“Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character” – Albert Einstein.
Rewind to the depressing gloom that was the start of the summer and all that could be heard around Elland Road was the incredibly irritable screeching of rats leaving a sinking ship. Whether they were scuttling off to Spain, Germany, or Bournemouth of all places, there was a stark realisation that said rats were not on board for the long haul, but more tempted by the tasty rubbish bins of the continent or the south coast.
While some had rat clauses scratched into their contracts, others had to resort to ratty legal action to get their wish, leaving some behind to contemplate how rat-like they wished to become. Wilf Gnonto was almost caught in the trap. Squeaking about moving on, ill-advised by vermin, his attitude and commitment called into question at every turn.
While pest control did their level best to clear the decks, others were hard at work in the background. One man’s loss is another man’s gain, and Crysencio Jilbert Sylverio Cirro Summerville was poised and ready.
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