[POLL] The Champions statue

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The Champions statue: Upton Park or Stratford?

Move to Stratford
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Leave at Upton Park
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Unsure
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Re: [POLL] The Champions statue

Postby WestHamIFC on Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:47 am

Has anyone bothered to ask Hurst, Peters and the Moore family what they would prefer?

:think:
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Re: [POLL] The Champions statue

Postby Colours never run on Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:50 am

WestHamIFC wrote:Has anyone bothered to ask Hurst, Peters and the Moore family what they would prefer?

:think:


Good point.
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Re: [POLL] The Champions statue

Postby hammer1975 on Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:59 am

Leave where it is
Owners can pay for a replica out of the 7% interest payment they took out of the club
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Re: [POLL] The Champions statue

Postby matthewbd on Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:00 am

Leave it.

It belongs there.

Build a new one for the London Stadium.

Moore, Hurst and Peters played in East Ham. Any sign that we used to play there has all but gone, lets leave something.
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Re: [POLL] The Champions statue

Postby sutts07 on Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:20 am

Assuming our owners would never spend money on a new version/replica (fairly safe assumption to make), I'd actually prefer to see it over at Stratford now personally.

I totally understand people wanting it to remain in the Upton Park area but for me, we have moved now and we are not going back.

It'd give me that little feeling of pride in my stomach each time I walk past it on the way to the ground and I'd be able to shake my head at it on the way back out while muttering something like 'he'd be appalled if he was around to watch that'.
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Re: [POLL] The Champions statue

Postby MD_HM on Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:27 am

AMC1964 wrote:100% leave it there. It should become a place of pilgrimage for the faithful. Wreaths left there on Bobby's birthday or 24th Feb. A complete reminder of the great football club that was previously up the road.


In theory I’d agree with this 100% but....

The only thing it’s used for is a seat for locals drinking tins and the only thing left there are chicken shop bones.

I think the “idea” of it remaining is a lot more romantic than the reality.
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Re: [POLL] The Champions statue

Postby sanchoz on Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:02 pm

Leave it exactly where it is
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Re: [POLL] The Champions statue

Postby wildkard on Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:06 pm

What happened to Fulham's Michael Jackson statue? We could get that pretty cheap and stick it outside the OS. Maybe even repaint it claret and blue if budget allows.
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Re: [POLL] The Champions statue

Postby Jumby on Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:15 pm

The statue has nothing to do with athletics.
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Re: [POLL] The Champions statue

Postby smuts on Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:22 pm

Leave it there. We'd only go for the cheapest quote to move it anyway and it would fall off the back of the low loader.
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Re: [POLL] The Champions statue

Postby Hayden on Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:37 pm

When it was first mooted I thought it’s a no brainer. Take it with us; it belongs at our home. I still agree with that last bit; it does belong at our home. To me our home will forever be Upton Park. Once these new flats are up there will only be tiny reminders of what once was; other than in the shared memories. The statue belongs there and it should remain there. The players depicted called that home. A far cry from what we have become.
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Re: [POLL] The Champions statue

Postby The Boleyn Hound on Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:39 pm

Martin Peters was born in Plaistow and Bobby Moore in Barking. I always saw it as a bit of a "local lads" statue, as well as a West Ham thing of course.

The Champions Statue "cost £725,000 in all, with £400,000 coming from a Government grant, and the bulk of the remainder from the football club" (back in 2003).

A new decent (not GSB cheapo) statue would probably therefore cost the club about a million today? Will they spend a million pound on goodwill, and would it quash the current unrest? Doubtful on both counts I say.

Everyone in football knows "We won the ****ing world cup" so it's a big shame we don't have this represented at the new place.

Personally I'd like to see a replica on the main walkway (which should be renamed The West Ham Way), then smaller ones of Brooking, Bonds, Lyall, and Noble around the stadium.
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Re: [POLL] The Champions statue

Postby Pop Robson on Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:57 pm

Since we have Champions Place with poor quality fading stones inserted, they need a Champions Statue

So the 1981 Division 2 Champions Team will do
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Re: [POLL] The Champions statue

Postby chappo59 on Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:23 pm

Leave it at our spiritual home.........I don't want those three ponces anywhere near it :crest:
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Re: [POLL] The Champions statue

Postby Doctor Mopp on Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:11 pm

Looking on here I think I must be one of the few who is not at all sentimental about this statue. If it had been commissioned
in the late 60s maybe I would be. As it stands I just see it as another afterthought from people who should have shown their respect and gratitude when Bobby was still alive.

Leave it be.
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Re: [POLL] The Champions statue

Postby Albie Beck on Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:19 pm

Leave it where it is.

wildkard wrote:What happened to Fulham's Michael Jackson statue? We could get that pretty cheap and stick it outside the OS.


Perhaps Sully could try and loan it off Fayed? Mind you he'd probably **** that deal up too... :wink:
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Re: [POLL] The Champions statue

Postby Demo on Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:35 pm

I voted to leave it at Upton Park, but only so long as it stays where it is. If the plan is to move it to the middle of the housing complex and that means that it won't be accessible to the public then I would move it to Stratford.

Ideally it will stay exactly where it is.
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Re: [POLL] The Champions statue

Postby Exiledin cardiff on Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:55 pm

I just keep getting this vision of Sullivan organising a replica made of fibre glass ala Del Boy in only fools and horses with mums headstone, and Sullivan on a ladder painting it with some luminous on loan paint.

It would be seen for miles around.. It says where it is if sully wants a statue to mark our new heritage then so be.
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Re: [POLL] The Champions statue

Postby Mitten on Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:57 pm

Leave where it is. More people will see it in UP than at the soulless QE park.
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Re: [POLL] The Champions statue

Postby warp on Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:29 pm

we should get a statue that represents the daves' legacy though.

i'm thinking mido and benni mac having a kebab face off, with chamakh as the ref.
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