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RobbieOwler

As a cub we don't seem to put on many testimonials, probably because over the last 20 years we've not been secured enough to be blessed with loyalty or consistency but if you could pick 3 players from our current squad who deserve a testimonial for their service to the club who would you pick?

My choices:
Nuhiu
Palmer
Westwood

Would love to see Palmer retire here, who was the last player we had from the youth set up who spent their whole career (excluding loan spells) at the club?

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GMOwl72

Players earn and are rewarded enough in the top 2 tiers not to have to worry about testimonials anymore. Nice when players link them to charity instead though. All for any Wednesday player supporting the Children’s Hospital.

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ArmchairOwl

Rhodes 

Abdi

Urby

 

Legends.

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torres

A few have played like it’s a testimonial over the years 

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Sabostar

Lee Bullen. Club legend on and off the pitch.

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Blatter

Testimonials date back to the era of the £20/week maximum wage where fans chipped in to help a loyal player into retirement.

Roles are more likely to be reversed in the current era,

Any player playing a full career in the top two leagues now should very easily be a millionaire, and might even give something back to a deserving loyal fan or two.

 

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The Hoppy Hopper

Agree that most players are probably financially secure. I think that testimonials are a nice way of recognising long service, but perhaps they could be used to raise money for charity. There could be two beneficiaries of each game, a local charity selected by the club or supporters and a charity of the relevant player’s choice.

 

 

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McRightSide

Jonny.

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HOOTIE AND THE SHIT TU

I've never agreed with testimonials and I've never been to one

 

Players are rewarded enough

 

I don't go for the 'it's a short career either'

 

A championship player having a 10 year career, will have earned 10 times the amount I earned working in the steel industry for 44 years

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i used to be sc_owl
10 minutes ago, HOOTIE AND THE poo TU said:

I've never agreed with testimonials and I've never been to one

 

Players are rewarded enough

 

I don't go for the 'it's a short career either'

 

A championship player having a 10 year career, will have earned 10 times the amount I earned working in the steel industry for 44 years

 

I get your point but I think it can be a great way to raise money for a charity. It’s also a chance to see players that you wouldn’t normally see play together. 

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scram
Just now, OhForAnotherShez said:

Pressman.

 

 

Definitely

 

Way above anybody currently associated with the club

 

 

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Aingarth
4 minutes ago, OhForAnotherShez said:

Pressman.

I agree with Pressman. Think he was promised one and it never happened. But I also have to name Martyn Hodge, club record holder for most consecutive appearances. 

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FightLikeAGirl

Pressman testimonial when? And I reckon he'd do it for charity. I think Rooney did and IIRC Kompany did as well.

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whatdial

Usually for ten years at the club isn’t it. Palmer should get one and anyone who plays for the owls that long. 

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OWL1969

I've probably forgotten some, but the only ones I can recall in the last 40 years or so are 

Hirst, Jimmy Mullen and Paul Bradshaw.

Criminal that Pressman was never honoured with one. 

Still time to be be corrected. 

Nowadays I agree any profits should go to Charity (unless said player has huge health costs to pay).

 

Funnily I recall contrary to competetive matches, for Hirst's everybody was willing Wright to score and he couldn't, the little two hat never failed when we didn't want him to.

 

 

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Burnsie
14 minutes ago, OWL1969 said:

I've probably forgotten some, but the only ones I can recall in the last 40 years or so are 

Hirst, Jimmy Mullen and Paul Bradshaw.

Criminal that Pressman was never honoured with one. 

Still time to be be corrected. 

Nowadays I agree any profits should go to Charity (unless said player has huge health costs to pay).

 

Funnily I recall contrary to competetive matches, for Hirst's everybody was willing Wright to score and he couldn't, the little two hat never failed when we didn't want him to.

 

 

Didn't Des Walker play up front?

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Salmonbones
20 hours ago, HOOTIE AND THE poo TU said:

I've never agreed with testimonials and I've never been to one

 

Players are rewarded enough

 

I don't go for the 'it's a short career either'

 

A championship player having a 10 year career, will have earned 10 times the amount I earned working in the steel industry for 44 years

 

I've only been to one, and that was Hirst.

 

Had Pressman ever had one, I'd have turned up for that too.

 

Now?   I don't think we will see many players play for a decade for us - Palmer aside maybe.    

 

I'd probably go to that one if it ever happened because it'd be a pre-season friendly and not the testimonial of old where it's a procession.  

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Salmonbones
2 minutes ago, Burnsie said:

Didn't Des Walker play up front?

 

Yep, with Worthington and King doing the overlap and that prat Naseem Hamed up front also.

 

 

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Tamworthowl

Only testimonials I remember going to are:

Neil O'Donnell. He wasn't with us long, so I think he must have had a career ending injury. Hence me turning up.

Eric Taylor. I think he'd just died, so it certainly wasn't for his financial benefit. Played an England 11, which shows the respect he had in the game.

 

Current one anywhere near to deserving a testimonial:

Palmer

Nuhiu

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