Knibbsworth wrote:WoodsyGreen wrote:davie nine wrote:HC Green wrote:philevs wrote: This is really good news, he’s had a very good season and under RL looks a different player than under DA (which could be said for several others too).
He knows the game and really gives it everything, a very good asset.
He only started 6 games in 18/19 due to injury so how can anyone compare the two seasons.
I’m sure I saw that Wootton claimed he was fully fit from New Year 2019. Having said that, the few games he played in 2018 were not very convincing.
Bit of a Pasoti myth developing that Wooton missed most of our relegation season because of injury. He was only actually out for two months and when he recovered he couldn't get back in the team because Derek had made his mind up that Wootton wasn't good enough for League One. He even brought a loanee in rather than give him his place back.
DA's judgement cost us relegation.
Under Lowe, Palmer, Wootton, Canavan and Sawyer may well have been a league winning defence. Obviously good enough for top 3.
The league system wàs invented so the top 3 of a division earned the right to play against the teams from the league above.
Why at Argyle is it so common to say "yes Sarcevic had a good year", (player of the season, scoring double figures from midfield, finishing on the top 3 of the division) "but he isn't good enough for League One".
Didn't finshing in the top 3 just prove he was good enough for the league above?
The same applies for Wootton Canavan, Sawyer, McFadzean et al.
I can remember Paul Wotton being consistently written off each time we were promoted under Sturrock, and each time he proved everyone wrong. Wasn't he our top scorer in our first season back in the Championship?
So yes, I take your general point that promotion-winning players have earned the right to have a go at the league above, but disagree that finishing in the top three automatically means you're good enough for the higher league.
There's obviously a gulf in quality between each division and just because you've been part of a team that has dominated League Two sides doesn't mean you'll do the same to League One. How could it? Otherwise managers wouldn't bother improving their squads after a promotion.
Dwight Gayle is a good example. Consistently among the top scorers in the Championship but usually jettisoned once he's won his team promotion. The Championship is his level, just like I believe League Two is Wootton's.