I am certainly not saying you are wrong at all, and it’s only hindsight that makes me wonder if there was more to it than keeping hold of our better players. I seem to have memories of that 99/00 season being especially terrible after Christmas, can’t remember correctly but was that the season Graham was ill and we ended up with Stuart Houston as manager ?Still think he was pretty effective at time of selling and was £3 million that much? He had played nearly fifty times that season and so didn’t appear over the hill. I am not saying that he set the world alight at Villa but sometimes I think certain players are suited to certain clubs and I think Ginola was perfect for Spurs and vice versa.
Anyway I respect your opinion
Five years ago, George Graham, the Woolwich maestro, was disgraced and booted out of football. Sleekly, imperturbably, he has risen again – funny old game