It's easy to forget that being a footballer is still a job with a workplace. I know I do my best work when I feel supported by my manager and have everything in place to help me succeed. Last time round, none of that was true for Theo at Vale.
What JA, Carol and Kevin have done is completely change the workplace for the players. That's why some are doing better than we expected (Burgess, Conlon, Joyce etc.) and everyone offered a contract signed it.
Also, for what it's worth, he seemed like a good kid in his interview. JA definitely values character in players. Upsetting the apple-ca