My personal take on Butland is he considers himself to be playing in a lower level team than his talent deserves and when mistakes happen he has had a ready supply of scapegoats in the team to deflect blame onto,perhaps having see how the team improved during his absence he will now realise where the problem lies?
Let’s not exaggerate. At the end of the 18/19 season I presented him with the Supporters club player of season, which I think is the largest poll of supporters.
It's not a exaggeration,
How many votes would it take to win it, a couple of hundred,??.
18/19 was a terrible season and he made plenty of mistakes.
McClean would have been a far credible winner
The simple fact is that more supporters voted for him as player of season 2018/19 than any other player. Personally, although I don't think he is quite the player he once was, for whatever reason, I think that on this, as is quite often the case on this Board, there is a lot of hyperbole around. There are also a few amateur sports psychologists around who no doubt have never met him, let alone had an in-depth discussion with him about his form. I'm happy to trust MON's judgement on this, as I am on most other player issues. If he stays I hope that MON gets the best out of him. If he leaves I wish him all the best and thank him for what he's given us.
Haven't we had enough of paying other clubs' wages, usually with us paying the bigger part...
I'd say keep Jack, even if he's second choice - personally I think he'll prove himself in pre season and stay no.1. But even if he's not, he'd be good as back up to Davies. I'd love to see Bursik or Blondy be given a chance but a little further down the line just yet.