If that is what happened, I can’t say that I would have done differently. Don’t fucking threaten me or give me an ultimatum. Doing so usually causes things to go the way the person doesn’t want them to go, if for no other reason than because don’t fucking threaten me. If she asked for a conversation about it, told me her wishes, expressed her feelings and justifications, etc that would be fine. I would weigh everything and try to make an educated decision. But “play another year and I’m gone” would have been responded to with “Don’t wait for the season to start, you can pack your shit now”.