Greg Dyke - The first interview

Last updated : 21 January 2006 By Smallsy
January 20th 2006 is believed to be a watershed day in Brentford football clubs history as Greg Dyke former chairman of Manchester United and the director of the BBC was named as the non-executive chairman of Brentford Football Club. Following the new owners takeover, Bees United, Ron Noades share was brought out by the fans as the club was finally given back to the supporters here at Griffin Park.

Speaking to the press he said,

"This is an exciting new start for Brentford. It is very clea to me that the clubs long term future is best served by the majority shareholding being held by the people who care most about the club - it's fans. Chairmen, borad members, managers and players come and go in a football club but most of the fans are there for life. I have no doubt that the idea of a supporters trust running the club is the future for the likes of Brentford."

On his own supportion of Brentford he said,

"I have been a Brentford supporter for more than 40 years and know how much the club means to people living in the are. The club is doing very well on the pitch with great leadership from Martin Allen and his staff."

Speaking on the completion of the takeover deal he said,

"It has been a difficult project to complete and we are extermely grateful to those who have helped to make this possible. Our work has been a great achievement but the hard work has to start now to make sure that the club can continue to pay its bills and be sucessful both on and off the pitch"