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Re: Real West Ham Fans : Official Thread

Postby Whiskyman » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:08 pm

whu wrote:The group stated on Saturday, 'we've moved, we are not going back, focus on the new stadium and how we can make it more like a proper football stadium' ... type stuff.

Also, my opinion, let's no be having 'sack the board' at any stage, anywhere. It's pointless and meaningless. It would make the individual or the group look like mugs.


That's good to hear. There are many perfectly valid reasons for protest and it's good that the organisers seem to be keen to get the right message across and not allow it to become an occasion for dewy eyed nostalgia.
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Re: Real West Ham Fans : Official Thread

Postby Whiskyman » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:14 pm

Pennywise wrote:
Whiskyman wrote:
There's some very valid reasons for this march but, imo, the stadium move, the actual move itself, isn't one of them. Upton Park, the area, is an absolute craphole made worse when one was trying to get there, along with 35,000 others, to watch a football match. Imagine what it would have been like if the capacity had been upped by 10,000, never mind the 20,000 more that now, supposedly, attend every match.

I hope the organisers concentrate on the live issues, such as the whereabouts of the revolutionary retractable seating which was promised, and don't spend too much time wallowing in nostalgia over a stadium which is no more and couldn't ever be used again even if we wanted to.


It isn't nostalgia, it's being mugged off Whisky. We backed the move on the promise of improving.

We haven't, it's as simple as that.

As for the retractable seating.....as I said, I hadn't even scratched the surface; stewarding, stadium access, Westfield.....the list is a long one.

Crying over spilled milk isn't my thing, but we have been properly done over.


Not for one moment suggesting you are crying over spilt milk but, sadly, there are a few, quite a few in fact, who I think are.

I was in favour of the move, in fact I was in favour of us moving to Becton many years ago when we were given the chance of a knocked down land deal there, and it had nothing to do with promises of European football. I never believed a word Sullivan said from the day he arrived. After all he had plenty of previous at Birmingham. So my reasons for supporting the move were, I hope, more rational than based on false hope.

I can't comment on whether stewarding is still poor as I no longer attend matches. I went last season and thought there was a gradual improvement but it was far from perfect. But in any case you are right that there are numerous issues to be addressed.

And from the post by WHU just after my original post it looks as if the organisers have a sensible, and valid, agenda. Which will give the protest the credibility it needs to be taken seriously.
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Re: Real West Ham Fans : Official Thread

Postby Pennywise » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:37 pm

Whiskyman wrote:
Pennywise wrote:
It isn't nostalgia, it's being mugged off Whisky. We backed the move on the promise of improving.

We haven't, it's as simple as that.

As for the retractable seating.....as I said, I hadn't even scratched the surface; stewarding, stadium access, Westfield.....the list is a long one.

Crying over spilled milk isn't my thing, but we have been properly done over.


Not for one moment suggesting you are crying over spilt milk but, sadly, there are a few, quite a few in fact, who I think are.

I was in favour of the move, in fact I was in favour of us moving to Becton many years ago when we were given the chance of a knocked down land deal there, and it had nothing to do with promises of European football. I never believed a word Sullivan said from the day he arrived. After all he had plenty of previous at Birmingham. So my reasons for supporting the move were, I hope, more rational than based on false hope.

I can't comment on whether stewarding is still poor as I no longer attend matches. I went last season and thought there was a gradual improvement but it was far from perfect. But in any case you are right that there are numerous issues to be addressed.

And from the post by WHU just after my original post it looks as if the organisers have a sensible, and valid, agenda. Which will give the protest the credibility it needs to be taken seriously.


The stewarding had improved, until a few weeks back when I believe a new company has taken over and we are back to square one.

The retractable seating and lack of investment in the playing squad are the top two points that need to be addressed for me, but appreciate others opinions may differ.
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Re: Real West Ham Fans : Official Thread

Postby Longshanks » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:04 pm

goodpost:)
Pennywise wrote:
ToneLoc wrote:I don’t know why the silly old cunt even bothers.
Clearly he’s blissfully unaware that any remaining fragments of trust are now gone along with the tiny crumbs of credibility in any of his comments.
Leave it Dave G and stick to online scrabble mate.


Why did it take pressure from fan groups for them to realise that taking 7% interest on an £80m debt that wasn't actually being serviced is an outright fucking piss take? Love the club? Fans? Do me a fucking favour.

Why do they persist in lying about the world class stadium and facilities? Who in the name of fuck do they think is believing them?

Why do they never mention their very own promises in their numerous interviews or tweets? Apparently, we should be attempting to challenge for the CL places by now. The fact is to compete at the top table, you need to spend. One look at the league table in comparison to spend table shows you that they're not far off each other and never are. In terms of wages, last season we were 8th, in terms of transfer spend we were 11th: So, as of now, we 're about where we should be, which, of course, they know.

Those stats are overall spend by the way, if we talked about net vs gross spend, it looks even worse for them.

I, and many like me, backed the move, because we believed the bollocks coming out of Dildo towers. We believed that to move onto that fabled "next level" we needed to move to a better, more modern stadium. I'm afraid had I known then what I know now, I'd have fought that move with every fibre of my being.

Being mediocre is fine, we always have been as long as I've been going. Mid-table with the odd big result and odd cup run is absolutely fine.....but NOT at the expense of Upton fucking Park. If we were going to stay shit, I'd rather be shit at Upton Park than be shit at the London Stadium.

This is all compounded by taking a glance at the building site that used to be the Boleyn. We were told we couldn't get planning permission for the Chicken Run, we were told that we couldn't go any higher. One look at the blocks of flats now going up in place of that stand just confirms what Tone said above: They're lying shyster cunts who cannot be trusted.

I've never been on a protest march in my life, never really been too bothered, or I wasn't around to join.....I'll be joining this one as I and all my friends and family feel the same: We have had enough.

This has inadvertently turned into a bit of an essay, which I didn't mean it to. I could keep going, as it is I've only scratched the surface.

World class team in a world class stadium, saying it makes me want to puke.
How the fuck do you find time to write al that with all your babies :i am genuinely amused:
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Re: Real West Ham Fans : Official Thread

Postby frogiron » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:10 pm

Pennywise wrote:
Why did it take pressure from fan groups for them to realise that taking 7% interest on an £80m debt that wasn't actually being serviced is an outright fucking piss take? Love the club? Fans? Do me a fucking favour.

Why do they persist in lying about the world class stadium and facilities? Who in the name of fuck do they think is believing them?

Why do they never mention their very own promises in their numerous interviews or tweets? Apparently, we should be attempting to challenge for the CL places by now. The fact is to compete at the top table, you need to spend. One look at the league table in comparison to spend table shows you that they're not far off each other and never are. In terms of wages, last season we were 8th, in terms of transfer spend we were 11th: So, as of now, we 're about where we should be, which, of course, they know.

Those stats are overall spend by the way, if we talked about net vs gross spend, it looks even worse for them.

I, and many like me, backed the move, because we believed the bollocks coming out of Dildo towers. We believed that to move onto that fabled "next level" we needed to move to a better, more modern stadium. I'm afraid had I known then what I know now, I'd have fought that move with every fibre of my being.

Being mediocre is fine, we always have been as long as I've been going. Mid-table with the odd big result and odd cup run is absolutely fine.....but NOT at the expense of Upton fucking Park. If we were going to stay shit, I'd rather be shit at Upton Park than be shit at the London Stadium.

This is all compounded by taking a glance at the building site that used to be the Boleyn. We were told we couldn't get planning permission for the Chicken Run, we were told that we couldn't go any higher. One look at the blocks of flats now going up in place of that stand just confirms what Tone said above: They're lying shyster cunts who cannot be trusted.

I've never been on a protest march in my life, never really been too bothered, or I wasn't around to join.....I'll be joining this one as I and all my friends and family feel the same: We have had enough.

This has inadvertently turned into a bit of an essay, which I didn't mean it to. I could keep going, as it is I've only scratched the surface.

World class team in a world class stadium, saying it makes me want to puke.


Fucking hell mate. Try to be a bit more concise :i am genuinely amused: :i am genuinely amused: :i am genuinely amused:

Very well said. Can't disagree with that at all.

And very nicely put, for a Neanderthal squaddie :i am genuinely amused: :i am genuinely amused:
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Re: Real West Ham Fans : Official Thread

Postby jameskel » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:18 pm

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Re: Real West Ham Fans : Official Thread

Postby frogiron » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:28 pm

jameskel wrote:TA


You're welcome :)
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Re: Real West Ham Fans : Official Thread

Postby Pennywise » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:28 pm

Longshanks wrote:goodpost:)
Pennywise wrote:
Why did it take pressure from fan groups for them to realise that taking 7% interest on an £80m debt that wasn't actually being serviced is an outright fucking piss take? Love the club? Fans? Do me a fucking favour.

Why do they persist in lying about the world class stadium and facilities? Who in the name of fuck do they think is believing them?

Why do they never mention their very own promises in their numerous interviews or tweets? Apparently, we should be attempting to challenge for the CL places by now. The fact is to compete at the top table, you need to spend. One look at the league table in comparison to spend table shows you that they're not far off each other and never are. In terms of wages, last season we were 8th, in terms of transfer spend we were 11th: So, as of now, we 're about where we should be, which, of course, they know.

Those stats are overall spend by the way, if we talked about net vs gross spend, it looks even worse for them.

I, and many like me, backed the move, because we believed the bollocks coming out of Dildo towers. We believed that to move onto that fabled "next level" we needed to move to a better, more modern stadium. I'm afraid had I known then what I know now, I'd have fought that move with every fibre of my being.

Being mediocre is fine, we always have been as long as I've been going. Mid-table with the odd big result and odd cup run is absolutely fine.....but NOT at the expense of Upton fucking Park. If we were going to stay shit, I'd rather be shit at Upton Park than be shit at the London Stadium.

This is all compounded by taking a glance at the building site that used to be the Boleyn. We were told we couldn't get planning permission for the Chicken Run, we were told that we couldn't go any higher. One look at the blocks of flats now going up in place of that stand just confirms what Tone said above: They're lying shyster cunts who cannot be trusted.

I've never been on a protest march in my life, never really been too bothered, or I wasn't around to join.....I'll be joining this one as I and all my friends and family feel the same: We have had enough.

This has inadvertently turned into a bit of an essay, which I didn't mean it to. I could keep going, as it is I've only scratched the surface.

World class team in a world class stadium, saying it makes me want to puke.
How the fuck do you find time to write al that with all your babies :i am genuinely amused: ⚒


Back to work Thursday mate, so got the outlaws round.

Double edged sword. :i am genuinely amused:
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Re: Real West Ham Fans : Official Thread

Postby Pennywise » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:38 pm

frogiron wrote:
Pennywise wrote:Fucking hell mate. Try to be a bit more concise :i am genuinely amused: :i am genuinely amused: :i am genuinely amused:

Very well said. Can't disagree with that at all.

And very nicely put, for a Neanderthal squaddie :i am genuinely amused: :i am genuinely amused:


:i am genuinely amused: :i am genuinely amused: Merci Mon ami
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Re: Real West Ham Fans : Official Thread

Postby Pennywise » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:39 pm

frogiron wrote:
jameskel wrote:TA


You're welcome :)


FFS :i am genuinely amused: :i am genuinely amused: :i am genuinely amused:
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