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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by HammerMan2004 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:56 pm

It'd be hilarious if Kia / Chinese consortium buy out the stadium and convert it. As it would only benefit West Ham as the anchor tenant and not the consortium?

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by DDHammer » Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:01 pm

That article reads like a load of made up **** to generate hits.

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Post by Hammer.CA » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:57 pm

An extract from the SAB meeting notes that have just been posted on FB,

Political Rumblings
There's too much to go into detail on, but two things to mention:There was a lot of noise in the media when Sadiq Khan stepped in and got involved regarding the stadium. However he has not responded to any of Karren Brady's 15 letters and she is unable to get a meeting with him.

I wonder why? 'As ye sow, so shall you reap'.

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by hammers92 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:10 pm

Hammer.CA wrote:An extract from the SAB meeting notes that have just been posted on FB,

Political Rumblings
There's too much to go into detail on, but two things to mention:There was a lot of noise in the media when Sadiq Khan stepped in and got involved regarding the stadium. However he has not responded to any of Karren Brady's 15 letters and she is unable to get a meeting with him.

I wonder why? 'As ye sow, so shall you reap'.
I've said it time and again, that political donation to the Tories from "West Ham United" is going to cause us all kinds of problems, politicising the football club is another sackable offence for the Baroness.

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by Wembley1966 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:22 pm

Email today from the club:

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Not very exclusive - sign up to Rolling Stones emails and you could get tickets on Tuesday; any Amex cardholder could get tickets yesterday and the link in the email is generic to a ticketing site that anyone can use.

No discount - paying almost as much for a ticket as my season ticket - but I will be close to the pitch (actually on it)!

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by Red Kens Slave » Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:35 pm

Hammer.CA wrote:An extract from the SAB meeting notes that have just been posted on FB,

Political Rumblings
There's too much to go into detail on, but two things to mention:There was a lot of noise in the media when Sadiq Khan stepped in and got involved regarding the stadium. However he has not responded to any of Karren Brady's 15 letters and she is unable to get a meeting with him.

I wonder why? 'As ye sow, so shall you reap'.
Is there anything corroborating this claim from Brady?

I take it those notes are from a SAB attendee? Do the club notes mention anything on this?

EDIT - I mean proof she said she's written 15 times without reply...?

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Post by bubbles500 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:20 am

Seeing talk on twitter that Wembley will be asking for a lot more rent from Chelsea than spurs have paid. So chelsea are looking at other options including LS. Have to say considering their financial plight you could see operators going for it. Scheduling would be very tight though. But if it didn’t impact our fixtures I’m not sure we’d have much of an argument.

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by stevenmj » Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:35 pm

Karen said we could veto anyone. Whats not to believe?

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by hammerman11 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:24 pm

THE bowl is bad enough I am not going if we share it with Chelsea.

enough is enough

let Chelsea suffer

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by Mega Ron » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:53 pm

I dislike Chelsea.

We should definitely let them use the stadium. It will ruin their season.

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by DaveWHU1964 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:17 pm

Mega Ron wrote:I dislike Chelsea.

We should definitely let them use the stadium. It will ruin their season.
I like your style Ron.

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Post by Hammer.CA » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:03 pm

I'm posting this information I received today but I could just as easily posted this on Gold & Sullivan or the March is ON threads.
There was a meeting of the SAB with the club last week and someone has been asking for quite a while about stalls outside the stadium, I was interested when I was told but I did say that the club would never let it happen even if they had the authority however as I think everyone on this site will know, Karren Brady did say that the club will commit to getting the stalls back at the OS to make it feel like home, message 1

'Got the info I was looking for. They want £1750 per game for a prime spot around the stadium. Told them that’s absolutely ridiculous - they want businesses there but are freezing fans out!
They’re looking at having the old stands back on the bridge at sometime in the future but don’t know anymore than that. What an absolute joke.'

Message 2,
Other bloke is furious. I told them what his business was - it’s a Prosecco bar. Very unique champagne bottle shaped bar - only one in the world and being made as we speak. They have formed an excellent partnership with an Italian wine company called Zonin who will provide the Prosecco.
Now what call has there ever been for Prosecco/champagne at football?
Well suddenly after keeping us waiting weeks for an answer, the club have entered into a deal with a champagne company, so won’t want a Prosecco bar there.'

I can't speak about Prosecco but I can talk about merchandise because it's what I do, an official licensed scarf costs £6+VAT, so £7.20 each. The badges won't be much of an income because the club won't allow any use of the word WEST HAM or the Crossed Hammers. It is almost certain that there would be VAT on the £1750 and Newham Council may want a trader to have licence as well, guesstimate at £1000 pa. I think the minimum any merchandise trader would need to take on a stall per game would be £4000 and I can tell you with almost certainty that a stall wouldn't take anywhere near that for a normal game.
So the 'commitment' by club is complete fanny on stalls and making the new stadium feel like home, always was and always will be with these owners.

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Post by Westbourne Bill » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:21 am

I thought the same when I read about the club allowing the fans to get an architects view on the feasibility and cost of extending the seats nearer to the pitch. It sounded a bit like a letting agent allowing a tenant to get someone in to cost the price of an extension, knowing full well neither the landlord or the agent would have the money and/or desire to pay for it.

I'm not sure how much more naive some people can be.

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by hammerman11 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:47 am

nothing will change until they go.

brady will erect some dildo flag and say the board have listened.

don't renew season tickets memberships or buy anything from the store. That is the only way to force them out.
boycott august fixtures until after the transfer window closes.It wont affect the team as we lose every month anyway.

chinese or red bull may come in if the team starts badly, attendances are low around 30k as they may smell the GSB leeches want out.

march every match

banners and protest at away games

local traders should trade on carpenters estate away from the dust bowl area.

long live the boleyn does and will be where I make my next purchase of merchandise

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by noblecause » Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:33 pm

On a different note, can you enter using a different turnstile to that on your ticket?

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Post by NedN » Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:41 pm

Wembley1966 wrote:Not very exclusive - sign up to Rolling Stones emails and you could get tickets on Tuesday; any Amex cardholder could get tickets yesterday and the link in the email is generic to a ticketing site that anyone can use.
I disagree...it’s very thoughtful of the club - they are figuring that ST holders already love turning up to watch one group of old, overpaid, past-it performers, why wouldn’t they want to come for another?

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by Jon » Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:42 pm

Disgusting treatment of stall holders. Why can't they sell their wares without paying a fee? That way merchandise and food would be affordable. Everyone wins.

Why can't they see the bigger picture?

They hit stall holders and then pay defenders 50k a week for not clearing a corner.

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by Exiledin cardiff » Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:51 pm

19th August Fat Boy Slim and others for a gig in Queen Elizabeth Park .

Can't see us having a home game/friendly that day

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by Kialos » Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:51 pm

noblecause wrote:On a different note, can you enter using a different turnstile to that on your ticket?

No

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by noblecause » Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:58 pm

Thought not. Cheers

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