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GREER'S GRATITUDE FOR SPECIAL CLUB

21 May 2016

The Scotsman reflected on six memorable years at the club.


Gordon Greer has thanked the staff, players and fans for making Brighton & Hove Albion such a “special club”.
 
The Scotsman parts company with the Seagulls after six action-packed years, and has described his pride at leading the team during one of the most momentous periods in the club’s history.
 
He told seagulls.co.uk, “When I look back on my time with the club, I just smile.
 
“I’ve had the privilege of working with some fantastic managers and some great players during my time here, and I have been so proud to be captain during that time.
 
“I’m not on social media as I’m quite a private person, so I don’t get to speak to the fans as much as some of the other lads. So this is a great opportunity for me to say 'thank you' to the supporters.
 
“Ever since I’ve been here the fans have been great and they have been behind us through the good times and the bad times. They’re the heartbeat of the club.
 
“I also want to say thanks to all the staff that you see day in, day out. The kitmen, the media team, the chefs in the canteen, the physio department, the people in the offices. Everyone who makes the club such a special place to be.”

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Greer’s six years with the armband have been eventful to say the least; the League One title, three play-off semi-finals and the club’s historic move into the American Express Community Stadium all occurred during his tenure as captain.
 
“There have been a lot of great memories, but some obviously stand out more than others. Winning the title at Withdean; the first game at the Amex when Bucko [Will Buckley] scored; Leo’s [Ulloa] winner at Nottingham Forest. There have been so many brilliant memories.
 
“We’ve had our ups and downs, and just missing out on promotion this season was so disappointing, but I will definitely look back with fond memories.”
 
Greer links up with the Scotland squad next week for their friendly matches with Italy and France, and the 35-year-old defender still feels he has plenty more miles in the tank as the next chapter of his career begins.
 
“I’m looking forward to meeting up with the Scotland squad, and then the plan is to have a bit of a holiday!"


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