WHO Poll
Q: 2017/18 Brighton (h)
a. If e can stop being the masters of our own downfall we should take 3 points, win
75%
  
b. We seem too flaky at the moment and don't expect an easy game, draw
8%
  
c. We can't put teams away and have a soft underbelly, lose
10%
  
d. Did you know that Eurovision 1974 was held in Brighton and launched ABBA onto the world stage with Waterloo
4%
  
e. I love Friday Night Football, it gives me the chance to show everyone down the local just how big a West Ham nut I am, hat, scarf, shirt, you name it I'll be wearing it
3%
  



South Woodhammer 12:52 Wed Feb 8
Rail firms taking the piss
Just on a late night train back from Liverpool Street and noticed a poster on one of the platforms stating that there was going to be no rail service on weekends on the Southend Vic line into Liv St. between 4th February and 14th May. Replacement bus services to operate between Southend , Wickford and Billericay down to Newbury Park. Not exactly news I know . Then I saw that season tickets will be accepted on C2C instead , and as I pay almost £4K pa for the pleasure of my daily commute I thought that's the least they can do. Then I noticed an asterisk underneath in small print saying that 'except on the dates of these West Ham home games' giving every home fixture date we have. So I asked the guy on the information desk .. ' are they seriously saying that if I pay thousands for my ticket and you can't run a service at weekends I can use it on the other line except on days when West Ham are at home and I'd have to pay for another ticket on C2C ? ' ... ' Err , yes Sir , that's what's been decided. It's to help overcrowding on trains on West Ham home games'... What a liberty.

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Percy Dalton 5:18 Thu Feb 9
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Won't be my problem next season, save a lot of hassle.

RBshorty 4:43 Thu Feb 9
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Called "Skining a turd." Got to keep them shareholders happy.

LeroysBoots 4:38 Thu Feb 9
Re: Rail firms taking the piss
Seriously, what other industry would tolerate continual failures at the rate the train companies operate ?

We can land people on the moon, yet Southern and South Eastern cannot get through a single day without:

A signaling or points failure
Lack of crew, so cancel trains
Run fast because they are behind schedule, thus NOT stopping at stations where people need to get off !
Leaves on the line
Too bright
Too dark
Too slippery
Run slow due to sun heating tracks

It is totally laughable, 4th rate service at best

Dudley Moore 3:58 Thu Feb 9
Re: Rail firms taking the piss
Taking the piss? Yes they are.
Thinking of buying a jet pack to commute into work. Will probably cost less to run.

RBshorty 3:17 Thu Feb 9
Re: Rail firms taking the piss
Public get. What the public want. Didn't hear too much moaning back in 96. When it all went private.

1964 3:05 Thu Feb 9
Re: Rail firms taking the piss
Good, keep the Essex peasants out of East London

Florin 2:59 Thu Feb 9
Re: Rail firms taking the piss
Trouble in this country is that whenever we have something Nationalised its an absolute car crash. More so than privately owned.

BillyBondsBirthday 2:45 Thu Feb 9
Re: Rail firms taking the piss
Outrageous

To help overcrowding on C2C, stick everyone on the Central Line from Newbury Park. Do they limit how many day tickets they will sell on match days "to ease overcrowding?" Do they fuck.

No chance of claiming compo as doesn't count when planned engineering.

From Inagtestone I go to Upminster where travel card season ticket can be used.

SurfaceAgentX2Zero 2:23 Thu Feb 9
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BRANDED 2:09 Thu Feb 9

Network Rail is owned by the the DoT, you moron. It's them that look after the track, not GA or C2C.

Vexed 2:16 Thu Feb 9
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Absolute cunts, both Greater Anglia and C2C. Bad enough having to use the pikey C2C but for them to do that is low.

Eddie B 2:12 Thu Feb 9
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It's a fucking piss take. Seems like every year there's something up for ages with a particular line.
I recall about ten years ago, when there were no tubes to Upton Park for fucking months. Had to walk from West Ham.

BRANDED 2:09 Thu Feb 9
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Anyone arguing for a private rail service obviously never uses the railways. Or is a massive raving fist.

LeroysBoots 2:06 Thu Feb 9
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I use the railways in Austria on a regular basis and I also have the wonderful experience of South Eastern on a Mon - Fri basis.

One is nationalized, the other is privatized

One runs in all weathers, the other:

Is always late by at least 15 mins per journey

Is always crowded

Has NO discernible difference between 1st Class & Cattle class.

Operates a lottery style system of determining how many coaches your train has.

Is filthy, smells and always has the heating either on in the summer or off in the winter

Charges 5k a year for the pleasure of using the service.

Invest billions on new stations and paint...spends nothing on improving the rail stock or punctuality

Absolutely shocking state the railways in this country

Should be nationalized immediately....as they are in Austria and most countries that operate a decent service.

BRANDED 1:52 Thu Feb 9
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If you're going to nationalise a business then beside Labour is in power is the moral of this story.

SurfaceAgentX2Zero 1:29 Thu Feb 9
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Percy Dalton 10:45 Wed Feb 8

'Should be nationalised same as the gas and electric companies.'

Incidentally, Network Rail, who will be undertaking the work and have ordered the cancellations are nationalised.

DukeofDevo 5:43 Wed Feb 8
Re: Rail firms taking the piss
Why just West Ham dates Doesn't any other teams supporters use these lines to get to games!

Discrimination pure and simple!

Hammers1993 5:35 Wed Feb 8
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Johnson 2:31 Wed Feb 8

Got it from the greater anglia website.

eastend joker 3:30 Wed Feb 8
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this has been the bane of the fucking season for anyone living between shenfield and rochford , absolute piss taking cunts off the highest order ,normally i would have the hump about the Chelsea game changed to a monday but this has been a small blessing .

Johnson 2:31 Wed Feb 8
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Who did you buy the ticket off Hammers?

DaveT 2:27 Wed Feb 8
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Make a claim whenever your journey is 15 minutes late or more. Wish more would claim, it may make them think about their service

Hammers1993 1:35 Wed Feb 8
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I bought one of those West Ham Train Season Tickets, back end of last year I couldn't travel for around 5 games because of the works, and what with this now will add up to I don't know how many!

Reckon I could still use that on the C2C, seeing as the sole purpose of this ticket is for the West Ham games?

Would probably be more hassel than it's worth claiming money back as they would just come back with "well, we are laying on buses".

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