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Season tickets offered to all and sundry

Filed: Friday, 29th June 2018
By: Staff Writer

A number of West Ham United supporters have been able to purchase season tickets in recent days - despite having never joined the club's fabled waiting list.

Thousands of Hammers fans who paid 10 to join the club's waiting list have been waiting patiently for a phone call or email from West Ham offering them the opportunity to purchase a season ticket for the forthcoming 2018/19 campaign.

However according to a snap poll on KUMB, around half of the supporters being offered a season ticket for the 2018/19 season this month insist that they have NEVER been a member of the much-vaunted waiting list, which Karren Brady claimed recently numbered around 48,000.

And one member who was contacted has not held a season ticket at West Ham since 2008, a decade ago - nor been a member of any club-based scheme since.

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We asked KUMB members who had applied for a season ticket to confirm when they joined the waiting list and when they were contacted by West Ham with an offer of tickets.

And we were subsequently surprised to learn that of the 25 members to respond first, 14 (or 56%) indicated that they had never applied to join the club's waiting list - but had been offered season tickets nonetheless.

Even more frustratingly, for those who paid a tenner and have been waiting patiently (some for more than two years), other supporters have reported that they were able to call and book season tickets there and then.

All data was taken from the KUMB Forum; supporters were asked to indicate when they joined the waiting list and when they received an offer to purchase a season ticket/s.

West Ham United previously refused to comment when asked by KUMB.com to clarify how positions on the waiting list are determined.

Waiting List survey results
Featuring the first 25 responses.

KUMB members were asked to state when they joined the waiting list (if at all), what date they were offered STs for purchase and how many they bought...

KUMB User NameJoined W/LContact Date#Tickets
nitramad 2015 13 June 3
SoCal Hammer Nov 2015 19 June 2 Two family members on list, only one offered ST
geaus Early 2016 25 June 1
War Pony Mar 2016 28 June 3 Contacted club directly
PO May 2016 20 June n/a
jim_ww May 2016 16 June n/a
rhyzb_whufc May 2016 13 June 2
arlhe Jun 2016 15 June 1
Mr Skid Aug 2016 21 June n/a
Briggsy April 2017 21 June n/a No emails so contacted club, appt next week
Smudger May 2018 n/a n/a Offered 3 STs on phone
Jon n/a 13 June n/a Club member only in 2015/16
Rowly n/a 13 June n/a Club member only
Adam 'The Smudge' n/a 14 June n/a Lasped ST holder (from 2008)
szola n/a 16 June n/a Claret member only
Kludgehammer n/a 16 June n/a Claret member only
Kilkhammer n/a 18 June n/a Member of no list/s
wizzo_66 n/a 20 June n/a Offered to friend on mailing list only
kevino n/a 22 June n/a Offered 3 Band 1 seats (inc 1966)
westhamgardner n/a 23 June 1 Called on off-chance
Briggsy n/a 26 June 1 Called on off-chance
Jon n/a 26 June n/a
hammer t. hamster n/a 28 June n/a Member of no list/s
MK Hammer n/a 28 June 4 No recollection of joining list
erifles n/a 29 June n/a Member of no list/s

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   arrow   Club release new season tickets [21st Nov 2018]
   arrow   The stinky stadium mystery [2nd Nov 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Tuesday's news round-up [24th Jul 2018]
   arrow   Season tickets sold out [23rd Jul 2018]
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   arrow   Maximum capacity to be reached [2nd Jun 2018]
   arrow   Waiting list mystery continues [1st Jun 2018]

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