Fans group react to free coach provision

  • by Staff Writer
  • Friday, 24th January 2020

Supporters group Hammers United say they are "pleased" that West Ham have announced free coach travel to three upcoming away fixtures.

On Tuesday, the group asked West Ham to lay on free coach travel for supporters travelling to Anfield for the Liverpool clash on Monday, 24 February.

And 72 hours later a scheme to allow fans to travel to Liverpool and further away games at Manchester United and Newcastle United, free of charge, was announced.

Although the idea was credited to the board's undemocratic fan construct, the OSB, Hammers United stated that they were delighted by the news - whilst looking forward to having more of their suggestions implemented over the coming weeks.

"We are pleased that the Club have announced free coaches for a few distant trips for our fans," said a group spokesman. "We suggested this a few days ago and are pleased at the uptake.

"However the Club continues to seek to divide fans using their appointed OSB in place of independent FSF recognised fan groups and our position remains that they should be disbanded in favour of a truly representative body.

"We hope the Club take note of the other daily 'goodwill gestures' we are suggesting and look forward to them being enacted."

Hammers United have announced plans to stage a second demonstration on Saturday, 29 February. Between now and then, the group plan to request one 'goodwill gesture' per day.

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