That bastion of truth, the Nottingham Evening Post, has today published an article in which Kris Commons bemoans his departure from the City Ground, saying “I never wanted to leave”. I am prepared to believe much of what is written here, mainly because the article has little comment and lots of direct quotations.
Of course, one could be forgiven for thinking that Kristian was viewing things very one-dimensionally:
“I went to see Colin Calderwood many times asking for a contract and he never gave me one, and that’s the most disappointing thing. He said no, not until the end of the season”
That’s because we didn’t know whether we were getting promoted until after the last day of the season, you dummy! I understand that Kris’ wages were not cheap, and if we didn’t go up then I suspect we would have let him go.
“I think most fans see it that I have chosen Derby over Forest, which is not what I have done because Forest never offered me a contract.”
You did choose Derby over Forest, because you didn’t wait to see what Forest were going to offer you. From a simple employer-employee viewpoint, I understand that it is not nice if you don’t know whether you will be offered a new contract or not, but let’s face it, a Forest player is hardly likely to starve or default on his mortgage if he isn’t earning for a month or two.
“When a club like Derby come asking for your signature it’s not one you turn down. It’s a great move for me and a wonderful opportunity.”
Not if (as you have claimed on many occasions over the last four years) you are a Forest supporter – you would turn it down. I hate writing about this, because I just want to put the whole thing to bed, but for Commons and the NEP to publish this tripe just winds me up.