Man United could be Boleyn’s ground last game

Boleyn_Ground_Upton_Park_4West Ham are busy preparing for a final farewell party for the last fixture at the Boleyn ground on the 7th May against Swansea City.

That date could yet move to the Sunday or Monday if TV rights holders decide they want to show the farewell spectacle live on TV.

However, there is another possible twist to our final game in Green Street with a potential  fixture clash with our home game against Manchester United on 23rd April.

If either West Ham or Manchester United progress to the FA Cup semi finals they will not be able to play their fixture that weekend so it will need to be re-scheduled.

Manchester United have made the FA Cup semis five times since 2004 while West Ham have managed the one in 2006 beating Middlesbrough at Villa Park to face Liverpool in the final.

boleyn_ground_upton_park_ (1)If Manchester United also progress to the Europa league Semi finals to be played on 28th April and 5th May it would make re-scheduling very difficult the proceeding week.Manchester United face FC Midtylland in February in the last 32 of the UEFA Europa League.

A  bit of long shot we know, but if all these things come true there appears to be a very real possibility that West Ham v Manchester United could be scheduled the week after when we play Swansea for our last game at the Boleyn ground. A midweek evening game before Sunday 15th May when we face Stoke City away being the most obvious period to re-schedule that match. 

The question was asked at the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board this evening by ClaretandHugh historian, Nigel Kahn. The club confirmed there is a remote possibility of the Manchester United home match being the last ever at the Boleyn Ground and if this happened they would move the celebrations and festivities to that game.


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

3 comments on “Man United could be Boleyn’s ground last game

  1. Considering we are leaving our home of 100 odd years, I am sad that the Prem League couldn’t find it in themselves to have made a) the last game of the season at home/Boleyn b) more enticing opponents than Swansea (less important). I understand they have to demonstrate complet lack of bias, but wouldn’t most supporters be sympathetic to any team leaving a cherished home, and want to see the PL facilitate commemorations?

  2. Didn’t the guy who schedules the Premier League matches claim that West Ham asked for their last game to be away so that the last home game would be the week before.

    He said ‘West Ham requested to be home on the penultimate weekend.” (Presumably to give them an extra week to prepare for their move to the Olympic Stadium)’ http://talksport.com/football/revealed-real-truth-behind-premier-league-fixtures-computer-150618151215#qSotqxKZSl0S4I2O.99

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