I didn't expect him to go to Rovers and say "look, I know I'm joining a bunch of also rans" but his interview the day he signed for Rovers sticks in the throat.
But I just had to say ‘listen, I’m moving on and signing for a club that is massive’. I’m leaving a club that has had great success but I feel this is really going to kick off. It was a great two years at Dundalk, but previous to that we had success at Shamrock Rovers. I know from being here before that it’s a massive club and the potential is huge. If you’re asking people from outside Ireland, they will know Shamrock Rovers. I’ve had success at Dundalk, I’m coming back as a better player and I’m looking forward to showing fans. I might have annoyed a few people leaving but I’ve had success leaving and I’m going to be successful coming back here.
This stuff then last year before the cup semi-final last year finished him off in my mind - he was nothing before he played for us, and he's bac to being nothing now. The look on his face at the end was almost worth losing the final.
I think people who realise the game and understand football know the reasons I moved. Potentially, people who tune in and watch League of Ireland now and again or maybe watched Dundalk play Europa League football might have found it a surprise but for me it was a decision that I'd make ten times over because I was lucky enough to play at Rovers before and know the potential there.
Still though, the likes of Finn are a healthy reminder for all fans that football is a business and players are mé féiners who always come and go. No point ever being sentimental about them.