Just watching Sunderland Till' I Die... and the Rodwell stuff interests me. There you had a player earning a ridiculous amount of money, not playing any football. The club can't afford to pay him any more 'cos his wages are so high, nor they can offered to play him because of the bonuses in his contract (not that they'd probably want to, due to him being consistently crap) As the club offered him the contract in the first place, I half think Rodwell entirely within his right to sit there an earn the money. Maybe he should have sense of duty to the club/fans to cancel his contract and play elsewhere - but I mean, he'd be losing so much money doing so, so would it even be realistic to ask him to do that? On the other hand, I just can't imagine a footballer not actually wanting to play football, and wasting away the best years of their playing career.... Also, what does it say about Jack himself? This is player lest we forget who was said to have huge potential, who we were heavily rumored to buy at one point. And yet in the last 7 years he's averaged about 12 league games a season (and I have no idea how many of those will have been substitute appearances) .... it's a monumental waste of talent. Earning a shed load of money is probably great, but I cant imagine he won't look back on this when he's an old man and have a bit of regret about how his career turned out... then again he might not, who knows.