WHO Poll
Q: 2019/20 With seven games to go will West Ham stay up
a. Our demise was sealed when the idiots on the Board appointed Moyes, we're down
29%
  
b. Despite the efforts of Moyes and the players, we will stay up by the smallest of margins
45%
  
c. I'm beyond caring & couldn't give two hoots either way
26%
  



KingandPaynter 3:45 Mon Nov 20
Relegation will end the era of Sullivan, Gold & Brady
The stadium is not the problem.
Many major clubs in Europe play in similar stadiums with running tracks, Napoli who are unbeaten in Serie A and playing great football. Monaco - last season's French champions. The two Italian giants Roma & Lazio share a similar stadium. Successful football can still be achieved at the OS with a cohesive Board, Team, Fan-base..

The Owners/Board are the problem.
Relegation will force them to sell as running the club will get very ugly for them. They have put the club in this position with their manipulations and schemes. They were EXACTLY the same at Birmingham FC. They have saved the club, had 5 managers but have reached their limit. Fundamental errors, like poor separation of away fans, have revealed their lack of suitability, aside from the broken promises to all. If Payet had signed for Arsenal he'd still be there now.

New owners with real ambitions in the most financially rewarding football league in the world, with the TV rights etc, will buy the club and there will be no shortage of potential buyers. American, Middle East, Russia, China etc

It will get better. The basic foundations of WHUFC are still very strong. The fans and the history will not be eradicated by the current board.

Unfortunately the club will have to endure another relegation first but it will, in the long term, be worth it... Man City were in dire straits only a few years back. Real money and ambition changes everything....

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Eggbert Nobacon 1:35 Tue Nov 21
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New Jersey 12:51 Tue Nov 21
Re: Relegation will end the era of Sullivan, Gold & Brady
Do I want West Ham relegated to 'punish' the owners, no, but if we were relegated it wouldn't really make much difference to me, as all the numerous relegations haven't


Yep - I have been a fan since the late 70's

In that time we have been relegated once every 8 years on average and spent 25% of that time in the 2nd tier

Alex V 1:30 Tue Nov 21
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Mike Oxsaw 12:49 Tue Nov 21

Good point that fighting relegation is in some ways more interesting than mediocrity. But the idea that the owners would design it as a role for the club to play gives them way too much credit - it is the product of the chaos they've created, not something they control in the slightest.

New Jersey 12:51 Tue Nov 21
Re: Relegation will end the era of Sullivan, Gold & Brady
Do I want West Ham relegated to 'punish' the owners, no, but if we were relegated it wouldn't really make much difference to me, as all the numerous relegations haven't. I certainly wouldn't be one of those soppy, embarrassing cunts you see on Sky crying their fucking eyes out!

I used to absolutely love going to Upton park, first match was when Brian Clough's Derby County thrashed us and Bobby Moore was on the bench for going on the piss before a cup game at Blackpool. I had the back end of Moore, Hurst and Peters, then Bonzo, Brooking and Devonshire etc. Now I fucking hate what the Premier league has become and moving to that running track so we can 'move on' to the next level, do me a favour! A midfield of Noble, Obiang and Kayoute, the next level!!

Mike Oxsaw 12:49 Tue Nov 21
Re: Relegation will end the era of Sullivan, Gold & Brady
Maybe the board have looked at the numbers and decided that a Top 5 place is far too expensive for them and mid-table meanderings don't generate nearly enough column inches/media minutes.

Flirting with relegation is, therefore, for them, the optimum position in which to place the club.

Or, maybe their product is not West Ham at the London Stadium, but Premier league football at the London Stadium - the two teams playing don't matter so long as the money comes in.

Pub Bigot 12:22 Tue Nov 21
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Alex V 3:49 Mon Nov 20
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I couldn't disagree more.

I/we cannot trust them to make good judgement calls and it seems from my perspective at least that they're only interested in making a personal profit, not taking the club forward.

The move and the state of the club and the playing squad all indicate that to be true, which means West Ham United will only ever be a means to and end for them, while the supporters pay the price.

Eggbert Nobacon 12:12 Tue Nov 21
Re: Relegation will end the era of Sullivan, Gold & Brady
Alex

Our wage bill as now is 90m ish

That will dramtaically increase with pelayers sold etc

the rent and everything else goes down if we do

We may lose money but it's not going to be that drastic that it negates the few 100 million difference there would be in price

Alex V 12:03 Tue Nov 21
Re: Relegation will end the era of Sullivan, Gold & Brady
>>> why would they sell when the price was at it's lowest?

It would depend how much money the club was losing. If we were bleeding money month on month they'd sell cheap. There's probably a situation where they'd walk away for nothing, as has happened with a number of clubs in the past.

BRANDED 11:57 Tue Nov 21
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Who did they sell Birmingham to for how much and how well did that go?

gph 11:56 Tue Nov 21
Re: Relegation will end the era of Sullivan, Gold & Brady
We built a Cup-winning side in Division Two, but that was then, and this is now.

When was the last time a promoted club stayed up without spending significantly on new players on promotion?

(Not entirely a rhetorical question, as I don't know for sure that there have been NONE recently, but there won't be many)

ornchurch ammer 11:56 Tue Nov 21
Re: Relegation will end the era of Sullivan, Gold & Brady
The London Stadium might not be the reason we are where we are but NOT being at Upton Park is the reason, or at least 95% of the reason.

one iron 11:54 Tue Nov 21
Re: Relegation will end the era of Sullivan, Gold & Brady
I agree with your last post,the whole club a joke, but the fans always been top class.

One McAvennieeeeee 11:49 Tue Nov 21
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LeroysBoots 11:39 Tue Nov 21
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Gutted you desperate cunt?

, 11:44 Tue Nov 21
Re: Relegation will end the era of Sullivan, Gold & Brady
Mike Ashley has had an offer of some £300M for Newcastle having paid £130M for it ten years ago. He wants more but the important point is that he needed Newcastle to get promoted and looking safe before an acceptable offer came in.

By the same token our owners are more likely to accept an offer if we are stable in mid PL table than fighting for promotion from the Championship.

teacoffeeteacoffee 11:40 Tue Nov 21
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I've heard this 'going down and rebuilding' line before, it is utter cliched nonsense. As there ever been any proof of this ever happening before, where relegation turned out to be a positive? Relegation is never a good thing.

LeroysBoots 11:39 Tue Nov 21
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FFS....the stadium isn't the reason why we are where we are !

We are shit because the players aren't as good as we all make out, they don't care, we had a Fucking clown in charge of them for too long and the owners are way too tight to properly invest .

That's why !

ooooh Morley Morley 11:21 Tue Nov 21
Re: Relegation will end the era of Sullivan, Gold & Brady
Relegation isn't the answer. People said relegation would sort us out when Grant took us down. How did that work out?

The Man City story is irrelevant.

For every Man City there is a Portsmouth, Wigan, Blackburn, Coventry, Charlton, Oldham.

Ask the fans of Forest, Sheff Weds, Derby, QPR, Norwich, Bolton if relegation was the best thing that ever happened to them.

You fucking idiot.

dealcanvey 11:14 Tue Nov 21
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when/if we go down the davids will be kicking themselves that they did not take some of the offers put infront of them.

Eggbert Nobacon 10:38 Tue Nov 21
Re: Relegation will end the era of Sullivan, Gold & Brady
why would they sell when the price was at it's lowest?

See Birmingham, fans turned, stayed, got them promoted, sold in top 10 in Premier League for far more than they would have got a year before

Razzle 10:32 Tue Nov 21
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They wont sell if we go down, they'll get all that lovely lolly in the form of the windfall payment...Jettison some players bring in Steve Bruce and go Yo Yo

Russ of the BML 6:44 Mon Nov 20
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*buy

Russ of the BML 6:44 Mon Nov 20
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If you want them gone then you'd actually hope we are doing well because no cunt will by us in our state.

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