Gold and Sullivan ???

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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Miles Standish Proud on Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:55 pm

Look, am sure the board has done some isolated 'good' things (but no examples spring to mind).

But the fact is, nothing can or will overturn - or compensate for - the damage they have done by taking us away from a, proper, history-filled football ground to a soulless athletics stadium that is totally unfit for purpose and in so doing ripping the heart and soul out of the club and what it used to stand for.

The odd gesture now and then is simply throwing a rubber bone to a starving dog.

They are vermin.
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby taffhammer on Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:58 pm

All i can think of is they converted a few of the ladies toilets to mens and put a few shelves up for beers. They did clean up the memorial garden after a bit of pressure from supporters groups. They helped out with the supporters club after more pressure and a few years of discussions.
I'm struggling to think of anything they did for our benefit of their own backs and without a bit of pressure.
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby mushy on Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:00 pm

hammerdivone wrote:
If I suggested one thing that I thought they may have got right, I would guarantee at least 90% of the replies would be telling me why I'm wrong or what people think of me, hence why I will not answer directly your question. I have neither the time or the energy to enter into that sort of discussion again.


Hang on a minute, are you not the king of the reply, always insisting on having the last word no matter what?
I dont mean that in a derogatory way (honest), but when did you have the stuffing knocked out of you?
Even now you say you havent the time or the energy, whilst at the same time replying with both time and energy!
HD1 -you can do better then that.
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby iLoveLasagne on Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:05 pm

Agree with Miles and Taff.
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby S-H on Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:08 pm

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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Diogenes on Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:12 pm

To be fair to HD1 it is sometimes difficult to post a more moderate or contrary view on here without some (certainly not all) taking a personal swipe rather than respectfully replying with an alternate view. After all, it is all about opinion and one persons positive is another's negative. As for Georgees question on 'one good decision' or thing I would venture to say - affordable football or at least more affordable for some. Now I know there will be some 'yes but' replies, but it is an honest answer/opinion to a valid question.
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby wobble on Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:15 pm

taffhammer wrote:I'm struggling to think of anything they did for our benefit of their own backs and without a bit of pressure.


I have the answer to that, Nothing, not a god damn thing.

But one thing they have done and are still doing and that is robbing our club.
If they can sell it, it's sold.
If they can loan it, it's loaned.

Absolutely the club spy's should be called out, let see them, put then on the spot, we have a right if they are pulling our pissers
It's bad enough having to watch their paymaster rape our club, I for one don't want to waste any of my time reading their drivel.
Call them out or block em".
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Miles Standish Proud on Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:20 pm

Diogenes
I think that given that feelings are running so high, the debate on here is extremely measured with a high degree of respect afforded to all posters. Anything out of bounds is swiftly moderated,
The idea of pro-board posters somehow getting a raw deal is a bit off the mark in my view.
But vocally pro-board do have to understand that the general consensus among contributors is that the board are shafting us. Anyone that challenges the prevailing narrative - or any widely held belief on this or any other forum and indeed in all walks of life - needs to expect to be challenged.
The other thing to remember is that anyone with a pro-board stance is currently arguing in the face of all the evidence.
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby EastBrisHammer on Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:29 pm

Hammerite wrote:Honest question (not looking to dig you out), but is that all it would take to get you back on side?


Yeah it would. I would start to believe they weren't just here to milk money out of the club. I'm not a STH so I have only been to the bowl a couple of times. It was OK. I'm one of those people that thought the Boleyn wasn't that great towards the last ten years or so, except for the occasional time so maybe I wasn't expecting too much. I think I really have lowered my expectations because I generally find top flight football to be dull and uninspiring.

But TBH, I think they will completely fail this window and carry on with the same pattern.
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby DaveWHU1964 on Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:57 pm

Georgee Paris wrote:Seriously though, have they made a single solitary good decision?

Depends what you mean by 'good' mate. Good for us? Nothing much springs to mind. Good for them? Plenty.
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Coops on Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:03 pm

They have made plenty of good decisions from a personal and business point of view. Unfortunately none of those decisions have been good for West Ham or us fans.
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby S-H on Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:06 pm

Coops wrote:They have made plenty of good decisions from a personal and business point of view. Unfortunately none of those decisions have been good for West Ham or us fans.


In a nutshell Coops.
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby taffhammer on Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:13 pm

Diogenes wrote: As for Georgees question on 'one good decision' or thing I would venture to say - affordable football or at least more affordable for some.


Good point, and affordable football was definately a plus point to them so good on them for that.

They need to keep the £99 kids tickets for real kids who go every week and make people give up those season tickets if they aren't being used for kids. I also think the affordable football promise made a lot of supporters accept the move without a fight.
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby sanchoz on Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:20 pm

Diogenes wrote: As for Georgees question on 'one good decision' or thing I would venture to say - affordable football or at least more affordable for some.


taffhammer wrote:Good point, and affordable football was definately a plus point to them so good on them for that.

They need to keep the £99 kids tickets for real kids who go every week and make people give up those season tickets if they aren't being used for kids. I also think the affordable football promise made a lot of supporters accept the move without a fight.


But on the other hand there are no concessions offered for Cat A games

https://www.whufc.com/tickets/tickets-i ... lan-prices

Club doesn't have a pricing strategy it says for next season

TW (Tara Warren) also explained WHUFC haven’t set prices for 18/19 yet. TW also explained not to take last year’s prices as a guide for founders as we move into 18/19 season.


https://whuisa.org/news/2018/1/2/minute ... ember-2017
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Side of Ham on Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:23 pm

Yep, they need to eff off and get into a business where being frugal gets you good return and the product is tat.

Sound familiar?

FOOTBALL especially PL football is for owners who don't mind to speculate with large sums of money and also let others with more expertise in the field to do the speculating......you just pay the bill and make sure the 'brand' is at it's maximum exposure.
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Georgee Paris on Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:29 pm

So we have places to put beers, more toilets for men, affordable ticket prices at a stadium not many like and a well timed appointment of a manager the vast majority never wanted :thup:
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Remo on Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:15 pm

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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Side of Ham on Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:23 pm

These lot....Brown promised **** all and gave us **** all.
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby Fishdo on Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:56 pm

I notice in the recent pages here that some posts suggest that there was a personal investment by our owners in either buying the club or running it since buying it....

If you go back on this thread you will see how in fact these owners have so far, since buying us and their previous ownership of Birmingham City have a total net spend of £4 million between them....

When you also read some posts listing reasons why this lot should go ASAP.... it should also be noted there are many many more reasons than those mentioned here recently.... anyone looking to justify any support for the board only needs to go back here and other relevant threads to clearly see overwhelming proof and consensus from the majority who want to see this board gone.....
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Re: Gold and Sullivan ???

Postby iLoveLasagne on Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:09 pm

At least Brown built us a new stand at Upton Park. Circa £25m redevelopment of UP I have just read online. Compare that to a few shelves at the LS.
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