goa127 wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:30 pm
I think your last question is easily answered LOS. What's changed is expectation. GSB promised a brave new world and it's not materialised.
But goa, they didn't just do that. They told us that in order to get that brave new world, we HAD to leave Upton Park. That Upton Park & over 100 years of history had to be blown to smithereens. That the OS would be a wonderful new home.
When they said they were West Ham fans, I believed them. When they spoke of Champions League football, I took it with a pinch of salt.
They were the ones who said that we'd have a world class stadium for a world class team. We didn't imagine that.
They were the ones who said that the front seats would be at a comparable distance to the ones at Upton Park. They are far from that.
Of course IF we were in Liverpool's place now, we wouldn't be talking about protests but it wouldn't suddenly mean that the OS was any good. Many people would still be too far from the pitch to enjoy watching the game
And anyone that believes that one day we will be in Liverpool's place, it isn't ever going to happen. Not under these owners.
So what if dropping like a stone to 17th place has sparked this unrest? What it does is remind people of all the lies that we were fed. Appointing Pelboy & buying a load of players for season 18/19, shut us all up. It turns out, it was a sticking plaster, at best.
We are now further away from any success, than we were at Upton Park. What has the move achieved? More people can now go, that is all. And that hasn't in itself, achieved anything.
Glenn Hoddle on Saturday remarked how intimidating Upton Park was to go to for opposing teams. We can't & don't intimidate anyone at the new place. People could put up with poor performances, losing & relegation at Upton Park. They might not stomach it now.