Fair enough. I don't know, but how could it not be? The plan was to get him and Hourahan and id imagine he signed off this premise. So then he would continue to be the main man and Hourahan would put in the same balls he loves. However on the advice of a 7 year old we signed a player who plays almost exactly the same poacher role, but was much older and had only managed six goals in the previous season. This player cost 20 times his value and so was immediately going to get in the squad - this proved true. So now we have no money for Hourahan. All his preconceptions had to go out of the window. In the odd games he then got he did ok and scored a few goals - but there was no supplanting the expensive player, despite hiom having a similar scoring record in the first season. Over that time he is going to become rusty and unused to scoring goals - strikers need to play - confidence is all - surely what wilder did with his strikers in the championship proves that. We will never know what Sam Winnall could have become had he been treated properly, but i suspect it is somewhat more successful than Jordan Rhodes has been.
At 500k he should have increased in value anyway and been sold for 2m or some sort of figure when we loaned him out, but DC holds to these ridiculous ideas he can get stupid money for players - so we never sell anyone (the only time we have is when he managed to hoodwink a fellow Thai owner with similar experience to himself).