Brady defends Grant treatment

BY foxsports • May 19, 2011

Grant was shown the door on Sunday following their dramatic 3-2 defeat at Wigan that sealed their relegation to the Championship. Reports have surfaced that Grant was undermined by the Hammers board throughout his season-long stint at the club, but Brady has hit back at such claims. She said in The Sun: "Avram was given the best possible conditions to do the job. "There were no silly targets set, no talk of Europe. We just said: 'Keep us up'. "He was given extra training-ground staff and his personal needs met - including a driver, a new office and an upgraded expensive football analysis system. "When things got tough, we backed him again. "January signings like Wayne Bridge, Robbie Keane and Demba Ba saw us put our money where our mouth is. Again, no big names left the Boleyn. "A good man, Avram was given every chance but he was sadly unable to deliver." Brady also claims that reports of trouble between players and fans at West Ham's end-of-season dinner in London on Monday night were blown out of proportion. Some pundits have questioned the timing of the party in light of the Hammers' relegation, but Brady insists it was not a celebration. She added: "Like our sold-out end-of-season dinner this week, we stand up and face difficult times head on. "Ours was not a celebration and certainly not a party, as some wrongly claimed, but it was right to have a night where fans could respect the academy and their Hammer of the Year. "Everyone has had their say and there is nothing wrong with fair comment. "But hyped accounts of trouble are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to describing a season where fact has been replaced by fiction."

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