West Ham Disunited

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theoriginalfatcat
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West Ham Disunited

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:08 pm

This West Ham thing reminds me of our unpopular move to The Arena all those years ago under the time of Reynolds, and it just goes to prove that if you mess around with the identity of a football club too much there will be trouble.

I remember demonstrations, songs about toilets (great lyrics) failed ejections and the subsequent banning of fans.

Other similarities are striking and they include leaving a popular, deemed to be too small stadium with history, for a bleak too large stadium unsuited to the needs of the fans and the unfulfilled promise of new players and a better team. Also, out of touch owners, a change in the club's location and a change in the club's badge.

Another parallel is that that Sullivan/Gold and co have been consistently underbidding for potential players thinking that the lure of their super new stadium will entice them in, however the opposite effect has been had, this as I remember was another failed tactic of Reynolds.

I can’t see any easy fix for West Ham here - in my opinion the owners have ballsed things up big time.
Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

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Re: West Ham Disunited

Post by liddle_4_ever » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:38 pm

theoriginalfatcat wrote:I remember demonstrations, songs about toilets (great lyrics) failed ejections and the subsequent banning of fans.
Go on, remind me of the song. My memory isn't what it used to be!


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Re: West Ham Disunited

Post by shildonlad » Wed May 02, 2018 6:36 pm

I thought west ham nearly filled the ground? I've been for a concert and a decent grounding it is but could imageing it been souless for football. I'm guessing crowds may plummit once the novelty wears off

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Re: West Ham Disunited

Post by Darlo_Pete » Wed May 02, 2018 8:17 pm

They used to have a massive waiting list to buy a season ticket, so I assume they'll be fans who would take any remaining seats vacated by disgruntled fans.

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Re: West Ham Disunited

Post by princes town » Thu May 03, 2018 9:46 am

Absolute disaster of a move. The West Ham action group videos make interesting viewing. The saddest part of the losses experienced by local business because of this Karen Brady car crash project. I would argue that west ham is actually no more.

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Re: West Ham Disunited

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Mon May 07, 2018 10:16 am

liddle_4_ever wrote:
theoriginalfatcat wrote:I remember demonstrations, songs about toilets (great lyrics) failed ejections and the subsequent banning of fans.
Go on, remind me of the song. My memory isn't what it used to be!


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Okay, here we go............

To the tune of 'She'll be coming round the mountain....'

With the legendary lyrics of -----

"You can stick your &&^%$$£@* toilets up your **$"
"You can stick your &&^%$$£@* toilets up your **$"
"You can stick your &&^%$$£@* toilets
"You can stick your &&^%$$£@* toilets
"You can stick your &&^%$$£@* toilets up your **$"

Cue stewards attempting to eject fans/security cameras spinning/fans standing their ground.
Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

Tamworth matchday programme 26 Nov 2011

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