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|First County match||27 Aug 2005, A Oxford U 1-1|
|Last County match||15 Oct 2005, A Shrewsbury T 2-2|
BBC website. Tuesday, 25 April 2006. Barnsley defender Tony Vaughan has left the club after having his contract terminated by mutual consent. The 30-year-old centre-half arrived at Oakwell in the summer of 2004 and his current deal was due to expire at the end of this season. Vaughan went on loan to Stockport in August and made 10 appearances before a knee injury curtailed his spell. On his return to Barnsley he featured for the reserves and played a total of 30 first team matches in two-years.
A websitw (9 January 2007) reports A pay out to a Barnsley FC footballer with a career-ending injury has, once again, highlighted the necessity for professional footballers to take out personal accident and illness insurance, a trend which has filtered down from the Premiership. League Two defender Tony Vaughan suffered the career ending injury While on loan to Stockport, Vaughan suffered an inflammatory knee condition (pes anserinus) after simply kicking the ball down the line during an away match to Shrewsbury at Gay Meadow and, ironically, minutes before the end of the match in injury time. Independent medical tests confirmed that he would not be able to play professionally again. Luckily, Vaughan had previously taken out a personal accident and sickness policy, which provided insurance cover in the event of accidental death or permanent total disablement (due to accident or illness). The undisclosed pay out will help to offset his loss of future earnings. The amount of the claim was a far cry from the record £2 million pay out awarded to ex-Tottenham Hotspur footballer Dean Richards a year ago,when doctors warned he could potentially suffer a brain haemorrhage if he continued playing. However, Vaughanís case sends out a strong warning to players in all leagues about the dangers of suddenly finding themselves without an income and the financial security of their career. Vaughan commented: "The pay out has given me time to assess the next step, now my career in football has sadly ended. There are still players who are put off by the insurance premiums, but it was well worth the cost - you canít afford not to have the cover. Iíd recommend any player, in any league, to seriously consider how they would financially cope if their career were to suddenly end and think about the benefits of receiving a lump sum payment.
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