Instead, his reward for helping us to an immediate return to the Prem is to find himself unemployed. I'm not quibbling with the decision in footballing terms as his lack of pace would be cruelly exposed in the Prem, but is seems a bit of a rum way of saying thank you.
Carew and Faubert have also been shown the door but can have no complaints. I have dealt with Faux Pas on another thread and, at 28, he will have the opportunity to frustrate fans at another club. For Carew, however, things go from bad to worse. There were reports that he had filed for bankruptcy - and there's only one way a modern footballer can fall that far financially surely - and he has looked truly hopeless for most of the season. Where now for the washed up Viking?
This is surely only the first wave of departures. Sears, O'Brien, Demel, Diop...the list isn't quite endless but there's a lot of flotsam and jetsam in the squad at the moment. Faye isn't one of them; he's just too old and too slow. Let's hope he finds another club quickly.
Any fond memories of Faye, other than his celebration after "scoring" that goal against Miserablebrough, post below.