I hope if Choc leaves at the end of the year I hope I'm not in a public place when I get the news, because there is a better than even chance that I'll cry openly. Thinking that this may actually happen a lot of scenarios have been thrown up so here is mine; take his $900K and re-negotiate DCE's contract. Pay him Chocs $900 plus his $500 in 2015 then $800K in 2016 and $800K in 2017. That is $3 mill over three years and in his last two years he is only taking up a reasonable part of the cap. By 2018 he will have been here for 10 years.