To quote the ET online,
"In a statement released this morning (Tuesday), Shoemake said: “After speaking to Ritchie and Neil in recent months, the topic of testimonials was mentioned.
“They were surprised to learn that I’d never been offered a testimonial after nearly 10 years of service, albeit in four different spells and after raising it with two previous chairmen of the club.
“I thought nothing more of it until Neil contacted me recently to say that the club’s directors had discussed it and agreed to offer me a retrospective testimonial in recognition of the service given."
Good old Shoey. Not many of our former players is as good a talker as Big Kev. He can charm the birds from the trees. And anyone who has ever spoken to him for more than 5 minutes knows that the conversation often comes around to the subject of testimonials in general, and his lack of one in particular. And 10 years at the club? Mmmm. We can't be arsed to do too much research as it's very boring, but that does sound rather a l-o-n-g time. A good deal longer than we can instantly recall.....
So, we're in no way surprised to read that, when talking to Ritchie that "The topic of testimonials was mentioned." And we've no doubt as to who brought the subject up!
|Was Shoey ever that young?|