Away Boxing Day is no big deal

2443D6D100000578-0-image-m-55_1419633290710Many Hammers supporters are upset about the thought of never playing a Boxing day fixture at home again. West Ham will play their Christmas fixture away for the fourth year running this December instead making a 300 mile round trip to Bournemouth this year.

Personally, I can’t imagine anything worst than battling with 200,000 shoppers on the trains, tubes, car parks and walkways around Stratford. I am glad we are unlikely to be forced into that nightmare scenario and it is a small price to pay for moving to the former Olympic Stadium in my opinion.

I understand for many that it is a family tradition going back many generations to attend a Boxing day game but we have moved on and the transport logistics just don’t work with our new Stratford neighbours.

From a personal point view, I often missed Boxing day games even when at home at the Boleyn Ground preferring to spend time with my family but I know many will miss the option of Boxing day games at home.


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

4 comments on “Away Boxing Day is no big deal

  1. I am very happy with not playing at home on Boxing Day. We were so bad last year that I loved a break from watching them over Christmas.

  2. We won 4-1 last Boxing Day!?!

  3. Would that be the world class transport service that is the envy of every other London team.
    More Brady crap !

  4. expect nothing less from the mockney boy. The club have been very economical with the truth on this subject, All parties involved should come out and admit that it won’t ever happen.

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