hxhammer wrote:Was discussing the goons last night with Martin Allen and a great point was made. Before they arrived, we were a well respected club, pretty much world wide, thanks to greats like Bobby, Sir Trev and Bondso, to name but a few. Now, thanks to the appaling behaviour of the 3 stooges, we are a laughing stock, with clubs sich as Leicester refusing to deal with us?
Exactly. They tried so hard to turn us into a corporate wet dream and elevating our 'level' they have destroyed everything likeable about the club. They tried to play down our history, the very players people had a soft spot for and become Arsenal lite.
They even turned one of the most influential players in recent history into a pantomime villain in Payet with their BS and destroyed one of our most popular and universally liked managers, especially with all that one more game to save your job crap.
Their vision for the club following a freebee stadium from the government has really highlighted how inept they are, alienating the support and trying to turn us into something we are not on the cheap.
We are not Man City, they clearly don't have the pockets despite their claims of world class players etc. we are not Arsenal (thank goodness), we were West Ham. We are now West Ham London and that is a mess. That is why I hate them.
The stadium is not ideal, its not Upton Park but I would swallow it if it meant the Champions league theme being played there. They have not invested in the squad but lets be honest we never really had much investment so nothing new. We have never had the greatest owners in the world but we had each other. All these things stacked up but knowing who we were, what we had and where we should be kept us together, us against the rest. No raised expectations, proper football ground and no popcorn. Sold a dream, living a nightmare is so apt.
What really presses my buttons and the one thing I wish we could ask them directly is the move was to benefit the club, a world class stadium for world class players, so knowing the additional income for the stadium doesn't touch £10 million how did they expect the stadium and the rebranding to pan out any other way?