Thursday, November 23, 2006

Brown Thanks West Ham Fans

Terence Brown spoke yesterday about the take over of West Ham, praising the new owners and West Ham fans,

"I think it's very exciting. We always promised that, when the right type of investors, those who could take the club forward, came along, we would talk to them and see if a deal could be done. I think we've found the right people and we're pleased to conclude the transaction. I'm sure it will be good for the Club.

His backers are world class businessmen and that was very clear to see. I'm absolutely sure the Club is being passed into good hands. And I'm very pleased he has taken the Club on, I'm sure he will be a tremendous success.

I'd like to thank the fans. When I first took over as Chairman in 1992, in my first games in charge I think we had gates of 10 and 11,000. We had just been relegated and it looked a very tough job. But we've seen it through and now we can fill this stadium with 35,000 people. There are few clubs who would be able to do that after suffering relegation and having to sell their young stars.

I don't think we could have asked for more from the fans, they have been tremendous and are what the Club is all about. You would have to go a long way to find better ones."

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