Gonzo wrote: punkrockhammer wrote:
Gonzo wrote:Well, not been able to follow much but had updates from Geo & garn
Not good, sounds like we need to splash the cash.
I know who you are so from the videos and you talk sense, pretty much what I think usually, so I know full well you know who our owners are
I think it was just me and you that went beyond optimism and predicted that Zaza would be the fucking disaster he is
I went as far to say he will never play the games to trigger the purchase option
Tbh he could've scored like Ronaldo and our owners still wouldn't have paid the purchase option at the asking price
They will never splash the cash
They'll need to at some point because the stadium is looking quite empty at times and whilst 35,000 might turn up to watch West Ham struggle at the foot of the table but 55,000 won't.
I can only speak for myself and I've only been the once. Against Bournemouth where although the football was dire, the day was fantastic for me. I was in awe of the stadium.
But cheap it wasn't. The ticket, beers, food, more beers, transport. Probably over £150 for the day. The novelty would wear off pretty quick if I wasn't being entertained. Yesterday I'd have been happy if I'd gone, if we'd have held out. But Adrian's comedy act put paid to that. But even if we had have won it would have been as exciting as watching paint dry.
Unlike when I first started standing on the North Bank. It was a relatively cheap day out then. And at times the entertainment has been just as bad. But I didn't have to fork out a day or two's wages for the privilege.
The Chuckle Bros. should be mindful of that. Blind obedience doesn't work these days. Unless nights like the one against Chelsea (without the aggro) can be replicated in the league, voting with your feet will be the norm.
It's not the principle. It's the money.