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Now Hearn wants to ground share

Postby Persil Tickets on Wed May 30, 2012 1:19 pm

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Leyton Orient bid to ground-share with West Ham

Postby Iron Mike on Wed May 30, 2012 1:39 pm

I would tell them to do one personally but your views?

Leyton Orient are to approach West Ham about ground-sharing the ­Olympic Stadium, it emerged today.

Orient chairman Barry Hearn will seek talks with West Ham owners David Gold and David Sullivan as, it is understood, retractable seating can now be laid over the running track in a cost-effective manner.

The track has to remain a feature of the stadium under the terms of a legacy agreement and if the deal went through it would be the first time two London clubs have shared a stadium on a permanent basis.

A source close to the idea told Standard Sport: “It ticks all the boxes. Why not ground-share? It already happens all over the world.”

Hearn had been a vocal critic of transforming the Olympic Stadium into a football venue. “The stadium is a magnificent athletics stadium, it is just not built for football,” he said.

However, West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady recently revealed the club had examined the possibility of including retractable seating in plans to turn the stadium into a football-friendly arena and put the cost at £10million.

Crucially, it is an option that could appease Hearn who had threatened legal action to prevent West Ham moving to within one and half miles of Orient’s Brisbane Road ground. West Ham’s presence so close to League One Orient would, he said, “kill our football club”.

Earlier this month the London Legacy Development Corporation announced it was extending the tenancy bidding process for a 99-year lease on the Olympic Stadium until after the Games.

LLDC chief executive Andrew Altman added that it was hoped contracts for converting the Stadium would be signed by October, with the intention of re-opening the venue in 2014.

Source http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/sport/foo ... 04278.html
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Re: Leyton Orient bid to ground-share with West Ham

Postby Pulls up Trees on Wed May 30, 2012 1:43 pm

Not only would I reject this out of hand, I would call a press conference and publicly state it for the record, adding in my hatred of that oderous **** Hearn.

Tell him to do one G&S!
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Re: Leyton Orient bid to ground-share with West Ham

Postby polar on Wed May 30, 2012 1:43 pm

I'm confused. How does ground sharing help with Hearn's fear that we would take away their fans? Other than we could not play at the same time?
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Leyton Orient bid to ground-share with West Ham

Postby Iron Mike on Wed May 30, 2012 1:44 pm

Source http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/sport/foo ... 04278.html

Leyton Orient are to approach West Ham about ground-sharing the ­Olympic Stadium, it emerged today.

Orient chairman Barry Hearn will seek talks with West Ham owners David Gold and David Sullivan as, it is understood, retractable seating can now be laid over the running track in a cost-effective manner.

The track has to remain a feature of the stadium under the terms of a legacy agreement and if the deal went through it would be the first time two London clubs have shared a stadium on a permanent basis.

A source close to the idea told Standard Sport: “It ticks all the boxes. Why not ground-share? It already happens all over the world.”

Hearn had been a vocal critic of transforming the Olympic Stadium into a football venue. “The stadium is a magnificent athletics stadium, it is just not built for football,” he said.

However, West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady recently revealed the club had examined the possibility of including retractable seating in plans to turn the stadium into a football-friendly arena and put the cost at £10million.

Crucially, it is an option that could appease Hearn who had threatened legal action to prevent West Ham moving to within one and half miles of Orient’s Brisbane Road ground. West Ham’s presence so close to League One Orient would, he said, “kill our football club”.

Earlier this month the London Legacy Development Corporation announced it was extending the tenancy bidding process for a 99-year lease on the Olympic Stadium until after the Games.

LLDC chief executive Andrew Altman added that it was hoped contracts for converting the Stadium would be signed by October, with the intention of re-opening the venue in 2014.
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Re: Leyton Orient bid to ground-share with West Ham

Postby Supersoulfighter on Wed May 30, 2012 1:46 pm

They must be having a laugh, surely?
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Re: Leyton Orient bid to ground-share with West Ham

Postby wizzo_66 on Wed May 30, 2012 1:47 pm

If they can pay half the leasing fees, why not? It would be up to them to try and fill the stadium. :lol:

Non starter isn't it, really.
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Re: Leyton Orient bid to ground-share with West Ham

Postby ultimatehammers on Wed May 30, 2012 1:49 pm

hahaha :lol:
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Re: Leyton Orient bid to ground-share with West Ham

Postby Headtheball on Wed May 30, 2012 1:52 pm

I wouldn't trust him at all. Tell Hearn to get lost.
He only wants to delay everything again and by trying to get involved he would then see the plans and probably ask for all sorts of changes etc. I wouldn't be surprised if Levy is involved somewhere pulling the strings.
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Re: Leyton Orient bid to ground-share with West Ham

Postby Iron Mike on Wed May 30, 2012 1:53 pm

They've just tried to **** our future, now they want us to help with theirs - **** right off!!
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Re: Leyton Orient bid to ground-share with West Ham

Postby upton o'good on Wed May 30, 2012 1:54 pm

No chance. thsee guys have done their level best to screw us. We need to pay them back big time, and allowing them to profit from redeveloping their groud wouldnt be part of that.

We should be carpetting Leyton with cheap tickets after we move, so they go bust.

What goes around comes around Barry.
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Re: Leyton Orient bid to ground-share with West Ham

Postby HamburgHammer on Wed May 30, 2012 1:54 pm

Apart from all the hypocrisy of Barry Hearn, how could this stadium ever work for a club like Orient ? I've been to orient before and I like their ground as it is. It suits the purpose and has the right size for a club like them. Their low average attendance is certainly not connected to what West Ham do or that Brisbane Road is not the right kind of stadium for them.

If their team started to play more attractive football they could start selling more tickets, but however much you improve the matchday experience I cannot for the life of me seee how they will EVER attract more than 10.000 fans on average. And how stupid would even those 10.000 look in a 60.000 seater like the Olympic Stadium ?

I have nothing against sending them some of our youth players on loan occasionally, but I don't see how this groundshare could work for Orient...
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Re: Leyton Orient bid to ground-share with West Ham

Postby ageing hammer on Wed May 30, 2012 1:55 pm

Let them share with the filth at their new place after all the two of them tried to stop us getting it. :think:
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Re: Leyton Orient bid to ground-share with West Ham

Postby Aztec Hammer on Wed May 30, 2012 1:56 pm

polar wrote:I'm confused. How does ground sharing help with Hearn's fear that we would take away their fans? Other than we could not play at the same time?


They have no fans anyway. I live on the road off of Brisbane Road and their presence as a football club is shameful. Though I guess that is likely to be the case in a place like Leyton, where very few people were actually born here. Detest the club, and no longer hold the guilt that I once did for climbing into the stadium, stealing a few crates of Lucozade and playing football on the pitch when I was about 10!

I can only hope Barry doesn't read this and then decide to take me to court, looking for a few quid for the drinks!
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Re: Leyton Orient bid to ground-share with West Ham

Postby BSB1 on Wed May 30, 2012 1:56 pm

If I were the Dave's I'd string that **** along until the last possible moment then hang him out to dry.
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Re: Leyton Orient bid to ground-share with West Ham

Postby Paddy O'Hammer on Wed May 30, 2012 1:57 pm

Maybe the prick has a cunning plan?
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Re: Leyton Orient bid to ground-share with West Ham

Postby Oldun on Wed May 30, 2012 1:57 pm

So Barry,moving nearer your club would be the end but ground sharing would be great.
There has got to be some strange way of looking at things,or perhaps its just that you are a **** Barry.
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Re: Leyton Orient bid to ground-share with West Ham

Postby beckton on Wed May 30, 2012 1:58 pm

And Hearn flogs Brisbane Road and makes a few million quid. Which is what he's been after all the time.
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Re: Leyton Orient bid to ground-share with West Ham

Postby Napoleon Solo on Wed May 30, 2012 1:58 pm

Gold and Sullivan will agree to any ground sharing idea if there's a chance of making even more money out of the Olympic Stadium move
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Re: Leyton Orient bid to ground-share with West Ham

Postby stevenmj on Wed May 30, 2012 1:59 pm

So; West Ham moving to within a mile and a half will 'kill Leyton Orient' but actually moving in with us (a distance of 0.0 miles) would be a good solution for them. F**k off Hearn you hypocritical T**t.
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