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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby the pink palermo on Tue May 29, 2018 10:44 am

Rars has nailed it.

It's pie in the sky wishful, deluded, "thinking".

We won't hardly ever pay a transfer fee if we can avoid it .There's no chance of a major rebuild of the stadium.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby somerset-hammer on Tue May 29, 2018 10:49 am

Best we can hope for, is a giant sinkhole opening up and swallowing the lot.

Preferably during a board meeting.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Tenerife07 on Tue May 29, 2018 12:40 pm

Worrying times if there is any truth at all in this;

https://foreverwestham.com/2018/05/blog ... onsortium/

Could we be left homeless, or have to negotiate a completely new deal on significantly less favourable terms with a new commercial owner of the stadium?
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby psychoscoredthelot on Tue May 29, 2018 12:45 pm

we have a lease in place

if you rent an office and the freeholder sells the block - you still have a right to occupy the space you have a lease on
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby woodford on Tue May 29, 2018 12:48 pm

Tenerife07 wrote:Worrying times if there is any truth at all in this;

https://foreverwestham.com/2018/05/blog ... onsortium/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Could we be left homeless, or have to negotiate a completely new deal on significantly less favourable terms with a new commercial owner of the stadium?



Be very interested to see who's involved in the consortium. Whoever it is and whatever their agenda, i cant imagine they'd want to keep things as they are
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Tenerife07 on Tue May 29, 2018 12:49 pm

psychoscoredthelot wrote:we have a lease in place

if you rent an office and the freeholder sells the block - you still have a right to occupy the space you have a lease on



If that is the case then no idea why any commercial enterprise would want to buy the place, as if all current agreements remain in place and cannot be renegotiated then the stadium will continue to make big losses.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby somerset-hammer on Tue May 29, 2018 12:55 pm

Not that any of this will unfold, but would it really be a bad thing if they were to kick us out..
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Tenerife07 on Tue May 29, 2018 12:58 pm

somerset-hammer wrote:Not that any of this will unfold, but would it really be a bad thing if they were to kick us out..


I wouldn't have a problem with it personally, though no idea where we would play instead. The old place has been sold off unfortunately, as part of the "deal of the century"
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby somerset-hammer on Tue May 29, 2018 1:02 pm

Hackney Marshes?
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Claret&Blue,Thru& on Tue May 29, 2018 1:06 pm

Tenerife07 wrote:If that is the case then no idea why any commercial enterprise would want to buy the place, as if all current agreements remain in place and cannot be renegotiated then the stadium will continue to make big losses.


The current stadium management is unable to operate the place at a profit. There is an opportunity for someone else to do so. Current agreements (of which West Ham is for less than a month in each year) can be renegotiated. Again there is an opportunity for someone to make money while keeping West Ham's owners satisfied. They would just have to be more capable than anyone who has so far been involved in the negotiating process (imagine that)!
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Re: Atmosphere at the OS - Are Ultras the answer?

Postby Knighter10WHU on Tue May 29, 2018 2:01 pm

OllyWHU6 wrote:Of course for this to work there would have to be clear areas of the ground that are designed to allow fans to enjoy the game in the way they wish. Which possibly scuppers this from the outset. I also fully appreciate this idea will be repugnant to some, and i fully accept that. I'm just curious to see what ideas can be put out there to try and reclaim the stadium as our own in the spirit of lets try and move forward with some hope.


I think this has legs but you'll be hard pushed to get a lot of the older West Ham fans behind. I've always found it very strange really that our supporters are not at least a little bit interested in this especially with the tenuous link between our fans and the fans of Lazio.

I see EXWHU has questioned with the club whether an official signing section could be setup, maybe the 2 could go hand in hand? One of the upper tier corners would make sense to me as there is a lot of space up there.
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Re: Atmosphere at the OS - Are Ultras the answer?

Postby Claret&Blue,Thru& on Tue May 29, 2018 3:01 pm

Knighter10WHU wrote:I see EXWHU has questioned with the club whether an official signing section could be setup, maybe the 2 could go hand in hand? One of the upper tier corners would make sense to me as there is a lot of space up there.


Whilst laudable, I don't see how the deaf (often mute) will help the atmosphere?
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Miles Standish Proud on Tue May 29, 2018 3:13 pm

woodford wrote:Tenerife07 wrote:Worrying times if there is any truth at all in this;https://foreverwestham.com/2018/05/blog ... onsortium/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;Could we be left homeless, or have to negotiate a completely new deal on significantly less favourable terms with a new commercial owner of the stadium?


Sadiq has said he will not sell the stadium to us or anyone else.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby woodford on Tue May 29, 2018 3:27 pm

MSP, i didnt actually say any of that :lol:
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Ben on Tue May 29, 2018 3:28 pm

If someone buys it and installs proper retractable seating* to enable football mode (in a day for example) then as said above they have 95% of the year to rent it out for whatever they want and we still get our 20 or so home games.

*retractable seating will bring fans no closer to the pitch
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Miles Standish Proud on Tue May 29, 2018 3:30 pm

Woodford
Humble apologies squire. I've never mastered that quoting malarkey. :thup:
Sadiq did, however, say what I attributed to him. That I have got right!
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Heysel76 on Tue May 29, 2018 3:30 pm

Miles Standish Proud wrote:Sadiq has said he will not sell the stadium to us or anyone else.

He might not get re-elected in under 2 years
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby mushy on Tue May 29, 2018 3:57 pm

somerset-hammer wrote:Not that any of this will unfold, but would it really be a bad thing if they were to kick us out..

Maybe the stadium is not commercially viable with us as tenants.
They make us a massive offer to move away and buy the stadium dirt cheap and pick up the pieces from there.
Our lot cannot resist a pound note and would jump at the chance.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Cuenca 'ammer on Tue May 29, 2018 4:48 pm

mushy wrote:Maybe the stadium is not commercially viable with us as tenants.
They make us a massive offer to move away and buy the stadium dirt cheap and pick up the pieces from there.
Our lot cannot resist a pound note and would jump at the chance.


95% of our fans are unhappy with the move..

Dave Sullivan's selective viewing....

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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Red Kens Slave on Tue May 29, 2018 11:24 pm

The article is right that a sale of the stadium would (a) need to be cleared by us and (b) simply can not happen in a way that affects our Agreement in any way (except if we agree to it obviously).

However, the "only sell to a government department" quote from their "insider" is yet another example of the diabolical wording of the agreement making it very ambiguous. In terms of being "watertight", it is anything but on that issue.
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