good bye and god bless the boleyn

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Re: good bye and god bless the boleyn

Postby mywhufc on Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:15 pm

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Re: good bye and god bless the boleyn

Postby erifles on Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:48 pm

Why have they got the flipping sprinklers on?!
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Re: good bye and god bless the boleyn

Postby Tesh Di Canio on Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:01 pm

erifles wrote:Why have they got the flipping sprinklers on?!


I'm pretty sure that's when the West Stand was being built - I visited UP before the Leicester game and the West Stand is the only one remaining....... :(
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Re: good bye and god bless the boleyn

Postby chalks on Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:03 pm

Some great pics there mywhufc, would love to know the story behind the old boy getting nicked
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Re: good bye and god bless the boleyn

Postby mywhufc on Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:11 pm

chalks wrote:Some great pics there mywhufc, would love to know the story behind the old boy getting nicked

Monty, played a bugle apparently, was quite well known at west ham for playing it.
was supposedly quite a character, I’ve got a pic of him with my grandad at rathbone market dressed up as General Montgomery which i guess is how he got his nickname
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Re: good bye and god bless the boleyn

Postby mushy on Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:58 am

Monty was to say the least a little eccentric.
My first ever game without my dad, was with a few mates in the Southbank against Burnley (won 5-0). 1967 I think.
Monty was standing behind us, shouting incoherently and tooting tunelessly on his bugle, seemed to not take much notice of the football at all.
He was a bit of a figure of fun for the kids, and on that day and in subsequent visits Monty would be taunted relentlessly, plenty of verbals and quite a few peanuts being slung in his general direction. They were trying to get a reaction from him and it worked, Monty would turn and give a little charge at them, waving his old bugle in their general direction.

I was at the game when he got nicked but didn't see the actual incident, unconfirmed eye witness reports just said he snapped and whacked someone with his bugle, he certainly was a feisty old character.
Our programme at the time (simply titled 'West Ham United', did a very good profile of him once, along with his picture (taken outside the Queens). If CH was still around I would get him to trawl through his old programmes and try and find the article, as mine went missing many years ago.
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Re: good bye and god bless the boleyn

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Re: good bye and god bless the boleyn

Postby lynothehammer on Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:55 pm

The above photos are from a flying visit a few days after the last game at the Boleyn.

What with work hours changing, having children and generally not having the money at disposal like i use to the last game i attended was that famous cup game against United with Specs & Cole scoring a brace each.

I have to be honest i'd not missed football much, but walking into Upton Park that Sunday bought back so many memories i'd shared with my dad, friends and complete strangers. Something i'll never experience again.

I just wish i'd taken more photos of the surrounding areas as it's not somewhere i'll ever probably go back too... :(
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Re: good bye and god bless the boleyn

Postby The Old Mile End on Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:10 am

So the South Bank/SBM has gone?

Anyone know if they destroyed that big metal badge that was so prominent on the back of the building?
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Postby Hammerite on Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:09 am

mushy wrote:I cannot ever imagine having a dream about the bowl and I honestly never knew I would miss the old place so much.

Dream no, nightmare...most other fortnights :cry:
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Re: good bye and god bless the boleyn

Postby NickESB on Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:57 am

Visited the Boleyn last Thursday morning. Work has started on tearing down the West Stand, while the metal framework linking that and the BMS is all that remains of the latter.

Workmen said they reckon the site will be clear within three weeks.

No idea on the club badge that was displayed at the back of the BMS - it was still in place on my last visit back at the end of February, at which point the roof was starting to be destroyed.

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Re: good bye and god bless the boleyn

Postby HammerMan2004 on Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:51 pm

Moved house on Friday and got a chance to go through my old programmes. Found this one:

http://imageshack.com/a/img922/8155/hHL2P3.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img922/8375/7Rzb2c.jpg

Uploaded them from my phone. If a mod can resize please do.
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Re: good bye and god bless the boleyn

Postby Colours never run on Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:56 am

Out of curiosity, I wonder what people think how much a new purpose built 60,000 Stadium would cost building it from scratch in a nearby area and how long it would actually take? Not looking for an exact figure just ball park numbers.

And not a cheapo naff Ground either, one to be proud of.
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Re: good bye and god bless the boleyn

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Postby brooking10 on Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:30 pm

ColoursDon'tRun - the figures below haven't formatted very well, but hopefully you get the general idea re costs. The adjusted for inflation date was Dec 2015.

Wembley was originally £798m, the adjusted figure £989m. Spurs was estimated at £400m at the time, but I think that has gone up a lot. The Millennium Stadium (the best in my opinion) was £121m in 1999, so probably approaching £200m today.

Club Name Year started Cost at time Adjusted for inflation
Arsenal Emirates 2004 £390m £534.8m
Manchester City Etihad 1999/2002 £154m £234.38m
Brighton Amex 2011 £93m £101m
Reading Madjeski 1997 £50m £81.3m
Huddersfield John Smiths 1993 £40m £72.8m
Hull KC 2001 £42m £62m
Cardiff City Cardiff City 2007 £48m £59.5m
Leicester City King Power 2002 £37m £53.76m
Southampton St. Marys 2000 £32m £48.1m
Derby County iPro 1995 £28m £48.1m
Bolton Wanderers Macron 1995 £25m £42.9m
MK Dons Stadium MK 2005 £30m £40m
Swansea City Liberty 2003 £27m £38m
Sunderland Stadium of Light 1996 £17m £28.5m
Middlesbrough Riverside 1994 £16m £28.4m
Stoke City Britannia 1996 £14.7m £24.6m
Rotherham United New York 2011 £20m £21.8m
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Re: good bye and god bless the boleyn

Postby Colours never run on Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:49 pm

Hmm cheers for that. So it could cost in the region of 400-600m depending on how they went about it. Spurs new ground seems to be getting knocked up at a speed of knots so maybe a 2 year build from start to finish. Question is could we/they afford that kinda money if we kept our status in the Premier League for arguments sake say 5 years?
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Postby mywhufc on Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:13 pm

Colours never run wrote:Hmm cheers for that. So it could cost in the region of 400-600m depending on how they went about it. Spurs new ground seems to be getting knocked up at a speed of knots so maybe a 2 year build from start to finish. Question is could we/they afford that kinda money if we kept our status in the Premier League for arguments sake say 5 years?

we have a stadium that could hold 66,000. why would anyone spend 400 mill to build a stadium to hold the same amount of fans.
sadly i cant ever see it happening
unless
Fans walk away from the club and don’t attend, then they may listen.
i don’t see that happening, push comes to shove i couldn’t not go.
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Re: good bye and god bless the boleyn

Postby Colours never run on Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:25 pm

If it means we stagnate as a Club fans do turn their backs on the Club in relation to the move and/or we get relegated whilst there. Things like that could force a change of mind if it's not pulling in the money it was expected to bring in. I don't think we should rule out a purpose built stadium one day and that this is the only way. We've seen it time and again with other rented stadiums. There's only so much **** I'm prepared to put up with and I sense I'm not the only one when it comes to the highly controversial move.
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Re: good bye and god bless the boleyn

Postby Super_Paolo on Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:03 am

Only just seen those photos posted Sunday, so apologies for bumping this thread back to the top of the page.
Surely West Ham had something in place for that metal badge to be saved, moved over to the VodaDome as soon as it became available? Can't see that some digger driver would have just found himself a piece of history there.

How did we let this happen - it's like someone's taken photos of a nightmare.
Everything is **** now.
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Re: good bye and god bless the boleyn

Postby Doc H Ball on Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:07 am

That crest sold for about £4K in the auction.

It couldn't be taken to the OS as it's the old crest and not the same as the new one designed by Karren Brady.
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