The Stretford End website was launched in 2002 with the intention of providing all the fans of Manchester United with the utmost, comprehensive collection of the match and player statistics of the world's greatest football club. In the subsequent 20 years it became the unrivalled, worldwide resource for this information and since 2005, had been designated 'The official statistics website of Manchester United.'

Sadly, it's now time to say goodbye. It's with a heavy heart that I terminate my association with Manchester United - as a lifelong fan since watching my first match in 1964 (we beat Villa 7-0 and Denis Law scored four !), it had always been my dream to be intimately involved with the club in some manner and 'Stretford End' seemed to be the perfect medium.

I have spent tens of thousands of hours maintaining and updating this website as a resource for fellow United fans all over the world. It may not surprise anyone to find out that the support that I have received from the club has been NON-EXISTENT. In fact, their 'INPUT' has been just the opposite and they have done nothing but hinder and sabotage any plans that I had for the site; the focus of which was to raise money for charitable institutions.

I could not begin to count the number of times during the last 20 years that I have had empty promises made to me by numerous persons at the club and frankly, I've had enough of having anything to do with them. Sadly, it appears to be just the way that today's Manchester United operate.

I would like to thank all of my millions of followers for their support over the last 20 years and apologise for saying goodbye. I just don't want anything to do with Manchester United any longer.