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New supporter pressure group launches

Filed: Thursday, 23rd November 2017
By: Staff Writer

Lifelong Hammers Andy Swallow and Micky Morgan took to social media this lunchtime in order to deliver an impassioned call for unity from West Ham supporters.

The hour-long broadcast was published on the 'Real West Ham Fans' Facebook group, a new initiative that was set up yesterday in order to hold the club's Board, who have been heavily criticised for their perceived mismanagement of the club since leaving Upton Park, to account.

Morgan (left) and Swallow (right) spoke to fellow fans for an hour

Swallow, 57, confirmed that he will be meeting the club in due course in order to push the new group's agenda. He also denied reports that the club have cancelled a previously-arranged meeting.

Whilst yet to be determined, the new body's schedule will centre upon improving the fans' experience at the Olympic Stadium and making the Board more accountable, following increasing discontent from the fanbase regarding the manner in which the club is being run.

Additionally, the process will almost certainly involve a planned protest - with both the Chelsea (9 December) or Arsenal (13 December) home games mooted as potential dates. However this Friday's televised clash with Leicester is seen as too soon to rally and organise effectively.

"We're going to demonstrate and take action until we're listened to," Swallow told the hundreds of West Ham fans who tuned in to today's live broadcast. "We've had enough.

"We're looking for suggestions what to do and the best way to do it in order to maximise it but also ensure limited damage to the football team itself as they're our priority. We're aiming to make the stadium feel like home - and to get a piece of our club back."

You may view the entire broadcast on the Real West Ham Fans Facebook group.

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