Today’s blog is written with a very heavy heart.
Picture courtesy of Arsenal.com
Today, a true current Arsenal legend, Danny Fiszman passed away… an instrumental – well, beyond instrumental – in the move from Highbury to the Emirates. He was not only a business man, but he loved the club – in fact, he gave up five years of his life for the club, day and night to make the biggest risk of Arsenal’s history into reality.
I’ll bring you the quote from PHW, so you can hear a few words on the man:
“Danny Fiszman was a visionary Director, a gentleman and a true Arsenal fan. We are all deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend Danny. His voice, wisdom and presence around the football club he so dearly loved will be sorely missed. Arsenal Football Club will forever be indebted to Danny for his invaluable foresight and contribution during the move from Highbury to our new stadium. Our thoughts at this time are with Danny’s wife Sally, family and friends. We have lost a much loved husband, father, grandfather and friend.”
It’s a tragedy when someone who has done so much and worked so hard has such an unfortunate illness and such an ending to his life.
The passing perhaps, sheds some light on the weekend’s sudden (mid season) share exchanges. If KSE were in contact and aware of this, then it would have made sense for them to sort out the business before his passing.
I’m a little too sad to write any more, but a good friend has recommend this book…. it really outlines the efforts that Fiszman has put in throughout the years… The Making of a Modern Superclub.
I’m going to order my copy very soon!