WHO Poll
Q: 2023/24 Hopes & aspirations for this season
a. As Champions of Europe there's no reason we shouldn't be pushing for a top 7 spot & a run in the Cups
24%
  
b. Last season was a trophy winning one and there's only one way to go after that, I expect a dull mid table bore fest of a season
17%
  
c. Buy some f***ing players or we're in a battle to stay up & that's as good as it gets
19%
  
d. Moyes out
37%
  
e. New season you say, woohoo time to get the new kit and wear it it to the pub for all the big games, the wags down there call me Mr West Ham
3%
  



whu&eng1 9:29 Wed Sep 27
Taking a 5 year old to the game
Hi, I wanted to take my nephew this saturday.. but was unsure if i needed to buy him a ticket alwo…

He could sit on my lap easily as he's small for his age

thank you

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yngwies Cat 3:11 Wed Sep 27
Re: Taking a 5 year old to the game
Loads of kids and tourists sit in the up tiers, partly why we moved.

Took my son as a 4 year old to West v Burnley at the old girl.

He loved it, till we lost.

Pentonville 3:06 Wed Sep 27
Re: Taking a 5 year old to the game
Took my 4 year old to Villa at home last season. He loved it and lasted 75mins of a dross 1 all draw before I had to take him to the bar to drown our sorrows.

Fifth Column 1:59 Wed Sep 27
Re: Taking a 5 year old to the game
I wouldn't bring a 5 year old. Most don't have the attention span. Make sure you're got a phone they can play on or a colouring in book or similar. 7 or 8 is a safer bet.

WHUDeano 1:30 Wed Sep 27
Re: Taking a 5 year old to the game
Took my 6 year old to an away game as his first proper match (last year against Villa). I figured an away game at a traditional old stadium was the closest he would come to the Upton Park type of experience I had when I was his age. He loved it, no complaints at any point, stood on his chair throughout and still talks about it from time to time now. Though had a bit of rabbit in headlights look about it for quite a bit of it.

He's a proper big character though, very confident, absolutely no fear type of boy. In comparison his younger brother is 5 (almost 6) and I definitely wouldn't take him to any games just yet. He'd hate the noise, and would probably want to go home after half an hour.

In answer to your questions, without any doubt buy a ticket (for reasons others have said), and be mentally prepared to leave at half time.

BRANDED 1:02 Wed Sep 27
Re: Taking a 5 year old to the game
There was some West Ham tourists next to me a couple of games ago. Dad, Mum, older kid and kid who was probably around five. The five year old was petrified and had to have ear defenders on to calm down a tiny bit. Probably did manage to learn the word cunt though.

greenie1 12:17 Wed Sep 27
Re: Taking a 5 year old to the game
Anyone got a lap to sit on going spare, I don't weigh much.

Mike Oxsaw 12:15 Wed Sep 27
Re: Taking a 5 year old to the game
"He could sit on my lap easily as he's small for his age"...

I trust we're talking 5 normal years old here, not 5 leap years old.

Side of Ham 11:45 Wed Sep 27
Re: Taking a 5 year old to the game
1964 10:24 Wed Sep 27

I'm guessing he got the reality check at 7 years old as well when we bought their (Bury's) centre back a few weeks later!!!!!

Matthew Holmes 11:41 Wed Sep 27
Re: Taking a 5 year old to the game
Charoo - good advice

Manuel 11:39 Wed Sep 27
Re: Taking a 5 year old to the game
I was wondering if a dullard would come out with that, didn't take long, don't give up your day job.

pulhampete 11:30 Wed Sep 27
Re: Taking a 5 year old to the game
Does this come under the category of 'borrowing a kid'?

Charoo 11:22 Wed Sep 27
Re: Taking a 5 year old to the game
I took my youngest at 2 as had a spare but older one been going since 5 - I’ve always bought him a ticket.

I know that others carry their little ones through the turnstiles with them and sit on their lap.

You can take the chance but if it’s his first game it should be special and getting turned around for not having a ticket ain’t the best for the lad.

You’ll probably get away with it but for what it costs for a kids ticket I’d pay the money.

paul6565 11:08 Wed Sep 27
Re: Taking a 5 year old to the game
First brought my Lad to The Boleyn when he was 7… He is 28 now and been a season ticket ever since. It really is our Son/Father time.

Manuel 10:38 Wed Sep 27
Re: Taking a 5 year old to the game
64 - I take it you told him that was as good as it gets?

1964 10:24 Wed Sep 27
Re: Taking a 5 year old to the game
Took my son when he was 5. Bury 10-0

Mad Dog 9:54 Wed Sep 27
Re: Taking a 5 year old to the game
Yes. Otherwise they wouldn't get through the turnstile





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