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DG puts timetable on last match celebrations

A ground of a million memories

A ground of a million memories

The very last farewell to the Boleyn really isn’t going to take long at all.

Those who were hoping for an extended goodbye to the old stadium have been disappointed. It will be relatively short, sharp and to the point.

ClaretandHugh brought the first detail of the last day celebrations under the Boleyn lights at the end of the Manchester United match yesterday.

Now David Gold has put a timetable of the event after being asked to do so by a follower on Twitter and any hopes that it could go on long into the night were knocked firmly on the head.

DG declared: “The celebrations will go on for about 45 minutes.”

The club have made it clear that there must be no pitch incursions and in a statement the joint chairmen declared: “We want it to be an evening that is ultimately about you, our loyal supporters, as it is you who have made the Boleyn Ground famous the world over. 
“But to make it special we need your support. Any incursions on to the pitch will certainly mean cancelling the current squad’s richly-deserved lap of appreciation and denying some of our greatest ever players the chance to take the field for the final time.
“That would be a tragedy; for them and the Boleyn Ground.

“If we can present the post-match ceremonies as planned, we are sure you will walk away from Upton Park on Tuesday prouder than ever of the Club you support. 
“We hope those of you attending have a truly special evening – together we will create memories that will live with us forever.”





About Hugh5outhon1895

Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

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