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Beware the Irons of March

Filed: Tuesday, 27th February 2018
By: Staff Writer

Following lengthy discussions with West Ham United's Board last week, the West Ham Groups United (WHGU) coalition have announced plans to poll their members in order to determine the level of support for a protest march next weekend.

The march - which is being organised by the Real West Ham Fans Action Group (RWHFAG) and is expected to attract thousands of disillusioned Hammers fans - is set to take place in Stratford on the morning of the next Premier League home fixture, against Burnley on 10 March.

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As a result of the RWHFAG's plans - and, no doubt, a fast-growing membership that has swelled to 16,000 since November - the Board invited the group and several prominent West Ham United-based websites and social media groups, including the West Ham United Independent Supporters' Association (WHUISA), Hammers Chat, West Ham TV and Knees up Mother Brown to a meeting at the stadium last week.

During discussions that lasted in excess of five hours, the Board - represented by Vice Chair Karren Brady and Executive Director Tara Warren - took questions on a range of subjects regarding many aspects of the club's perceived shortcomings including the general match day experience, memorabilia and heritage, finances and media exposure.

Later in the week Vice Chair Brady responded with a 5,000-word 'open letter' to WHGU addressing many - although not all - of the issues raised at the meeting.

And at a WHGU meeting on Monday evening, it was agreed that the open letter should be published via the coalition's various channels so that individual members of each group could have their say in order to determine whether the club's proposals were sufficient enough to satisfy supporter's demands and lead to the march being postponed or cancelled.

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