These things are usually about money aren't they?
Sam Tomkins is a very exceptional player but spending around a sixth (is that right?
) of your salary cap on one player is clearly going to make the rest of the squad a tad restless.
Obviously, Hock is a gifted player also and, as a senior? England international, probably would be one of the first to produce mutterings of discontent.
I suppose all Lenigan had to point out was Hock's disciplinary record and the hackles would be raised.
I hope that is how it went and we don't find unsavoury stuff coming to the surface somewhere down the line.
I just find it unusual that Wigan haven't looked to get rid completely as there are one or two people involved in certain SL clubs with a few bob that would have been only too happy to offload players to make way for Hock, paying a substantial fee as well, IMO.
"I don't see what all the fuss is about. I mean, it's only fair after last year isn't it? Look Neil, just for you, I've put my best Rovers' tie on today in the hope it'll go some way to make up for it. Oh, by the way, Jon sends his regards."