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Q: 2017/18 Leicester (h)
a. Moyes has had all week with the whole squad and that will make a difference, Win
16%
  
b. Where do we start, a point would be good, Draw
12%
  
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?
25%
  
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
5%
  



WorldCupWilly 2:06 Thu Oct 26
West Ham’s landlords on brink of going bust
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/4767642/west-ham-london-stadium-e20-stadium-llp-bust-administration/

West Ham’s landlords on brink of going bust – so mayor and council fight to avoid humiliation of Hammers being locked out of London Stadium

New dispute over the club's low-cost lease seems certain as the price of keeping E20 Stadium LLP out of administration is likely to be MORE public funding on top of hundreds of millions.

The Mayor of London and Newham Council will move heaven and earth to avoid the humiliation of the Hammers being locked out of their ground or made homeless.

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Any Old Iron 12:21 Sat Oct 28
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VirginiaHam 10:23 Fri Oct 27

What the fuck are you going on about?

David L 10:52 Fri Oct 27
Re: West Ham’s landlords on brink of going bust
You've obviously never been have you VH? Tell the truth now...

Sven Roeder 10:51 Fri Oct 27
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The culture in England is playing football in stadiums with the crowd on top of the players creating an atmosphere
I have always said the advantage of Upton Park wasn’t so much the crowd being close when we were playing well and driving the team on.
It was the crowd being close when we were shit and the crowd could get stuck into the players to get them going.
Now if we go behind the distance means the ground can go very quiet and the game drifts.

VirginiaHam 10:41 Fri Oct 27
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Sven,

Why i never thought about the OS move twice, apart from the fact that English people do like moaning.

There are plenty of CL games played in running track type stadia. WHU supporters like moaning because it's not the same as it was the last time.

Get over it, embrace the future and support the team.

Sven Roeder 10:30 Fri Oct 27
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When you think about it how many modern stadia are there with retractable seating?
Most stadia that are built with multiple tenants match sports that suit the same or similar playing areas.
The European teams that play in athletics stadia just put up with fans being miles away. And dream of moving to a proper stadium like Juventus & Espanyol have.

GreenStreetPlayer 10:26 Fri Oct 27
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Sven Roeder 10.08
"The only solution is giving us the stadium"

Remember this is West Ham we are talking about. Expect the unexpected.

VirginiaHam 10:23 Fri Oct 27
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Any Old Iron 10:18 Fri Oct 27

Having worked for multinationals I am absolutely mesmerised how (I have always been in global IT sales) ther is always a percentage who underachieve but manage to overachieve versus the overachievers who always match up with the underachievers.

As I write this I am thinking of two people who I consistently outsold but never got ahead of.

At least I'm not an arselicker.

VirginiaHam 10:19 Fri Oct 27
Re: West Ham’s landlords on brink of going bust
I did a search on retractable seating, here in the US.

The best the search came up with was auditorium seating, church seating and temporary seating for 400.

In short, the retractable seating business is a shocker to be in, because there aren't many takers. Oddly enough, the retractable seating company due to provide their core business to the OS failed to survive long enough to reap their rewards.

They must have been absolutely desperate for that first 33% 'on contract signature' payment.

Any Old Iron 10:18 Fri Oct 27
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If there's anyone to blame for this mega-fuck up, it's Jowell, Coe and Livingstone. Those three cunts have an awful lot to answer for but seem to have avoided any blame whatsoever. But that's politics for you, a career where those at the top never have to carry the can for their mistakes.

Lily Hammer 10:18 Fri Oct 27
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I remember reading it was indeed expected to cost "only" £300,000 to changeover.

This situation could represent the only pardonable excuse for the owners being so stingy with transfer funds, that they maybe hoarding funds to fund the purchase of the stadium. Highly unlikely, but if it were true, they would not be able to say so out loud.

Sven Roeder 10:15 Fri Oct 27
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Someone obviously prepared some sort of report for seats that retract like I presume they have at Stade de France and moving them back and forward was meant to be like opening and closing the roof at the Millennium stadium.
Of course that would have worked if it had been designed in at the start
More money wasted that is down to Coe and Ken Livingstone

gph 10:10 Fri Oct 27
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Actually, perhaps the landlords can claim they were mentally incompetent when they signed the contract.

It would be difficult to argue in favour of their competence.

On The Ball 10:08 Fri Oct 27
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I don't know what the cost was meant to be, I can't remember. Sounds like an awful lot to move some seats, but I've got no idea.

Sven Roeder 10:08 Fri Oct 27
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Agree. I thought £300,000 sounded expensive when it was first MOOTED
But I guess that was for seating that was truly retractable which most people would think of seats moving in and out
I suppose now they effectively construct a new tier of seats each time. That said £8m does sound ridiculous
Especially when your rental income is £2.5m pa
That situation can’t last and we sure as hell aren’t going to agree to pay more.
The only solution is giving us the stadium

Gavros 10:07 Fri Oct 27
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that's interesting, because if i had 300 grand burning a hole in my pocket, id look to spend it on relocating some seats on a temporary basis, moving them back to their original position two months later.

VirginiaHam 10:01 Fri Oct 27
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On The Ball 9:51 Fri Oct 27

Nothing more than a thought, but is GBP300k classed as inexpensive? Yes, against GBP8m, it is, but I could find a lot of interesting things to do with GBP300k.

On The Ball 9:51 Fri Oct 27
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Sven - when it was actually going to be retractable seating, it was going to cost "minimal" amounts to shift. After the company who were going to install it went bust and it became demountable seats on scaffolding, it suddenly got ludicrously expensive!

gph 9:49 Fri Oct 27
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Is this the flat roof phenomenon (flat roofs are cheaper to buy, harder to maintain)?

Perhaps cheap retractable seating costs £7m, and £8m to push in and out, and expensive retractable seating costs £9m, and £300,000 to push in and out.

Sven Roeder 9:44 Fri Oct 27
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Did I read somewhere that they originally thought the retractable seating would cost £300,000 to put in and out?
Before it turned out to be £8m

Someone needs a new calculator

13 Brentford Rd 9:01 Fri Oct 27
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"Its publication will coincide with renewed calls for West Ham to increase their current annual rent of £2.5m. However, we understand the terms of the 99-year lease are unlikely to be renegotiated."

......"Hi Dave It's the LLP here, was just wondering, do you fancy paying us a bit more rent?"

"....er.....no."

”oh, okay then"

gph 7:47 Fri Oct 27
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So "West Ham could be locked out" is a media invention.

Thank fuck they've re-assured us that the possible lock-out has been made up by someone...

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