The Olympic Stadium: Poll IV

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Do you support the Board's plans to move WHUFC to the Olympic Stadium post-this summer's games?

Yes
183
22%
No
486
60%
Unsure
139
17%
 
Total votes : 808

The Olympic Stadium: Poll IV

Postby Up the Junction on Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:23 pm

As promised, a new poll on the club's proposed move to Stratford.

For the results of our three previous polls on the Olympic Stadium, see http://www.kumb.com/story.php?id=125110
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Re: The Olympic Stadium: Poll IV

Postby The Rebirth on Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:33 pm

Sticking to my guns

(even though this isn't the best time to host a poll IMHO) :thup:
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Re: The Olympic Stadium: Poll IV

Postby turks on Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:39 pm

I was in favour but no longer the conditions have changed :thdn:
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Re: The Olympic Stadium: Poll IV

Postby STL Hammer on Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:39 pm

Until I see the plans, I don't know which way to vote. But I guess then it might be too late...

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Re: The Olympic Stadium: Poll IV

Postby Adie64 on Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:42 pm

Yes as long as the Board get everything they want on their terms, if not walk away.
I trust them to do what is best for our club. :crest:
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Re: The Olympic Stadium: Poll IV

Postby pbenjy on Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:45 pm

I've voted yes previoulsy. But, there now seems to be too little information on what the terms of our tenancy would be, so I am now unsure
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Re: The Olympic Stadium: Poll IV

Postby AJ on Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:49 pm

Not enough information available to make a concrete decision, cant make a choice without the full facts, so its an unsure from me.
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Re: The Olympic Stadium: Poll IV

Postby Ticket 2 Ryde on Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:49 pm

Unless its on our terms and converted to how WE want it... No!
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Re: The Olympic Stadium: Poll IV

Postby paulhs1 on Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:55 pm

It was a no when spurs were bidding and when we were to be part owners and sharing profits from other revenues, so it's a resounding no for me now considering we will have much worse terms then previously.
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Re: The Olympic Stadium: Poll IV

Postby Denzil on Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:56 pm

I think last time out the emergence of Tottenham swayed peoples decision to vote in favour, due to wanting to get one over on them. I don't honestly believe they ever intended to move to Stratford, I think they used it to hold their council to ransom and we played ball with them.

It could potentially be a great move for us but at the current time there are too many doubts hanging over it; tenancy, running track, seating etc that I just cannot vote in favour. I have always been against it anyway, due to not wanting to leave BG but taking that bias away, I still am not convinced it will be a good move.

For me, if we can realistically add 5,000ish seats to the East Stand, perhaps joining the corners too, I'd be much more behind doing that. Without knowing the logistics, it looks as though they could add seating to all of the corners and make it more of an 'arena'.
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Re: The Olympic Stadium: Poll IV

Postby Aceface on Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:05 pm

I don't think now is a great time to do a poll tbh - no-one seems to know exactly what we'd be getting if we go to Stratford, and no-one seems to know whether we can actually add capacity at the Boleyn or not - a pretty big factor on whether we should stay or not.

I used to be a firm 'yes' in favour of the move, but for now I'm going to have to put unsure. My reasoning previously was that I could put up with a few years of a converted athletics stadium if it meant we'd eventually be able to take the track out a few years down the line - that's looking less and less likely now. Will await further developments...
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Re: The Olympic Stadium: Poll IV

Postby Row X on Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:08 pm

Voted No...

It won't be our home.

Why rent when you already own your own home?
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Re: The Olympic Stadium: Poll IV

Postby MrBen on Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:16 pm

I was initially in favour - sacrificing a football ground steeped in history for a soulless bowl but with great transport links and the potential to earn significant non match day income to enable us to reach the next level.

There's surely nothing left of value in this proposal for us now.

We need fresh capital (as we have ever since the Tevez debacle); to be run competently (no gimmicks, no Benni McCarthy's/ Freddie Ljungberg's) and to have a realistic plan for the future.

Despite a number of years of gross (criminal?) mismanagement we still managed to generate nearly £90m in revenue in 2010 - the 31st largest in Europe / 10th biggest in England.

Control the cost base, invest in playing assets with a realisable value and then it won't be too long before we can replace the embarrassment that is the East Stand and take the capacity up to at least 45k (or the 7th biggest in England / as much as Anfield).

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Re: The Olympic Stadium: Poll IV

Postby LeonRivers on Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:19 pm

turks wrote:I was in favour but no longer the conditions have changed :thdn:

Same for me and, I suspect, the board.
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Re: The Olympic Stadium: Poll IV

Postby RyanWHUFC on Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:19 pm

I voted no, as Row X pointed out why rent when you already own a home.
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Re: The Olympic Stadium: Poll IV

Postby Happyhammer on Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:20 pm

I said no last time, would have said YES! this time, IF... and only if we had all the same thing's as we would have had if we was going to buy. Well in name I mean. thanks scum!!!
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Re: The Olympic Stadium: Poll IV

Postby Rasp on Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:38 pm

We do not know enough either way yet to vote do we...Unsure.
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Re: The Olympic Stadium: Poll IV

Postby AlfieG on Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:38 pm

The board have got to play hardball on this. Unless they are certain that this athletics stadium can be made to feel like our football ground then we should give it a very wide berth. (wider than the gap between the stands and the pitch!).

Massive NO from me.

The OPLC and all the other politicians can stick their white elephant..... :thdn:
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Re: The Olympic Stadium: Poll IV

Postby Pop Robson on Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:39 pm

New East Stand and go up to 40,000, as all agreed and planned until the Icelanders turned up

Espanyol and Bayern Munich have both moved out of Olympic Stadiums

Bayern Munich
Many people, however, began to feel that the stadium was too cold in winter, with half the audience exposed to the weather due to lack of cover. A further complaint was the distance between the spectators and the pitch, the stadium betraying its track and field heritage. Modification of the stadium proved impossible as the architect Günther Behnisch vetoed major modifications of the stadium.
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Re: The Olympic Stadium: Poll IV

Postby Hammer Matty on Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:40 pm

No, it will never be anything like the Boleyn, it won't have that special feeling, it won't be our home, it will probably be further back. That feeling of turning up on match day walking down Green Street, the pubs along the way. I don't want to lose that, the Boleyn is our home and the OS isn't a good enough reason to leave.
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