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Former Hammer digs out training facilities

Former Hammer Matty Upson has told viewers on the Sky Debate show that West Ham training facilities are not up to spec compared against other London teams like Spurs.

The former player thought to be still doing his coaching badges at West Ham said “It’s not just what you spend on players’ it’s the infrastructure of the club as well. I think that is another thing the supporters’ go ‘hang on a minute’ our training ground is not up to date, it’s not up to speed to Tottenham”

Geoff Shreeves added: “Let’s be honest, there are Championship clubs with better training facilities than West Ham. It is a million miles off from the likes of Tottenham.”

Upson added: “It has barely changed, it has recently changed for the Academy with a new building in the last 18 months but in terms of where the players are, its just not at that level, it those kind of things supporters’ what to see invested in as well.” 

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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

3 comments on “Former Hammer digs out training facilities

  1. Yes, Upson did his best to give balanced opinions and not to be too critical.

    Although, saying they know the cost of everything and the value of nothing, was hardly complimentary.

    Unfortunately, none of the discussion nor tweets hit on WHO I believe to be the driving force behind our club’s 10-year old and certainly current predicament:

    Baroness Rottweiler.

    I believe DG + DS are out of their depth as club owners and that she is pulling most business strings. Her Baroness-ship has a distinctly unhealthy hold over them and, by definition, the future of the club. As Birmingham City also discovered to their cost.

    Having met her and been in her company a few times (not football related), she is one of the last people I can ever imagine creating a confident, happy environment at any football club. Also, look at the types of retired businessmen who employ her (or, is it: she employs).

  2. Thank you Matty.
    Not sure what your motive is for saying all this stuff … and how true your every remark is.
    We have heard this before (esp from the latest Spurs signing, originally close to signing for WH) … and its quite shocking to say the least.
    Just another spanner in the works. May the owners/management learn, and buck up their ideas. We desperately need to go to the next level … and not stay stuck in 1966.

    • Simon,
      It is really important that when we see and hear reports that claim to be from “Inside Sources” that they are taken with a pinch of salt, unless or until they are actually borne out.
      Very few ever are!
      In spite of all the manufactured euphoria, Gedson Fernandes was never anywhere near signing for us, or anyone else. There was never a shred of evidence that he was so, merely more unfounded conjecture to promote discussion in totally non-productive arenas, like Sky Sports and, to a lesser extent, ‘news’ forums.
      The purpose of much social media is to provoke discussion on as many subjects that incite emotional responses as possible and fill otherwise empty space Not forgetting the wealth of flashing adverts to click on and waste even more money than we already do.
      You seem to think we need to get to the NEXT level.
      Levels, in that sense, are notional and essentially meaningless.
      Where do you think the Next Level is and which level do you think we are at now?

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