WHO Poll
Q: 2017/18 Leicester (h)
a. Moyes has had all week with the whole squad and that will make a difference, Win
14%
  
b. Where do we start, a point would be good, Draw
10%
  
c. Let's be honest we're a shambles, still letting in two goals a game so what chance, Lose
42%
  
d. "You've destroyed our fucking Club", the only way to get the pride back in WHUFC is when the Clowns leave, Who's up for a protest?
30%
  
e. Can you believe my luck, another game on SKY so back to the pub, head to toe in club merchandise and show that I'm hardcore West Ham who follows the Club home and away from my seat at the bar
4%
  



Infidel 8:06 Sat Oct 21
A bit of perspective
I was there last night and endured one of the most painful nights in my 50 years of being West Ham.

But let's get a bit of perspective because our club has a great future ahead of it.

First, the stadium: it's magnificent. That was my first visit last night and I was fearing the worst, but jesus wept it's a fantastic new home for our club. It's enormous, it's spectacular, it's imposing and it makes a statement about our ambition as a club. I absolutely love it.

The atmosphere was terrible but I remember the threads on here a few months ago when we beat Tottenham and everyone to a man, talked about how brilliant the atmosphere was that night.

The atmosphere is driven by what happens on the pitch. That is a fact. There were many games - more than I care to remember - when the atmosphere at UP was even flatter than last night. When the team starts playing well and winning games that place will be electric.

Yes it's a big change from the cosy intimacy of UP, but I remember when UP went all-seater and thinking they had destroyed everything that was good about going to a match. There was a sense of end-of-an-era, things will never be the same again etc. The kids on here will never know what it was like to stand on the terraces but let me tell you that is the way to watch football, not from a seat. But we all got used to the seats in time and we'll get used to our new home in time as well.

Second, we have a great squad. One of the best we have had in a long time. This squad should be top 6. Yes we could do with a few more options in key positions but most of the clubs above us have half the quality we have. We are where we are because of management, no because the players are no good.

Third Bilic has run out of rope and will be gone very soon. The club is bigger than any one manager and I'm absolutely convinced a decent manager could get these players to add up to more than the sum of their parts rather than less. There are some interesting names in the frame so let's see what the next few weeks brings.

And finally, the owners are also temporary. Passing through you could say. Gold is in his 80s and Sullivan almost 70 so we don't have long to wait. We will be bought soon - a massive London club with a big fan base, a unique history and playing in a huge stadium - it will already be on the radar screens of billionaires and consortiums in every corner of the world. It's just a question of time, a few years at most.

Some will say they don't want us to go the same way as Man City, that you lose the soul of the club. But that's living in the past. The world of football is changing. Leicester City's aberration apart, there is a gap opening up. You are now either a big club in a big stadium with big name players on vast salaries competing for silverware or you are cannon fodder doing damage limitation every week.

I know which one I prefer.

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gph 10:52 Mon Oct 23
Re: A bit of perspective
They've wanted to overthrow the capitalist mode of production every since its development made pink paper more expensive than white.

Hammer and Pickle 10:32 Mon Oct 23
Re: A bit of perspective
He thinks the FT is a socialist rag.

gph 10:26 Mon Oct 23
Re: A bit of perspective
Doesn't Infidel think the Tory party is full of crypto-socialists?

, 9:18 Mon Oct 23
Re: A bit of perspective
Fwiw I've never thought of you as either a marxist or indeed amusing.

The Kronic 9:17 Mon Oct 23
Re: A bit of perspective
Thanks hun.

Infidel 8:09 Mon Oct 23
Re: A bit of perspective
Kronic

You are the only one of my coterie of stalkers and trolls that I have no problem with.

You are a Marxist nutter but you are amusing.

The Kronic 6:02 Mon Oct 23
Re: A bit of perspective
Now not only am I not a real fan but I'm also a fantasist

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Hold the front page! He's finally posted something with a grain of truth.

goose 5:47 Mon Oct 23
Re: A bit of perspective
i can't work out if this is

a) a wind up
b) you are on some form of medication

or

c) you're just a cunt

The_Phantom 5:45 Mon Oct 23
Re: A bit of perspective
Love your optimism infidel.
Hope you're right.

I also believe that once we get a few results the atmosphere will improve.

Russ of the BML 4:42 Mon Oct 23
Re: A bit of perspective
I don't hate the stadium. But there are bits of it I don't like. I mean, how can anybody describe a stadium as 'magnificent' when it has whacking great sections of nothing around one side of it.

13 Brentford Rd 4:20 Mon Oct 23
Re: A bit of perspective
You don't need a magnifying glass to spot 40 ft gaps between tiers, athletics seats in the corners behind and underneath the temp seats, the huge gaps around the pitch and scaffold seats though Infidel.
Just your eyes.
Are you sure you went to the right stadium?
It's the big bowl 29 mins walk from Stratford tube......

cup of tea 3:46 Mon Oct 23
Re: A bit of perspective
Here is some perspective for you.

- Shit team (play as individuals not a team)
- Shit manager
- Shit stadium

= Shit league position and relegation based on what I have see so far with the promoted sides even playing well

Johnson 3:36 Mon Oct 23
Re: A bit of perspective
Infidel you understand that the view from each seat varies from being slightly different to very fucking different don't you?

Had you sat up in the upper tiers no way would you have found it magnificent.

JustAFatKevinDavies 3:29 Mon Oct 23
Re: A bit of perspective
Infidel, ive just read your opening post and none of the other posts, so am able to give a bit more of an objective response.

You're a massive massive prick.

You're welcome.

stewie griffin 3:19 Mon Oct 23
Re: A bit of perspective
Can we get back on topic of us having a better squad than Liverpool and Arsenal please?

Infidel 3:11 Mon Oct 23
Re: A bit of perspective
Brentford, this is a new one.

Now not only am I not a real fan but I'm also a fantasist who wasn't even at the game on Friday.

This conclusion you draw from my failure to go around the seats with a magnifying glass writing down notes on the type of bolts used, the colour of the cement and the quality of the astroturf used at the pitch edge.

I mostly looked up, not down. While you were examining the seat in front for flaws in the plastic I was watching the game and taking in the scene, this massive new stadium that, as I said before, I like. No matter how heretical that is.

13 Brentford Rd 2:43 Mon Oct 23
Re: A bit of perspective
Did you even really go infidel, as not sure how anyone visiting could miss all those obvious faults?

Northern Sold 2:27 Mon Oct 23
Re: A bit of perspective
I just read that self righteous essay you wrote there infidel... you get a D- from me... shorten it down or you'll be getting into Sir Alf territory... and we don't want that to happen

13 Brentford Rd 2:15 Mon Oct 23
Re: A bit of perspective
No wonder you think it's great then infidel.
All those issues are there, don't forget this is supposed to be home for the rest of all our lifetimes and beyond. Most don't visit it once or twice, it's a weekly / bi weekly thing for 9 months if the year, every year.
You went once, somehow didn't notice all the obvious issues and then claimed it's magnificent"
Simply not acceptable and the owners deceived us, again.

Dumbleweed 1:53 Mon Oct 23
Re: A bit of perspective
Arsene Wenger's the same.

Infidel 1:51 Mon Oct 23
Re: A bit of perspective
Quite honestly Brentford I did not.

But I’ve never been much good at noticing details. I would be useless as a police witness.

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