WHO Poll
Q: 2017/18 Watford (a)
a. Moyes first game & like the postman he'll deliver, win.
41%
  
b. A tough first game for Moyes it'll be a test alright & I expect a point, draw.
20%
  
c. Different day and it'll be the same shit, lose.
20%
  
d. We should be pleaed the football's back but after the last humiliation and the Board's ineptitude, my passion for WHU has been sucked out of me
14%
  
e. I can't wait me, I'm our biggest fan and once again will be down the Rub a Dub kitted out and belting out David Moysie's Blue & Claret Army, I know all the songs me
3%
  



steveiron64 7:01 Tue Oct 18
Anyone been back to the Boleyn?
Overgrown? The pitch gone?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJfvzNZqWlA

I like this footage - them 'original' West Ham goal nets and the cosy North Bank. Will never forget it.

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Bungo 9:07 Wed Oct 19
Re: Anyone been back to the Boleyn?
I was driving around the roundabout at the end of the Barking Road, near the Tesco, and I thought about driving down the road for a look, Then I thought 'What's the point?', so I didn't.

Cool story bro.

Thank you.

Shane_WHUFC 8:38 Wed Oct 19
Re: Anyone been back to the Boleyn?
defjam 7:19 Tue Oct 18

that is horrible. wish we didn't move. gutted

Brooking_is_GOD 6:44 Wed Oct 19
Re: Anyone been back to the Boleyn?
There is always this to remember it...

https://youtu.be/xpfekU54fmY

If anyone gets some decent pics, upload them somewhere so we can see please.

Bethnal Green 6:19 Wed Oct 19
Re: Anyone been back to the Boleyn?
Saddest thread ever.....

monto 5:50 Wed Oct 19
Re: Anyone been back to the Boleyn?
REAL - I popped down to Priory Rd, asked the bloke on the gate if I could stick my head around the corner, he flat out refused. So I gave him a sob story about coming from miles and this being my last chance to see the ground before it's flattened.

As a compromise he took a load of pictures on my phone for us which were pretty depressing to look at actually. So I wished I hadn't had bothered.

Off topic slightly, there now appears to be a more extensive range of fast food outlets either side of Dr Who shop.

Stepney.Ammer 4:42 Wed Oct 19
Re: Anyone been back to the Boleyn?
I think it is obvious that even if we had gone ahead with the redevelopment of east stand when originally planned we would still have moved to the OS.

Anyway, I keep toying with the idea of popping by and having one last butchers of the place when before it is completely flattened...I think it will only sadden me but I just cant help myself (that and I still fancy on taking my own memento away with me!).

Remember riding up on my BMX as kid to have a look at the South Bank being pulled down....got chased out that day by one of the workmen when I tried nick an old sign!).

REALGSA 4:37 Wed Oct 19
Re: Anyone been back to the Boleyn?
Went past today.
Few guys with hard hats on, nothing much happening.

You can easily get in the stadium via the east stand.
Loads of memorabilia to be had!!!

Terrywait 3:17 Wed Oct 19
Re: Anyone been back to the Boleyn?
IRON, everyone has seen the 'potential;' plans for UP.
I had no idea the bus station was going.
Might go and have a look,one last time as such.....

Buster 2:32 Wed Oct 19
Re: Anyone been back to the Boleyn?
I wouldn't mind going back to the supporters club for a few pints before a game, but would rather have the final memory of walking away after the Man Utd game to be honest. Don't really want to see it being pulled down.

monto 2:31 Wed Oct 19
Re: Anyone been back to the Boleyn?
I'll be going past the stadium in a couple of hours. I will try and get a butchers from Priory Rd.

essexmaniacinexile 2:24 Wed Oct 19
Re: Anyone been back to the Boleyn?
The bus Garage has been unused for well over a year, so it's not really relevant that it's now demolished in terms of the board and redeveloping the ground.

overbyyer 2:03 Wed Oct 19
Re: Anyone been back to the Boleyn?
B6NY B

Yes, definitely gone - saw it for myself about 2 weeks ago.

The Board will now doubt say that they committed to moving to the OS before TFL announced the closure and demolition of the bus depot.

All irrelevant now though.


Just hope they get on and flatten the place as quickly as possible because the place looks a shambles now, but being the only drinker in The Boleyn felt the oddest of all - Id never seen the big fireplace on the end wall between the side bars before!

i-Ron 2:01 Wed Oct 19
Re: Anyone been back to the Boleyn?
Said it loads of times on WHO but I used to work for London Transport (Property) and had all the original stadium designs sent to me through them for the redevelopment of Upton Park.

It was 42,000 I think.

Mostly wrap around stadium too.

Blame Terrance Brown for that, if he'd have not appointed Roeder it might have happened.

B6NY B 1:51 Wed Oct 19
Re: Anyone been back to the Boleyn?
3 tier east stand with a tunnel (like Man Utd) so the road could continue underneath and the corners connecting both ends, shift the pitch over back towards the west stand.

FUCKING HELL, WOULD HAVE BEEN CLASS.

But nope, needed to pay for that.

B6NY B 1:45 Wed Oct 19
Re: Anyone been back to the Boleyn?
Hold on, the bus garage is gone? I thought THAT was the reason we couldn't rebuild the gaff like Liverpool have???????????????????????????

overbyyer 1:15 Wed Oct 19
Re: Anyone been back to the Boleyn?
I see the demolition of the bus depot as proof enough that there was no Boardroom appetite to stay there anyway.

Pub Bigot 1:03 Wed Oct 19
Re: Anyone been back to the Boleyn?
My one regret was never getting on the pitch.

She's gone now, unfortunately.

smartkev 12:40 Wed Oct 19
Re: Anyone been back to the Boleyn?
The sorry looking memorial garden next to the Lyall Gates is still there

Eerie Descent 12:17 Wed Oct 19
Re: Anyone been back to the Boleyn?
You've just gone and brought back all the pain :-(

Northern Sold 12:09 Wed Oct 19
Re: Anyone been back to the Boleyn?
Now Now Eerie... I imagine you must of felt the same when they took down the Old Den...

Dr Moose 12:07 Wed Oct 19
Re: Anyone been back to the Boleyn?
Why are you torturing yourselves? get over it, its going\\gone!

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