Marlow Vaderman wrote:I guess we all agree that they are not going to up and leave in the near future. With this in mind the only option is to look to gather all the dissenting voices and using weight of numbers force the board into meaningful dialogue.
MV, I respect the effort you guys are making for the sake of all supporters, a year on from the planned March it is good to see that there's still hope that we can pull together to put genuine pressure on our owners in order to achieve the changes we all want to see.
But I think we are past any point of meaningful dialogue with this lot. I appreciate as a group you would need to make that your first step and to have attempted to reach out to the club, but look how many times supporters have tried to speak with them, websites like this one and all other online sites / social media etc , it's not hard for clubs to listen to and engage with supporters. Our lot are just not interested and on top of that have lied at every point and actively tried to divide the support, they have never been fully called out on it all like they deserve to be. They've lied to us constantly and are an absolute disdain on our club in my opinion and that's even before considering the fact they sold our home and moved us to a rented athletics stadium.
My only interest in regards to the owners is what action is most effective to put enough pressure on them so that they sell up. Any new ownership should then be met with a clear voice from the fans that the club needs a proper football ground that we own.
Personally I think there's only two ways of doing this, either people stop renewing and stay away from the ground in planned boycott or option 2 to organise protests and marches like was originally planned last year.
I'm not one for telling people whether they should give up their season tickets but a boycott of matches would be an extremely effective option if it was to ever happen. Equally protests like at the burnley game have proven to work in terms of putting pressure on the owners, either way it will take big numbers to successfully apply enough continued fan pressure to get the owners out.
I haven't signed up to Hammers United yet but I know people who have, I am just I waiting to see what action you guys plan beyond the attempt at dialogue. Rest assured if or when the time comes for action against the board I will be there and I am sure many others will too, for that we need an action group, and one that's overall aim is for the owners to go so if Hammers United do ever stand by that then I will be signing up. Hopefully Hammers United can be the ones to pick the baton up so to speak after last year and finally drive forward the only real call for change we need to see, that being for Sullivan, Brady and Gold out of our club.