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Now that the 2005-2006 campaign is over, the PSV Board of Directors want to emphasize they are 'awfully proud' of the PSV fans. "Their behaviour both at home and on the travels has been exemplary”, announced PSV Chairman Westerhof. Positive and respectfulPSV played their home games in the Eindhoven Philips Stadium for the first time after the gates and fences along the pitch had been removed. No mention was made of one single incident, as nobody ventured to break the rules that had been clearly communicated. “PSV are therefore proud of their fans; we would never have taken this step, if we had not been confident. The fans have always shown a positive attitude; they have been exemplary at all times and they have been positive and respectful as regards the club, our stewards and opponents. I feel they deserve a compliment”, felt the Chairman in the stadium on Tuesday afternoon."That’s the way it should be"The PSV supporters have also been outstanding during the away games. “Just take last Sunday, when they made the trip to the Rotterdam Kuip to see the Cup final. There have not been any incidents and transport has been excellently taken care of. That’s the way it should be. The championship ceremonies have also been run impeccably apart from some minor incidents, which take place at any celebration in any town. Our fans, our ‘twelfth man’, set the example. When I review the past season, with the farewell game of our technical staff, the European clashes, the top fixtures in our domestic league, the tough away games, I can only praise our supporters. ", said Westerhof, who is looking forward to the UEFA Cup final between Middlesbrough and Sevilla.”Thousands of Englishmen and Spaniards, fraternizing with each other in Eindhoven; it’s going to be a smashing party of football for the whole town. The authorities as well as our organization have thoroughly prepared the final, but I think it’s going to be a wonderful European evening. Actually, I am absolutely certain it’s going to be a wonderful evening”, claimed the PSV Chairman.