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Alan 10:42 Wed Aug 8
The green pitch surround stays
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Stadium owners defeated but green pitch surround remains

A green pitch surround is again being installed around the Hammers pitch in advance of the new Premier League season despite an expert determination saying the green surround material is unfit for purpose and suggesting it is a trip hazard.

West Ham and stadium owners E20 entered an expert determination process earlier this year to resolve a number of disputes between the club and the state owners about the legal interpretation of clauses in the 99-year-old concessionaire agreement which they disagreed about.

ClaretandHugh understand West Ham won every point in the legal expert determination process one of which included replacing the pitch surround with a safer material with a different contrasting colour.

The club were also awarded their legal costs which are said to be considerable, while it is claimed that E20 is yet to make good on any of the points they lost on.

A photo of the London Stadium pitch from yesterday posted on social media shows a green surround being installed again at a cost to the taxpayer of around £380,000 despite West Ham offering to pay for a claret surround themselves.

A source close to the Mayor of London’s office confirmed that E20 had lost the expert determination case with West Ham but refused to reveal how stadium owners E20 would proceed to resolve the issues on which they were defeated.

When contacted West Ham refused to comment on the subject saying the matter was with their legal advisors.

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Eggbert Nobacon 12:46 Fri Aug 10
Re: The green pitch surround stays
not if the first few rows still want to be able to see

aubRM1 12:41 Fri Aug 10
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Can't they just reconfigure the advertising boards so they are nearer the touchlines... like what PSG do at the Parc de Princes

REALGSA 12:28 Fri Aug 10
Re: The green pitch surround stays
Councils and GLA never understand anything.

Majority should be sacked....

gph 12:24 Fri Aug 10
Re: The green pitch surround stays
SnarestoneIron

Let's raid the warehouse with claret dye...

... 19 seasons with drab brown pitch surround follow

Gavros 12:19 Fri Aug 10
Re: The green pitch surround stays
From the guardian

"they are also due to go to the high court in November to resolve a legal battle with their landlords, the London Legacy Development Corporation, over increasing capacity for football from 57,000 to 66,000, they also know that a winning team matters more to the atmosphere than filling the London Stadium’s unused seats."

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/aug/10/west-ham-premier-league-preview

Gavros 12:16 Fri Aug 10
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"unbelievable. Lose the ruling, offer to pay for it ourselves and they still reject. Their stubbornness amazes me"

This is Khan all over. Annoying little prick.

SnarestoneIron 12:08 Fri Aug 10
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Rumour has it that E20 bought a job lot to cover the next 20 seasons. They're stored in a warehouse.

Northern Sold 11:30 Thu Aug 9
Re: The green pitch surround stays
.... must be nice having your OWN stadium... you know where you can do what the fucking hell you like without answering to anyone else....

dealcanvey 11:06 Thu Aug 9
Re: The green pitch surround stays
unbelievable. Lose the ruling, offer to pay for it ourselves and they still reject. Their stubbornness amazes me.

diehardhammer 10:56 Thu Aug 9
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what amazes me is E20 legally lost the argument yet ignored the ruling?

Surely the board can now get a court judgement against them for it?

might also be an idea to remind that twat sadiq khan that E20 have ignored legal ruling and wasted 380k whilst doing so. Hopefully lead to E20 getting shafted

jack flash 8:39 Thu Aug 9
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Cheeseburger Bell-End ~
Very good point
Something needs to be done as clearly several players have complained of difficulties judging the boundary of the pitch
Even relaying a different shade of green would be an improvement
This really shows the intransigence & arrogance of the stadium owners. I mean what difference would the colour of the surrounding area make to them when we're supposed to be paying for it anyway?
They have already made a total pig's ear over security & several other issues

gph 12:56 Thu Aug 9
Re: The green pitch surround stays
Jordan Hugill was bought to trip up on it.

As it wasn't in his contract, he was too clever to carry out the gentleman's agreement that brought him to West Ham.

Esteban 11:58 Wed Aug 8
Re: The green pitch surround stays
How on earth does the track cover cost 380 grand?

I get that it's a large surface but surely you can get the materials and install it for a third of that price.

Cheezey Bell-End 10:58 Wed Aug 8
Re: The green pitch surround stays
Why not just leave the running track exposed?

Sven Roeder 10:55 Wed Aug 8
Re: The green pitch surround stays
Can’t we just colour the grass CLARET instead?

Willtell 10:54 Wed Aug 8
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Your 'do I give a toss meter'!!!!

Ha ha ha! Boring bastards have meters for that do they?

, 10:52 Wed Aug 8
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I have just scanned this latest C&H missive with my “do I give a toss meter” and it failed to even register.

pdbis 10:48 Wed Aug 8
Re: The green pitch surround stays
It makes more sense as it is much easier to see where the pitch ends if a different colour is used.





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