Text  Larger | Smaller | Default

NewsNow

Barry blasts beastly board


Filed: Monday, 11th June 2012
By: Staff Writer


Orient Chairman Barry Hearn has hit back at West Ham's board of Directors after they laughed off his offer to share the rights to the Olympic Stadium.

We reported last month how the League One club's Chairman had mooted the possibility of a ground-share option - despite having spoken out strongly against West Ham moving to Stratford previously.

That offer was treated with derision by West Ham's board who released a statement on 1st June mocking Hearn's offer. "We have not held talks with Leyton Orient in respect of ground sharing and nor is it our intention to do so," it said.

"We do not wish to comment on recent statements made by Barry Hearn not least because we can't keep up with his ever-changing position. They continue, however, to provide us with a constant source of amusement."

Unsurprisingly that response has infuriated Hearn, who has now hit back at the club's owners. "West Ham's statement last week which referred to my 'ever-changing position' is patronising to say the least," he blasted. "A major club moving on to our doorstep would undoubtedly damage us.

"I am glad West Ham think we are providing them with a constant source of amusement. We are a small community club with 130 years of history fighting to stay in business - and they need to understand that we shall continue to challenge any decision that places the future of our football club in doubt."





Related News

   arrow   West Ham chasing Umtiti, say Sky sources [31st May 2016]
   arrow   Payet, Bilic, Brady & Oxford: Monday's news [30th May 2016]
   arrow   I'm still improving, says Dimitri Payet [29th May 2016]
   arrow   West Ham monitor La Liga star [29th May 2016]
   arrow   World Cup winners take centre stage [28th May 2016]
   arrow   Is this West Ham's new home shirt? [27th May 2016]
   arrow   Fans react to Tory donation revelation [27th May 2016]
   arrow   Club money used to fund Tory Party donation [27th May 2016]
   arrow   Oxford, Quina & Lanzini: Thursday's news [26th May 2016]
   arrow   That's a wrap! Permission granted for new solution [25th May 2016]



Your Comments


Please note that this section is for comments relating to the above news item only. Any off-topic or abusive posts will be removed. Posts including either links and/or foul language are automatically filtered and will not be published. To engage in further discussion on any of our news stories, visit the KUMB Forums.

Not a member of the KUMB Forums? You may register for free membership here.

by DavidSmith
06:50AM 10th Aug 2012
''Has anyone told Mr Hearn that the hockey pitch is available?''

comments powered by Disqus
 
News Image




On This Day ...

One Year Ago
Former trialist in police investigation
Former West Ham trialist Bilel Mohsni is the subject of a Police investiga...more
Three Years Ago
Open trials day for budding young footballers
West Ham United Ladies are holding an open trials day for their junior squads later this month....more
Five Years Ago
Allardyce: the first interview
Sam Allardyce has given his first major interview since being appointed as the new manager of West H...more