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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by sutts07 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:18 am

Westbourne Bill wrote:Just read that QPR are considering a move to the former Linford Christie athletics stadium and converting it to football. The cost...£425m with a retractable roof.
That is literally in the same grounds as Wormwood Scrubs prison isn't it??

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Post by WestHamIFC » Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:11 pm

Westbourne Bill wrote:Just read that QPR are considering a move to the former Linford Christie athletics stadium and converting it to football. The cost...£425m with a retractable roof.
sicknote wrote:must be on drugs
Weren't those just unsubstantiated rumours? :hush:

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by goa127 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:33 pm

Westbourne Bill wrote:Just read that QPR are considering a move to the former Linford Christie athletics stadium and converting it to football. The cost...£425m with a retractable roof.
I'm pretty sure the local council have said this is a non-starter. They're thouroughly pissed-off with QPR at the moment 'cos they keep coming up with schemes without consultation. The council's view is that QPR are trying to become property speculators. I don't know the ins and outs of it all, just snippets I've seen in the press

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Post by sutts07 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:39 pm

From the reports that I have read, the council want to build the stadium and have QPR as a long term tenant... (sound familiar)

They plan to have it as an entertainment venue and host concrts etc there too.

QPR are against the idea and would prefer to sell their own plot and but this one to build something from scratch.

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Is there anyone who works at the club who supports West Ham?

Post by Big George » Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:50 pm

The Billy tribute was great but how can anyone not tell the difference between Ken Brown Snr & Jnr?

Aamir Singh: Head of Video supports Liverpool
Jake Heath : Head of Supporters’ Service support Spurs
Ben Campbell: Media officer ehi banned UTJ supports MK Dons

If any of these had West Ham in their blood, this wouldn’t have happened.

No doubt the SAB will hold them to account.

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Re: Is there anyone who works at the club who supports West Ham?

Post by Johnny Byrne's Boots » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:26 pm

Karren Brady, self publicist and money grabber, supports Arsenal.

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Re: Is there anyone who works at the club who supports West Ham?

Post by SoCal Hammer » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:05 pm

I doubt any of the stewards are West Ham fans

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Re: Is there anyone who works at the club who supports West Ham?

Post by The Old Man of Storr » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:12 pm

David Gold lived at 4 - 2 - 3 - 1 Green Street , he's a Hammer through and through , as for Diddy David Sullivan , he's always doing the crossed hammers sign , what else could he be ?

Anyone who says they're in it for the money can meet me at the Public House of their choice as long as you tell me first .

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by goa127 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:50 pm

I doubt we're on our own in this, people who hold these positions just see it as a job, they go from club to club as suits

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Post by reo_coker20 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:30 pm

Big George wrote:The Billy tribute was great but how can anyone not tell the difference between Ken Brown Snr & Jnr?

Aamir Singh: Head of Video supports Liverpool
Jake Heath : Head of Supporters’ Service support Spurs
Ben Campbell: Media officer ehi banned UTJ supports MK Dons

If any of these had West Ham in their blood, this wouldn’t have happened.

No doubt the SAB will hold them to account.
I’m a new member to sab can you tell me what you mean about holding sab to account, I’m not part of it to slag people off, different groups etc I’m there to try and make my club and our club a more positive one. We should all be workin together we’re supposed to be West Ham family

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by Doc H Ball » Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:56 pm

Family are your own.

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Post by GaryP » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:20 am

reo_coker20 wrote:
I’m a new member to sab can you tell me what you mean about holding sab to account, I’m not part of it to slag people off, different groups etc I’m there to try and make my club and our club a more positive one. We should all be workin together we’re supposed to be West Ham family
You have been on this site for 15 years with the best part of 4,000 posts and you are not aware of the general feeling towards the SAB ?

The SAB should be asking how these people who have no affiliation with this club are in these positions, including an MK dons fan who feels UTJ is 'unnecessarily negative' ( I think that's the reason, the boss will correct me otherwise hopefully).

I don't doubt your good intentions at all but the paper exercise that is SAB is NOT the way to go forward. Until the club recognises WHUISA then there is no chance of the West Ham 'family' happening.

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by Albie Beck » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:57 am

reo_coker20 wrote:can you tell me what you mean about holding sab to account
No doubt George can speak for himself but he wasn't saying "hold the sab to account", he actually said "the sab should be holding the club to account" (in this case, for the embarrassing mistake).

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by Johnny Byrne's Boots » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:45 pm

As a result of a FOI request (not by me), here are links to the minutes of E20 Board Meetings held in 2016 and 2017

Some interesting insights into the views of the 'other side'.

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by Northbank Bar » Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:42 pm

Doc H Ball.Spot on.

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by psychoscoredthelot » Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:18 pm

Kevin Nolan Speaks - :lol:

speaking to Sky Sports Premier League's coverage of West Ham v Newcastle (02/03/2019 at 8:00 pm), Nolan offered his thoughts on the stadium and how things are beginning to change for the good.

"I think you can sense around the ground that everyone is starting to just fall in love with it," Nolan told Sky Sports PL. "When they left Upton Park, it was like a marriage, a big split up, a break-up.

"When you hear Mark [Noble] talking about it or when you hear the lads and see the people who were here today, the Billy Bonds stand opening and you see them [home] results. They are making it feel [like] a home. They all feel at home.

"Long may it continue, it's a fantastic stadium, it's nice being here and hopefully they'll continue to get better here and get that big club mentality."

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by sussexhammer74 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:29 pm

Thanks for that Johnny. Long read and lots to digest. Not properly taken it all in.

Lots more "blanked" out the longer it goes on. Someone realised it was all going to pot and ordered weekly meetings to resolve the problems. Haemorrhaging money. Naming rights saga - all positive notes in the meetings but yet still to get anybody of note.

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by Vic_Watson » Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:32 pm

Ray Stewart liked his seat for the Newcastle game!

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by Johnny Byrne's Boots » Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:51 pm

The Mahindra saga is interesting. They feature throughout the 2016 and early 2017 minutes up to the stage where 'final' contracts were sent for signing, as far as I can work out, there's a few pages fully redacted and there's no more Mahindra, replaced by Vodafone.

Also mentioned a few times, Westfield are quite adamant they do not want football supporters on their property.

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by Swindon Iron » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:28 pm

Found this bit interesting from the minutes of the 29th July 2016 meeting, section 3 Directors update page 22 of 41:

"West Ham have held off releasing lower tier tickets but will now sell these to season ticket holders"

Seems very late in the day for such a comment to crop up about the "most successful migration ever", appreciate the info being presented at the meeting may have been a little bit old, but the fact that the last meeting before this one was the month before just strikes me as strange.

Could be another reason some long standing ST holders were not offered anything like comparable seating....

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