Monday, January 30, 2006
Tom says goodbye
Tomas Repka has, with the help of his friend Ludek Miklosko, made the following statement to the fans of West Ham United. (from the official website)
"First of all, I would like to say thank-you to the West Ham United fans for their support during my four-and-a-half years at the Club.
"They have been fantastic to me and I am very grateful that we have shared such a special relationship. West Ham supporters are like no other fans in the world, and I am sad to be leaving them.
"I would like to make it clear that my reasons for leaving the Club have nothing to do with football, and if it was possible for me to stay, then I would.
"However, my family have now been living in Prague for the past six months, and I have to move back there in order to be with my two children, Veronika and Tomaso.
"It has been a very difficult time for me, personally, and I hope that the supporters and everyone at the Club understand that I have to do this for the sake of my children, who are the most important thing in my life.
"West Ham will always hold a very special place in my heart. I have made many good friends here and I would like to thank them all, especially Ludek, who has helped me so much during my time in England.
"There have been good and bad times during my time at West Ham United, but I am very proud that I stayed after our relegation in 2003 and helped the Club to return to the Premiership last year.
"It makes me happy to know that the team are now in a very good position, and I wish everyone at West Ham United best wishes for the future."