COYFI West Ham United 2017/18

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

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    The twats that ran on the pitch. They may well be responsible for West Ham having to play behind closed doors. If you're going to run on to the pitch, have a banner or something that makes it obvious why you're there otherwise you just look like a plonker thug.
     
  2. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you


    I think they're dead in the water.

    To be fair to them their 5 steps were making the half time process of getting a drink a bit easier, changing the flag back, sorting out the stadium surroundings and stuff like that. I think things have moved on a bit, and did as soon as they organised a march.

    They probably want to carry on working with the board but I think they've realised that after their little outburst was publicised the club won't have anything to do with them (they've already said they will only now deal with the "Supporter Advisory Board" which was their preferred mechanism before all of this).

    Also - I'm not sure you can call West Ham fans "left wing agitators". :D
     
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  3. hammerntongues

    hammerntongues Well-Known Member

    edited
     
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  4. Wilf

    Wilf Meeting few of his KPIs

    Erm, no, indeed. :oops: :D
     
  5. Threshers_Flail

    Threshers_Flail Well-Known Member

    Yep easy to knock the pitch invaders but they were only a small part of a huge and effective display of anger.

    I just wish Cardiff fans showed as much fight instead of being a bunch of fawning idiots.
     
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  6. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    Indeed :D
     
  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    They weren't all "fawning idiots" and a lot of the fans put up a resistance with marches and protests, but, whatever. This isn't about Cardiff anyway and in the terrifyingly sanitised world of the Premiership a solo run on the pitch really isn't the smartest move.

    But big marches, mass boycotts and mass pitch invasions with banners? Yes, bring it on.
     
  8. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    I blame Russel Brand
    [​IMG]
     
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  9. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

    And yet here we are with proper articles being written about how badly the owners have fucked up in all sorts of papers and online.

    Like I say, the guy with the corner flag was making a very deliberate point which lots of people got. If that first guy hadn't run on then would the demonstration have started? (and he was carrying a protest banner, it was just quite small :))
     
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  10. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    So they all 'got it' but all elected to stay in their seats, with some attacking the other guy? I'm afraid I couldn't see any banner at all in that footage.
     
  11. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

    Well, the stewards confiscate all banners when people go into the ground. So that makes things difficult. (They've even been confiscating anti-board banners away from home as well). You can see that the guy is holding an A4 sheet with something about Sullivan on it:

    [​IMG]

    The planned mass march was cancelled about two days before the game (see thread).

    This was the result of a build up of anger over the last couple of years and it seems to have publicised it all pretty well.
     
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  12. Threshers_Flail

    Threshers_Flail Well-Known Member

    Those marches were only after Malky Mackay was threatened with the sack when we were in the Prem, nothing really happened prior to that. As I recall the majority of fans were more than happy to go along with Vincent's car crash when we went up. That fawning inaction is the main reason why I turned my back, alongside many others.

    But you're right, wrong thread for this debate.
     
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  13. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    And you think that makes a good pic?

    And let's be honest - it's hardly the biggest challenge to smuggle banners into a ground. Loads of fans have managed it. Even t shirts can spell out a message to the directors.

    But if you think a few people running on the pitch and pissing off the players was a positive thing for the cause, I'm going to have to disagree.

    A mass pitch invasion would have been a different thing.
     
  14. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

    Flag man (you can find his name out easily enough if you want) has given a bit more news:
    Raising a civil case to try to get any fine money off the people protesting? They never fucking learn do they? :mad: That's just going to piss everybody off even more.
     
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  15. Wilf

    Wilf Meeting few of his KPIs

    This will presumably lead to a fans campaign to donate to any fines flagman and the rest get fined. Spectacularly stupid stuff by the board.
     
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  16. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Yep. Really fucking idiotic. What a bunch of cunts the West Ham board are.

    Fuck modern football.
     
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  17. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

    Already started. :D
     
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  18. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Wonderful insight from a Hammer.

     
  19. Thaw

    Thaw Aye like, so it is.

    Whats that got to do with it?
     
  20. Wilf

    Wilf Meeting few of his KPIs

    Good question. editor ?
     
  21. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    This is a thread concerning news about West Ham, no? He is a West Ham fan being asked an opinion and it's a funny clip.
     
  22. Sweet FA

    Sweet FA ✪ Three rounds Lord, in my .44 ✪

    :rolleyes:

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  23. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Yep that was disgusting too. Not sure why Cardiff is being brought up in a West Ham thread again but I'm pretty sure Tan's comments were discussed in the relevant Cardiff thread at the time.

    I didn't realise people wanted some sort of sanitised thread about West Ham.

    PS You do know I don't actively support Cardiff, yes? Or were you just throwing in a random unrelated bit of news for the LOLz?
     
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  24. Wilf

    Wilf Meeting few of his KPIs

    Well, I'm not a Hammers fan, I'm not a Cardiff fan and, for that matter, I don't have a beef with you personally. But still... at the moment this isn't a generic WHU thread, it's a focused discussion about shit owners, contempt for fans and the events of the weekend. Seems like an odd time to post stuff suggesting the protesters are morons - or to throw in a random video about thick racists.
     
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  25. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Er, no. Wrong.

    Look back through this thread. It contains all sorts of news and chat about West Ham, starting from the beginning of the season, as the OP says:

    If you want a focused chat about one specific element of West Ham news, then I suggest you start a new one.
     
  26. Wilf

    Wilf Meeting few of his KPIs

    Which is why I said 'at the moment this isn't a generic WHU thread'.

    Anyway, I'm sure the whu fans will survive your interventions.
     
  27. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Threads really don't work like that. You can't have a general chat thread on a broad topic and then suddenly expect everyone to fall into line on one single aspect and not mention anything else.

    The way it has always been done is to start a new thread.
     
  28. Thaw

    Thaw Aye like, so it is.

    A West Ham fan talking about immigration isn't about West Ham. Why not post links to Russell Brand talk shows or Danny Dyer films? They're about as relevant and funny.
     
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  29. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    OK, Right. So it's not connected to West Ham in any way at all and bears no relevance at all to the opinions of any West Ham fans or staff past or present. In fact that shirt probably isn't even real. Gotcha.

    *Yes, I know that the majority of West Ham fans aren't racist cunts, but this one was and a general thread about West Ham seemed the right place to post up what many people have found amusing elsewhere.
     
  30. Thaw

    Thaw Aye like, so it is.

    We got the David Squires cartoon in The Guardian.. with added Dulwich Hamlet reference. Generally the protest has had a surprisingly sympathetic reception. I expected us to get slaughtered but its mostly Mail Online BTL types doing that so far.

    David Squires on … West Ham's chaotic cauldron of infighting
     
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