Do we need to publicly protest the Olymic Stadium move?

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Re: Do we need to publicly protest the Olymic Stadium move?

Postby paulhs1 on Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:50 pm

the pink palermo wrote:
I wonder why the club won't ask it's own fans ? :think:


I think you know the answer to that question TPP.
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Re: Do we need to publicly protest the Olymic Stadium move?

Postby the pink palermo on Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:54 pm

the pink palermo wrote:
I wonder why the club won't ask it's own fans ? :think:

paulhs1 wrote:
I think you know the answer to that question TPP.


Actually, I don't .

I'd really love to know if there is a slit opinion , or whether there are strong feelings for or against the move .

Not everyone would agree with me , nor I with them , but it would cost the club relatively little to ask .
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Re: Do we need to publicly protest the Olymic Stadium move?

Postby e1hammer on Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:55 pm

I think Pink is right, though their would be a camapign urging people to vote either way and would distract the club (though you would hope not the playing staff.)

Its a good question as to why the club won't ask the supporters and I think the window dressing that is the SAB is a joke when you think the biggest decision has been made with no debate.

There will be no debate about the resubmission of a proposed move and I would be very suprised if there are anymore SAB meetings before Christmas (January) as the white elephant in the room will be to great to ignore.
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Re: Do we need to publicly protest the Olymic Stadium move?

Postby bendavids on Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:00 pm

the pink palermo wrote:As for a split opinion ? I'm not so sure :


Well some people say no to the move come what may, which is fair enough, there's some compelling arguements as to why we shouldn't move. Personally I'm in the 'if it can be done properly then yes' camp. I'm currently of the opinion that there are too many shades of grey for G&S to put together a fan ballot (we don;t know if we'll get naming rights, etc)
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Re: Do we need to publicly protest the Olymic Stadium move?

Postby Hammer110 on Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:02 pm

If you at this moment in time you are against the move then you need to start protesting now! A wait and see attitude will result in too little too late as probably by the time details are announced there will not be enough time to gain any momentum and you lose. It's far easier to stop protesting if the plans allay your fears.

Personall I feel that any protest will struggle to gain sufficient numbers ie >7,500 to affect the outcome but you wont know till you try.
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Re: Do we need to publicly protest the Olymic Stadium move?

Postby e1hammer on Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:04 pm

Is it simply a coincidence that the majority of people that are pro a move are all new to the site or have very small post counts?

:think: Conspiracy? I'm joking
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Re: Do we need to publicly protest the Olymic Stadium move?

Postby HarrowInnHammer on Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:10 pm

Count me in, I'd be up for any sort of protest
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Re: Do we need to publicly protest the Olymic Stadium move?

Postby Yea Why Not on Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:14 pm

HarrowInnHammer wrote:Count me in, I'd be up for any sort of protest


How about a David Charlton dirty protest?
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Re: Do we need to publicly protest the Olymic Stadium move?

Postby e1hammer on Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:15 pm

I propose an informal meeting next Thursday 20th October 2011 evening around Liverpool Street to get the ball rolling.
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Re: Do we need to publicly protest the Olymic Stadium move?

Postby The Boleyn Hound on Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:15 pm

e1hammer wrote:Is it simply a coincidence that the majority of people that are pro a move are all new to the site or have very small post counts?

:think: Conspiracy? I'm joking


If you're including me in this....I've been coming on this site for years and years, I think since 2003. I lost my original account!
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Re: Do we need to publicly protest the Olymic Stadium move?

Postby HarrowInnHammer on Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:19 pm

Yea Why Not wrote:How about a David Charlton dirty protest?


Maybe not that far!
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Re: Do we need to publicly protest the Olymic Stadium move?

Postby taffhammer on Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:39 pm

Jiminy_Cricket wrote:I understand that we don't know all the plans I am just concerned at this stage by the time we know what they intend to do it will be all too late.

They may have made their minds up but that doesn't mean we should give them an easy ride


Why don't you start a campaign to make them show the fans the plans of what they will be doing to the stadium if the club get it ? that way you can start your protest against the move earlier.
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Re: Do we need to publicly protest the Olymic Stadium move?

Postby frankiemac on Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:54 pm

i think a big banner at the game after blackpool

i propose "STICK THE TRACK UP YER CRACK"
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Re: Do we need to publicly protest the Olymic Stadium move?

Postby Romford on Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:03 pm

e1hammer wrote:Is it simply a coincidence that the majority of people that are pro a move are all new to the site or have very small post counts?




I think its the other way around personally
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Re: Do we need to publicly protest the Olymic Stadium move?

Postby Romford on Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:05 pm

Sweeney Bod wrote:I look back to the Bond days and have some good memories of the protests, but it did tear the club in two. In hindsight, we should have ignored it. Few bought Bonds, and it died a natural death. The protests only really served to get the club relegated.

It is pretty much certain that we are going to the OS, and nothing we can do will change it. It has always been part of the G&S business model. Protesting will just serve to create an atmosphere where players will want to leave, or not be bothered if we went up or not. The sad truth is, like the Bond, the only recourse if you are truly unhappy is to just not purchase a ticket when we move there


The actual final deal that a few took up was a great deal for the bondholder...

I wish i bought one now.
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Re: Do we need to publicly protest the Olymic Stadium move?

Postby Sweeney Bod on Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:13 pm

Romford wrote:
The actual final deal that a few took up was a great deal for the bondholder...

I wish i bought one now.


Mate, I wish I had a time machine too. A one off payment of £550 guaranteed you tickets over Season Ticket holders, and if you wanted to sell it on, you would make a handsome profit.
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Re: Do we need to publicly protest the Olymic Stadium move?

Postby Romford on Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:16 pm

Sweeney Bod wrote:
Mate, I wish I had a time machine too. A one off payment of £550 guaranteed you tickets over Season Ticket holders, and if you wanted to sell it on, you would make a handsome profit.


Not forgetting the ton off the season ticket...and first shout at away tickets that is still going now.

A few people who you wouldn't guess have one... 8-)
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Re: Do we need to publicly protest the Olymic Stadium move?

Postby bendavids on Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:17 pm

e1hammer wrote:Is it simply a coincidence that the majority of people that are pro a move are all new to the site or have very small post counts?




Romford wrote:I think its the other way around personally


I doubt there's any correlation to be found, it's such a contentious issue that you'll probably find all sorts of different fans with differing opinions on it. I'm quite new to KUMB, but not new to following West Ham, and can't quite decide what bloody opinion I've got on the whole debacle!
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Re: Do we need to publicly protest the Olymic Stadium move?

Postby Romford on Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:22 pm

bendavids wrote:
I doubt there's any correlation to be found, it's such a contentious issue that you'll probably find all sorts of different fans with differing opinions on it. I'm quite new to KUMB, but not new to following West Ham, and can't quite decide what bloody opinion I've got on the whole debacle!



We got an awful lot of new members when the OS decision was being made...all with names like "boleynforerever". Most still have only 100 posts to their name.

I've managed to drag a few into arguments on other threads 8-) ...but they mostly just want to talk about the ground.

As for the whole debacle...I actually agree BUT this is people moaning about a ground that is currently an athletics track.

No-one would want to go there now...but its what it can be thats the important thing.
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Re: Do we need to publicly protest the Olymic Stadium move?

Postby bendavids on Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:46 pm

Romford wrote:No-one would want to go there now...but its what it can be thats the important thing.


Nail on the head IMO. Even it is coming from someone with a measley 200 posts... :wink:
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