|All you need to know about West Ham United FC's potential move to Stratford.
After Sunday's game I went to the Langthorne Pub in Stratford to watch the Carling Cup Final before heading back down to City Airport to fly home. This is probably one of the nearest pubs to the OS.
In the window was this crest of arms, with the crossed hammers, which was the coat of arms of the Old Borough of West Ham. Not only more proof that the OS is on our patch, but maybe this could be our new crest on our shirts as it is true to our new location. Might be a bit of a bugger to get tatooed on your arm though:
Good find think I stumbled across it once
The arms were granted in 1887.
The crosier found in arms and crest represents Stratford-Langthorne Abbey, holders of the manor. The chevronells are from the arms of William de Montfitchet, founder of the Abbey. The colours of red and gold have been reversed from the Montfitchet arms. The ship shows that the Borough houses much of London's docklands. The hammers stand for industry and also refer to the name Ham.
The motto means We Trust In God.
And the sad thing is CH alot of people would make excuses for it like saying it would 'attract new investors'.
Some people stop at nothing for success, whereas others feel a club and its traditions are worth more than that.
make you right mate as i have said once they move that is my lot just makes me wonder what other thing they have up there sleeves
[quote="The Old Mile End"]When I compare club badges I genuinely think that ours is one of the best. I know I am biaised in my views, but as they go through the Premier League badges at the start of the weekly Foxtel show here in Oz, ours rolls out down Tower Bridge and is pick of the crop for me.
This is not an argument between crossed hammers and the castle, because they both look the business to me. That's why the design is so good and should not be significantly altered. The crossed hammers are truly associated with us and should be rightly be carved all over the world wherever fellow Hammers wander! Equally, the complete badge with the castle, should always be our official badge.
I certainly don't mind having a shirt for a season or two with just the hammers - it looks good in light blue on the claret shirt for example. But the proper crest always looks good on white shirts, so I'd have no problems with a mix of badges on different shirts.
Some have mentioned about the days when we played with no badge - the 60's and 70's for example. This is true, but there was always a special shirt should we get to a final. And, in my experience, since 1964 onwards, that special shirt featured a badge with the castle.
I think we could try a simple badge of crossed hammers for league games, and a another shirt used for cup games that had the full badge on it, hammers and castle.
Agreed if we change anything it should be only what has been used historically. Dont want to see any cardboard castles in E20 though!!
Sadly I think our club badge is in real danger, and will get "pimped to the max".
History and tradition count for little when there's hard cash on the line, just ask Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea & Fulham fans how much say they had before getting rebranded !!
Can't we replace the Boleyn castle with that red twisted roller-coaster thing that is next to the OS?
Because it is new and had £20m+ spent on it surely it is better than some old castle?
One of you youngsters that is good at IT should do a mock-up thing and send it to Brady - she will love it
Go Stratford Hammers!
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