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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.
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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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AKA ERNIE 1:19 Wed Feb 26
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Will be joining it at west ham

Johnson 11:11 Tue Feb 25
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12.15 from Plaistow entrance to the Greenway
12.30 West Ham
12.45 Stratford High St
13.00 Pudding Mill Lane

Westham67 6:35 Tue Feb 25
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I am going to West Ham station 12 30

BetterthanKaka 3:05 Tue Feb 25
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What time does it start on Saturday?

Westham67 2:45 Tue Feb 25
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Northern Sold 12:19 Tue Feb 25

Exactly they put themselves before the interest of the team the fans and the club itself and showed what despicable cunts they are

Lily Hammer 2:36 Tue Feb 25
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They had been taking small away allocations until the unrest two years ago, and have since been taking large allocations, and generally selling them out.

This return to the small allocation was purely to reduce the scale of the protests. Don’t fool yourself that it is anything other than the cowards trying to fight fire while pouring fuel on the flames.

WorldCupWilly 12:55 Tue Feb 25
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Away ticket allocation and points needed since August 2018. Last night was the first time in that period we didn't take the full allocation!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/924/8TyGeK.jpg

Taken from:
https://www.kumb.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=172413&start=2440#p5618043

Don Ravioli 12:48 Tue Feb 25
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Sold is right on this one.
Although the mere mention that a WHU flag might appear on the kop made news, them cutting the away allocation has been going on for years, nothing to do with scousers.
They would’ve probably cut the allocation anyway but as soon as it was decided that was the game for a protest they made sure it was cut.

Bernie 12:24 Tue Feb 25
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We've sold out our away allocation for years, the ONLY reason our cunt owner reduced the allocation last night was to have an impact on the protest.

Mr Kenzo 12:24 Tue Feb 25
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*Right ho... they been cutting our away allocation for years... *

How would you know that ?

Northern Sold 12:19 Tue Feb 25
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That the board took as few tickets as they could shows that their ickle-wickle little feelings were far more important that having as many fans support the team as possible.





What and you think they done that on the bent promise of one of our flags in with the Red Scouse?? Right ho... they been cutting our away allocation for years...

Mike Oxsaw 12:12 Tue Feb 25
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Guess it's just a case of which is the more important to you then, sold0.

That the board took as few tickets as they could shows that their ickle-wickle little feelings were far more important that having as many fans support the team as possible.

Northern Sold 12:07 Tue Feb 25
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Nope I don't get it Mike I'm afraid... HU done that all off their own back... nothing to do with a usual bent Scouse promise...

Mike Oxsaw 12:03 Tue Feb 25
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Northern Sold 11:27 Tue Feb 25

The battle to publicise the views of HU.

Do keep up.

southbankbornnbred 11:28 Tue Feb 25
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Posted this elsewhere on another thread, but it belongs here...

All credit to the 1,800 who went last night - a really good protest, banners etc. It has got orgs like the BBC talking about how bad our owners are, while correctly making a distinction between our attitude towards the team and its owners.

I'd say that was a success for HU and others. Hope Satuday's walk gets the support it deserves. I'll see you all in Plaistow.

Northern Sold 11:27 Tue Feb 25
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`the battle was won the moment they publicly announced their support`.


Really... what battle was that then??

martyboy 11:16 Tue Feb 25
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I did smile when i heard the Bin dippers were making an effort to help out.
Scummy cunts and not to be trusted.
I hope you spat in the jars of jam to gave to poor fuckers!!!

Mike Oxsaw 11:01 Tue Feb 25
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An HC flag didn't need to actually appear in their end - in fact, as it didn't and they promised it would simply emphasises how trustworthy the mickeys realty are.

The threat that it could appear was the main weapon here - the battle was won the moment they publicly announced their support.

Syd Puddefoot 10:41 Tue Feb 25
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Mentions and pictures on the bbc website this morning.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/football/51625783

Around 8.15

wanstead_hammer 1:01 Tue Feb 25
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Didn’t spot one in the kop. Mind you, it could ave got swallowed up in amongst all their other monstrosities.

Mr Kenzo 12:28 Tue Feb 25
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OM - maybe its my shit eyesight, did u see a flag in their end? I didnt

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