Ray Winstone’s view of the move to the Olympic Stadium makes brilliant reading in his autobiography which is my current reading.
Here’s what he has to say on the subject in his book titled “Young Winston”:
“I’m proud of where I come from but that doesn’t mean I never want things to change. For instance, on the controversial subject of West Ham moving to the Olympic Stadium in Stratford in 2016, a lot of people who ask me about it expect me to get really upset, but I don’t think it’s a shame at all. I will miss Upton Park but it’s always been hard work to get to. And if you want the club to progress , we’ve got to take the chance of a proper stadium with better transport links and parking facilities as that’s the only way to attract better players. On top that, to be honest, the whole thing has probably been worth doing just for how much it’s pissed Tottenham off.”
Young Winston in paperback is published by Cannongate Books at£8.99