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Q: 2020/2021 Where will we finish up this season?
a. Top Four, Champions League here we come
9%
  
b. 5th-7th Europa League is well within our grasp
10%
  
c. 8th to 14th anywhere in mid table is about right
31%
  
d. We're in a dog fight before a ball has been kicked and we'll do well to finish 17th or just above
24%
  
e. GSB have derailed our season before a ball has been kicked, the Championship beckons
26%
  



1985 10:47 Fri Mar 25
Have you had your trip to the Boleyn yet?
Mine is v Palace. Not sure what to expect. First game 31 years ago ish. Going along on 2nd April more thinking about the win, and the push for 4th rather than realising it'll be the last time I walk down Green Street amongst the crowds and see that turf for the one more time.


And hear Bubbles sung there one last time

I don't cry. Glug.

Have you already done your last trip? How did you find it?

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Lily Hammer 11:55 Mon Apr 4
Re: Have you had your trip to the Boleyn yet?
As I mentioned on the ticket forum thread and the man u replay thread, I just managed to get three returns from the ticket office for the cup replay (CHECK THEM OUT REGULARLY, IF YOU'RE STILL AFTER TICKETS), so it looks as if that will be my last.

There will be no grey area. It's either rock bottom heart break, or cloud 9 ecstacy, when I walk out of there that night.

young woody 11:49 Mon Apr 4
Re: Have you had your trip to the Boleyn yet?
Took a mate for his last game Saturday and he got quite upset walking out.

We went back and got a picture of him on the side of the pitch. Steward let us do it which was nice.

Far Cough 11:45 Mon Apr 4
Re: Have you had your trip to the Boleyn yet?
Bubbles son, good to see you back NaG here hope you are getting better kai καλη υγεια

BubblesCyprus 11:37 Mon Apr 4
Re: Have you had your trip to the Boleyn yet?
Did not realise at the time but think I have made my last trip to the boleyn even better spoilt myself by staying at the hotel and a match day corporate package.Even got on to the pitch to kick a ball around so well happy on my last visit.

Private Dancer 6:57 Mon Apr 4
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Sold - We heard you the first 100 times.

Northern Sold 1:43 Mon Apr 4
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Nobes testimonial was mine.... great way to say laters to the great ol' place... loads of us meet up... some in the same boat as me (fucking off the OS) others carrying on with their kids at the OS.... great day ... Di Canio, Bish, Julian... 3 of my fav players... Fuck Yeah... great way to bow out

Lily Hammer 1:32 Mon Apr 4
Re: Have you had your trip to the Boleyn yet?
*BACK of my mind....

Lily Hammer 1:32 Mon Apr 4
Re: Have you had your trip to the Boleyn yet?
This season has been in the aeck of my mind for years, living in Oslo and thinking I will HAVE to get to a game or two.

So far, I've managed to get to Wovles and Liverpool in the cup, and Mark Noble's testimonial, which may well end up as my last match in the stadium. I will however at the very least be in a pub near the ground for the man u cup match. Once again booked flights and taking my chances of picking up tickets at some point before kick off.

Noble's match will not be a bad last match, as it was a bit special, but then again, I feel the man u cup match will also be something else.

Holmer Hammer 1:17 Sun Apr 3
Re: Have you had your trip to the Boleyn yet?
Olympic stadium has many more options than just the Hammersmith & City line - including Crossrail in a year. But that is only a small point - what I was trying to say was that I expected to feel worse about leaving the ground of so many memories, but actually (despite myself) i'm actually thinking positively about the move and looking forward to it.

Keep dreaming 1:16 Sun Apr 3
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1985, good read that ✨

Johnson 1:12 Sun Apr 3
Re: Have you had your trip to the Boleyn yet?
By better transport back to Paddington you mean the same way you can get back now?

Holmer Hammer 12:52 Sun Apr 3
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My last trip was the Sunderland game. Had deliberately decided on that one because my first time was against Sunderland in 1969. At least we bettered the result of my first game, although it wasn't a thriller was it!
It was a cold day, but walking round the ground before the match (got there nice and early to soak up the atmosphere) still the same thrill and anticipation as when a teenager 47 years ago. Different view point, the first game was stood on the North Bank and last was sat high up in the West Stand. I think the biggest difference was the lack of police compared to '69, when they where everywhere and using their bloody horses to control crowd in Green Street and UP station queue.
Overall I thought I would mind more about leaving the Boleyn, but actually looking forward to moving to Stratford (and better transport back to Paddington!).

The Ghost of Braderz 12:48 Sun Apr 3
Re: Have you had your trip to the Boleyn yet?
I went to the home game Vs West Brom. Whoopee.

Filmed a chorus of bubbles as I was walking down the stairs though.

1985 12:38 Sun Apr 3
Re: Have you had your trip to the Boleyn yet?
Well, did my last trip yesterday for the Palace game, no tears, no, but it was a bit weird. Off at Upton Park tube and it reminded me straight away of my first trip to the ground in 1985 (hence the name).

Straight into Ken's Cafe for a greasy breakfast and then down to the stadium. Soaked up the atmos as wandered down and saw those ICONIC plastic towers. The smell of the onions in the air, the expectancy and buzz around the ground on matchday, that is what I'll miss. Not so much the stadium itself, I realised.

Beers in the Castle pre-match.

During the game (in the BMU) I looked down on the old shabby east stand and thought, we've got to move from this place. It's served us well but has reached it's sell-by date.

More beers in the Castle post-match and one more walk down Green Street to see the old Boleyn Ground one more time. Took a couple of photos but, as it was raining, didn't stay too long before walking back to UP tube.

I didn't look back at the ground as I left. Didn't feel too emotional about it to be honest, which surprised me. Maybe it was the beer. Maybe it was feeling robbed by Twattenburg and feeling disappointed with only 1 point. I dunno.

Then on the way home we got off at West Ham and then onto the Jubilee Line to Stratford to see the Olympic Stadium.

Wow, have seen lots of pictures of it but this was the first time I'd seen it for myself. As I came out of the shopping centre and walked into the approach to the stadium it hit me how massive it is - looked like a giant flying saucer in the drizzle. I was speechless! I could imagine thousands upon thousands of Hammers making that walk on the approach to the stadium and knew that it's gonna have it's own new buzz. What an amazing place it looks.

So there, my last trip done. Saw the past and future of West Ham in one day and I ended up feeling more optimistic rather than sad. Irons.

Johnson 1:31 Sat Mar 26
Re: Have you had your trip to the Boleyn yet?
I don't think anyone can predict how they will feel about that moment.

Far Cough 1:30 Sat Mar 26
Re: Have you had your trip to the Boleyn yet?
P, haha


Got any Greek trips lined up?

If yes, Kalo taxidi, paleo filo

whufcroe 1:28 Sat Mar 26
Re: Have you had your trip to the Boleyn yet?
I've already shed a few tears of joy this season as we've battered a load of cunts on the pitch.

I won't be hanging around for whatever nonsense G&S have lined up but I wouldn't be surprised walking out that famous old ground one last time if it's not with a tear in my eye.

Steve P 1:27 Sat Mar 26
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That makes you an Internet hard man, me old Malaka

Far Cough 1:24 Sat Mar 26
Re: Have you had your trip to the Boleyn yet?
I've been going since the late 50s, and have invested a lot of emotion in the place over that time, will I be crying at the last game? will I fuck, I look forward to a new chapter in our glorious history

Eerie Descent 1:22 Sat Mar 26
Re: Have you had your trip to the Boleyn yet?
Not crying over leaving a football stadium = Internet warrior

We all have ties with the place, but fucking hell.

Joey Nutmeg 1:16 Sat Mar 26
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As 'roe intimates, many of us have emotional ties to the place, like a house you move from out of that had happy memories. Nothing wrong with showing some emotion towards something that's important to you. Usual soulless keyboard warriors being cunts as per usual.

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