West Ham Central – My Rant
Posted by Featured Articles | Published on September 12, 2016
Right…I feel I need to get my views across. This fume and anger building inside me over everything that’s going on at our club at the moment needs to be let out.
Firstly, there is NOTHING wrong with the new stadium. Not in footballing terms anyway. You might hate the prices, and the popcorn, and the cafe bla bla bla, but leave the stadium itself, as a footballing stadia out of it. It’s magnificent. One of the best stadiums in the world in terms of wow factor when you walk out.
Just because you miss Upton Park, as I and every fan does, doesn’t mean you can blame the stadium for the stuff going on. Fighting with our own. Are we Millwall? Are we hypocrites? It needs to stop. It’s US who are causing the problems – and the problems with the stewards, for example, is only created because of our fans starting unnecessary violence.
The owners are getting the most unneeded abuse – their aim was to take the club to the next level and a 60k+ stadium is a huge statement. They want to increase the capacity, so have asked for fans to sit. Is it their fault? Do they want huge empty spots in the ground? No. There’s a huge difference between 57k and 66k. Can’t blame them for doing their job. A fan SPAT at Brady on Saturday. You don’t spit at anyone. It’s vile. It’s disgusting. It’s unneeded. She (and the rest of the board) DO NOT deserve this treatment.
Another thing…we don’t own the stadium!! So when people hurl abuse at the board, they’re literally helpless. They don’t control anything. It’s LLDC that employs the security and its LLDC who choose to not have any police at the games.
All in all, I hate this negativity. We’ve been at the new ground for 5 games. FIVE GAMES. People are writing it off already, saying ‘where’s this new era we were promised’…Rome wasn’t built in a day. It wasn’t built in a year. Things take time. Not two months!
We need to get behind the team, and the board, and try and sort this mess out – because, at the end of the day, we’re the only ones who can.