Noades' character will help his recovery says Eagles co-chairman
Crystal Palace co-chairman Stephen Browett has backed former chairman Ron Noades to overcome his battle with cancer.
Mr Noades, who oversaw one of the, if not most successful eras of Palace’s history, revealed he has been battling lung cancer for the past year.
Speaking to the Croydon Guardian, Mr Noades said doctors gave him one year to live if the tumour was not removed.
Having undergone extensive treatment the former chairman is now waiting to hear back from doctors if the treatment has been successful.
Hundreds of fans have taken to fan forums on the internet and social media to send their best wishes to the 76-year-old.
Co-chairman Stephen Browett said: “I saw Ron’s wife at Peter Morley’s funeral and she explained the situation.
“Ron is a tough man. He has a reputation for being one of the most stubborn people anyone has met so if anyone can fight the cancer it will be him.
“Our best wishes go out to him and we hope to see him back here watching some games.
“He is a controversial character in the club’s history but there is no denying he turned the club around when he took over and under his ownership the club achieved its greatest ever position in the league and getting to the FA Cup Final.
“He is a man who has done a lot of this football club.”
Stephen Browett was talking on Croydon Guardian’s radio show Eagle Eye.
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