Ferrell had only just had his contract extended after a clause in his existing one stated that if he were to play a certain number of games then that would invoke a further year. This had already shocked many fans that such a clause should be allowed to exist in the first place and now to see one of our few remaining players leave is very worrying.
Already the board are under fire from all sides because of their gross ineptitude in handling this deeply depressing situation of a successful side being broken up for, allegedly, financial reasons but this destruction will bring it's own financial problems when they find that season ticket renewals have dropped alarmingly and the crowds next season plummet below the thousand mark when the supporters see that the replacements bought in may not be fit to wipe the boots of Adam Bartlett, Keith Lowe and Martin Brittain.
As for Mr Ferrell he had his detractors when it came to his passing skills but you could never doubt the fire in his belly to do his utmost while on the pitch. In his time here he played eighty nine games for us and scored twice. That also included a penalty in the 6-1 rout of Halifax in April 2008 when he was given the chance to get on the score sheet after never coming close before.
He will be joining up with another two former Reds at York. Simon Russell signed for them last season and Craig Nelthorpe also joined City on the same day as Fez.
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