NickMurphy wrote:If Doe has personal issues then fine.
But that statement is a joke. To the point it’s not even a statement - it’s just a ramble from Still. Maybe Doe’s leaving, maybe he’s left or maybe he’s retiring - who knows? It’s not good enough.
Even little things like this highlight the incompetence and amateurish nature in which the club presents itself. It’s stuff like this that annoys me because it’s not hard to get right.
The heading alone that it's a 'club statement' isn't really appropriate imo. Just calling it 'Scott Doe' alone would have been fine.
That said, I think we need to remind ourselves that I've seen people here criticise the club for not communicating. There was rumours about Doe having stormed out on that, which I think originated on here? In response, Stilly has come out and stated that at very least, important elements of said rumour are untrue. It may not be the full story, but given it's being put down to personal - are we entitled to those?
It is indeed also a bit of a ramble, but it appears to be a simple quoted interview rather than a statement (see first line of my post). If Doey had already contractually left then he would have said so. It sounds like the situation is pretty fluid. One minute Doey is having some issues and the next he's not - for all we knows this could change again. However on face value, any such change doesn't seem likely to involve playing for us again, which is really sad as one of our longest standing players.
If the posting is to be taken fully on face value, with recent form out of the window, Doe is a good player and I would be saddened further than him simply leaving the club, but to see him pack it in altogether - I hope whatever the issues he has going on are resolved for his sake.