Date:Friday January 6 2012
Ahead of Saturday lunchtimes FA Cup derby fixture between Wolves and Birmingham Roger Johnson has decided now would be a good time discuss his departure from St. Andrew`s.
The 28-year-old left Birmingham six months ago, shortly after they were relegated from the Premier League to the Championship.
Despite the Blues having the lure of Europa League football, the financial hit any club takes after dropping out of the top flight meant that most players of any calibre would be pushed out of the door and this was obviously the case with Johnson, not that he had previously admitted it until now.
"The club had been relegated and I was asked if I`d like to leave, It wasn`t a case of me banging the door down saying 'let me leave`. the Wolves skipper told the Express & Star.
He continued: "It was a gesture from them saying 'listen, we`re in a crisis and we need the money, so if you can get yourself a club and get us some money, then off you go.`
"They didn`t want to see their best players leave but, at the time, it was out of my hands.
"They can`t come back to me and say it`s not true because I`ll beg to differ. They`re the reasons.
"I`m not slagging off the board or Birmingham City - I want this to come out tastefully and that`s how it was."
The summer saw a lot of stories come out regarding the possible transfer, initially reports claimed that Birmingham wanted £14million for their prized asset, but in the end Wolves got him for £4.5million.
Vital Wolves Comment: Does the FA Cup still matter? Click here to vote and tell us your view.
Tell us what you think
This website is 100% by the fans and we are always looking for people to get involved. If this interests you please contact Vital Wolves.
Date:Friday January 6 2012
Fulham to use £10million transfer kitty to sign Stearman (Tuesday June 2 2015)
Huddersfield pinch Wolves chief scout (Tuesday June 2 2015)
Wolves - FSF's May Newsletter (Friday May 29 2015)
Wolves and Celtic vie for midfielder (Friday May 29 2015)
Wolves to host Aston Villa (Friday May 29 2015)
Everton join list of clubs interested in Sako (Wednesday May 27 2015)
Iorfa and Hause receive England call (Tuesday May 26 2015)
Wolves make first signing of the summer (Friday May 22 2015)
Afobe named in England squad (Thursday May 21 2015)
Afobe knows he must improve (Wednesday May 20 2015)
|8. Derby County||46||21||14||11||29||77|
|RUFC - Busy Month For Gaffer
» Rotherham : 02/06/2015 15:32:01
|RUFC - Defender Signs For Colchester
» Rotherham : 02/06/2015 15:20:01
|Dean Kiely Goalkeeper and past Master.
» Charlton : 02/06/2015 15:06:00
|Welcome Aboard - A Look At The New Signings
» Wigan : 02/06/2015 15:01:01
|Promoted clubs to take financial risk says finance expert
» Bournemouth : 02/06/2015 14:18:01