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The fans group who attended a meeting at the OS with Karren Brady back in January have been invited to return next week, as promised.
As I'll be there, please let me know if there are any pressing matters which you would like me to raise.
To use the main points, I'd like to know the following:
1. Surround the local area with fromer Boleyn Ground vendors
How's this working out for them?
2. Make a concerted effort to entice former Boleyn Ground stewards to return
How many actually came back?
3. Replace the temporary seating with retractable seating
No change, obviously.
4. Rehouse the Supporters' Club
How's this working out for them?
5. Rehouse the day trippers and occasional fans
What are the plans for doing this? Are we moving them to up behind the big screens?
6. Put the home fans first!
Haven't really noticed any change for this.
7. Provide recognisable singing and family enclosures
Can we actually identify a singing area? This whole "family friendly stadium" has diluted the match day experience.
8. Provide an increase in the number of shuttle buses
Has this changed?
9. Employ additional Supporter Liaison Officers
We did this.
10. Treat the fans with respect and engage with us
In all seriousness, what's changing about all the grey concrete? The big plans for flags gave us about 10 dotted around. Are we ever going to see anything West Ham related on the walk to the ground? Spurs get to do it at Wembley and turn Wembley Way into Spurs stuff all over the place.
1) Moving season ticket holders, have they got a plan or are they going to make it up as they go along come June like most of the things they do? i.e. the e-credits
2) The rumours around Chelsea ground sharing, scale of 1-10 likelihood of this happening? iv heard recently from a friend of a friend (yes i know, i know, its like Chinese whispers) who works at the club that contracts have been signed.....if it is going to happen, are we getting a discount on our rent, and how are the club going to deal with them ground sharing bearing in mind we hate each other & our 'branding' is everywhere in the ground.
Can we get the concourse TV's to show the game again.... was a stupid idea to switch them off in the first place.
All switching them off has done, is create a massive scrum around the large bar below the jumbo-trons. Also, people necking pints in 5 minutes to get back to their seats has to have a far worse affect, than allowing people to have a bit longer to sup their beer and still be able to see the game.
Every other ground that we go to has TV's on the concourse showing the game.
in Block 212 there are no tvs whatsoever apart from the ones showing whats at the bar.
What funds will be available to the manager in the summer?
Will we be solidly investing in a striker / right back / goalkeeper and not just fudging over these issue positions with free transfers and loans?
Does DS and DG seriously have the financial clout to compete with the teams hovering just below the top 5 and will we look to sort outside investment if not? Because we need to.
While they are at it... can they sign up to BT sports
Don't seem to show the early kick off game anymore either
Clueless... the lot of them
That was down to a member of the SAB, who specifically requested it. I couldn't understand it either.
One person??? Is that the only thing the SAB have managed to do? Switch off the screens... well worth attending those meetings then
If you want to be critical of the Board, there are plenty of existing threads where you may do that. Hence I'll continue to remove any off-topic posts from this one. Questions/related comments only here, please.
I expect our VC will take any (sensible) questions, as before.
Does she believe the club creates a world class performance environment in which the playing staff can fulfil their potential ?
Does she believe the move to the new stadium has had an adverse affect on the players and coaching staff ?
Does she believe the club employees a sufficient number of high calibre staff to execute all duties and strategies to the required standard ?
What would she change , if she could, with regards the contract with LS185 and or E20 ?
Why is there still no draught lager in the lounges ?
Does she consider the food offering in the lounges to be on a par with other clubs within our peer group ?
If she was pricing the Corporate offers now to entice supporters to sign up again how much higher would she set the prices or would they be discounted ?
Does she accept that the Cup game prices in the corporate areas were absurdly over priced ? If not , what % of Corporate customers bought a seat for each cup game ?
What plans do the club have to develop the training facilities at Rush Green to create a better working environment for the players .
For me, it's all about the retractable seating. Do they have any idea how much it would cost to put fans right up to the touchline like at the Boleyn? I'd put up with a zero transfer budget if they spent the money on that instead.
1. Another person here that wants the TV on with BT Sports or Skysports.
Why did that one person not want them on?
2. When buying beers from the pop up bars inside - could they not have some working with them to pour the beers to reduce the queues.
3. Can there be a fan park similar to Sunderland and West Brom on the big flat space by the stadium.
Does the club have any regrets with regards the negotiations, and associated conversations, over our role in the running of the stadium?
Do they still deem it the correct decision to reject the club holding more responsibility?
If so. Is this purely based on up front costs and the possibility of making losses in the future if sponsorship deals failed to materialise?
Does Karren feel there is anything left for her to personally achieve to West Ham United?
Does Karren support full disclosure of all SAG (Safety Advisory Group) meeting minutes for the London Stadium (along the lines of Hammersmith & Fulhams full disclosure of all QPR, Chelsea and Fulham FC SAG minutes)?
Why does the club keep taking loans from companies against future Premier League TV rights to be repaid once the football season is over? One of those loans being from a British Virgin Islands company.
Does Karren support the existence of WHUISA and will she endeavor to engage with WHUISA on a constructive basis going forwards?
In light of the majority owners comments regarding the stadium move only being worth roughly £10m - £12m per year for WHUFC, does she feel the move has been worth it?
Why does the majority owner insist on being a director of football and why can't the club hire a dedicated director of football?
Where is the designated family stand as per the premier league handbook section R7?