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Re: WHUISA - WHU Independent Supporters Association

Post by Discobar » Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:09 am

whuisa_bonds_H wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:02 am
Our Chair is sporting the Adidas claret and blue Gazelle range, available from our favourite high street or online retailers. :D
They look great tbf. Top work

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Post by whuisa_bonds_H » Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:18 pm

The WHUISA Committee would like to make the following statement in response to that issued by Hammers United:
WHUISA would like to say the following in response to Hammers United’s statement today, 31/12/2019.

We have been clear in our latest interviews with the media, that whilst we fully support our team and will support the manager, we have grave concerns with the  current ownership’s direction of our Club. We have spoken about why we are concerned including questioning ambition, corporate management structure and short/long term strategy.

WHUISA therefore, fully supports the static protest arranged by Hammers United for 18th January 2020.

We continue to be in conversation with the football club and call on them to develop sustained dialogue to effect meaningful change at the football club we all love.
https://whuisa.org/news/2019/12/31/whui ... ember-2019

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Post by Watford 'Ammer » Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:27 pm

Thank you WHUISA.

We feel it is important to give those people who wish to, the opportunity to gather together to show their dissatisfaction with the way the club has been run over the past 10 years.

We are delighted to have your support in offering this opportunity to our fan base.

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Post by Pentonville » Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:57 pm

Well done Sue and WHUISA for working with HU. I and a few friends will be at the picket.

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Post by Northbank Bar » Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:38 am

Thanks WHUISA.Your support is not taken for granted and is valued.
Thanks Sue for this public declaration of support.

Only with all fans together unitedforchange can we be successful.

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Post by whuisa_bonds_H » Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:09 pm

Advice received for fans travelling to Sheffield United on 10th December (Up the Junction please advise if these should go on the dedicated thread as you were on the call):

WHUISA took part in a telephone conference with representatives from KUMB, South Yorkshire Police, Sheffield United and West Ham United on Friday 3rd January in advance of the away fixture on 10th January. Here are the notes from that meeting.

Train arrivals: The Police are expecting WHUFC supporters to arrive by train at between midday and 2pm.  However, they pointed out that the last direct train back from Sheffield is at 20:59, meaning fans would have to leave the match before the end of the first half.  Therefore, the police are preparing for fans arriving by train to remain in Sheffield overnight.  The police implied that they would prefer fans not to go into the city centre after the match and only to drink in the pubs designated for away fans.  There are several hotels in Sheffield which are already receiving bookings from WHUFC supporters. 

Coach and private car arrivals: For those arriving by coach, the coaches will drop off at Bramhall Lane.  Stewards will be on hand to ‘meet and greet’ away supporters and it was emphasised this operation will be strictly non-confrontational and ‘customer-focused’.  Fans arriving by private cars should not park near the ground but should use car parks elsewhere in the city.  Coaches will pick up away fans from Randall Street which is 25 yards from the exit. 

Pubs: There are about 4 pubs which have been identified as ‘away pubs’ – they are ‘The Howard’, ‘The Globe’, ‘The Graduate’ and ‘The Head of Steam’. 

Leaflet: Supporters who arrive at the railway station will receive a leaflet – prepared by the police – which will provide details of away pubs, entrance and exit points to the stadium and preferred routes to the stadium.  Graeme and Kevin asked for this leaflet to be sent to fans’ groups in advance of the fixture.  South Yorks Police promised to send the leaflet to Andy Sheldon on Monday evening. 

Alcohol: There are no restrictions on the sale of alcohol in the stadium but purchases will be limited to specific times. 

The leaflet mentioned above will be posted once received.

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Post by whuisa_bonds_H » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:36 am

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Post by Eggs'n'nuts » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:55 am

Pentonville wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:57 pm
Well done Sue and WHUISA for working with HU. I and a few friends will be at the picket.
Absolutely.

It's fantastic that everyone is singing from the same hymn sheet. This is exactly what this protest needs.

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Post by whuisa_bonds_H » Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:39 pm

We're supporting tomorrow's protest organised by HU, and our Chair will be attending.

In advance of tomorrow's protest, we're launching our campaign for change - please click the picture below to find out more.

See the link on our website here.

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Post by whuisa_bonds_H » Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:30 pm

Here is a link to the text of the speech given by Sue Watson at the HU demo on Saturday:

https://whuisa.org/news/2020/1/20/whuis ... ed-protest

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Post by Doc H Ball » Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:36 pm

Good on WHUISA, HU and members of nobody coming together :thup:

Any differences were created artificially anyway. No distractions, just an agreed message - United For Change.

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Post by Vic_Watson » Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:46 pm

whuisa_bonds_H wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:30 pm
Here is a link to the text of the speech given by Sue Watson at the HU demo on Saturday:
:thup:

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Post by whuisa_bonds_H » Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:14 pm

Following last month’s publication by Fan Insights of their Fan Engagement Index we discussed some of the aspects of their report with their Director and author of the report, Kevin Rye

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Post by whuisa_bonds_H » Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:28 am

The WHUISA Committee have released the following statement regarding communications with the club in the last 48 hours:
WHUISA can confirm that within the last 48 hours, the principle owner of West Ham United, David Sullivan, has communicated with WHUISA requesting a meeting. A separate initiative, offered by Jake Heath was also offered in which “members of the board” as well as representatives of the football club’s construct, the Official Supporters’ Board, would be present.

As noted in the statement released this morning (29/01/2020) by Hammers United (HU), both proposals have been declined. Both WHUISA and HU have been in regular dialogue and contact on several issues as well as these request for meetings.

We fully support the unilaterally agreed position between WHUISA, HU and the Football Supporters’ Association with regards to this meeting request and for how any potential meeting in the future might be constructed, if one was to be held.

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Post by Aztec Hammer » Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:42 am

Fantastic.

Absolutely essential for HU and WHUISA to remain in lockstep and not fall foul of GSB division tactics.

It’s been hard to keep up with all the acronym groups in the last year or two, but my understanding is that HU and WHUISA are the two that are truly for the fans and as such, the two that are naturally the most troublesome for GSB.

They will do everything possible to slyly create divisions and break up the two groups.

Must remain strong and together in fighting against their thievery and lies.

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Post by whuisa_bonds_H » Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:50 pm

WHUISA are saying enough is enough - it's time for Brady to reconsider her position.

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Post by GaryP » Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:54 pm

whuisa_bonds_H wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:50 pm
WHUISA are saying enough is enough - it's time for Brady to reconsider her position.
:thup:

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Post by Pentonville » Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:00 pm

Keep up the good work Sue. Any chance of a WHUISA meeting soon to build the coalition with HU?

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Post by whuisa_bonds_H » Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:01 am

WHUISA has written to Sky Sports Head of Football Gary Hughes in relation to factual inaccuracies given in its apology to members of the West Ham Board on its Sunday Supplement programme.

We would like to thank Amanda Jacks of the FSA for locating this information as well as the Blues Trust.
Dear Mr G. Hughes

We noted with interest Geoff Shreeves apology to West Ham United FC ahead of yesterday's Sunday Supplement, after comments made by contributors to the programme last Sunday, 26th January.

Part of the apology concentrated on comments made about the tenure of Messrs Gold and Sullivan at Birmingham City FC with Mr Shreeves stating,

"........During their time at the club they invested in the redevelopment of the ground............As a result St Andrews has been awarded Asset of Community Value status........"

This comment is, at best, wilfully misleading.

BCFC was sold by Messrs Sullivan and Gold in the Autumn of 2009. The legislation which allows Community Groups to apply for a local asset to become an Asset of Community Value, The Localism Act, was introduced in 2011.

It was Birmingham City FC's Supporters Trust- the Blues Trust- who made a successful application to have an Asset Community Value status imposed upon St Andrews as reported by Birmingham Live in November 2013. Thus it is the Blues Trust who deserve the credit for the ACV.

The definition of an Asset of Community Value is :

A Building or other land is an asset of a community value if its main use has recently been or is presently used to further the social wellbeing or social interests of the local community and could do so in the future. The Localism Act states that 'social interests; include cultural, recreational and sporting interests.'

Birmingham City Council's criteria for acceptance to the scheme makes no reference whatsoever that the physical condition of any building plays a part in its decision making process.

The primary incentive of any group applying to have an Asset of Community Value status imposed on a 'building or other land' is that it gives that group the right to be informed, by their local concil, of any proposed sale of it and a period of six months to bid to purchase it.

We trust this clarifies the accurate position as to why St Andrews had an Asset of Community Value status imposed upon it some four years after the departure of Messrs Gold and Sullivan.

Yours faithfully

West Ham United Independent Supporters Association

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Post by Samba » Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:12 am

Aztec Hammer wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:42 am
Fantastic.

Absolutely essential for HU and WHUISA to remain in lockstep and not fall foul of GSB division tactics.

It’s been hard to keep up with all the acronym groups in the last year or two, but my understanding is that HU and WHUISA are the two that are truly for the fans and as such, the two that are naturally the most troublesome for GSB.

They will do everything possible to slyly create divisions and break up the two groups.

Must remain strong and together in fighting against their thievery and lies.
:thup:
'WHUISA can confirm that within the last 48 hours, the principle owner of West Ham United, David Sullivan, has communicated with WHUISA requesting a meeting'.
Hmm, now where have we heard that exact same type of thing before...

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