COYFI West Ham United 2017/18

Discussion in 'football' started by Libertad, Jun 26, 2017.

  1. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

    In the January transfer window we sold one of our top scorers to a relegation rival and replaced him with some fella from Preston who was a barman three years ago.

    This was about the fourth transfer window in a row where they'd told us they were going to sign Messi and we ended up with a free transfer full back.

    Lots of people are not happy with the stadium, investment, etc etc.

    A group calling themselves "Real West Ham Fans" start up and say they are going to bring together opposition to the board and get them out / start talking to them. They are run by old hoolie faces, startup meeting is in the Boleyn etc. etc. They collect about £25k in donations to pay for "fliers and hearses".

    They propose a march on March 10th to show dissatisfaction or whatever. By this time a number of other groups are involved like the longstanding supporter group WHUISA and the main forum KUMB. Everybody is very much of the "we're not stopping till they're gone, you can't trust em" mindset. They were talking thousands of people.

    The club call a couple of meetings to speak to them, the second of which is very short notice and only RWHF and WHUISA can attend.

    RWHF suddenly say that their demands have been met and the march is off. (Brady said that they'd maybe look at the badge and keep the memorial garden properly). They then get absolute dog's abuse across all social media and get accused of taking bungs and all sorts.

    The other groups say "hang on, we didn't say anything about it being off, we're still on"

    Which then means that Mr Swallow (one of the two original RWHF founders) comes out with his statement that all the marchers are left wing extremists and antifa hijacking the march and that if anybody marches through "their Manor" the ICF are going to bang some heads. Half of the fans believe him cos they think hooligans are somehow people to look up to and the other half are all like "what the fuck is this batshit mentalness?"

    There are rumours about why this is happening. Either they have been paid off, or there is another good reason for the change of heart or they are actually telling the truth. One rumour is that the club agreed to donate money to a young hammer fan who is very ill if they agreed to stop the march (which comes from their own minutes). The leftist connection seems to come from one member of WHUISA being quite happy that Sadiq Khan was elected mayor and Antifa having a meeting in (another) part of London.

    Whether they are stupid enough to think that or it's just a really stupid cover story I don't know.

    And then this evening somebody else has said that lots of "Swampy wannabes" tried to sign up for his group and AS has said that WHUISA were texting the stadium operators from the meeting.

    Tldr: it's a ridiculous shitfest and probably the lowest point I can remember to be a west ham fan.

    Let's see what happens on Saturday. If this carries on then it could be well dodgy.
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  2. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    He hasn't changed and never will :D
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  3. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

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  4. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    Cheers. Absolutely batshit indeed.
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  5. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

    Here's the excellent as always HList:

    The H List: Swansea 4 - 1 West Ham (And Other Ramblings)

    I think he gets it all. It's just really sad, the death throes of the club.

    Looking back at it with the benefit of hindsight we said goodbye when we left Upton Park. I said goodbye when my Dad died. And this is just the long slow decline of that era, of that club.

    I'll always support them, you can't change that, but it's not the same any more.
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  6. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

    Reid and Byram out for the season.

    Fined £30k by anti-doping authorities for failing to ensure whereabouts details are up to date 3 times in 12 months.

    That's today's West Ham News. :D
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  7. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

  8. agricola

    agricola a genuine importer of owls

    0-2 down, game about to be abandoned it seems
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  9. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

    And there you go. Push people enough and that's what happens.

    Fuck em, I'm quite glad that happened.
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  10. agricola

    agricola a genuine importer of owls

    If it gets rid of the owners certainly, but you would think the points deduction that must follow could well relegate the club. If that march hadn't been bought off they'd have had far more security on and many more cops nearby.
  11. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

    I don't think anybody cares if we're relegated to be honest.

    If they'd let the march go ahead then maybe that wouldn't have happened in the first place. There's been a lot of anger brewing over the last couple of years and that came out today.
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  12. pocketscience

    pocketscience Well-Known Member

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  13. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

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  14. pocketscience

    pocketscience Well-Known Member

    The schadenfreude's worth every penny :thumbs:
  15. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

  16. pocketscience

    pocketscience Well-Known Member

    At the time, I was just about to write something along the lines of "it'll all end in tears" when I noticed the small print on your second post. ;)
  17. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

    To be honest even I'm quite surprised how quickly we fucked everything up.

    From Payet and Bilic to Moyes and Hugill* in two years.

    *never even seen him play.
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  18. Thaw

    Thaw Aye like, so it is.

    First half was ok. Second half we never looked bothered. I blame Sean Dyche for bringing on Chris Wood so now Southampton need to roll over and let us win for the good of the game.

    I sit in the East Stand and a couple of the pitch invaders nearly got lynched in front of me after jogging up the steps. Just a horrible day. I hope the players enjoy their trip to Miami coz I don't really where the club is supposed to go after this (apart from the Championship of course).
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  19. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    Good comedy don't come cheap.
  20. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    If I understood correctly from reports, there was also fighting amongst fans on on the stands which led to some kids seeking refuge on the Burnley substitute bench? Did you see that?
  21. Thaw

    Thaw Aye like, so it is.

    No, that was on the other side of the pitch, far, far away. All I could see of that was when the police turned up then some of the fans who had been on the concourse in front of the directors moved down towards the pitch just behind the subs bench so I wouldn't be surprised if a few punches got thrown along the way, based on what had happened earlier.
    I'm in East Stand, next to the block 135 entrance, and the second 2 pitch invaders just sauntered off the pitch past a steward and jogged up the steps to the exit. The other fans were not impressed and some had a dig or tried to stop them. The beardy one tripped and got mobbed. That was a bit worrying but he looked alright afterwards.

    The only violence I saw was folk (other fans, Mark Noble, and a Burnley player) having a pop at the pitch invaders. And that was only because the stewards were so pathetic.
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  22. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    Still some humour at the place
  23. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    Is there any evidence of being, literally, bought off? Genuine q - it would certainly explain a lot. Apart from reading this thread and indie story, I knew very little about the splits amongst the fans. Not always, but opposing the board is often a positive unifying/politicising thing. This just sounds horrible and has the potential to get really nasty. :(
  24. copliker

    copliker ...

    Filming people resting their eyes at work is a cunty thing to do.
  25. Nivag

    Nivag Well-Known Member

    Not when they are there for safety reasons. Was you upset when that tram driver was filmed sleeping?
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  26. hammerntongues

    hammerntongues Well-Known Member

    I sit very close to you , 135 too , the beardy guy was lucky not to get a real kicking , I honestly don`t know what i think about the pitch invasion but I hate seeing our own fans against each other makes me feel sick to the stomach .
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  27. editor

    editor Forked with electrons


  28. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    Especially on the lavish wages that guy is no doubt enjoying.
  29. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you


    There are a number of articles that explain why things have come to this.

    ‘West Ham will be a lost love while these owners remain in charge’

    The corner flag stood for something greater in West Ham’s pitch invasion

    Pitch invasions probably aren't the best way to do it - I think the mob shouting at the directors will get greater results. But this isn't just people being idiots. This has been coming for a long time.

    I'm glad that at least we're showing a bit of fucking fight against the endless sanitisation and "modernisation" of football. This stuff threw a light on what's been going on to the rest of the country.

    The corner flag thing in particular was a deliberate symbolic act to a lot of West Ham fans - not just some bloke running onto a pitch. I think he was hoping that loads of people would then join him, but they didn't.

    The most upsetting bit for me was the two blokes getting mobbed as they came back into the stand.
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  30. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    Agree with that. The fans lined up giving the board some stick looked really positive to me. Always a bit dodgy when you start throwing coins, but at least one of them hit the target. :thumbs:

    Do you get a sense that the REal West Ham Fans lot are now lined up with the board or is it more fluid than that? Having a group of hoolies lined up with the bosses against 'left wing agitators' would be pretty depressing.

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