the oldham stripper wrote:anyone under the age of 40 should not be allowed to post in here.
this will be my last post in here then
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Times change and we change with them. I've experienced comments from London exiles along the lines of "it's not for us anymore" - but the only people who've ever made me feel unwelcome in London are white working class football fans in Newham. Some still live here and some come back to visit their friends. Admittedly, they're in the extreme minority against people who have made me feel welcome but it's still a fair point IMHO. London is such a diverse, melting pot of a place that it's quite easy to find your niche and be happy with it.
I was just trying to say i remember UP and the BG from the 70's and "if" we are moving, it should be all of us behind it, right or wrong, because thats how i remember it being and still like to think its the same today.
At the risk of straying from the thread topic and heading into Olympic Stadium Forum territory: People can't get behind something that they believe, balls to bones, to be detrimental to the club. It's not just the nostalgic memories of long ago that many are lamenting (although in this instance, that IS closer to the nature of this thread specifically); many believe that a move to Stratford will be a disaster from which there is no turning back, for a range of different reasons. Alternatively, many see the move as a Godsend, and believe with equal zeal that to pass it up and stay at the BG would be to walk away from the only practical means for growth, and that to stay put would be a disaster from which there was no turning back. Until the club actually go ahead and DO the one thing or the other, and until the implications of that decision become apparent, there'll be a fundamental difference of opinion. What I guess you can take a consolation from is that no matter how split the fanbase were/are/eventually become on this one issue, we're only split because we're ALL behind wanting the very best for the club. Right or wrong.
As a youngen I really, really wish I could have been about in the 70's/80's to experience a proper atmosphere, the terracing and everything else that went with it. A game I especially wish I could have been at is the 91 FA Cup SF against Forest where everyone was behind the team even though we were getting trounced, proper support and I just wish I could experience something like that. There is the occasional game where the atmosphere is good at The Boleyn, I just wish it could be a little more like the old days.
Very well put.
West Ham fans have rarely been happy clappy supporting sheep. Go back to 1990, and the infamous Bond Scheme to see the loyalty can be tested. The attendances pretty much halved the following season. I remember standing in a fairly empty North Bank in a crowd of 10,000. It took a few years to recover, but I know ex season ticket holders that I have not been since.
I am not naive enough to think the good old days will ever come back. If it was the right move, I would support it. However, at present, I think the move to Stratford will tear the heart and arse out of the club.
was a fabulous day out, and for i'd suggest every west ham fan there one of their best experiences of following west ham united in their lives, and the following summer on holiday, if you bumped into other clubs fans , they'd ask if you were at the forest semi, and comment on our support, at the time, you'd never get that at all from any fans to any other clubs support, what happened that day was special, even some forest fans i've met since gridgingly admit the same, but at the time, it didn't go down that well with them
there was a 0 0 game with liverpool live on itv or something the following season, we should have won when grobbelar tackled one of ours on the touchline but didnt capitalise, but we did try and replicate the chant from that day think it lasted a good half hour
1. Boleyn Ground. A truly memorial place especially with the floodlights are on. I miss the old North bank though!
2. The Statue.
3. Supporters Club.
To be fair I've never been a fan of the surrounding area, the pubs are awful, the local community don't appeal to me, there really isn't much to like about E13.
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