Interesting piece around George Graham’s philosophy at the club, in particular his view on Eric Cantona. In themselves they were not surprising given the team ethic the Scot favoured, during his reign there was little room for the maverick, the crowd pleaser, who did not have a tremendous work-rate as well. Even then it was not enough to keep a player at the club, no matter who they were. The echoes of parsimony to the current regime put question marks over those who claim it is the manager’s choice to adopt this path. Previous managerial experience suggests it is more ingrained in the club’s fabric than they would care to admit.