I picked up this story from the Hill to the Valley blog but not everyone may visit that so I am reproducing it here: Spring
My comments would be:
1. It sounds like sour grapes, although clearly he wants to get even with us.
2. All this talk about Charlton being one of the biggest clubs in the division is nonsense, but it is a real problem for us as so many teams see us a scalp. We are a club desperately short of money, struggling to survive and at some risk of disappearing altogether.
3. In my view a manager is entitled to have favourites in the sense that he can make a judgment about which players are likely to do best. From what I saw of Spring he was a useful player, but arguably we had better players in his position.