The big risk factor with watmore wasn’t his goal record it was his injury one that’s why we will have offered the limited offer we did.Exactly. In fact his scoring record for us has NOT been good enough for someone who is playing as the main striker. For someone playing as a wide-attacker in a three then it's great but that's not what he has done. Watmore to his credit has worked his socks off as a main striker and has been a fabulous signing for us, but we haven't used him in his best role. So Warnock turned out to be right about Watmore but those saying no had perfectly good reasons to be sceptical; a short-term contract for pennies was definitely the way to go. This is what happens when a team with different perspectives is strengthened by disagreements.
I don't begrudge Warnock, his spin. Everyone on the after dinner circuit needs to present a story that is entertaining, interesting and, overall, paints the speaker in a good light. (The occasional self-deprecating story about mistakes helps make the rest seem more believable.) Moore, as you say, would have been a good Warnock target man but clearly we were planning on Warnock being a short-term appointment. Paying Moore more than he was on at Cardiff where he looks to be about the top earner would have been irresponsible and his goal record (roughly 50 goals in 150 championship matches) is bang average. He would have joined Ikpeazu in the wilderness when Wilder turned up.