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Football without popcorn

popcornLocal non league club Grays Athletic sent out a cheeky message to West Ham fans encouraging them to support and attend non league football on their terraces without popcorn.

The flyer entitled ‘Football without popcorn’ was to promote the game between Grays Athletic v Lowestoft  held tonight.

The official post on twitter said “Come on you know you want to! Come along and support local non league footy and stand on the terraces at Grays Athletic FC”

The jokey comment was obvious reference that fresh popcorn now sold at West Ham match days at the new London Stadium which many traditional football fans find amusing.

Grays came out 3-0 losers tonight in a game with an official attendance of 170 supporters.


popcorn2Meanwhile talking of grass roots football, ClaretandHugh are hearing unconfirmed rumours that a former West Ham player who shall remain nameless for now and some West Ham fans are considering forming AFC West Ham. The idea would be similar to F.C. United of Manchester which was formed in opposition to the American takeover in 2005.

We have been told the Old Spotted Dog ground in Forrest Gate used by Clapton FC is being considered as a possibly location should the club be formed. The stadium has a capacity of 2,000 with just 100 of them seated.

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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

5 comments on “Football without popcorn

  1. AFC West Ham.What a catchy name.

  2. I found something out that surprised me on Sunday – the kickoff was at 4 pm and the bars had a ‘Happy Hour’ until 3 pm. For example a pint of Deuchars before 3 pm was £3.50p, after 3 pm it was £4.80p – what can the thinking be behind this?

    Are the people who run the Stadium trying to encourage people to get there early and drink more – what’s the logic in this?

    Seems a bit peculiar to me!

    • Yeah it is happy hour Michael.It has been each time i have been from memory.I dont care about the logic,i just enjoy the cheaper prices hehe.The bars are open after the games as well 😉

    • It is to complete with the local pubs, West Ham get a share of the catering profits

    • Yes, I suppose that during Happy Hour the more you drink the more you save and the Stadium is competing with the local pubs, I hadn’t thought of that!

      My problem is that I’ve reached the age where the more I drink the more I pee and I’m up and down to the toilet all the time and miss the Football… hold on…. I’ve just had another thought!

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