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Re: good bye and god bless the boleyn

Postby hammerman11 on Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:37 am

I cant see the queens or the boleyn pubs lasting too long. a non drinking muslim community wont keep it afloat.

gone but never forgotten the past 40 years
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Re: good bye and god bless the boleyn

Postby Iron George on Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:43 am

The Old Mile End wrote:Good bye, and God bless the Boleyn.

Feel exactly the same as you OME, couldn't have expressed any better than you have

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Re: good bye and god bless the boleyn

Postby Pop Robson on Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:13 am

and they want to take the champions statue, but only if it doesn't cost them
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Re: good bye and god bless the boleyn

Postby cockney hammer on Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:43 am

nothing i can add to this dhb and ig have said what i would have said what erks me is as many know my dad's ashes was buried under the south bank goal mouth


as many know i have done a twitter account that is going to keep the memory of the boleyn alive old ground photos old players etc come and have a look if you want to follow me great if you just want to look please feel free i also hope to have a page on my website soon which will have photos as well but will also be showing my badges etc

https://twitter.com/boleynbadges


http://boleynbadges.com



thanks in advance
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Re: good bye and god bless the boleyn

Postby Sauce! on Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:48 pm

I was in the area earlier today & couldn't resist one last look...

Are You Ready to be Heartbroken

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Re: good bye and god bless the boleyn

Postby woodgreenspur on Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:05 pm

hammerman11 wrote:I cant see the queens or the boleyn pubs lasting too long. a non drinking muslim community wont keep it afloat.

gone but never forgotten the past 40 years

I went to the Upton Park v Royal Engineers game just before they started demolition and had a few in the pubs a round there as i doubt i will ever have reason to use them again.This was a Sunday and the Boleyn was dead,about 3 people in it.The Queens however was busy,and had a decent crowd of locals.
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Re: good bye and god bless the boleyn

Postby Mega Ron on Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:11 pm

Of all the things that needed bulldozing in that area and they chose the one thing that should have remained.
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Re: good bye and god bless the boleyn

Postby ageing hammer on Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:18 pm

Whenever I am feeling down about West Ham ( and I am right now ) I go on the internet and look up the last game again at the Boleyn. It always cheers me up and I wish so much I could have got a ticket but sadly I couldn't.

I found this video and I don't know if any of you have seen it ( probably have ) but I am posting it anyway because it made me realise what we left those Porn Barons do to the best ground in the world. I know people have said too late and move on but do you know what? I ****ing WON'T, why should I. The actual match footage illustrates so blatantly that all we needed to do was develop one stand and we could have stayed at home. I will take it to my grave that these ***** have destroyed the best club in the world.

I have shed many tears watching West Ham most of them in joy, but tonight I cry for what we lost. :crest:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s10hITO ... i0&index=2" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: good bye and god bless the boleyn

Postby DaveWHU1964 on Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:14 pm

Well said mate. :crest:
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Re: good bye and god bless the boleyn

Postby OFT on Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:04 am

ageing ....... :thup:

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Re: good bye and god bless the boleyn

Postby psychoscoredthelot on Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:24 am

Do NOT go down there - its too depressing !

its like when Jim Bowen used to get the boat out on Bullseye to rub the contestants noses in it
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Re: good bye and god bless the boleyn

Postby PC Hammer on Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:28 am

the pink palermo wrote:David Gold
David Sullivan
Karren Brady

Never forgive them , and never forget they did this , and as much as I want to support the Supporters club I won't be going back.


Come to the Supporters Club hub at Stour Space in Roach Road Pinky. Same cheap club prices for beer and food. Loads of Hammers fans, good music and a 5 minute walk to the stadium.

What's not to like...???

Next match Leicester Friday 24th Doors open 4pm. Members only at present - you can join up on the door.
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Re: good bye and god bless the boleyn

Postby DaveWHU1964 on Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:41 am

psychoscoredthelot wrote:Do NOT go down there - its too depressing !

This.

Didn't think I'd ever go back but a load of us went there to commemorate a mate of ours who died too soon earlier this year. At the time the only bit that was left was a ragged half of one of the turrets and a very small part of the South-West corner near the supporters club. The view of the rubble strewn flattened ground was pretty sobering.
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Re: good bye and god bless the boleyn

Postby Hello there! on Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:50 am

Sad, unnecessary and of lasting damage to the club.

Driven by a sorry combination of greed and incompetence that is the tarnished hallmark of our current owners.
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Re: good bye and god bless the boleyn

Postby LOS on Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:10 am

First visit 78/79, last visit the man utd last game. Some wonderful, some not so wonderful years in between. Family connections to the area going back to the very beginning of the Boleyn's existence. Still absolutely devastated by the move, but I persevere going to the bowl every game for the sake of my kids, they love West Ham, and even though they STH at Upton Park, their future is now Stratford - but I see nothing there that differentiates us from a dozen other clubs. Sterile and soulless. I honestly hate it (and i still would if we were top of the league, so that argument don't wash - in fact really winds me up)

Heartbroken. An absolute tragedy, driven by personal greed. That's what hurts the most.
RIP :crest:
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Re: good bye and god bless the boleyn

Postby njmacleod on Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:44 am

Not a bad read:

Gone Grounds. The Upton Park story (part one)

http://readtheleague.com/the-big-feature/gone-grounds-upton-park-part-one
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Re: good bye and god bless the boleyn

Postby Happyhammer52 on Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:57 am

I try and get down at least once a month, primarily to hop the memorial garden fence and give it bit of a tidy up seeing as the club couldn't give one **** about it.

Always nip into The Queens, Boleyn, Nathans etc to give a few quid as well.
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Re: good bye and god bless the boleyn

Postby Nesticles on Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:04 pm

I'll never be able to stop missing this place. West Ham United :crest:

Gold, Sullivan, Brady and West Ham London on the other hand. If only we could flog them as easy as they did our home.
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Re: good bye and god bless the boleyn

Postby Mega Ron on Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:09 pm

PC Hammer wrote:
Come to the Supporters Club hub at Stour Space in Roach Road Pinky. Same cheap club prices for beer and food. Loads of Hammers fans, good music and a 5 minute walk to the stadium.

What's not to like...???

Next match Leicester Friday 24th Doors open 4pm. Members only at present - you can join up on the door.


The bit afterwards
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Re: good bye and god bless the boleyn

Postby iLoveLasagne on Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:15 pm

ageing hammer wrote:Whenever I am feeling down about West Ham ( and I am right now ) I go on the internet and look up the last game again at the Boleyn. It always cheers me up and I wish so much I could have got a ticket but sadly I couldn't.

I found this video and I don't know if any of you have seen it ( probably have ) but I am posting it anyway because it made me realise what we left those Porn Barons do to the best ground in the world. I know people have said too late and move on but do you know what? I ****ing WON'T, why should I. The actual match footage illustrates so blatantly that all we needed to do was develop one stand and we could have stayed at home. I will take it to my grave that these ***** have destroyed the best club in the world.

I have shed many tears watching West Ham most of them in joy, but tonight I cry for what we lost. :crest:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s10hITO ... i0&index=2" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


In watching the video, what struck me was how much space there is in front of the East stand. I have sat near the chicken run before but looking at it from the angle from the video you can appreciate how much space there is. It is unimaginable we could not increase capacity to some degree there.

Did we as fans want a 50k plus capacity stadium? More corporate facilities? A large digital screen? Popcorn vendors? The only thing we wanted was next level spending power and squad investment. In the past I tended to only go to the evening KOs at the old ground. The experience of coming out from the station, hearing the chants surround us, people congregating around the pubs and burger vans, scarf sellers on the streets and seeing the stadium in the distance all lit up; it was spine-tingling every time. Having visited the LS 3 times in total now I can say that I will not be returning to that lifeless dump built on lies.
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