Yes, shame to see him depart to another Step 2 side (though clearly one with money and ambitions to return to Step 1) rather than an upward move. It was quite a coup for OC to keep him at Marsh Lane for any part of this season, and, given he was on contract, the income will be important with City still in a parlous position financially. Certainly a terrific player and he'll be remembered with affection by the supporters for playing such a pivotal part in last season's great cup run. Good luck to him in the future.
It was about freeing up funds for a different approach, of course I could be a barn door wide of the Mark. But as I see it a major wage From the squad budget has been alleviated. Because September didn't go well.. Not my words, and not a direct quote, but more or less as it is.
I would think it was mutual consent, but might be a wind tunnel wide of the Mark...
I would like to Thank Pato for his contribution, which will go down in club History.
I heard the reasoning but still feel he is being blamed for a couple of poor performances. Having said that I do understand our financial situation, very difficult decisions have been made, I'm very glad it's not me that's making them. As far as the timing is concerned not happy he won't be with us against Hemel as on another day unlike the league effort, he gets a hatrick. And I think he played in Cray Valley game, so he will be cup tied for Welling, but might be wrong.
Pato will be remembered at City with thanks and appreciation. With Adi Yussuf and Bradley Bubb, he's up there with the best strikers we've had in recent years. We all wish him well at Welling (other than when against us!). But now we move on, trusting Jonah has the right idea and can bring in some fresh faces, even if only on loan for the time being.