But more to the point, Keith Hill was a football nobody compared to Uwe when he went into management and he did a bloody good job at Rochdale (which got him a manager's job in the Championship) working the loan system and spotting talent. I think the stuff about Rosler's connections and all that is vastly overrated.
On top of that, don't be too dismissive of Nicky's own connections. Reading, Brighton, Birmingham, Ipswich. I reckon anyway it's more down to the impression he makes. You could also argue against Uwe on this point, namely that our inability to sign the "right striker" on loan is down to him (or Warburton). It works both ways if you're going to make that argument.
Like yer car, though.