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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by Colours never run » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:30 am

Pop Robson wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:23 pm
As an ex-electrician cable ties are for tying cables to say metal tray work

Not to make sure the metal framework of a temp stand holding thousands of people doesn't come undone.

I have photo of way back when we moved to the bowl hole that shown some of the scaffolding is on blocks
Looking at the recent image I can still see the use of many breeze blocks of some description, amongst the other discarded materials that may or may not be important of the structure of the stand.

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by Da Vinci » Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:48 pm

Colours never run wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:54 pm
.... "World Class Stadium" you say, Karren? :lol:

Lies, lies, lies.
Looks like a little kid has got a strop on while playing with his lego set and left in a mess on the floor :)

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by asters89 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:18 pm

Westbourne Bill wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:25 pm
Millwall's plans ....and they already have a proper football ground.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/footb ... pment.html
30,000? Someone has been watching Field of Dreams.

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by Prob » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:24 pm

another team who will build a better stadium than us

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by Seaviewhammer » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:40 pm

Perhaps we could groundshare?

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by steps » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:29 pm

Brentford’s new ground will be ready for next season, now Millwall submit plans.

It makes me sick to my back teeth that the Dildos chose not to redevelop the BG.

We can only live in hope that we get one day we get owners who actually have the fans best interests at heart and build us a football ground fit for purpose.

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by iLoveLasagne » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:21 pm

Denbighammer wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:05 pm
If our fans ever had something to get excited about and actually jumped around a bit, that would definitely fall down...
Ah I can now see the logic in exiting the cups, bring back Moyes, our shambles of a team and attracting quiet, well-behaved tourists now. The popcorn is probably also aimed at helping fans to lose weight I imagine. They think of everything this lot.

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by Samba » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:21 pm

asters89 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:18 pm
30,000? Someone has been watching Field of Dreams.
'Build it and they still won't come'..

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by Samba » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:30 pm

steps wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:29 pm
It makes me sick to my back teeth that the Dildos chose not to redevelop the BG.
That is right up there as being one of their most heinous decisions.
Even as owners, REAL West Ham 'fans' would have completed the Upton Park renovation.
To move us to the monstrosity that is the OS? They absolutely didn't do that, as West Ham fans.
They did it for themselves.

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by Coops » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:40 pm

Samba wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:30 pm
That is right up there as being one of their most heinous decisions.
Even as owners, REAL West Ham 'fans' would have completed the Upton Park renovation.
To move us to the monstrosity that is the OS? They absolutely didn't do that, as West Ham fans.
They did it for themselves.
They are not and never have been West Ham fans.

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by Pulls up Trees » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:57 pm

Samba wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:30 pm
That is right up there as being one of their most heinous decisions.
Even as owners, REAL West Ham 'fans' would have completed the Upton Park renovation.
To move us to the monstrosity that is the OS? They absolutely didn't do that, as West Ham fans.
They did it for themselves.
As would any rich owner. It's not a coincidence that was their plan for Birmingham and also what sparked their interest in Cardiff. Barry Hearn had exactly the same idea about selling Brisbane Road to move in to the OS and sold Orient the minute that plan was defeated.

I don't think people realise how much the accumulation of more wealth matters to the super rich...

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by Kialos » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:34 pm

If the only examples you can come up with of rich owners who rent a ground for 26 days of the year are Sullivan and Hearn, which didn't happen, then it's not " any rich owner"

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by Pentonville » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:45 pm

Pulls up Trees wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:57 pm



I don't think people realise how much the accumulation of more wealth matters to the super rich...
Although spot on here.

Went to the ticket office today (friday) to return my man city ticket, going on working day during the week, you realise more than during a match day (when there is a bit of superficial atmosphere) that there is no one around, in a bleak windblown park, bleaker still stadium, what a souless dump it is. I would go to Upton Park during the week to pick up tickets or go to the shop, completely different. It was in a community, to be realistic many living in that local community might not have actually ever entered UP, but still you got a sense of supporting a club that was in a real place. This will never be true for the OS, ever.

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by Pulls up Trees » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:44 am

Kialos wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:34 pm
If the only examples you can come up with of rich owners who rent a ground for 26 days of the year are Sullivan and Hearn, which didn't happen, then it's not " any rich owner"
Well it’s not like these stadiums become available every week is it? There are plenty of other examples in business of rich people asset stripping.

I heard Simon Jordan on the radio last weekend say that whatever people might think of the soulless bowl, every Premier League chairman with a smaller stadium would have taken it in a heartbeat. His point was that GSB just made a pig’s ear out of making it feel like home for us.

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by goa127 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:40 am

Pulls up Trees wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:44 am
Well it’s not like these stadiums become available every week is it? There are plenty of other examples in business of rich people asset stripping.

I heard Simon Jordan on the radio last weekend say that whatever people might think of the soulless bowl, every Premier League chairman with a smaller stadium would have taken it in a heartbeat. His point was that GSB just made a pig’s ear out of making it feel like home for us.
I think that's the point. They manage to cock up everything they touch

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by painter pete » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:12 am

goa127 wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:40 am
I think that's the point. They manage to cock up everything they touch
Bang on. The boleyn is never coming back. We are not the first club or last to move on from a loved ground. So many posts on here about the good old days but it's gone. We have to fix the future without these idiots (gsb).

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by hammerman11 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:48 am

It can never be home until we own the dump. GSB will only buy it if it can make them money .

we are doomed for a few more years yet I fear !

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by Colours never run » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:58 pm

painter pete wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:12 am
Bang on. The boleyn is never coming back. We are not the first club or last to move on from a loved ground. So many posts on here about the good old days but it's gone. We have to fix the future without these idiots (gsb).
Which is? That's not meant facetiously either, how do we fix it.

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by 61dicksey » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:03 pm

If we had moved from the Boleyn a purpose built stadium in the vicinity i doubt there would be an issue moving , but to this ****hole there is so much wrong.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Post by Coops » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:03 pm

Colours never run wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:58 pm
Which is? That's not meant facetiously either, how do we fix it.
I don't think it can be fixed. The spivs have done a proper number on us. Even if they do sell up, which I don't think they will, we will still be stuck renting a temporary athletics stadium.

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