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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by sussexhammer74 » Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:49 pm

southendmadhammer wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:13 pm
For the avoidance of doubt, the club don't care who fills the bowl - as long as they are paying for a ticket, it could be Millwall fans as far as they are concerned.
West Ham Utd sell the tickets and pocket the money.
West Ham pay E20 (LLDC or whoever the hell it is) rent which include stewards etc
E20 (stewards) have to deal with the problem of an away fan in the home end.

Bit of a vicious circle.

As a business, I can see how GSB love this deal. :thdn:

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by Kialos » Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:41 pm

If the club were serious about it then the message they have punted out via Claret & Hugh should be on the official website.

As usual they are swerving accountability. The club signed the deal, the club have a duty of care towards their customers as any business does and the London Stadium operators have a similar duty of care.

They can't pick and choose what terms they want to enforce. Try taking in water in a single use bottle with cap on, WHOAH! No way sunshine. Have an away fan sat in home areas and it's the sound the crickets.

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by WestHamIFC » Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:39 pm

Coops wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:32 pm
Cheers for the info.
I read about Hills pushing to get areas changed to being considered London in a small book about the history of Thames Ironworks. I'm not sure what happened to the book (probably up in the loft), but I believe the Ironworks site was at the mouth of River Lea at Bow Creek. Maybe the area was Poplar or maybe he was just unsuccessful.
It may well be documented in that book that in 1894, the Old Castle Swifts FC famously became “the first professional football club in ESSEX” - a feat achieved while playing in... Hermit Road, Canning Town! :wink:

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by jastons » Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:46 pm

Have the FSA ever raised the issue of away fans in the home end, specifically talking about London Stadium?

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by Ozza » Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:17 pm

the pink palermo wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:09 am
Excellent post Wembley, thanks :thup:

If I understand it correctly, the taxpayer would be better off handing us the keys, plus £200m and would still be better off than running the gaff for us for the next 96 years.

How has nobody gone to jail over this ?

Even if we ignore the original construction costs, write them off as the "huge, giant Olympic party" it will cost the taxpayer some £500m to have West Ham play in Stratford over the course of the lease ( stadium conversion costs plus onerous contract).

It's insane.
As much as I hate Sullivan I’ve never taken him for a mug, if I was being cynical as well as seeing how these leeches operate, this would have been part of the thinking.

Clearly at some point there will be a conversation with LLC about us taking it on at no cost to us?

Then it’s touchdown, a home run, an on drive smashed to the boundary.

We’ve only ever been a vehicle to personal financial gain at everyone else’s expense?

Oh and anyone know where the 40m sale of the Boleyn went?

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Post by Coops » Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:38 pm

WestHamIFC wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:39 pm
It may well be documented in that book that in 1894, the Old Castle Swifts FC famously became “the first professional football club in ESSEX” - a feat achieved while playing in... Hermit Road, Canning Town! :wink:
My Dad grew up in Canning Town and my Mum in West Ham, both considered themselves proud Londoners.

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by Coops » Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:41 pm

Ozza wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:17 pm

Oh and anyone know where the 40m sale of the Boleyn went?
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by Kialos » Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:46 pm

It takes a great deal of money to dress and look as cheap as the Sullivan family.

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by goa127 » Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:46 pm

hammerddh wrote:
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Hypothetical question.
Won't happen (not in my lifetime anyway)

But if there was an option to walk away from the London Stadium and move to a new purpose built proper football stadium but it was based out in Essex, let's say Basildon for example would you be in favour ?
No don't be ridiculous

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by S-H » Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:53 pm

Kialos wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:46 pm
It takes a great deal of money to dress and look as cheap as the Sullivan family.
Indeed.

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Post by reo_coker20 » Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:56 pm

Sent the club a email about Liverpool there looking into it and will be revoking there tickets, might be seen as grassing but I’m sick of away supporters in our ground. I hate the stadium anyway this just tops it off I’ve had opposition supporters near me nearly every home game this year

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by Mega Ron » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:33 pm

Snitches get stitches and end up in ditches like bitches

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by Kialos » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:51 pm

Grassing on Liverpool fans is not grassing, it is public duty, well done Reo Coker :thup:

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by Ozza » Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:08 pm

Mega Ron wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:33 pm
Snitches get stitches and end up in ditches like bitches
:lol: That’s brilliant

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by Pentonville » Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:16 pm

hammerddh wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:43 am
Hypothetical question.
Won't happen (not in my lifetime anyway)

But if there was an option to walk away from the London Stadium and move to a new purpose built proper football stadium but it was based out in Essex, let's say Basildon for example would you be in favour ?
Most definitely not, I'm a Londoner, WHU are a London team. I could not support a team based in Essex.

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by Samba » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:52 am

Pentonville wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:16 pm
Most definitely not, I'm a Londoner, WHU are a London team. I could not support a team based in Essex.
Tbf, West Ham United WERE until 1965..

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by Georgee Paris » Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:47 am

Funnily enough i was looking at the area around the Brentwood Centre and was wondering if that would make a good spot for a new football stadium. Decent transport links - near a fair chunk of our support. Would still be a new stadium in an unfamiliar area but could be purpose built.

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by Coops » Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:00 am

Georgee Paris wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:47 am
Funnily enough i was looking at the area around the Brentwood Centre and was wondering if that would make a good spot for a new football stadium. Decent transport links - near a fair chunk of our support. Would still be a new stadium in an unfamiliar area but could be purpose built.
I think that's probably green belt

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Post by Georgee Paris » Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:08 am

Looking at the site Leyton Orient have a presence there and Brentwood Town FC. Right next to the A12. In would be a b*stard t get to for me as I’m in the other side of town but I’d say 60-70% of our fans would be okay - at least 50k of them anyway.

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by James P » Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:10 am

Georgee Paris wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:47 am
Funnily enough i was looking at the area around the Brentwood Centre and was wondering if that would make a good spot for a new football stadium. Decent transport links - near a fair chunk of our support. Would still be a new stadium in an unfamiliar area but could be purpose built.
Where’s the nearest train station to the Brentwood Centre?

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