A message from the Chairmen

Dear Supporter,

Firstly, we would like to start by thanking you for your wonderful support this season. With a total home attendance of over half-a-million already this campaign, you have shown in your numbers, both at the Boleyn Ground and away from home, a fantastic backing which is appreciated by everyone at the club.

We host Tottenham Hotspur in a Barclays Premier League fixture on Monday night, and alongside the prospect of a thrilling London derby, the club will also be marking the 20th anniversary of the passing of the great Bobby Moore.

It promises to be a memorable night under the Boleyn Ground lights, not least because the team will be looking to keep their excellent run of home form going - with the help of your backing from the stands.

The club is extremely proud of its work in supporting programmes that promote tolerance and inclusion, and you will have seen more evidence of that this week as we push the message of the Football v Homophobia campaign.

West Ham United were one of the first professional football clubs to lend its support to this important movement, and our work there sits alongside our support of Kick it Out, Holocaust Memorial Day, Black History Month, Inter-Faith Week and many other key initiatives.

We have had fantastic feedback from supporters who have praised the work we have done. However, there are occasions when individuals still act an inappropriate way and we have a simple zero-tolerance policy when those isolated incidents do occur at matches at the Boleyn Ground.

Working with the Metropolitan Police, we will pursue the harshest sanctions against any individual who goes against what we stand for as a club, and in the rare case that you do see or hear anything you think in unacceptable, there are a number of ways you can report the matter.

Two of the easiest ways are to speak to your nearest steward at the stadium or use the Boleyn Ground's anonymous fan phone number - 07860 404 069 - where all calls will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Everyone at West Ham United is looking forward to Monday's visit of Tottenham Hotspur. It should be a fantastic game of football, a wonderful opportunity to remember Bobby Moore -the greatest player to don the famous Claret and Blue - and a chance to show the world what being a Hammers fan is all about - supporting with pride, passion and respect.

Come on you Irons!