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Next year could be West Ham’s last year as a football club, the move to the Olympic Stadium will transform our club into a business, making money will be the sole interest of the club with football taking the backseat. Too many things are changing around the club, we are changing the badge to make us associated with London, that is to attract money and sponsorship, and businesses want to be associated with London, especially foreign ones. Also, we will no longer be ‘West Ham United F.C’ we will become ‘West Ham United London’ ironically removing ‘football club’ from the name.

West Ham will become too corporate, even now; we have a third kit, what is the point? We wore it in a home game against Everton; surely that is what a ‘home’ kit is for, not making fans spend even more money on a kit that will be worn by the team less than five times.

A lot of businesses in the area surrounding Upton Park have names that are either about West Ham or aimed at West Ham fans. These businesses are bound to suffer from West Ham moving away.

So far there have been no assurances that there will be shops, restaurants and pubs around the new stadium. Most fans will want to get pie and mash or a drink before the game, if not, for some fans it won’t be the same West Ham experience as before we moved.

The move to the Olympic Stadium is good obviously, it will attract bigger, better players, and with more seats it means we can sell more tickets, leading to more income to pay transfer fees. In the long term it will help the club, the Boleyn Ground is nearly 100-years-old, we needed to move on to improve the club. Obviously Sullivan and Gold thought it would be good for the club, but I think the change will be to great, the club wont be the same, I believe we’re trying to make a big step up too early.

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  • Ashley says:

    I’d be interested to know when you think the right time would be to make the “big step up”? After Sp*rs moved into our manor? When the next free 54,000 seater down the road became available?
    What other option do we have if we want to progress? It is now or never. Embrace it, it is going to be an amazing journey. Positivity will end in a positive outcome.

    • Hammer5 says:

      Ashley you are so right we will overtake Sp*rs in one jump, it will be one of the top stadiums in the world solely by location, bring it on

  • peter iron says:

    I am sure that some Man City fans had reservations about their stadium move , i bet they wouldn’t want to go back to Maine Road now !

  • bmoore84 says:

    Every thing changes our kits our badge even our colours and now our stadium if we ever want to be a big club in Europe we need to evolve. We are west ham and always will be because of our fans that’s something that wont change COYI

  • francis says:

    Changing the badge was bad enough but changing the name of the club is a disgrace, wats next??? Changing our song????

  • GizziM says:

    Where have you been for the last 20 years mate? In a coma?

    ALL PREMIER LEAGUE FOOTBALL CLUBS ARE BUSINESSES

    ALL PREMIER LEAGUE CLUBS WANT BIGGER GROUNDS TO GENERATE MORE REVENUE TO OVERPAY PRIMADONNA FOOTBALLERS MORE MONEY AND SELL MORE SHIRTS

    NEWSFLASH: WE HAVE HAD A 3RD SHIRT FOR A WHILE NOW (COMA AGAIN?) BUT GUESS WHAT? ITS NOT COMPULSORY TO BUY IT (SEEMS LIKE HARDLY ANYONE HAS)

    we are not changing the name of the club.

    However, I have a solution for you. There is a club down the road called Orient.

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