No doubt Widdop's departure will mean that many posters will try to find ways to dump on him or discredit him and his performances. It seems to be a time honoured tradition in this place that those that leave need to have such treatment regardless of any logic that may be applied as to the reason for their departure or the quality of their service to the club. Widdop has been a great servant of this club and I can't remember a game where he hasn't tried his best to get the right result for the team & the fans. His highlight reel will show some truly inspiring pieces of play not only in attack but also defence and some of those moments are as good as any you will see from even the most gifted. In his time at the club he has conducted himself in an exemplary manner, highly articulate, highly approachable and never a bad word for anyone nor a bad word about him. His career has been hampered by poor coaching, poor recruitment, poor game strategy but in amongst all of that no criticism or slighting just professionalism. Sure he had his faults as do all players but usually the good players faults are somewhat masked by the high competency levels of the players around them and such was not the case for Widdop as he endured plenty of mediocrity within the teams he led. It is time for us to wish him well in the next stage of his career and we should do so knowing that we as a club and a fan base have been far better off by having Gareth Widdop don the Big Red V and giving us some great moments to cheer in what has been a very dark period of our club. Without him the torture chamber our shambolic leadership make us endure would have seen no light at all, at least Gareth managed to keep the flame alight and give us some hope and rest assured next year will be extremely tough without him. Well played Gareth Widdop you are indeed a Saint to be remembered along with other greats of our club.