Hammers fan at crunch board meeting


The West Ham board meeting on 23rd May to decide the fate of Sam Allardyce will be attended by a life long West Ham fan called Daniel Harris.

Daniel Harris

Daniel Harris is a non executive director on the West Ham board representing a 3.8 per cent share holding owned by the Harris family and former Hammers Chairman Terry Brown.

In 2010 lifelong West Ham fans John Harris and his son together with Terry Brown invested £4 million into West Ham in return for one seat on the board.

 The Harris family previously owned the Alba group, a consumer electronics company that included well known brand names including Alba, Bush, Grundig & Goodmans.

Daniel will be a good position to give an honest and frank view of  a West Ham fan at the crunch board meeting.

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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,

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  • jaybs says:

    Hope Daniel, may reflect the strong feelings of the ordinary genuine supporter, we can’t go on this way as a club, hoofball is never going to be our way, the board needs to reflect the fee we paid for Carroll and that is all that Sam signed him for, plus the high salary we have him when we knew No Other Club wanted him or would take him off us now, all for 2 Goals in the last 14 matches. As long as Sam continues we may as well close The Academy and save money that way to give to another Carroll.

  • Ohiord says:

    Hello. New subscriber. I am in my 60’s born & grew up in Plaistow but no longer live there. My mum was born there, WW2, my grandad was born there WW1 & went to the war. The best man i ever knew. I watched Bobby hold the cup up in the open top bus as a boy in 64. I love West Ham United FC. What the owners face here, particularly Mr Sullivan, is a very difficult situation & will affect the future direction of our club no end. I empathise with them as i have no doubt that they genuinely love our club as we do. They are the owners & they are also West Ham. There seems to be a gulf developed between what the fans expect & what the owners feel they need to do to ensure the safety & future direction of West Ham as a football club. This entails both business & playing style. Stating the bleeding obvious, but i have to say it. Football is as much a business now as entertainment alas, but it is a critical part of survival in the modern game as many clubs have found out. You can’t ignore the financial side, you do at your peril. Sam was brought in to do a job. He did it & he did it successfully. He is a certain type of manager, we all knew that, no secret & as i recall anyone who knows the Premier League knew what to expect at his appointment & we got that. The question is, what now? The style of playing the game that West Ham have become legendary for was attacking, creative & based on we score more than we let in. It has brought our undoing on many occasions but it has brought us some results that have been written into legend & the respect of most football supporters. West Ham is often their second team. Sam has taken us away from that style for reasons of his own & no doubt to ensure success of what he was employed to do. The majority of our supporters seem to feel that that has served it’s purpose & it is time to get back to playing the what we are known for & entertainment. They want to see a squad that can take the ball down the park on the floor. To do that requires the coach & the players that can. That involves both ability & mental attitude. There are matches where they have been missing recently. Tony Pulis is a great example of what a coach can do with what he is given & simple belief. Mr Sullivan & Mr Gold surely want the same as what we do. They are not fools. They have heard what many, but not all, have said in recent weeks & they would be in full knowledge of what it will take financially & organisationally to satisfy the supporters wishes. It will not be easy, but it is not impossible. Sometimes things in life have served their purpose & there is a time stay & a time to go. You know in your heart when that time is. Lets hope they make the best decision, it’s all in their hands now. As supporters of West Ham we need to get behind the club no matter what the decision. West Ham 4 Ever.

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