[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 e-20 on Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:31 pm

Exiledin cardiff wrote: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.


Oh dear I just had the very valid (in the circumstances) image of the blow up sex dolls being his preferred choice. Worse still knowing Sulli he would just paint the player's faces on them.
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Re: [POLL] The Champions statue

Postby e-20 on Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:35 pm

Ideally I would like to see the statue stick with the club after all it's bigger than these buffoons. However only if in its place a new statue with the theme of the club's history stands in its place where so much history was made. Just seems more appropriate to me tbh. Maybe wait till the dildos have left if the thought is too much to handle I guess.
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Re: [POLL] The Champions statue

Postby Robbie on Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:42 pm

Tenbury wrote:It 's where it belongs. Sadly we aren't.

Quite! :crest:
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Re: [POLL] The Champions statue

Postby Pob! on Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:48 pm

That soulless bowl doesn't deserve it... Leave it at home.
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Re: [POLL] The Champions statue

Postby Hockley Hammer on Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:48 am

kayahammer wrote:Build another one. One in each location.

The one at Stratford should be 40 feet tall and be mounted on the roof so you can see it on the approach from miles around
Excellent idea :thup:
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Re: [POLL] The Champions statue

Postby hammerleroy on Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:02 am

Anyone thought of asking 83 year old Ray Wilson what he thinks? Always seemed strange to me that it wasn't just our three players although I appreciate it was copied from the iconic photo. Everton fans were delighted to see him there anyway! I reiterate what I said earlier, it must be left where it is. We've gotta have something to remember our days there. :crest:
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Re: [POLL] The Champions statue

Postby The Old Mile End on Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:12 am

[quote="hammerleroy"]Anyone thought of asking 83 year old Ray Wilson what he thinks? Always seemed strange to me that it wasn't just our three players although I appreciate it was copied from the iconic photo. /quote]

Ray Wilson was put in on purpose and represents the eight reserves we had in our team that day. :wink:
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Re: [POLL] The Champions statue

Postby leyton Hammer on Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:29 pm

Leave them where they are. If the 3 stooges are that worried about the statue, im sure they between them they could afford to get a new one built for the Bowl, could add the likes of Bill, Trev, John Lyall etc. Not sure I trust them to do it in a classy and stylish way like the original in the Barking Road though.
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Re: [POLL] The Champions statue

Postby uptonparkhurst on Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:23 pm

James P wrote:Make a new one at Stratford but with our new world class heroes from our new home. Payet, Zaza, Ayew, Mario. I bet these days they could even do one with changeable heads for when a player’s loan period finishes.


Brilliant! :D
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Re: [POLL] The Champions statue

Postby uptonparkhurst on Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:30 pm

If the statue really does belong to the club I wouldn't put it past Sullivan to flog it..
Or loan it - for a fee - to one of Ray Wilson's former clubs.
(Wouldn't you rather have money available for transfers? blah,blah)
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Re: [POLL] The Champions statue

Postby Jiminy_Cricket on Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:09 pm

I understand the sentiment on leaving it where it is. However I am not convinced there are a significant number of people in the area who appreciate the statue. For that reason I say bring it over as a start to making the place more like a home.
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Re: [POLL] The Champions statue

Postby Overchuffed on Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:03 pm

Leave it where it is.

And honour some of our other legends by building a new one of them to have at Stratford.

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Bonds ?
Lyall ?
Di Canio ?
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Re: [POLL] The Champions statue

Postby Overchuffed on Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:06 pm

Overchuffed wrote:Leave it where it is.

And honour some of our other legends by building a new one of them to have at Stratford.

Suggestions:
Bonds ?
Lyall ?
Di Canio ?


Having said that...if the argument for not moving the WC winners statue is that they never played at Stratford and their "home" is where they are, then the only possible person to have a statue at the new place is Mark Noble. I wouldn't have any problems with that.
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Re: [POLL] The Champions statue

Postby Claret&Blue,Thru& on Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:41 pm

Perhaps we could have a statue of three of Manchester City's Superstars outside Stratford, updated regularly, so we don't have to wait a season to see them?
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Re: [POLL] The Champions statue

Postby Hammerite on Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:20 am

Jiminy_Cricket wrote:I understand the sentiment on leaving it where it is. However I am not convinced there are a significant number of people in the area who appreciate the statue. For that reason I say bring it over as a start to making the place more like a home.


Just out of interest, where do you live JC?
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Re: [POLL] The Champions statue

Postby jhammers on Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:21 pm

Leave it there 100%. The onl real 'West Ham' thing left.

If they want one at the stadium, build a new one
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Re: [POLL] The Champions statue

Postby taffhammer on Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:47 pm

They put statues up in a specific place for a reason. It doesn't matter if that reason currently doesn't relate to the area because its about history. Three West Ham players played an important part in winning the world cup and they played for us 200 yards from where the statue is. Lets not try and change history, we are not Gold , Sullivan or Brady. They never played in Stratford.
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Re: [POLL] The Champions statue

Postby psychoscoredthelot on Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:50 pm

what about if they took it to stratford but commissioned a statue of the man utd team bus arriving for the last game ?
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Re: [POLL] The Champions statue

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Re: [POLL] The Champions statue

Postby e17 on Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:12 am

Jiminy_Cricket wrote:I understand the sentiment on leaving it where it is. However I am not convinced there are a significant number of people in the area who appreciate the statue. For that reason I say bring it over as a start to making the place more like a home.

Half the people sat near me in the OS probably wouldn’t know who all the statue figures were

Maybe we could move it to somewhere between the stadium and the walk to it.

Replace the Jules Rimet with a “Stop/Go” sign in Bobby Moore’s hand.
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