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Hendrie Testimonial On, Off, On, Off

Hendrie Testimonial On, Off, On, Off

Great, another Aston Villa saga being played out in the press.

Reports last week suggested that the club had scrapped plans for Lee Hendrie to have a testimonial, Hendrie being forced out?. Something the midfielder later denied, Villa want shot of Hendrie

Now a report in the Express and Star claims that it was Hendrie who called off the testimonial. According to the report Hendrie will leave this summer and his advisors have told him that it wouldn't be right to 'ask fans for a salute'.

The Birmingham Mail quote operations director Steve Stride saying:

'It is quite wrong to suggest the club has scrapped the plans and it's disappointing this has even been suggested. The fact is we received a request from Lee's own management company to put everything on hold and this was done. Now we're simply waiting for Lee's representatives to come back to us. This is certainly not a case of us going back on our word.'

Kinda makes you proud doesn't it?!?


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Wednesday June 7 2006
Time: 11:19AM

Comments

0
Shows again that, despite all the things that they definitely do wrong, sometimes we are too quick to jump on the back of the club and blame them for all the ills of the world.
GaztonVilla
07/06/2006 11:23:00
0
Oh well atleast it gives us something to talk about during these boring days. Remember when we used to be able to talk about transfers? Happy days!
DeanoVilla
07/06/2006 11:27:00
0
Proud of what, hmmm I'm confused. Does he want to leave..or not?
murph
07/06/2006 11:29:00
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A testimonial for what..... having been overpaid and earnt a great living whilst never performing to his potential.. give him one as i'd be surprised if more than a couple of hundred turn up....
buck
07/06/2006 11:48:00
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Even if the club had cancelled it, the regime wouldn't admit to it would they? They'll just sell Hendrie and hope it all goes away. And like Buck says, no-one would go anyway!
DougInABox
07/06/2006 11:53:00
0
cant we put an end to this boring saga
south coast villain
07/06/2006 12:30:00
0
a legend, in his own backyard!
Stevew
07/06/2006 13:03:00
0
This issue is really getting boring. He deserves at testimonial, he is your longest serving player.
POMPEYMEV
07/06/2006 13:07:00
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Can't say I see the point of a testimonial for Lee. He's been at the club for ten years but he's only ever done about half a season for us. It's a shame, given the lads potential. Refusing the testimonial is about the most decent thing the lad has done in his time with us.
ooahPaulMcGrath
07/06/2006 14:41:00
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Got to disagree PompeyMev. Testimonials are outdated, a thing of the past. He's no doubt been sufficiently well rewarded for his time at Villa Park. My beef with this boring chapter of his time at B6 is that one of the two parties involved, either Lee and his advisors or the club itself, are putting out misleading, untrue information, that only adds to the negative gloom that currently surrounds AVFC.
glensider
07/06/2006 18:27:00
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