When you wake up this morning, know that you have an opportunity to make a difference. I’d like you to think about our beloved club for a minute. . . think about what’s happened to it, think about how far down the river it and you have been sold.
This morning is not just another Saturday morning. . . it’s the Saturday morning where you can make a difference.
You may feel disillusioned, you may be disappointed, you may have “had enough of it” and maybe you have told yourself that you’re done, and you’re packing it in.
You might be hurting inside, you may be angry at the lies and betrayal served up to you by our board. The world class transport links that leave you being bearded like cattle may have gotten to you. The embarrassment of scaffolding , concrete blocks and cable ties holding up your world class stadium may have gotten to you, or perhaps the sanitised atmosphere and overpriced club merch leaves you with a little bit of sick in your mouth, that the over-priced beer can’t wash away.
Maybe it’s the stewards man-handling our kids in the bridges, or the tightening in your chest when you see our disabled fans having to wait to get through barriers in the rain.
Maybe it’s the way they let away fans sit in front of you these days, or that they’ve bumped up ticket prices or treat our away support with contempt.
Maybe it’s all of these things. . . but today. . . today is different my fellow hammer, because today is the day that you can make a difference.
Today is the day that YOU have the opportunity to remind the blundering custodians of our great club who you are. . . and that you are not alone.
Today is the day that YOU once more can don the claret and blue with pride, and stand, side by side with your West Ham brothers and sisters, united against our greatest enemy.
Today is the day that I ask all of you to once more believe in what has always been OUR club.
Today is the day that I ask you to join us and rekindle the fires of the legendary support that our club is renowned for across the world.
This morning is YOUR chance to let this board know that enough is enough.
Hammers United is the tip of YOUR spear and today, we strike back our first blow in the direction of the board.
Today is the day that we, the voice and heart beat of West Ham, it’s loyal and long suffering support, start on the long journey to get our club back.
Today is the day when we call time, ten years on to the day almost since this board of false prophets breezed in with their marketing rhetoric and media spin.
Today is where we, West Ham United For Change take back what has always been ours.
I’m about to board my plane (Tel Aviv) and will be at the protest at 1300hrs.
By train, plane, car, tube, bus or on foot, do not miss your chance to take back our club.
See you in Stratford.