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Don’t blame the London Stadium says Jordan

Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan says West Ham fans are kidding themselves if they think fixing the London Stadium will fix things for West Ham.

He said on Kick Off: “West Ham fans will tell us they’ve been sold a lie because they’ve been sold a vision which isn’t manifesting itself.

That vision at this moment in time is being amplified in disappointment terms by the nature of the team’s performance.

“They haven’t got the seats near enough to the pitch, and they haven’t got enough livery.  Well I’m sorry – boo hoo!

“The reality of the real issue is about the performance of the side, now they should get their stewarding and their policing in order to ensure these things don’t happen on the pitch. But as far as being able to fix certain things, I guarantee you if they drape this bloody stadium in West Ham regalia, top-to-bottom, and their team still stank, there would still be an uprising against Sullivan and Gold.”


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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

12 comments on “Don’t blame the London Stadium says Jordan

  1. I don’t like Jordan but he is 100% correct about this. We have some good players but we lack a team. The board are the easy target and bullies will always attack the easy target.

  2. i also think Jordan is spot on. we have a very fickle fan base many moaners don’t go to the LS, half the 16k so called real fans and marchers don’t attend, the ground would be a success if the whingers shut up and if we were 7th in the table they would just moan next year with moans of “why aint we in the champions league” i’ve been going for over 40 years and i can ask you when have we ever been any good?, this is us, a little bit of promise and then despair. stop moaning get behind the club or in other words “support your team” don’t kill it

  3. I too don’t like Simon Jordan let alone agree with anything he says, but I totally agree with what he has said.
    Agree with Stratford E20 too.

  4. I think he’s missing the point. I’ve always supported the board and still believe they have the best interests of the club at heart, however I can understand where those who are anti the board are coming from. They are also passionate West Ham fans like myself and think it trivialises their valid points to suggest they just want the stadium draped in claret and blue. The stadium move was never universally popular but there are key issues like the distance from the pitch, lack of investment and direction the club is heading that the board should be providing answers and a way forward on.
    A winning team will paper over the cracks but the board need to address these concerns starting with a successful summer transfer window otherwise the current unrest will not go away.

  5. Hes spot on tbh.

    Look nothing can be done about signing players ect ect now.

    If you want to stay up and keep our players, then support the team for the last remaining games, If you don’t we will go down, no to ways about it. The players cant preform with that going on behind them. They will be looking forwarded to away games, and that’s never right.

  6. hes right isnt he. boo hoo. some of our fans just behave like spoilt kids having a tantrum. the board have got plenty of things wrong but it looks to me as if theyre trying to fix things. does anyone think they havent got the message by now? they will have to act in the summer window. if only the spoilt brats had any patience..if we were up near the top of the table there would be no problem. bullies always try to find a scapegoat its what makes them what they are. after the previous managers had been hounded out and moyes not in the job that long i guess they had to find someone else to blame. its probably just a matter of time until were hearing sack the moyes instead of sack the board.

  7. judgeing by the way he run things at C/P He really is the one to give advice what a up that was

  8. Interesting comments from Simon Jordan former Palace owner. Sort of agree with him. Stadium issues etc not that relevant most problems are due to rubbish team. Atmosphere at the Boleyn would have been just as bad over last 2 years if we’d played as we have done.
    My actions would be:
    1 Get professional executives to run the club
    2 Owners to stay out of running the club
    3 Get rid of Brady as she’s part time anyway
    4 Sort out the relationship with the Mayor asap so that stadium issues can be sorted out
    5 Sign up football management team on 3 year contract
    6 Owners to provide major funds in the summer

  9. Get your facts right Mr Jordan. The policing and stewarding are not West Hams. They are employed and paid for by the landlords. There was great stewards at Upton Park but since the move to Stratford there can be 1,000 stewards on matchday of which only 80 or so are former Upton Park stewards who knew and understood how to deal with the fans,

  10. I think he’s right about the stadium, the team have been garbage since we moved in. As for the old fellas clinging onto their misty eyed memories of the Boleyn it’s happened I didn’t want to move either but move on as it’s too late now the place is a pile of rubble…..and I’m an old fella myself but all this constant drivel about the stadium is pants. The problem is we have a crap team with what looks like some serious motivation issues.

  11. Why have we got a crap team? Suppose that’s the fans’ fault too. Bad transfer business, lack of investment into the squad. Piecemeal buying and selling leaving the squad unbalanced and thin on numbers. No logical policy re transfers just knee jerk purchases and sales. If no one says or does anything it will just continue.

  12. “Spoilt brats” is it Clive? I’m 68 years old. “Impatient” am i Clive? I’t’s been 38 years since we last won a major trophy, I’d like to see us win another before i die. If that makes me impatient then tough.

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