Anyone get the feeling this is still Lee Bowyer’s team?
I’m okay with Pearce signing another year. He is a proper pro, has put limbs on the line for the club, clearly has an affinity with it and is an influential character at the training ground with academy and senior pros alike.
Ben Watson mind…. he did nothing to inspire me or make feel like he remotely belonged. He was pitched as a marquee summer signing a year ago, and frankly I rarely saw what he brought each game. Other than bookings and unforced errors. Nice deal for him, I think he had triggered another years option, but I really hope new signings will force him out of contention for a regular spot.