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Northern Sold 11:28 Wed Mar 14
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https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/5801052/west-ham-london-stadium-west-ham-0-3-burnley-premier-league-fa/

West Ham is a club in dire need of shock therapy and ordering a match to be played behind closed doors would have been a fitting punishment

WEST HAM won the World Cup for the FA in 1966, if you believe East End folklore.

And the FA should have returned the favour this week by locking down the London Stadium.

Because West Ham is a club in dire need of shock therapy — from the boardroom to the terraces.

Ordering a Premier League match to be played behind closed doors would have been a fitting punishment for the Hammers after a spate of crowd disturbances.

It would also symbolise the vacuum which exists in place of a once proud and classy football club.

Such emptiness would have conveyed exactly what happens when a club’s ownership cheats on its fanbase.

It can be difficult to define the ‘soul’ of a football club. But it’s easy to recognise the absence of one, once it’s been sold off.

And that is what we are witnessing at West Ham, whose home ground possesses more toxicity than any place east of Salisbury.

The FA’s failure to react to the ugly scenes which disrupted Saturday’s 3-0 defeat by Burnley suggests this was an isolated afternoon of madness.

Yet West Ham bade farewell to Upton Park with a riot which saw the Manchester United team bus attacked and kick-off severely delayed.

Then their early weeks at the former Olympic Stadium were marred by major rucks, most notably at a League Cup tie with Chelsea.

There has been a systematic failure of stadium management ever since West Ham moved — with sporadic violent outbreaks still far more common there than we’ve seen inside any English football ground for years.

Of course, the vast majority of Hammers supporters are thoroughly decent people at their wits’ ends.

Theirs was once the much-respected ‘academy’ of Ron Greenwood, John Lyall, Trevor Brooking and 1966 heroes Sir Geoff Hurst, Martin Peters and Bobby Moore.

On Saturday, the 25th anniversary of Moore’s death was commemorated, with some believing the club cynically upped those efforts as part of negotiations to cancel an anti-board protest march.

Those talks included vice-chairwoman Karren Brady meeting members of the old Inter City Firm — a hooligan troupe still fetishized by too many West Ham supporters.

Outside of the West Ham bubble, and away from a media in which Hammers fans are massively over-represented, many are heartily sick of the phony romanticism surrounding what has become a rogue football club.

This is a company trousering millions in TV money just for being part of the richest league on the planet.

And yet, it has been handed a vast taxpayers’ subsidy to move into a new home.

Sympathy is in short supply out there.

And while David Sullivan, David Gold and Brady are rightly vilified, there is still far too large a minority of toe-rags infesting West Ham’s support.

If Saturday’s unrest — which left frightened children sheltering in the Burnley dug-out — was part of some righteous cause, why did trouble only break out once West Ham went one-down?

This was more about a bunch of Herberts on the sherbet than the continuation of some grand tradition of civil disobedience.

When the move to Stratford was originally mooted, there was vast opposition.

But most believed assertions that the financial benefits of a low-rent tenancy would propel the Hammers to that elusive Utopia football clubs refer to as ‘The Next Level’.

Once they stepped inside the new ground, though, West Ham supporters knew that they had been sold a pup.

It was immediately clear Tottenham’s counter bid for the site had been right — and that the stadium was simply not fit to stage football.

And the financial dividend is also being squandered by amateurish recruitment.

Sullivan has been far too hands-on and too dependent on favoured agents.

Meanwhile, head of recruitment Tony Henry was sacked for his assertion that the club would not sign African players in January because they ‘cause mayhem’.

The irony of that statement after Saturday’s capers is almost too grim to mention.

So where do West Ham go from here?

Not ‘home’ to Upton Park, because the old ground has already been flattened.

The bold, visionary option would be to realise the London Stadium will never work, cut short West Ham’s tenancy and a plan a new purpose-built ground.

This won’t happen though. Not least because it would cost a lot of money and short-term pain.

And that is never going to happen under an ownership which saw the opportunity to make a financial killing, but ended up killing a club instead.

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cholo 7:34 Thu Mar 15
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chim chim cha boo 1:48 Thu Mar 15
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That is one of the worst written professional articles I've ever read. Absolutely all over the place.



Yeh I thought that, it isn't even GCSE standard.

Alfs 4:06 Thu Mar 15
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I gave up on the Sun the day they started pixilating nipples.

arsene york-hunt 3:03 Thu Mar 15
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Hairy Hammer

It's an analogy eh? That what you tell 'er indoors?

SilverSurfer 2:52 Thu Mar 15
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HairyHammer 2:11 Thu Mar 15
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Tell me more about this woman..............

HairyHammer 2:51 Thu Mar 15
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arsene york

It is all in my imagination mate, the analogy was meant to be that the article if you are a West ham fan gives something then kicks you in the balls say's something true then tells a lie then gives you a compliment only in the next sentence to slag you off again.

SilverSurfer 2:44 Thu Mar 15
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fetishized?

Is that a word?

arsene york-hunt 2:41 Thu Mar 15
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HairyHammer 2:11 Thu Mar 15

What kind of whorehouse do you visit?

arsene york-hunt 2:39 Thu Mar 15
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The articles in the Sun, Henry Winter and every other cunt in the press has fuck all to do with supporting the fans case against Gold Sullivan etc. It is because as a PL team we are generally not liked, as well as being a laughing stock. We make ourselves easy targets and give them every opportunity to put the boot in. The board with their ineptitude, incompetent players and manage, and the people who want to go to games to fight or run on the pitch. Somebody on here said we are the most reviled team in the PL and many want to see us relegated. While the press vultures circle above waiting to rip up the carcass

Mike Oxsaw 2:29 Thu Mar 15
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Plenty in this for McGee to reference in her next column.

Might even go and read it if no cunt posts it up on here.

HairyHammer 2:16 Thu Mar 15
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The article does have it's merits though, there are some truths half truths as well as some arrogant blasts at our fans and club..

HairyHammer 2:11 Thu Mar 15
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I read it and it felt like going to a whore house picking the most beautiful woman only to find out she has no legs and one arm but then she gives the best blow job until you blast then she vomits on you .

It slags off the fans but then blames the Chairmen mentions the stadium killing our Identity advises on getting a new one built then tells us we have no chance of doing that.

If you take The Sun seriously you need serious help. I have not bought it in ten years and I find I am happier and my intellect has improved no end.

chim chim cha boo 1:48 Thu Mar 15
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That is one of the worst written professional articles I've ever read. Absolutely all over the place.

Northern Sold 1:15 Thu Mar 15
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Kind of stoneman.... its pc now as they wear a bikini top

stoneman 1:08 Thu Mar 15
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Do they still have page 3 girls?

Texas Iron 1:02 Thu Mar 15
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"...that is never going to happen under an ownership which saw the opportunity to make a financial killing, but ended up killing a club instead..."...

100% Accurate...

E20 2ST 12:47 Thu Mar 15
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Don’t you mean ‘racist’ section? :0)

happygilmore 12:46 Thu Mar 15
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When I wonder about, the meaning of life, I generally consult The Sun.

Northern Sold 12:36 Thu Mar 15
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Yup great racing section

E20 2ST 12:35 Thu Mar 15
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People still read this rag?

claret on my shirt 1:55 Wed Mar 14
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I wonder what tits mcgee made of it,

Wilko Johnson 1:54 Wed Mar 14
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Toe Rag 11:44 Wed Mar 14

😁

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