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Poll: What should be done with the World Cup statue?

Newham council have gone back on a previous promise to move to the World Cup statue featuring Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters from Barking road to the London Stadium.

Former Newham Mayor Robin Wales and West Ham fan had agreed the statue could be moved and a plinth was created outside the Stadium and planning permission granted. The statue originally cost £725,000 to commission with £325,000 coming directly from West Ham and £400,000 from a government grant. Newham council paid for the base only.

Wales was ousted as Newham mayor earlier this year to be replaced Rokhsana Fiaz and one of her election promises to Newham residents was to keep the statue where it is.  Whatever happens, the statue will need to move when the traffic junction is re-designed.

West Ham offered Newham a six-figure sum to move it but this was rejected and last week the Newham Cabinet agreed to keep the Champions sculpture at its current location in Barking Road at the junction of Green Street rescinding a decision made by the previous council administration in 2015.

We ask Supporters one last time whether West Ham should fight to move the statue to Stratford or leave it in East Ham in its current location,


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter
 

6 comments on “Poll: What should be done with the World Cup statue?

  1. I hope it stays where it is, we have enough money to commission a new statue one that is appropriate to its surroundings, this statue is historical where the LS is modern, make a modern statue that fits in the the LS to celebrate our World Cup triumph.

  2. That picture represents the vision of the new stadium that I bought into. The old stadium we can’t take with us, it was demolished, but the statue we could have taken with us to provide a link to the past. That statue should be something every fan walks past on the way to the stadium. It was the dream we were sold and one of the reasons we feel we were lied to. Having said all that, I never saw the statue much because I used to come in from the other end via Upton Park tube station and go back the same way. Many thousands of others would never have seen the statue either despite going to the games at Upton Park for years. I don’t see why a replica can’t be made. I don’t see why we can’t also have a replica of the bobby Moore statue that stands outside Wembley stadium. I also think we should have a Trevor brooking statue, and a billy bonds statue, maybe a few other legends too.

  3. The problem as i see it is the Statue is going to have to be moved anyway as in the report to make way for the traffic junction maybe the proper thing to do is wait to see what the council intends to do then
    Or at the very leased make inquiries nearer to the time

  4. I would prefer that statue to be put as close to The Boleyn as possible as it was those players spiritual home,where they worked and played,that said I would like to see a copy or similar statue at LS.COYI

  5. Don’t see the point in leaving it in Barking Road- no fans would see it.
    Bring it to the LS so new younger fans can see it and be told what it’s all about.

  6. Just build a replica. Keeps everyone happy. As a local i want it to stay where it is. Most local people are also fans so it does get seen and appreciated.

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