07 Aug 2018 09:59:46
Just wondered on peoples opinion. So many people divided on the London stadium, but have to ask the question. would we have had
1) the income to sign these players
2) been such an attractive prospect to recruits
I think not. but interested to see what others think.

1.) 07 Aug 2018
07 Aug 2018 12:16:50
Whilst many, many fans hated leaving the Boleyn, it would be very hard to argue that this remarkable transfer window is not a result of the move.

2.) 07 Aug 2018
07 Aug 2018 12:39:35
Without the finances of the stadium this type of window would have been fairy tale stuff IRONMIKE.

3.) 07 Aug 2018
07 Aug 2018 13:28:12
If you were a good player and was looking for a move and was looking to win a trophy would you opt to play for Manuel Pellegrini in a 35000 seater stadium on say 60 grand a week or would you like to play for Avram Grant in a 80000 seater stadium on a 100 grand a week? I know which one I would choose. Yes stadiums bring in extra cash but they don't win you trophies and build successful teams managers do that.

4.) 07 Aug 2018
07 Aug 2018 13:56:44
MP isn’t Avram Grant that’s ridiculous. I fully understand the melancholy for the Boleyn. However in football as in life you either move forward or you become a dinosaur and we know what happened to them. IRONMIKE.

5.) 07 Aug 2018
07 Aug 2018 14:34:33
Thats my point exactly MP is a far superior manager than Avram Grant and is far more likely to win a trophy regardless of what stadium he is in. Successful managers attract good players simple as that. If in 5 years time we have not won anything the good players will not come just to play at the LS it is absurd to think otherwise unless they are mercenaries and who wants a team like that.

6.) 07 Aug 2018
07 Aug 2018 15:23:37
Well IMHO I think we need all in place. Don't think we could afford MP and all his signings without the London stadium, so I think the whole package of extra income, 21st century stadium and finally some ambition on both manager and players will hopefully get us competing at least for top 6.

7.) 07 Aug 2018
07 Aug 2018 15:45:21
I 100% agree with IRONMIKE. Stadium move was very emotional, but we have to move forward. We MOVED to Upton Park, and now we MOVE to The Olympic Stadium. We are the best fans in the PL (IMO) and have already shown how loud it is when we all sing and cheer on the team.
Expectations got WAY out of hand when we first moved, and that was the fault of the owners. However, to quote Sullivan back in Jan 2015 "I would be disappointed if we don’t join the so-called top six within the next five years", they are making a statement to try and get there with this window! And technically have two more seasons to meet that target.
If they can sort out the legal stuff with Khan etc then they may well be able to make changes and make it more like our home. The fact we rent it limits what they can do, I hope this is now Sullivans focus while MP and Husillos work on the football side.

8.) 07 Aug 2018
07 Aug 2018 16:07:12
We had opportunities in the past at Upton park we just failed to build on good seasons. You would have to be foolish not to see the bigger stadium is a great opportunity to build, but I will reserve judgement until we have actually won something or are regularly in the top seven "fortunes always hiding" . One thing is for sure the fans can't do it for them. We can spend our money and cheer but at the end of the day it will be down to MP and whether he can turn these players into a team.

9.) 07 Aug 2018
07 Aug 2018 21:03:12
Suprise suprise RICHARD KEYS predicts west ham will struggle not as much as he has since degrading the linesman who was female along with his other filthy scotchman andy gray what a tool he is. COYI.

{Ed007's Note - Scotch is a drink mate but I agree with you about Keys and Gray.}

10.) 09 Aug 2018
08 Aug 2018 21:36:59
Ha ha ed scotsman i got there in the end mate.

{Ed007's Note - I think it's funny when people do it, it can be an egg as well :)