Dreams do come true, says Hud­der­s­field chair­man

New Straits Times - - Sport -

Hud­der­s­field Town’s his­toric pro­mo­tion to the Premier League af­ter a penalty shoot-out win over Read­ing on Mon­day proves dreams come true, said their ec­static chair­man Dean Hoyle.

The 50-year-old — who sold his chain of greet­ing card stores for a re­ported £350mil­lion (RM1.9 bil­lion) in 2010 — sat ini­tially in shock in the stand at Wem­b­ley be­fore cel­e­brat­ing af­ter Christo­pher Schindler’s suc­cess­ful spot­kick sealed their place in the Premier League for the first time.

The game went to penal­ties af­ter the match ended 0-0 af­ter ex­tra-time with the Ter­ri­ers grab­bing their place in the elite 4-3 on penal­ties.

Hud­der­s­field’s pro­mo­tion is worth at least £170 mil­lion across the next three sea­sons and that fig­ure could rise to in ex­cess of £290 mil­lion if the club avoid rel­e­ga­tion next sea­son.

“I’m so emo­tional. To say I’ve been sup­port­ing this club since 1969, to be a Premier League team now — dreams come true,” Hoyle told Sky Sports.

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