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Cottee calls for change at West Ham

Former Hammer Tony Cottee has called for change to resolve current West Ham fan frustration.

Speaking on TalkSport radio TC said: “I think you’ve got to understand how the fans feel at the moment, they are very, very frustrated, this has been going on for the last two years really, the last two seasons,  lot of it goes back to leaving their beloved Upton Park and the fans are just so frustrated and if you add into that poor performances in the transfer market, poor performances on the pitch and you then go and lose to one of your relegation rivals Swansea 4-1 then you can understand the fans being angry.

“I do think the time is coming for something to happen at West Ham, you know something needs to change, something needs to be done because there is just too much frustration from the fans.

“There was a lot of talk about this march going on and hopefully the board will listen to the fans, the fans are crying out for answers to all the promises that they were given and the board has got to answer these promises.

“The dream that was sold to the West Ham fans was ‘We’re going to move to the new stadium, we’re then going to bring in some world class players and we’re going to try and challenge to get into Europe’ and the reality is the fans are trying to get their heads around the new stadium but they haven’t bought in any world class players and (that’s) the reality at the moment.”

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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

11 comments on “Cottee calls for change at West Ham

  1. Well said TC ! It’s as simple as that ….

    • I know it’s great to hear mate …I think we all have given the board amp!e time to do what they say they was going to do …so protests and Marches are the way to go …and it hopefully get the board out and sell up or actually do what they saiud a few years ago ..nice to have t.c on. Our side and to put it out there even more ..enough is enough ..like he said …great stuff

  2. If only sighning “ World Class “ Players was that simple . Thier wage demands have long since gone beyond the rediculous . There wasn’t really a lot of space for ground expansion at the Boleyn and a move was pretty inevitable . Wheather the move to the LS was a good one or not is still a very touchy subject whilst no improvement is noticeable . The Board should not have made such promises in the first place and frustration amongst the fans is the obvious and now inevitable result .
    I agree with what TC has said but , it’s something we all know anyway . Adding wood to the fire doesn’t really help though . We need to be patient even though that patience is starting to run thin . If we can get through this season with our premiership status intact then I think we shall definitely see some big ( or better ) signings . The stadium seating needs to be nearer the pitch but untill the Athletics find another home it doesn’t look like happening . Let’s see what develops over the closed season . We must maintain an air of optimism if we are going to progress and protest marches is not the answer . Our feelings are very well known to the Board and I feel sure they also want progress . Rome wasn’t built in a day , or two seasons for that matter . We need stability and rocking the boat in choppy water doesn’t help to stabilize the situation . I am just as frustrated as any of you and want us to be a top Premiership side . Slowly slowly catchy monkey .

  3. The big problem is the constant contradictions –
    In December Sullivan gave an interview to The Guardian where he said: “Well, I’m not really the director of football.”
    Yesterday’s and previous club accounts – “David Sullivan is in charge of this operation, and in effect takes a Football Director role in helping to select and negotiate all football transfers alongside the manager. The board would like to register its thanks to him for all the hard work he puts into this extremely important role.”
    Which is it?

    • Ha ha ha yeah I know what you mean ..they forget what they lie about and end up contradicting themselves… Than exactly why its come to this ..

  4. You have to hand it to TC, such incredible insight.

  5. Brilliant to hear t.c say this and that he is with the majority of supporter’s …now maybe certain people will take notice rather than call the fans that are unhappy trouble makers …and I’m sure tony would not say these things if it had an effect on the team as some people are saying even though the club has been a mess before any protest or March was thought about.. Well done tony cottee..fantastic😀

    • It’s nothing new to West Ham United … we have been a poor side since the mid 1960’s .
      We never grew up as a club and have been chasing the pack forever . The Stadium move and all that is involved has nothing to do with our failure to be a top club . It’s time for a lot of Fans to get Thier heads around that simple fact . We were forever selling our best talent to richer clubs in order to survive . We are still guilty of that to some extent today . Most younger fans of today don’t remember or even know our history of bygone years . We have never been a Big star studded club . We have only tried against the odds to be one . Give it a chance and it will come .. we can be what we aspire to be with pacience and time .
      Starting with beating Burnley . Three of the nine points needed .

  6. Waited 38 years for another trophy. Ain’t got many years left. How long would you like me to wait Kev?

  7. 😂😂😂😂

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