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Re: Hammers United - New supporters group

Post by prince of wales » Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:01 pm

There were between 130 and 140 there which all things considered was good.do you work for the club WHPF?
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Re: Hammers United - New supporters group

Post by LoxfordIron » Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:45 pm

From small acorns........
Hammers United has grown a good base.
At the meeting they proved that they are willing to listen to what any West Ham fan has to say
and proved that they are fluid enough to move things around if that's what the membership wants.
I for one am liking where this is going and Hammers United acknowledged that it is a long road ahead.
This is quite obviously a group that will not just say this is our view and there for that is what we are going to run with.

The transport issue with no trains running did snooker them somewhat, but this was totally out of their hands.
I travelled down from the Luton area and all I did was go to Stratford Broadway, as I usually do for refreshment, jumped on a bus at the end of West Ham lane to Plaistow. With the short walk from the station to the club in Queens Road West it added 12 minutes to my journey. Not a massive sacrifice.

Once at the club drinks were cheap, Carlberg £3-30, Guiness £3-50 and the people running the club also brought out trays of hotdogs and rolls and wouldn't take any money for them. The friendly bar staff came round with pen and paper to ask anyone who would like a taxi booked to the ground, I then saw total strangers teaming up to fill four to a taxi so each person paid less than £2 to get to the match.

I for one thoroughly enjoyed the experience of visiting "The Plaistow Community Centre" and I think in future will be popping in there more often.
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Re: Hammers United - New supporters group

Post by Phil » Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:55 pm

WestHamPopularFront wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:24 am
prince of wales wrote:
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As for doomed endeavour you are very wrong my friend.
I take it back, I was wrong,

Barely 100 people showed up. It's not even an endeavour, it's just embarrassing at this point.

Miriam Margolyes doing the full monty would get a bigger turnout. :lol:
So you want a group, who at the end of the day just want to help fellow fans, fail?

you're a troll or just plain nasty..
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Re: Hammers United - New supporters group

Post by Whiskyman » Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:38 pm

LoxfordIron wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:45 pm


and the people running the club also brought out trays of hotdogs and rolls and wouldn't take any money for them. The friendly bar staff came round with pen and paper to ask anyone who would like a taxi booked to the ground,
Now that is quality service. Fair play to them. :D
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Re: Hammers United - New supporters group

Post by Whiskyman » Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:44 pm

Phil wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:55 pm
WestHamPopularFront wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:24 am


I take it back, I was wrong,

Barely 100 people showed up. It's not even an endeavour, it's just embarrassing at this point.

Miriam Margolyes doing the full monty would get a bigger turnout. :lol:
So you want a group, who at the end of the day just want to help fellow fans, fail?

you're a troll or just plain nasty..
I don't think anyone wants to see the group, or any other group, fail. They have good intentions. I wish them luck although I think they are wasting their time because they have no actual power other than to stop spending their money on matches and merchandise. But, as I've said before, it's their time to waste so I don't really think they deserve criticism. At least they are doing something, however fruitless it may end up being, instead of being like those boring old cunts who are in my local most daytimes moaning about everything on the fucking planet and doing nothing to change things.
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Re: Hammers United - New supporters group

Post by prince of wales » Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:33 am

Minutes of Hammers United Committee meeting held at The Plaistow Community Centre on Saturday April 20th.
Committee Members Present
Paul Colborne,Lee Rogers,Phil Stringfellow,Mark Telling.Apologies received from Scott Bowman and Greg Hobbs(Secretary).
There were around 130 in attendance in all.

The Chairman opened the meeting at 11.45 hrs sharp.He thanked all for coming.especially in the light of the transport problems and Upton Park and Plaistow stations both being closed.

He then read out a letter of support from Bill Gardner which all in attendance greatly appreciated.

In his opening remarks the Chairman gave background on the formation of Hammers United which had now been in existence just over a month.Membership on facebook and Email was approaching 3000.It was hoped we could get 4000 members by the end of the season and 5000 by the start of next.This would give us a good base going forward.
Election of Committee.

The Chairman then reminded all present that we had been working with an ad hoc Committee.This now had to be ratified with members either endorsed or replaced.He gave a brief background of all those presently acting as Committee members and asked if there was anybody else present who wished to stand.Bowman,Hobbs,Colborne,Rogers,Stringfellow, Telling were all endorsed.Stephen Cross was elected onto the Committee.
We now had a Committee of 7 leaving 3 vacancies still open.All present accepted we still lacked expertise in all areas.This would come with time.
Aims
The Chairman drew attention to document circulated on Hammers United Facebook and on West Ham Forums,also to members by Email.
This listed things the Committee hoped to bring up with the Board.Namely Ticket Prices and Season Ticket renewals,London Stadium and match experience,Memorial Gardens,Mascots,help for disabled supporters,Champions Place stones,Erradication of our heritage,help for West Ham’s away supporters,significant investment in the Playing Squad.
This led to much discussion .Members recognised the importance of all these points and they must be raised
.However the general consensus was that Hammers United should unite under 3 main aims.
1.That West Ham United be encouraged to make considerable investment into the Playing Squad to give us the best possible chance of success on the pitch.
2.That West Ham United seriously address the issue of Stewarding at the London Stadium.It’s supporters should be able to watch the match in a safe environment.Existing stewards were not up to the job.West Ham United must stop evading this issue and tackle it head on.It had a duty to it’s supporters to do so.
The Chairman noted concerns that time was moving on and people had to get to the match so it was agreed members should be given more time to consider the third point.This was hugely important and shouldn’t be rushed.This was agreed.A further Meeting would be arranged as soon as possible.

Ongoing Campaign.
It was agreed that the way forward was through the Press and Media.-Drawing attention to West Ham United’s broken promises and poor treatment of it’s supporters.
Recruitment.
It was agreed we get as much media and Press coverage as possible.

The Chairman reminded all present that recruitment could be speeded up by all our members spreading the word to friends,colleagues,relations and indeed all West Ham supporters we came into contact with.Those not on Facebook could join up on Email.
He drew attention to leaflets already in circulation and all present agreed to take and give out.
There being no further business the Chairman then closed the meeting at.1.00 pm thanking all for attending.
The Committee would like to thank Ann Harris at the Plaistow Community Centre.Facilities were great and the ‘free’ rolls went down well.-ThankYou.

Greg Hobbs(Secretary).
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Re: Hammers United - New supporters group

Post by BM Jon » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:00 pm

Rumford wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:12 pm
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Run across David Sulllivan's lawn with a corner flag and post some unfunny memes of David Gold in hasidic garb on an obscure West Ham forum for the amusment of some DFLA knuckle draggers.

Currently they've just gone all RWHFAG on KUMB to some politley phransed and perfectly reasonable questions. Knowing the club montior forums they'll have seen this and rightly won't reply to this rabble.
I totally agree that the replies on that site have not helped their cause...and the website needs work showing who is actually involved.

That saying...its all a bit schoolyard right now on that thread. I personally don't think WHUISA come out of this situation with any sort of respect either again.

Must address though....how some people have gone on about being FSF affiliated when we all know this organisations past with us. I respect and thank Amanda for her help in a couple of issues BUT they didn't want to get involved in pulling WHUISA on it using a website as it's mouthpiece when going totally against the FSF ethos involving payments to sites for "advertising" away travel.

The former WHUISA leader Marc opposed this stance...the current people in charge back it Jon ?
Chas, sorry mate, I don't follow what you're saying. I don't think it's fair for me to comment on anything WHUISA on this thread. Do you want to PM me and I'll reply publicly as necessary? Thanks
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Re: Hammers United - New supporters group

Post by Phil » Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:50 pm

I'm feeling very positive about this group..

The guys on board are enthusiastic and positive.

I with others handed out leaflets at Saturdays game and other than a few who turned their noses up it went really well, with many signing up via Facebook or the website shortly after.

There's a long way to go and hard work ahead and without doubt we need more members / more support.

If you're unhappy with anything West Ham United related, please join us.

We're still 3 short on the committee if anyone is interested.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/788323488197508/
http://www.hammersunited.com
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Re: Hammers United - New supporters group

Post by Marlow Vaderman » Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:34 pm

like the previous poster I too was outside the stadium engaging with fellow supporters.
Most agree that things aren't perfect. many feel very strongly. some waved a hand and said not interested.
I also had well wishes for several Leicester supporters who took the time to ask what was going on and said its great to see fans trying to do something for fans. They did however politely decline to join Hammers United.. Fair one really..
Hammers United is growing steadily. We are still learning and feeling our way. But most importantly of all we still aim to represent ANY Hammers fan who is not happy with things over at LS. We also maintain our stand on remaining un-affiliated to either the club or political leaning. There is also still no financial commitment to join, just click a button or submit your email. All who share the same goals are welcome.
Check out FB or the website. If you like what you see, join us at Hammers United.
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Re: Hammers United - New supporters group

Post by Phil » Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:40 pm

Hammers United have now applied for affiliate membership of the Football supporters federation FSF

This shows we are aiming to be professional and well run.
It's still early days but we're very happy with the way things are going.

Please give us a chance if you haven't already

https://www.facebook.com/groups/788323488197508/
http://www.hammersunited.com
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