Or it could just be that his knee appointment was more important and couldn't be rescheduled? Who knows? He will go or he will stay. We will find out soon enough but I'm not sure someone is going to pay £50m for a crock so assume he would need to prove his fitness before he goes anywhere?
Hmmm, maybe, but it's not the NHS we're talking about - I'm sure the club can schedule appointments pretty much whenever they like, and it's not like the awards do suddenly appeared out of nowhere - it will have been scheduled since near the start of the season I expect so would have been easy to avoid a conflict (I'm guessing) if they wanted the team captain at an important team bonding event...
I don't know. Perhaps he is seeing a specialist in Europe or America? I wouldn't automatically assume the worst. I would imagine that a few players who were there might not be around next season. It's not like he has suddenly been pulled from a match. He won't be sold until the close season if he is off anyway, so why miss the club dinner unless there is a good reason?
You're a relentless optimist SOG!
That, or I am just away with the fairies!