What was the deal with Kenny Hibbitt then? I know he was at Wolves from 1968 to 1984 or '85, but did he not have a testimonial there? I presume I knew at the time what it was about, but I’ve forgotten.
Not as a result of a testimonial match and I have posted this on another topic. In the programme for the first home game in August 1960 the Supporters club notes refer to cheques for £200 each as a result of the Testimonial fund being presented to Tony Richards, Albert Macpherson and Bill Gutteridge at the Stork Hotel at the celebration dinner in July. Worth about £4.5k in today’s money. Don’t think Tony or Bill had a testimonial match unless anyone knows different.
Didn’t we play a testimonial against Aston Villa at villa park for Allun Evans (villa centre back )
They just got promoted to div 1 (premier league now) and we had just been promoted to div 2 (championship now)
I can remember standing in the away end , sure it was billed as a pre season friendly but turned into a testimonial.
Think we lost 4-2 but I stand to be corrected
Think it was 10 years at the club and only Albert of those three did that. Poor show by the club especially for Tony in view of his record and only one year short so not just Wheldon and Bonser who were tight fisted. Although it could have been a league regulation.
I always thought that because the proceeds could be paid free of income tax, the Inland Revenue (or whatever they were called then) were very strict on who was allowed one. So it was ten years or forced out by injury/illness. I’m not sure though, someone else might know for definite.