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Watkins testimonial season Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:13 am  

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Seems strange to suddenly leave during a testimonial season does anyone have any ideas I have heard a few things about past players testimonial seasons causing problems.
Re: Watkins testimonial season Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:00 pm  
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Chesterrhino wrote:
Seems strange to suddenly leave during a testimonial season does anyone have any ideas I have heard a few things about past players testimonial seasons causing problems.


His final testimonial event is tonight.

Personally don't agree with testimonials in professional sport. There's not another profession I know of that have them.
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Re: Watkins testimonial season Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:06 pm  
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Didnt Baileys Leeds career peter out during his testimonial season?
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Re: Watkins testimonial season Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:53 pm  

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Kevin Dick was transferred during his testimonial season
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Re: Watkins testimonial season Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:59 pm  

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I don't think Bailey could be bothered organising anything really. I didn't hear of any events
Re: Watkins testimonial season Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:25 am  

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Don't know if it's true but I have heard from a few contacts that Gh drops players contracts during testimonial seasons as they get a tax free sum.
I remember schoey leaving on nine years Matt diskin similar and also ablett and Ryan hall becoming unsettled.Then after the testimonial season most get one or two year deals.
Re: Watkins testimonial season Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:58 pm  
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Chesterrhino wrote:
Don't know if it's true but I have heard from a few contacts that Gh drops players contracts during testimonial seasons as they get a tax free sum.
I remember schoey leaving on nine years Matt diskin similar and also ablett and Ryan hall becoming unsettled.Then after the testimonial season most get one or two year deals.

Why would they get anything tax free?
Re: Watkins testimonial season Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:55 pm  
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marathonman wrote:
I don't think Bailey could be bothered organising anything really. I didn't hear of any events


Was it Baileys testimonial year that there was a truly awful "drive-by paintballing" shirt released?
Re: Watkins testimonial season Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:02 pm  
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Don't quote me on this but I thought that sports stars got up to £100,000 tax free for their testimonials
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Re: Watkins testimonial season Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:36 pm  

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"The practice started at a time when player compensation, even those at top professional clubs, was at a level that made it difficult to maintain it as a primary form of employment therefore retirement savings might not exist. These matches are generally well-attended and the gesture by the club can give the honoree income that enables a retirement income base or enable the honoree an opportunity to establish themselves in other employment when they finished playing. This is still the main objective of testimonials in Australia, Ireland and some other countries.

Clubs typically grant testimonials to players upon reaching ten years of service with a club, although in recent years they have been given to players for particular circumstances such as approaching retirement. Typically, the club invites (depending on the career of the honoree) current or retired teammates (typically the honoree's club and national team) to participate in the match or with the associated festivities. All proceeds from the match go to the player which depending on the applicable country laws may be tax-free. These matches have become less frequent as changes have occurred in football that make the original purpose less needed or appreciated. Wages have increased, players may not stay with a club as long as they had formerly and those top players that have the esteem of the public and in the past had financial need for such assistance make it less likely for the public support the purpose of these matches.[2][3] However, testimonial matches for players who have given many years of service to the club (i.e. one-club men) and are popular with fans and have a higher turnout."


Used to be a thing in football, not so much now though.
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