City have today confirmed who will not get their contract renewed. What I want to know is, should any of the players we have released been kept?
The following players were released, Danny Mills, Daniel Sturridge, Darius Vassell, Glauber Berti, Didi Hamann, Michael Ball, Richard Martin.
There was also some youngsters released, Matthew Brown, Ian Daly, Gregor Hartley, Ben Morris, Curtis Obeng, Chris Ramsey and Angelos Tsiaklis.
So my question is a strange one but was there any reason to keep any of the released players, for example could we have used Ball for when we wanted some dirty work doing or Hamann to slow the play down.
The reason I ask is because I am a little bit disappointed that Vassell has left, I know I am going to get a lot of stick for this but it is just what I think.
Vassell to me has been a fine professional for City and has always gave us his all, now I know that you can't have hangers on at the club but I think Vassell is worth having in your squad. He works hard, he tackles, he is adaptable and when he gets a chance where he doesn't have to think about it for too long he can actually score a couple on the quiet.
I am sure Vassell would come in handy during a campaign and would have liked to see him stay.
As for the youngsters that have been released, I am quite surprised that Curtis Obeng has been released he has always looked a decent player to me.
So is there anyone that you would have kept?