If clubs don't want to risk players running down contracts, then they can give them a pay as you play contract. They don't do that because they want to retain a saleable asset over a period of time. All contracts are done for the benefit of both sides, it's not reasonable to think it should be about the advantage to the club alone. If a player is given a contract, they're totally entitled to run it down, that's the nature of it. For Milner, I should emphasise that I don't suddenly have a hatred of him for what he said, it was just lacking in a bit of class and dignity. His choice, and I don't lose any sleep over it. I just can't get upset in any way about a player adhering to the terms of the contract the club offered them. They're done nothing wrong, and I don't believe we should expect anything different of them.