Date: 22nd June 2017 at 7:53am
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The John Terry saga has been dragging on and it seems he has made his choice. And it’s not Birmingham City.

But let’s make sense of the situation.

Blues offered himĀ  £100,000 a week. That would have seen Terry become the club’s highest paid player of all time. The package put to the 36-year-old was a financial stretch even for Harry Redknapp’s standards.

Just a year or two ago, Blues were relying on free transfers and loans just to make up the numbers.

For the record, I think Terry would have been a fantastic signing for Blues. For experience alone – never mind the shirt sales, increased ticket sales and publicity – he would have been a great addition.

But I won’t lose sleep if, as is seeming likely, he signs for Aston Villa. His best days are well and truly behind him. For one season, Terry would have been brilliant. But now Redknapp can move on to other targets who may offer a bit more longevity.

Players who don’t have to ponder over a move to the second city’s football club – players who are itching to play for Birmingham City.

Admittedly, I was one of many people who was sold down the river with the Terry situation. I understood him to be very close to agreeing a move to St. Andrews. I was even told he had given his word to ‘Arry.

Whether there’s been a sudden change of heart or hee realised he simply cannot compete with Michael Morrison, Ryan Shotton and Paul Robinson remains to be seen…

Our usually reliable sources were also caught hook, line and sinker. From what we heard and were told, we were all convinced he was set to become a Blues player.

The silver lining is that Blues save on his astronomical wages. And we can happily take our wives and girlfriends to St. Andrews without fearing for their well-being (tongue in cheek).

And it does make me uncomfortable when our club spend a vast amount of money.

As good a signing as Terry would have been, it wasn’t the be all and end all.




 
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