A bit of talk on here about Matty Ballin and his contract and what happens next. Didn't he state that once he sees out his contract (does it finish end of this year or next?) that he would retire? Not wanting to start rumours, but I'm certain I read that somewhere.....which of course means its probably made up. And as for his value to the team.....absolutely immense. I hope young Hodges is sitting under his wing learning everything he can from him, because his game is so different to Matty's. Hodges has a tonne of flair (which is great), but if he can take on board Matty's attributes (80mins player, tackling machine, selfless, always there, Mr Reliable) we will be in good hands going forward.