Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Council leader hits out at Ben Hayes

The leader of Greenwich Council has hit out at supporters' director Ben Hayes for his comments that the Council have been less than helpful over the expansion of The Valley to a 40,000 stadium and has asked him to clarify his comments in the media:


Whilst the Council leader is quite right to say that no planning application has been submitted for the South Stand, it is not just Ben Hayes who has expressed concern about what might happen to any such application. The club does not want to find itself stuck with a ground with an upper limit of 31,000 (even though that seems more than adequate at the moment).

I suppose it shows the dangers of sticking your head above the parapet and expressing a view about issues that concern supporters which is what such a director should do. The strength of the Council reaction suggests that Ben Hayes has hit a raw nerve.


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