CCFC reaction to LeggyGate

Last updated : 04 July 2003 By Michael Morris

"Don't go Leggy, I want you to stay.

"This guy is a leader of men, we love him, he loves us and I need to speak to him. I hope he does not go. He's an honest man, a hardworking man, I want him to stay. I have been in football for 26 years and trust certain people - and Leggy comes into that category." Hammam told the Echo.

It maybe too late Sam. Legg has been telling everyone about his 70% pay cut, the words from Legg were fairly conclusive his comments from the Echo were

"I'm absolutely gutted. This has really hurt me. I've never felt so down in my life. I feel that I have given the club good service, and I gave my all every time I put that jersey on.

"But to be offered that kind of contract for a year was an insult to me. I was not on a fantastic wage anyway, but I'm a proud man and my pride would not let me sign it - however much I love the club.

"In any profession, if somebody offers you a 70 per cent cut in wages from the previous year, it gives you one option. I'm not having a go at the club, Lennie or anybody else, far from it. I'm just really disappointed.

"At least I can leave the club with my head held high after five fantastic, eventful seasons. Three promotions, a play-off defeat and one relegation is not bad. I just loved everything about the club. The backroom staff, the office staff and, especially, the supporters, they really are something else."

Legg is linked to several clubs in the second and third divisions. Peterborough and Cheltenham are favourites to land his signature.

I'm not sure of the exact mathematics here but the fuss in the media does not make for happy reading but Lennie is calm enough in his summing up of the situation.

When asked about the situation with Andy Legg leaving the club Lennie told the official website,

"First of all I would like to thank him for his services to the club and he made a big contribution last year for us. We couldnt agree terms but these things happen in football and I personally got on with him very well and I want to wish him well for the future.

"He played very well towards the end of last season particulalrly in the Play-Off games theres no denying that".