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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Beavis Danzig on Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:03 pm

Hammer1972 wrote:And how long do you realistically think it would take for a new stadium to be sorted out?

Look, I'd be happy to build a new stadium, and then move out of the OS. But being homeless for 5-10 years doesn't really appeal.


wouldn't mind it myself. at least we'd be honest with ourselves that we were a club without a home. might foster a bit of a blitz mentality instead of the "alright mate, that's enough for me" energy that the bowl currently radiates around the 70th minute.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Hammer1972 on Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:05 pm

And with 10 years of away games in a row, we can soon all enjoy the benefits of Non-League ticket pricing!! :scarfer:
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Mega Ron on Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:29 pm

Every game is an away game already.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Pop Robson on Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:16 pm

Deal of the Century :thdn:

Saved me a few ££££ too
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby @TFSH_WHUFC on Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:30 pm

Inside of OS needs re-configuring to a football stadium, tight, steep stands close to pitch, roof and concourses are fine, we get wet up to 22 rows back now anyway, then build the community track as a 25k stadium for athletics next door.............

Can any photoshop experts mock something up?
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Modern on Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:35 pm

I bet the OS would generate a lot of interest were it to become available, I suspect AEG would still love to get their hands on it. Given that AEG wanted to run it in partnership with Tottenham you have to think they would do the same with West Ham.

Could even give Sullivan and Gold a way out if AEG want a club to buy, they supposedly looked at Spurs in 2012.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby bubbles500 on Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:42 pm

@TFSH_WHUFC wrote:Inside of OS needs re-configuring to a football stadium, tight, steep stands close to pitch, roof and concourses are fine, we get wet up to 22 rows back now anyway, then build the community track as a 25k stadium for athletics next door.............

Can any photoshop experts mock something up?


Would never ever happen.Would be cheaper to knock it down and start again.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby bubbles500 on Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:43 pm

Just seen on twitter on London news at 6 pm tonight.


Lucrezia Millarini
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Plus: The spiralling cost of the #LondonStadium - why taxpayers may have to foot a 200 million pound bill. More on @itvlondon from 6.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Alan Pardew's Dad on Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:44 pm

Modern wrote:Could even give Sullivan and Gold a way out if AEG want a club to buy, they supposedly looked at Spurs in 2012.


If they couldn't find a reason to invest in Spurs, I'm not sure what they will see in West Ham London. Especially for £650 million :D
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:50 pm

Alan Pardew's Dad wrote:.................................................

Especially for £650 million :D


A lot less if they had nowhere to play....
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby bubbles500 on Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:03 pm

Just watched 30 mins of that meeting.you have to say the tone of the questions came across very much like we are well and truly pissed off.The guy answering came across as not exactly awe inspiring.If the current structuring makes it past 5 years I’ll be amazed.All I can see going forward is an almighty mess and years of legal wrangling.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Pop Robson on Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:29 pm

bubbles500 wrote:Just seen on twitter on London news at 6 pm tonight.


Lucrezia Millarini
@lucrezianews
Plus: The spiralling cost of the #LondonStadium - why taxpayers may have to foot a 200 million pound bill. More on @itvlondon from 6.


The Mayor will have to step up if he wants another 4yrs

West Ham to share with Leyton Orient a relegation would reduce renewals
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby 1mcavennie on Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:56 pm

Don't panic. - we've got 98.5 seasons to think of a solution
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby bubbles500 on Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:57 pm

What does the rent reduce if we are relegated? Is it half £1.25 . How could they possibly justify £8m a year costs on that rent.Thats without lost revenue on concessions.Relegation would be a disaster for stadium operators.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby aaronhammer on Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:16 pm

To me this is just a step towards us either owning the stadium outright or having full control of it. How long that will take I don’t know, but I’d still be shocked if that doesn’t happen - and if that isn’t GSB’s grand plan all along.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Beavis Danzig on Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:20 pm

the only benefit of owning that white elephant would be that we could claim on the insurance when some loyal iron drops his fag in the wrong place and burns it to cinders.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Pop Robson on Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:01 pm

bubbles500 wrote:What does the rent reduce if we are relegated? Is it half £1.25 . How could they possibly justify £8m a year costs on that rent.Thats without lost revenue on concessions.Relegation would be a disaster for stadium operators.


Half full Half Price

As Sullivan once said it will be Armageddon

aaronhammer wrote:To me this is just a step towards us either owning the stadium outright or having full control of it. How long that will take I don’t know, but I’d still be shocked if that doesn’t happen - and if that isn’t GSB’s grand plan all along.


Well they like property but who'd want that place
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby James P on Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:09 pm

There is an absolute chasm between us owning the stadium and us turning it into a far better venue to watch football in. So many people seem to speak as though they are more or less the same thing.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Big George on Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:26 pm

Sadiq’s finacial review out this month
https://twitter.com/mjshrimper/status/9 ... 7140730880
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Believer on Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:41 pm

bubbles500 wrote:.Relegation would be a disaster for stadium operators.


Maybe that's the plan...
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