COYFI West Ham United 2017/18

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

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I hope the fans find a way to challenge the shitty bosses and get shot of them pronto.

    Moving ground often seems to be a catalyst for the shit to really start up and I certainly know what it's like to have your club taken away from you.
     
  2. Thaw

    Thaw Aye like, so it is.

    Correct, West Ham Utd and its fans aren't responsible for the political views of other people wearing West Ham shirts.

    Is that Tony Henry in the video? I thought he'd be older.
     
  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Sorry, did I claim anyone was responsible? But I lived by the ground and used to go to matches so I have a fair insight into what the views of many of their supporters used to be like.
     
  4. hammerntongues

    hammerntongues Well-Known Member

    It used to be 35 k now 55 k largely white and still believe it or not working class males , yes we have our share of racists no doubt BUT if you compared us to other Premiership clubs I reckon we would be one of the better examples , impossible to quantify of course but comes from my personal experience of 45 years of going to watch West Ham . My club has many many faults but racism is not one that I will accept
     
  5. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer binoculars

    Worth adding that West Ham were the first top division club to have black players in their team in the 1960s and 70s - the Charles brothers, Clyde Best, Adi Coker etc..
     
  6. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Sadly their copybook has been blotted somewhat recently, not by the fans, but by their head of player recruitment.

    West Ham crisis: Tony Henry suspended after report over African players

    Fact! Apparently the club have a 'larger than average number' of geezers in their crowds.
     
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  7. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

    They were one of the first.Leeds i think were the first. Albert Johanneson - Wikipedia
     
  8. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  9. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer binoculars

    I did craftily put 'top division club' in there. Leeds were in the second division in 62/63 and lower in the previous season when Johanneson presumably made his debut. John Charles made his debut for West Ham in May 1963 when they were in the first division and preparing to win the FA Cup, Cup Winners Cup and World Cup.

    Can't find anything to quash Editor's high geezer ratio assertion.
     
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  10. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

    Ah you got me on that one :thumbs:
     
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  11. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It comes from the National Fan Survey by the premierleague.com in June 2011 but the PDF seems to have been moved.
     
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  12. Thaw

    Thaw Aye like, so it is.

    I just remembered I'm supposed to be going to a season ticket holder Q&A event on the 20th...David Moyes, Mark Noble and Carlton Cole doing a raffle. I'll be extra careful not to offend Nobes now.
     
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  13. Threshers_Flail

    Threshers_Flail Well-Known Member

    Some posts on here have blates derailed the thread.

    Whether you agree with the tactics of the protests or not, there's no need bringing West Ham's perceived 'high geezer ratio' into the convo. The same snobbery was applied to Millwall when they had their recent ground dispute, and Cardiff before them. It's just snobbery and wanky as fuck.
     
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  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    You what? It was just a fact that came up when I looked up West Ham. Can't see why you want to get all defensive about it. And how the fuck is it 'snobby'? :confused:
     
  15. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

    I bet Moyesie is looking forward to that.

    "OK first question, you there, yes you, blue top"

    "why are you so shit?"

    "not you, the bloke behind you"
     
  16. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    For the record - and seeing as people seem to be taking my comments like they're some of attack on the club: I quite like West Ham and used to see them a fair but when I lived almost opposite the ground. Half the band I'm in are West Ham fans so I'm always looking out for their results when we're on the road.
     
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  17. Thaw

    Thaw Aye like, so it is.

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  18. Threshers_Flail

    Threshers_Flail Well-Known Member

    I dunno just calling the pitch invaders 'plonkers' and then posting a video of some racist idiot in a West Ham shirt, the timing of that wasn't great. It came across like you were being an 'all football fans are hooligans/scum' kinda Middle Englander.

    I know full well that couldn't be further from the truth so I'm happy to leave it.
     
  19. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    I think you'll find West Ham had a black player as early as 1899, their first ever season!
     
  20. S☼I

    S☼I it's my room get out

  21. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

  22. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    Cant remember his name off the top of my head but think his name may have been Corbett or something like that!
     
  23. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

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  24. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    As an aside Thames Ironworks had a stadium capacity of in excess of 100k, arguably the largest club ground ever in England!
     
  25. Libertad

    Libertad Man of Steal

    That was Thames AFC. Different club.
     
  26. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    No, You are wrong.

    Thames FC didn't exist until 1928, The Memorial Grounds were built in about 1898.
     
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  27. Libertad

    Libertad Man of Steal

  28. discokermit

    discokermit Well-Known Member

    although the highest attendance figure i could find was 13 thousand gainst millwall.
     
  29. hammerntongues

    hammerntongues Well-Known Member


    Our football clubs are like our families , we can slag them off ourselves as much as we want but if anyone else does it we will defend them blindly ( I know you know this )
     
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  30. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    But you also to have to be able to see what's wrong with your 'family' and be bold and honest enough to speak against it rather than strike out at others.
     

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