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Should Gabby have a testimonial game
01 October 2017 10:49 Post ID: #1717028
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Let's spice this Sunday debate up a bit.
We all have our views on Gabby, regardless of that he's been at the club a long time and despite a colourful career with us he has banged in a lot of important goals .
Clearly the club won't be renewing his contract however should they be recognising his contributions by way of a testimonial game at some point after the season ends ?
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01 October 2017 11:02 Post ID: #1717031 - in reply to #1717028
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Game?....... I thought last season was his testimonial season! Perhaps the small heath game was his testimonial game.




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01 October 2017 11:03 Post ID: #1717032 - in reply to #1717028
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He's given us over ten years of service, not the most naturally gifted played but he was a part of the squad that finished 6th for three seasons and put the blues away a few times.

Hindsight I would've taken the cash Arsenal reportedly wanted him for (not sure if it was true or not) but nevertheless anyone who serves ten years at one club should get recognition.

On another note, I hope VP is the venue of choice for Gareth Barry's testimonial. I'd love to see him in a villa top one last time.
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01 October 2017 11:09 Post ID: #1717035 - in reply to #1717032
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I did 31 years at my last job and got made redundant , I suggest Gabby get the same as I got Fuck all
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01 October 2017 11:30 Post ID: #1717040 - in reply to #1717028
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It would possibly be the lowest attended testimonial game ever.

The only saving grace maybe is if he donated all the proceeds to charity , then a few more may go.
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01 October 2017 11:59 Post ID: #1717050 - in reply to #1717028
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No, he should not have a testimonial. It would be embarrassing for the club to attempt to hold one and no-one turned up.

He's had his testimonial; 2 (?) seasons of being paid for non-performance.
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01 October 2017 12:03 Post ID: #1717051 - in reply to #1717032
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danvilla2 - 1/10/2017 11:03

He's given us over ten years of service, not the most naturally gifted played but he was a part of the squad that finished 6th for three seasons and put the blues away a few times. .


In truth he gave us 3 or 4 years of "service", aka doing his job. Ever since MON left he has been getting very well paid for doing absolutely nothing. I'm not a Gabby hater and he can have a testimonial for all I care. I probably won't be breaking my back to attend it though.
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01 October 2017 12:14 Post ID: #1717054 - in reply to #1717028
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I wouldn't dismiss the prospect of the madness of a new contract for the goal machine tbh.

A testimonial game does sound awfully tiring - perhaps a testimonial waddle around the pitch pushing a wheelbarrow full of cash and scoffing pies would be more fitting ?

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01 October 2017 12:57 Post ID: #1717057 - in reply to #1717054
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No.....That's all that needs to be said on the matter.
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01 October 2017 13:21 Post ID: #1717070 - in reply to #1717028
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01 October 2017 13:23 Post ID: #1717071 - in reply to #1717028
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"should they be recognising his contributions"

I think I'm erring on the side of probably no!!!!
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01 October 2017 13:23 Post ID: #1717072 - in reply to #1717070
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So that's a yes the JF ?
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01 October 2017 13:24 Post ID: #1717073 - in reply to #1717072
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sirdennis - 1/10/2017 13:23

So that's a yes the JF ?






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01 October 2017 13:46 Post ID: #1717076 - in reply to #1717028
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He plays every match as if it's a testimonial, so he probably doesn't really need an 'official' one.

Were the Club to organise one, it's safe to say I would probably not attend.
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01 October 2017 13:56 Post ID: #1717081 - in reply to #1717040
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sirdennis - 1/10/2017 11:30

It would possibly be the lowest attended testimonial game ever.
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I actually think the turn out would be quite high.
Whenever he comes on as a sub for instance he still gets quite a loud reception of cheers especially from the Holte End.
All those Derby goals stick long in the memory of many and the years of dross are forgotten
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01 October 2017 14:00 Post ID: #1717083 - in reply to #1717081
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The only way I'd go is if he paid 40000 people 50 quid each and put back some of the £3m a season he has robbed us of for the last 6 years .
Holte end love because they can sing the word Fuck to his catchy little ditty.
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01 October 2017 14:04 Post ID: #1717085 - in reply to #1717028
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We might all get a shirt with Gabby on the back if we turn up . Bit like Olof's farewell but obviously size XXXL
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