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chav_corner 3:17 Wed Jan 1
Hammers United.-New Years message and ACTION.

It has been suggested we put this up as a new thread.-So here goes.Also suggested to pin it so if mods think it worthy please do so.
Thank You.

Good Morning Fellow Hammers,

On what is the last day of yet another year of disappointment for our fanbase.
I sit here today with mixed emotions as I look back on the year.

I am immensely proud of the work my committee and I have put in since the inception of Hammers United in February this year, and the thousands of man hours which has seen our group swell to over seven thousand members.
We have strived over that period to create a group for all Hammers fans, united in their love of our great West Ham.
We are all regular fans, volunteers, with jobs, families and everyday responsibilities like you.
But such was the apathy and frustration of our supporters in the aftermath of the failed protests of 2018, I believed that something had to be done, so in time honoured fashion, I rallied the troops.

The end of a year is often a good time to reflect, and what I have noticed is that some quarters seem to have forgotten the roots of West Ham and its supporters.
This is a club whose supporters survived abject poverty in the Old East End, whose founding father’s built warships on the cutting winds of the Bow Creek Shipyard, who made great personal sacrifice to go on strike to achieve better pay and conditions, leading Arthur Hills to create the sports, social and leisure facilities from which our great club was born.
How disappointed he would be to see the disgraceful displacement of thousands of time served fans of the club, with associations that go back generations, many to those very shipyards, who have paid the ultimate price for the scandalous manner in which the transition from our spiritual home, The Boleyn Ground in Upton Park, a few miles across the Borough to the Olympic Park in Stratford has been handled.
The price of affording the casual arm-chair types and the next generation of fans that David Sullivan has stated he wanted to introduce to football as he strives to grow the fanbase should never have been the heart and soul loyal support of this football club who are throwing it in in their thousands.

It breaks my heart to see it.
Fathers and sons, Mothers and daughters, mates who have sang side by side and travelled the country together. Unable to recognise the club they love and being discarded like old rubbish.
The promises made by those custodians of the club, of next level football and a stadium fitting of a top six club, the ability to attract the very best players and a home which we would all be proud of. . . . A ten point plan laid out to win hearts and minds. . . statements made claiming to understand the responsibilities that come with having to deliver such promises to the fans and working with them.

They remain undelivered.

Our great club is nowhere near the next level.
A club mandated undemocratic construct is positioned as the “Official” supporters board, whilst democratic, independent and affiliated supporters groups who represent thousands of fans are circumvented and ignored. Our custodians and their decisions have once again led us perilously close to a relegation battle as we end the year one place outside the bottom three. The investment made is little more than an illusion once you examine it, and the return on that investment in footballing terms is paltry at best.

This club is a club surviving, not striving for the next level, and this seasons campaign is typical of a survivalist mentality which focuses on the consumerisation of if its fans and how it can squeeze the next pound note out of them, instead of delivering the promises made on which they agreed to leave their spiritual home.
Well as we reach the end of this year, Hammers United, thousands of our members, and many thousands more have had enough.

Let me be clear, we will always support the team, and wish our new manager the best of luck.
But today as the year ends, the time has come for the custodians of our club to be held accountable by its long-suffering supporters.
You will all be aware that we have been inundated with requests to protest and take action against the current custodians of the club and how seriously we take our positions of responsibility.

Accordingly, after much consideration and exploration with our legal advisors, the police and the FSA, and in an effort to avoid any unsavoury repeats of the past, as Chairman of Hammers United, I can confirm that we will be holding a static protest at the home game against Everton on Saturday 18th January.
This is in parallel with our on-going efforts to establish change through dialogue with the club, who we are meeting again shortly.
The full details of the protest will be available in the coming days as we look to mobilise our membership.

I can also confirm that a request to march has been made today and that remains a real option.
We hope this march will see not just our members, but all West Ham supporters, young and old, their families, their fan groups, independent media outlets. . . those who have felt they have had to walk away. . . all of us Hammers. . . United, as we take this opportunity to voice your dissatisfaction against the current custodians of this great club, who have over promised, under delivered and strung on our supporters for too long.

We want no more than what was promised, the next level, and we are duty bound as supporters of this club to hold its custodians accountable.

On behalf of Hammers United, I wish you all a Happy New Year, and look forward to seeing as many of you as possible of the 18th January.

Paul Colborne(Chairman)

United We Stand. . . United For Change. . . We Are Hammers United.

www.hammersunited.com



Donation fund is now set up here:
Hammers United Fundraiser

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chav_corner 11:06 Sat Feb 22
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Fellas.We have done our best to organise the Liverpool protest,-But west ham fans don't like being told what to do.We have made suggestions,paved the way,and I am sure the travelling fans will come up with a brilliant end result.They will find the best way when they are there.

Westham67 9:37 Sat Feb 22
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You have to keep in mind the boards friends in the media will be going flat out to demonize any demonstrators who step out of line and tarnish everyone with the same brush

Stepney.Ammer 9:08 Sat Feb 22
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One Mac

Yep, that one definitely hits home the message!

Chip Shop Charlie 7:55 Sat Feb 22
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We want you out,
We really want you out,
I just don't think you understand,
You told us lots of lies,
Lies, lies, lies,
We want GSB OUT.

One McAvennieeeeee 7:55 Sat Feb 22
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Watford away the other season was better.

Brady you're a cunt
Brady Brady you're a cunt.

Stepney.Ammer 6:38 Sat Feb 22
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One half sung "We are West Ham's claret n blue army"
followed by "we want Sullivan out"
then "We are West Ham's claret n blue army"
followed by "we want Gold out"
then "We are West Ham's claret n blue army"
followed by "we want Brady out"

Repeat for 90 minutes.

Could work?

muskie 4:25 Sat Feb 22
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Is there going to be a synchronised bursting on 10 minutes?

Would make quite a noise I would imagine.

AKA ERNIE 12:46 Sat Feb 22
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Macca I agree mate bit surprised it's not being talked about

Maybe a chorus of we are west ham's claret n blue army then a chorus of gold and sullivan fuck off and die

One McAvennieeeeee 12:33 Sat Feb 22
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Surely we have to have some anti board chanting? Man City was embarrassing.

I think they're getting away scott free at the moment. They're laughing at us.

Lily Hammer 12:05 Sat Feb 22
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I’m still going to pop some tins of food in their food bank before the match, anyway. Do my side of the bargain/suggestion.

AKA ERNIE 11:20 Sat Feb 22
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Chav are the liverpool fans still doing a banner in the kop

chav_corner 11:08 Sat Feb 22
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We are West Ham’s Claret and Blue army.-Black balloons and banners.Anfield.February 24th 2020.

We are making a momentous show of strength at the Liverpool away match.It is on Sky and all the world will be watching.The teams come out to a sea of black balloons at the WestHam end.Then the banners go up,hundreds of them.more banners than the Kop.And the chant goes up.The chant that those lucky enough to have been at Villa Park on that fateful day will never forget.’WE ARE WEST HAM’S CLARET AND BLUE ARMY.WE ARE WEST HAM’S CLARET AND BLUE ARMY.On and on it goes,and the cameras focus in,and the commentators are forced to marvel at our show of strength.-And the WHOLE WORLD sees the messages on our banners.We,the supporters are the true owners at West Ham,and we want our club back.At the same time we cheer our team on to the bitter end as the chant goes on and on,unwavouring..

We have liaised with LFC.and banners will be allowed into the Stadium.
They must not be abusive and must have fire safety certificates.-Anyone who has recently had one made will find a tag on the flag.Any banners larger than 10 feet by six please Email and let us know because we will have to give advance notice of these.When buying balloons please try and get bio-degradable.

LFC. Have asked us to inform our fans that the banners should be taken down whilst the match is in play so try and get in a few minutes early and really give it a go leading up to kick off.-And at half time.We hope to be able to arrange something similar at other away games and a favourable report from Liverpool may influence other clubs into letting our protest banners in.
We would like to place on record our thanks to Liverpool fans group Spirit of Shankly and LFC. For their assistance.

WE ARE WEST HAM’S CLARET AND BLUE ARMY.
Lets show the world what West Ham’s all about,

Thanks.
Hammers United Committee.

Woodford Green 10:50 Fri Feb 21
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Your journalist mate that is

Woodford Green 10:49 Fri Feb 21
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Southbank

If you want me to put me in touch with Paul the HU founder pleaseet me know

southbankbornnbred 12:45 Fri Feb 21
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You lot ruined my little evening stroll through Palermo, One Iron!

;-)

I was having a great time that week until thousands of you turned up and had a drink in Teatro Massimo the night before!

one iron 12:40 Fri Feb 21
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In the future, we will look back on this walk,like we did after the Palermo walk,iam going from plastow now,we wont be beaten by them three.

southbankbornnbred 12:30 Fri Feb 21
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Ah, fuck it, just seen the route. I'll join at the start in Plaistow. It's only a wee bit further on and I'd rather be there from the start.

See you all there, or somewhere on the route.

southbankbornnbred 12:08 Fri Feb 21
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'm going to join the walk at West Ham station. Got a couple of Italian Hammers who should be coming along, too. One of them is a journo and I'm trying to gently pressure him into writing something about it in the Italian press. Every little helps.

GBHammer63 3:05 Thu Feb 20
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Agree with crystal falafel, mows the time

crystal falace 5:57 Wed Feb 19
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Might be an idea to pin the link for the gofund me somewhere in the OP.

GBHammer63 9:01 Wed Feb 19
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Target almost reached after just over a day, great effort.

Time to step up and not just watch what’s been going on.

Hopefully us noisy minority can smash the target massively and put down a real message to the board.

Well done to everyone involved. Keep it up.

Irons.

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