NSC Licker Extraordinaire
- Jul 10, 2003
All players are passing through and using clubs as a stepping stone. Dunk didn’t think ten years ago that he would spend his career at the Albion. It’s just how it worked out. We got better and better and matched his improvement. If at any point he had outpaced us he would have gone. You don’t get to keep players who are at a higher level. We have now reached a point where the jump to the next level is the most difficult of the lot.
I agree with all of that except that Dunk outpaced us and should have gone 3 years ago. If Arsenal had signed him then, they wouldn't have had to pay as much as they did for White and would have had far more points in the seasons in between. I really think he was an opportunity missed by the top teams, but I am so glad he was.
Having him in his prime has been so important to us, and I absolutely love seeing us captained by a local lad