Sky Sports News is airing from the Boleyn all day today and Tony Cottee was among the first interviewed as the countdown becomes critical for the big farewell to the Boleyn.
TC – looking sad and thoughtful said: “I’ve been a part of this club as a fan, player, and now commentator and pundit for 44 years. It’s all very very sad but we will celebrate the good times and move on…because we have to.”
With the likes of Trevor Brooking being interviewed in the background and Slaven Bilic’s familiar gait spotted in the background TC added: “I will enjoy being with all the old boys tomorrow night but afterwards I plan to stand alone on the pitch and have some quiet time with my thoughts.”
Earlier the former striker declared that he would not necessarily want to see a massively expensive player come in where there is always a risk of perhaps “upsetting the dressing room.”
He explained: “I’d sooner see three of four to come in at £10 -£15 million and I think the money will be spent. The owners have been very good and I think they will go on.
“We have to celebrate the Boleyn but e have to move on,”