Some people just won't see it Joey.
I'd have loved it to work out. It hasn't.
People need to let go and focus on the right now.
Thing is, this is where I disagree.
It did work out. He was very, very good for us in spells last season. We knew what we were getting into with the injuries. So us moaning about that is like if you get with a skank who happens to be a solid 9/10 even though you know the risks, and then moaning about ending up with clap.
Now, it didn't work to the extent that we got Europe but that's not really on James. It's on our manager at the time and our DoF having piled all of our reliance on him from a creative stand point. The numbers back that up too. Our open play numbers when he played were good. He was at the heart of them. When he didn't play (which like we knew when we signed him he would miss a fair few games) we resorted to basic togger and it was grim and then it was all about rushing James back as quickly as possible, or having to give him weeks off at crucial times because we'd previously overworked him. BTW, we're seeing exactly that now with DCL... so that's not just on James.
So I dispute that it didn't work out. He was excellent. Didn't play enough but if the club actually thought they'd get more minutes out of him, then they were mad.
Also had no issue with him going in the window if we could get a player in. But atm we're short