Tony Hale's letter of resignation from the WBA Board

The 1999 Power Struggle is finally over

It is with heartfelt regret that I resign my position as a Director of West Bromwich Albion PLC as from today. I find myself in an untenable situation and I will not work with people who have been consistently vitriolic in their comments of myself for the past eight months and trying to blame me for everything that has happened at the Football Club.

I also find the threat to remove me from the Board with another EGM unbelievable. Which would in my opinion be absolutely disastrous for the Albion at this time. The New Board honeymoon period finished a few weeks ago and now they will have to stand up and be counted.

In truth when I resigned from the Chairmanship mid-December 1999, the club were in a much stronger position in many ways than when I took the chair five and a half years ago. However, my position is the same as always and I only want to see The Albion progress and do well in the future. I do not want to be destructive and will keep other remarks and comments to myself, so I wish the present board the best of luck for the success of West Bromwich Albion.

I would like to thank the many fans, share-holders and staff at the club that have been loyal to me and for their tremendous support and encouragement, not only in the past but also at this present time. I am very grateful to all of them.

Tony Hale

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