Wes Hoolahan takes his leave of Carrow Road this afternoon, after ten years with Norwich City. He plays his final game for Norwich at their home ground against Leeds United today, and Norwich are responding by stitching #ThanksWes to their social media accounts.
They have also commissioned a series of videos for the occasion, one of which features former teammates and managers wishing Hoolahan well for the future.
Among those who sent their best wishes was Stoke manager Paul Lambert, who spent three years coaching Wes at Norwich. His message, however, struck a weird tone. While largely glowing, his choice of memories was....strange.
Wes, I'd like to congratulate you on your final game. You were absolutely brilliant for myself. I remember the first day when I told you that you would not play for me as you were slightly overweight - not slightly overweight, you were well overweight - and we told you to get into shape. When you came back you were outstanding. In my three years, you were a credit to the football club, the supporters, and your teammates. More importantly, you were a terrific guy.
I've a lot of great memories. Before I go, I want to remind you of the penalty you missed against Preston. You tried to chip the 'keeper but he caught it. At the end of the game I could have killed you for it. Thankfully, we went to Leicester the following Tuesday night and you scored a header from a corner. That was a big moment. Big players step up in big situations. And I'll never forget it.
Good luck, pal.
You can watch the full video below.