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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Ben on Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:22 pm

^^Yup

our only hope is for some proper east end billionaire to buy us, knock it down and build a proper stadium then build some old looking pubs outside, maybe a market too or something.

seriously though it needs so much money and work to make it a proper home for us, it's just so ****
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Exiledin cardiff on Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:45 pm

Not sticking up for the place, but a question has to be asked. If a mega rich buyer bought us and the stadium and agreed to demolish and rebuild. Where are we going to play? bear in mind it must be large enough to accommodate 50.000 sth , away support and walk ups. Or are we going to a smaller place where 50% of sth will not be accommodated.

Where oh where will we play. and how you feel as a sth being told sorry your st isn't valid for our temporary home.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby e-20 on Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:37 pm

Exiledin cardiff wrote:Not sticking up for the place, but a question has to be asked. If a mega rich buyer bought us and the stadium and agreed to demolish and rebuild. Where are we going to play? bear in mind it must be large enough to accommodate 50.000 sth , away support and walk ups. Or are we going to a smaller place where 50% of sth will not be accommodated.

Where oh where will we play. and how you feel as a sth being told sorry your st isn't valid for our temporary home.


Would offering to rent Wembley at 50% of the asking price not work then? They say old habits die hard.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:56 pm

More bad news

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@westhamfootball
2m2 minutes ago
At the London Stadium. Lots of smoke but stadium is not on fire I am told. No sign of Felipe Anderson either here
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Hammerite on Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:22 pm

Johnny Byrne's Boots wrote:
West Ham Football

@westhamfootball
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At the London Stadium. Lots of smoke but stadium is not on fire I am told. No sign of Felipe Anderson either here
[/quote]

Andy Carroll has finally self combusted.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby HammerMan2004 on Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:42 am

http://www.claretandhugh.info/london-st ... et-carpet/

Finally getting what Bilic wanted it would seem.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby somerset-hammer on Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:49 am

Will the claret astro turf not just resemble the running track from afar?

Is the purpose of it solely for aesthetics, or will it make the pitch seem smaller, with less green visible?
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby HammerMan2004 on Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:51 am

The extra green was supposed to be messing with the players’ perception of the size of the pitch etc.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby somerset-hammer on Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:53 am

HammerMan2004 wrote:The extra green was supposed to be messing with the players’ perception of the size of the pitch etc.


Ah ok, thanks HM2004 :thup:
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Devils Advocate on Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:06 am

HammerMan2004 wrote:The extra green was supposed to be messing with the players’ perception of the size of the pitch etc.

Yet it never seemed to bother the opposition that much. And they only get to play on it once a year, whereas our players had 20 or so matches a season to get used to it.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby SullySpecial on Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:19 am

I feel the whole perception argument is a load of bowlocks. Slav was looking for an excuse as to why his team were playing such crap football, and this was an easy option.

These players haven’t played and trained on pitches all their lives on pitches where the edge of it is clearly defined by another colour. Growing up they would have played in parks where there are back to back pitches. In training, they play in training grounds where there are back to back pitches.

Has any Sunday league footballer ever put in a crap cross and blamed the fact that there’s a bit too much green around? It’s nonsense.

It will make the stadium look a bit better, that’s for sure. But it won’t suddenly make our players hit free kicks and crosses without hitting the first man.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby woodford on Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:36 am

more to the point , perception didnt seem to hamper footballing giants like Watford, Brighton or Burnley who seem to adapt pretty well to the pitch when they came
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby wildkard on Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:44 am

A few players definitely mentioned the green as a problem. Also, anyone remember Swansea passing it into touch to a bubble machine a few times last season? Same thing.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Ben on Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:02 am

to be fair we did seem to over hit quite a few passes out for a throw in that season.
hope it is decent quality and not another rug
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Mega Ron on Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:17 am

Ben wrote:to be fair we did seem to over hit quite a few passes out for a throw in that season.
hope it is decent quality and not another rug


We didn't give Ginge a new contract so that should help as well
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby nickstanley66 on Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:07 am

Mega Ron wrote:We didn't give Ginge a new contract so that should help as well


Wilshire has been given Ginge's shirt number
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby fjthegrey on Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:47 pm

It will look better, especially if it's actual fake turf and not that wanky taped down carpet.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby WebmasterFF on Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:02 pm

HammerMan2004 wrote:http://www.claretandhugh.info/london-stadium-pitch-to-get-claret-carpet/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Finally getting what Bilic wanted it would seem.


The page has been deleted, I take it they agreed to change the green stuff round the pitch and if so will it be claret?
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby BillUp on Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:36 pm

With the recent info about the colour of the astro turf around the pitch (whether it be true or not), I have an even better solution that will cost very little money. The cost of a few people to move the advertising hoarding.

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The OS hoarding as we all know is right up close to the stands, leaving a huge gap where the track is covered over.

It was the recent Champions League Semi Final between Roma and Liverpool that made me realise that we are missing a trick by not doing what they do at their monstrosity of a ground.

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They bring the advertising hoarding right up close to the pitch, leaving just enough for long throw in etc... They also have a second set of hoardings behind.

So is it just a case of moving our existing hoardings up close (which in turn helps the players know where the edge of the pitch is), or can we install a second set of hoardings? This must be cheaper than getting a different coloured astro turf.

The mind boggles how easy this would be, and why it hasn't already been done. The only issue I can think of would be the rake of the lower tier, and the very front seats having their view restricted slightly. Well that is their fault for sitting there. The team come first :D
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby hammerman11 on Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:14 am

ok so we are getting a new carpet and wifi via O2 in October.
no signs of the seating issue being resolved so another season with the binoculars !

any news on capacity rising to 60k as promised by brady last season ?
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