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Brady warns: We're not quitters

Filed: Friday, 24th November 2017
By: Staff Writer

Vice-chair Karren Brady has reacted to calls for her to resign by announcing "we are not quitters".

Brady, who has been charged with overseeing the botched move to Stratford used her column in a tabloid newspaper today to warn fans that she and her employers, David Sullivan and David Gold, were going nowhere.

"At West Ham, none of us ever begin a season preparing ourselves for a tough one," she wrote. "We all start the season brimming with optimism, excited for what might lie ahead and the good times it may bring.

"We are all guilty of that and thatís why it hurts us all so much to be in the position we currently find ourselves. But that is when West Ham supporters are historically at their best ó and that is when David Sullivan, David Gold and I are at our best.

"We are not quitters and we are here to honour our commitment and cement the long-term future of West Ham United FC. We are here to see the children who became season-ticket holders last year, grow up and bring their children to watch their first match at London Stadium."

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Brady also insisted that, despite claims to the contrary, she cared deeply about the club - the running of which, she added, had required great personal "sacrifice" from the two chairmen.

"A quarter of a century in football has ensured my chairmen, David Gold and David Sullivan, and I have developed a thick skin for criticism," she added. "I have seen a lot of people this week say we donít care and that couldnít be any further from the truth.

"David Sullivan and David Gold have given eight years of blood, sweat and tears to help West Ham escape a very perilous situation upon our arrival, make the club financially sustainable and realise an ambitious stadium move, all of which have come with great challenges and sacrifice."

And in response to those who called for her dismissal last weekend at Watford, she added: "For those who made their feelings known as loudly as possible at Watford last week, we understand the frustration, we hear your complaints and we really do care.
"However, for 90 minutes tonight letís all pull in the same direction and be West Ham. United."

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