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    Post  daib0 on Thu 21 Mar 2013, 10:25 pm

    Hi guys, Orient half-expecting to throw the towel in according to this:

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    Ah shucks, apologies, just seen you already have it on the previous page ...
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    Post  Campo on Fri 22 Mar 2013, 7:48 am

    all clear for the OS due at about half 10 this morning according to talkshite
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    Post  daib0 on Fri 22 Mar 2013, 10:42 am

    Campo wrote:all clear for the OS due at about half 10 this morning according to talkshite

    Sky News Newsdesk ‏@SkyNewsBreak 5m

    West Ham United confirm that they will play in the London Olympic Stadium from the start of 2016 / 2017 season
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    Post  alfiehammer on Fri 22 Mar 2013, 11:53 am

    Well for better or for worse *touch wood* its sorted then. Lets hope its for the better mind...
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    Post  Cochese on Fri 22 Mar 2013, 12:40 pm

    So, I've got three seasons to make it to UP.

    Hopefully I can do it.
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    Post  Suzanne Claret on Fri 22 Mar 2013, 3:46 pm

    Any one seen or heard form Barry Hearne today cheesey grin

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    Post  Arran H on Fri 22 Mar 2013, 3:52 pm

    He has taken it to the high court again so it could start all over again for the 3rd time if he wins according to his interview :
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    When will he give up ffs ?

    alot comments overneath that link not happy that the tax payers money is being used to help change the stadium ready to use for football.
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    Post  alfiehammer on Fri 22 Mar 2013, 4:07 pm

    I'm not against the idea of ground sharing, it works in Italy and it could be a good way for clubs like the two scouse clubs to split costs and get something actually built....and LO should really be one of them local teams that's no threat to us and i'd have been happy enough...but BH has been such an utter utter cu*t about it id rather see the stadium torn down and sent to landfill then shared with them now...
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    Post  Cochese on Fri 22 Mar 2013, 4:10 pm

    Should make Hearn pay for the wasted time and money he's made the government and LLDC waste.
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    Post  Admin on Fri 22 Mar 2013, 4:51 pm

    West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady has announced that once the club moves to the Olympic stadium, two stands will be named after Bobby Moore OBE and Sir Trevor Brooking.

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    Post  Admin on Fri 22 Mar 2013, 4:58 pm

    Mayor of London Boris Johnson has made an historic announcement confirming that West Ham United have reached an agreement with the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) granting the club the right to become the anchor tenant at the iconic Olympic Stadium.
    Supporters have now seen the first images of what West Ham's new 54,000-seater UEFA Category 4 status home will look like when the club moves into it in 2016.
    Here, we answer many of the questions you may have about the Hammers' impending move to their new home.
    Why is this a good move for West Ham United Football Club?
    • This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to move to a worldwide, iconic Stadium that will offer West Ham the chance to compete with the very best teams in the country and across Europe.
    • The multi-million pound conversion will ensure the Olympic Stadium is amongst the world's finest football venues and will hold the prestigious UEFA Category 4 status, without putting a financial burden on the club.
    • It's provides an opportunity to improve the club's fortunes on every level including opening doors to new revenue opportunities.
    • New revenue opportunities will help enable further investment in the team and training facilities so we can achieve our footballing ambitions.
    • West Ham will be moving to one of the most well connected stadiums in Europe. The DLR station at Stratford International is transforming the station into a key transport hub for Newham
    and East London. In addition Stratford is serviced by the Central and Jubilee lines on the Underground as well as London Overground and the high-speed rail service from the city.
    • The 54,000 capacity could see us listed amongst the top five attended clubs in the Barclays Premier League and is a fantastic opportunity to further grow our fan base on a global scale.
    Can you tell me more about the the deal between West Ham United and the LLDC?
    • An upfront capital contribution of £15m which along with a share of Naming rights income will assist with the cost of the overall transformation works.
    • An annual rent that delivers an anchor tenant to ensure the stadiums long-term viability.
    • The deal has been structured in a way that secures affordable rent for the duration of the 99-year tenancy.
    • The draft agreement we have signed is still subject to many things, including planning permission, and for us, our supporter consultation.
    • We were happy to confirm that we would make a windfall payment to the LLDC above an agreed base case in the event we sold the club as we do not plan to do so. We have no intention of selling the club.
    • The OS will never cost the Club more than we can afford and the Chairmen have personally guaranteed payments to the Stadium if the club can't.
    What can you tell me about the Olympic Stadium?
    • Retractable seats all around the pitch which will bring our fans closer to the action whilst the expanded state of the art transparent roof will cover all seats and harness that globally famous
    atmosphere.
    • No seats will be further away than Wembley.
    • New catering, toilets and concession facilities will improve the overall match day experience.
    • The pitch quality will be second to none with under soil heating, drainage and the all-new Desso field of play.
    • We play all our home games at the Stadium which once converted will have the look and feel of West Ham's home ground.
    • We will provide world-class corporate facilities.

    When do West Ham envisage playing their first game at the Olympic Stadium?
    • The club intend to kick off their 2016/17 campaign from the Olympic Stadium with a Bobby Moore Cup friendly fixture.
    How will it feel like West Ham's home?
    • We hope our supporters will continue to help us determine how to ensure the Stadium becomes a fitting home for a Club with our rich heritage.
    • A number of key aspects including crests, livery, insignia and memorabilia are named in the agreement as part of the Stadium Specification.
    What will happen to the Boleyn Ground and surrounding area following the move?
    • Although details remain confidential for the time being, the move provides an opportunity to regenerate two areas of east London.
    What is the next step for West Ham United supporters?
    • We are grateful to our supporters for their loyalty and patience for the duration of the process so far and we are delighted to finally be able to share details of our ambitions plans for the
    Stadium.
    • Following extensive feedback from our supporters we have shortlisted three recognised independent organisations with a view to appointing one to conduct in-depth consultation.
    • We understand that there will be some supporters that still have questions and that is completely understandable. There will now be open dialogue between the club and supporters to help them to make informed decisions.
    • Supporter's feedback will be used to shape every decision we make including how the Stadium could become West Ham's home, what would comes with us to Stratford and how we say a
    fitting farewell to the Boleyn Ground.
    What does the move to the Olympic Stadium mean for the local community?
    • We are offering up to 100,000 free tickets per season that will ensure some of the most deprived children in the country will gain access to elite sport and drive an increase in sports
    participation.
    • Our award-winning community department will continue to operate multi- sport, educational and cultural activities to deliver the legacy we have always promised and to encourage youngsters to lead healthy active lifestyles.
    Will more and affordable tickets be made available to supporters?
    • As a Board we have always been committed to offering affordable family football and the increased capacity opens up many new opportunities to support this initiative.
    • There will be more affordable seats and more entry level pricing but we'll also be able to offer the more premium products that our current stadium cannot offer at present.
    • We have already gauged the thoughts of many of our season ticket holders and now the plans are in the public domain we can consult them further on the likes of a migration policy, price, location and additional benefits.
    • The move will ensure the club is more accessible to our existing supporters, plus will be more attractive to key groups, families and female supporters in particular, to name a few.
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    Post  daib0 on Sat 23 Mar 2013, 8:44 pm

    Admin wrote:


    But that's really close to Barcelona, I suppose you all know - Barça became 'More than a club' (Més que un club - catala, Más que un club - Spanish) for the Catalans, as a symbol of nationalism.
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    Post  daib0 on Sat 23 Mar 2013, 8:46 pm

    excellent forum thread by the way!
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    Congratulations!!

    Post  Kippax Cat on Sun 24 Mar 2013, 2:05 pm

    Congratulations!!

    Are you (the club) paying for the conversion to a footy stadium? Converting the Commonwealth Games stadium cost us £60m and that was when we hadn't a pot to pee in.

    How much is the lease? Ours was the difference between the Maine Road gate receipts (34.5k) and the new ground (48.5k) plus the land at Maine Road. Hardly a "free stadium", which was the lie peddalled by the great unwashed across town.

    From what I've read I think you're getting a better deal from your local authority. Good on yer! You'll miss the Boleyn tho. We're in our 10th season at CoMS/Eastlands/Ethiad or whatever the hell you call it and I STILL miss the Maine Road matchday experience. Sad



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    Post  Admin on Sun 24 Mar 2013, 2:48 pm

    If you watch the video above Kitty it will give you a run down on what its costing WH etc , its only 25 min but interesting hatsoff
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    Post  Kippax Cat on Sun 24 Mar 2013, 3:35 pm

    25 minutes Mr Geez??!!! That's half a cat-life.

    Can't you summarise for those of us with the ironing beckoning??? Pleeeeeeeeeeeeease!!
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    Post  Campo on Sun 24 Mar 2013, 7:21 pm

    Kippax Cat wrote:Congratulations!!

    Are you (the club) paying for the conversion to a footy stadium? Converting the Commonwealth Games stadium cost us £60m and that was when we hadn't a pot to pee in.

    How much is the lease? Ours was the difference between the Maine Road gate receipts (34.5k) and the new ground (48.5k) plus the land at Maine Road. Hardly a "free stadium", which was the lie peddalled by the great unwashed across town.

    From what I've read I think you're getting a better deal from your local authority. Good on yer! You'll miss the Boleyn tho. We're in our 10th season at CoMS/Eastlands/Ethiad or whatever the hell you call it and I STILL miss the Maine Road matchday experience. Sad

    this will be the crux,
    you lot left home 10 yrs ago from Maine road
    since then you have been enriched by the mid east and managed to now take a cup and beaten your locals to the title last year in an injury time winner


    is it worth it, as the blue side have picked up a few plastics on the way?
    does the new success override the feeling of missing home?


    I know we as West Ham have to move on and the OS is the only way forward that is within our grasp as a club, but i do have a fear that we will also pick up this new bread of plastic 'SKY' supporters.
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    Post  Stooby Doo 2002 on Sun 24 Mar 2013, 7:52 pm

    The new generation of fans that will start going to games once we move into the stadium won't know any better and will grow up never knowing what it was like to support the team at the Boleyn, It's only those that have been used to going to our stadium that are not impressed and convinced about moving......Remember that the Boleyn isn't our true home as we were at the Memorial Ground as the entity of West Ham United.....Essentially we have been here for just over 100 years but the same will be said of our move to the OS......a 99 year lease would just mean the OS becoming home and it will be to all those supporters not even born yet.

    Plastic fans aside, once the move is done the club will be moving in the right direction and it's a welcome relief that we won't have to build a brand new stadium costing us hundreds of millions!!!

    The move to the OS could possibly be the best move that West Ham have done in decades, apart from getting the Daves on board who have lets face it turned this clubs fortunes around for the better, being a lot more responsible when it comes to money and consulting with the fans on a regular basis.

    I will pretty much not have anything negative to say about the move, homes get knocked down and rebuilt all of the time, a football clubs history should be no different to a house that was obliterated in the Blitz or a chimney stack from the industrial revolution being demolished. It's a big win for us!

    Not sure if that qualifies as a rant..........

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