Date:Thursday May 20 2010
Every Pompey fan knew in their heart of hearts that Avram would go but we all prayed it would not happen.
Just after eight o'clock tonight the following personal letter appeared on the Pompey Official Web Site -
This was one of the most difficult decisions Ive had to take in my football career.
After a lot of soul searching and under the circumstances I'm taking a different direction.
It's been both a difficult and complex year for us at the club, but at the same time, it`s been a wonderful and uplifting professional and personal experience.
I have been inundated with letters and emails from fans. Many have brought tears to my eyes and take it from me; it takes a lot to do that.
I will never forget you, the loyal fans of Pompey who, without a doubt, helped me protect the team under such complex circumstances. There are very few teams in the world that have fans as passionate and devoted as you are.
Seeing you all so proud with your heads held up high is the best reward I can receive.
It has been a great experience to be part of one of the most wonderful occurrences that has happened in the history of British football and also shows that even in the most desperate times, loyalty, devotion, professionalism and passion can be demonstrated.
I wish you all the possible success which you genuinely deserve.
Portsmouth has given me a feeling of home away from home. I might be leaving Portsmouth physically, but you cannot take Portsmouth away from me and my heart.
I have informed Andrew the administrator that if and when the need arises, I will be at his disposal to assist in any way I possibly can.
At this point I would like to mention the good job the administrator is doing, under very difficult circumstances after he received the club from Mr. Chainrai and Mr. Levy which they had saved from liquidation. Thank you for that.
I can never fully repay the faith and backing I got from the fans, players and staff who gave a hundred per cent. I truly thank you all for granting me the opportunity and the privilege to be part of your special city and unique club.
A sad day then but we must move on. What Avram did for the club will never be forgotten, he may even have saved the club for extinction! Good luck to him in the future wherever it may be and he will always be very welcome back at Fratton Park. I have no doubt others will write a lot more in days to come.
PS - A shaynem dank is Yiddish for 'Thanks very much'.
Date:Thursday May 20 2010
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