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Re: Protests against the board being planned

Post by Mega Ron » Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:49 am

Watford 'Ammer wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:41 am
Young guy with slicked back hair here 8-)
You did well mate.

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Re: Protests against the board being planned

Post by ammo » Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:51 am

Firstly, I just want to say thank you to those who organised the protest yesterday. I was proud to be there to support it.

Great to see such big numbers although it was really hard to gauge how many there were. It was a shame that I could not hear most of the speeches but I got the gist of things, and thanks UTJ for putting up the script to what you said.

I'm sure the sound system will get sorted for the next one. I'll be there for the next one too, hope this is the beginning of the end for the owners.

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Re: Protests against the board being planned

Post by Albie Beck » Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:56 am

Well done to everyone involved in organising this and getting the word out. I reckon there were probably over 2000 that attended.
Minor things like the PA will get sorted with experience.

On to the next event and an even bigger turnout! :thup:

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Re: Protests against the board being planned

Post by ereford ammer » Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:01 am

Watford 'Ammer wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:41 am
We have credibility.
We have publicity.
We have a platform.
We have a family.
We have unity.
We have shown the doubters we have all of the above.
We have made a very good start.
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Re: Protests against the board being planned

Post by Porkeyes » Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:04 am

Thanks to all those who put the effort in to make yesterday happen. It proved there are a decent amount of West Ham United embers left glowing which the liars will find difficult to stamp out.
Going home against the tide having turned down 4 different sets of spares for nowt and not having the slightest desire to go in the dump says it all for me.
I think close to 2000 turned up some of the estimates seem a bit on the low side to me. I had a quick count up with groups of 10 when it first started. Although I’m not Excel I stand by that rough number.
As someone said before next time it needs to be louder and the idea of doing the speeches with your backs to the river and people up the hill would negate the need to go too mad on the sound system. Once people stepped up onto the verge it blocked the sound even more for those of us on the concrete square. The best place of all would be to set up on that balcony outside the swimming pool where OB were filming us from.
👍thank you looking forward to next effort.

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Re: Protests against the board being planned

Post by rciron » Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:09 am

Francoisvander or else wrote:
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W*nking off Sully with the other
Oh dear, suddenly overcome with revultion at that thought :lol:

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Re: Protests against the board being planned

Post by lib2007 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:11 am

Looks like an amazing day, great turnout and all the effort that went into organising the day paying off!! So sorry to have missed it, but look foreward to the next time and happy to contribute to a better soundsystem or whatever is needed. We can do it! :crest:

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Re: Protests against the board being planned

Post by Upton Carp » Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:32 am

Up the Junction wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:01 pm
And to those who asked for a transcript of my speech.

Hammers Utd demonstration: 'United For Change' speech
https://www.kumb.com/article.php?id=43731
Great address, UTJ. I only wish I could have been there in person to hear it, and those of the other speakers.

Well done to all involved, UTJ from KUMB, Paul from Hammers United, and all of the other guys and gals that turned up to support the protest. Hopefully this was just the start.

GSB OUT!

COYI :crest:

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Re: Protests against the board being planned

Post by rciron » Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:59 am

Watford 'Ammer wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:41 am
Young guy with slicked back hair here 8-)

Firstly, thank you. Just thank you. We all did ourselves proud.

Secondly, the PA. I know!! Didn’t realise it wasn’t that loud... in a strange way it shows us for what we are; volunteers doing our best who have got lots still to do.

We will be releasing a statement very shortly but make no mistake about what has ALREADY been achieved...

We have credibility.
We have publicity.
We have a platform.
We have a family.
We have unity.
We have shown the doubters we have all of the above.
We have made a very good start.
Fantastic, yesterday all speakers and attendees did the West ham family proud, let's stick with it
Build the momentum, can't wait for the next one :crest:

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Re: Protests against the board being planned

Post by irving boleyn » Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:02 pm

Hard to believe 'I know but there are an awful lot of people who dont get involved with KUMB or other chat rooms.Lots of blank looks around me yesterday when I explained why I was unusually early.

So I guess there may be an untapped majority who weren't aware of the assembly.

Any suggestions how the message can get across to them ?

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Re: Protests against the board being planned

Post by Vic_Watson » Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:19 pm

irving boleyn wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:02 pm

Any suggestions how the message can get across to them ?
I read that a lot of people were walking past with bemused expressions. Pampleteering might have helped suck them in. Stick a leaflet in their hand and they'd know what was going on.

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Re: Protests against the board being planned

Post by HammerMan2004 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:31 pm

irving boleyn wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:02 pm
Any suggestions how the message can get across to them ?
Keep doing the protests. Keep handing out information. Build momentum so someone can think “f*** it I’ve had enough I’m going to the next one”

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Re: Protests against the board being planned

Post by Doc H Ball » Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:38 pm

I like the way it's been a bit shambolic. What I've admired about Paul and the others is that they are honest, sensible and don't really know what they are doing. In fact they don't really want to be doing it - it's a real ballsache.

Now, though, they know what they are doing, a network has grown and there's 1,000 people willing to leaflet bridges or whatever it takes.

There's nothing deadlier than a simple message that hits the spot - United For Change :scarfer:

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Re: Protests against the board being planned

Post by Pob! » Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:43 pm

Can everyone stop saying momentum? It's making my Tory heart fill with anger.. :lol:

Seriously though, again well done to all those who got involved.

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Re: Protests against the board being planned

Post by reo_coker20 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:13 pm

RichieRiv wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:15 pm
Without wanting to piss on your chips, Reuters (who I used to work for) have literally thousands of snappers across the globe. Most just end up in an archive so if a mainstream outlet picks this story they'll simply buy the images off of Reuters- think getty images.
Was just saying they was there taking pictures that’s all

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Re: Protests against the board being planned

Post by sicknote » Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:27 pm

Vic_Watson wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:19 pm
I read that a lot of people were walking past with bemused expressions. Pampleteering might have helped suck them in. Stick a leaflet in their hand and they'd know what was going on.
I think that’s the toughest part of all of this getting across the message to wider support

Odd though as for the bond scheme with no social media , everyone pretty much was on board with the anti bond scheme and it was full on support from every part of the Boleyn ground

The only way these days is personalities , who are held in high esteem across the clubs fan base young and old alike, the club know this and did so a long time ago , it’s their policy to have those types on board so to speak , giving them credibility

Hammers United need a figure like that on their side, a man well liked and admired by fans, with a track record of media and a platform to be heard by all the fan base and respected, I know who it should be, I think he would step up, I think and know he feels as strong about the issues as a lot so, but is it worth his while and would it affect his status in the media, I hope not and he can do it. As it is the next step

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Re: Protests against the board being planned

Post by Hugh Jargon II » Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:52 pm

I had a arthroscopy dec 5th. Hernia of 8 days ago....I might be falling apart but nothing was gonna stop me being there yesterday.

It was an honour to be part of the beginning. Well done to all concerned.

Pardon?
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Re: Protests against the board being planned

Post by Nesticles » Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:53 pm

Must only be hours away before GSB parade Noble out in front of a camera in a cry for peace

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Re: Protests against the board being planned

Post by Faithless » Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:00 pm

irving boleyn wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:02 pm
Any suggestions how the message can get across to them ?
It's now been covered by the mainstream media in every format, print, online, TV and radio. It was day one, it needs to be a regular protest if that's possible. The best protest movements grow organically.

Pamphletting, as mentioned, would undoubtedly help as would getting some ex players/staff to say something in support publicly, no idea how feasible that would be though.

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Re: Protests against the board being planned

Post by sgb1972 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:04 pm

Eug wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:28 pm
You guys couldn't organise a protest, let alone a football club?
Care to elaborate on this?

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