|All you need to know about West Ham United FC's potential move to Stratford.
10 point pledge for me. My mum always told me don't make promises you can't keep. If they renege on this what's stopping them from renaming the club, changing the colours of the strip?
The current ownership has the remember that they are only custodians of WHUFC. They won't own this club forever.
I actually think it's a bit of a society thing though, Romford.
Every little thing that ever goes on needs a letter writing to a politician to whinge about it, and if it doesn't get sorted we'll ring Watchdog or Anne Robinson or ring the press or whatever else. My bin only gets emptied once a week. It pisses me off, I might whinge about it down the pub, or have a moan to the wife, but really it affects less than 0.0000001% of my time and thinking. That's kind of how I feel about the politics and goings on at West Ham. I will have whinge about things when they're not going right, but I have about as much rights where West Ham are concerned to demand this and that, as I do to demand that Fred Perry stop ****ing about with their Polo shirts and just keep them classic, or that Burger King brings back the Mushroom Double swiss burger!
Whilst I agree with Pinky, that information on what's going on with the OS would be positive, I'm also aware that they probably can't really do anything until the thing's been built. And lets' be honest, in the grand scheme of things we've only just this second got the thing. It's the like the wife asking 5 minutes after you've managed to grab yourself a rent-free/mortgage free house for the next 150 years where she's going to put the dining table.
Don't get me wrong, I think there does need to be an accountability of companies to do the 'right thing'. But that's why we have ombudsmen and councils and the like. Yes, they **** up occasionally, but I guarantee that whoever they are and whatever they'd do a much better job than I would.
The bottom line is that if there was a website somewhere, were hundreds of people discussed the mistakes that I made on a dailly basis, or how capable I was of doing my job, I would basically take it with a pinch of salt. As, at best, the majority of people on here have limited knowledge of what it is that I do. The same goes for the OS. I trust them to largely get it right. Yes, some bits won't please every single member of our fanbase, and we'll have pages and pages of b*llocks on here about how **** the bog-roll is in the new toilets or how the hot-dogs don't seem as long, but largely, they'll get it right because it's in their interests to get it right.
Petitions and collective ownership and all this other stuff is just hot air for me, most of the people that suggest it are the ones that expect great results and performances week in, week out.
I've said before on this site, football has changed now in a way that is totally one-way. It's a lot to do with the cost of following a side, and also to do with how massive players wages are, but football has become one-way. Football supporters (particularly those that don't travel) have an expectation of performance, without understanding the expectations on them. You HAVE to support your team, not just with money or with time but with voices and actions. When things aren't going well for a player or a club, get behind them even more, don't just stop going or whinge more about them. Like everything in life, you'll get much more out of all your experiences if you put more in. That's something that we seem to have lost over the last few years.
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