Hearn drops legal case

HearnBarry Hearn has dropped his three year legal case against the Premier League over granting West Ham permission to play in the Olympic Stadium which he claimed would threaten attendances at Brisbane road.

Hearn claims the league “infringed its own rules” by sanctioning West Ham’s 2016 move from Boleyn ground to Stratford because the switch would have a detrimental effect on its new neighbour.

In a short statement on Leyton Orient’s website they said; “The Premier League and Leyton Orient FC are pleased to announce that they have reached settlement of a dispute regarding the future use of the Olympic Stadium on terms which are confidential.

Leyton Orient confirms, however, that it no longer disputes the validity of the Premier League’s decision to allow West Ham United to occupy the Stadium.”

On twitter Hearn said  ‘No point carrying on now we have permission to talk to new operators re a deal if we want to”

Barry Hearn is thought to be on the verge of selling the League One club to Italian businessman Francesco Becchetti so Barry Hearn’s personal one- man crusade against West Ham, the LLDC and the idea of ground sharing may come to an abrupt end very soon. 



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

2 comments on “Hearn drops legal case

  1. Here’s an extract rom something I’ve posted on KUMB just now
    Turning to the subject of this thread Leyton Orient and the dropping of their case against PL and their possible negotiations with the Stadium Operator. It is worth noting that the Stadium Operators, who have yet to be appointed, will have to answer to the E20 Stadium LLP who are a partnership of LLDC and Newham Council.

    Would Newham really want Orient to use OS, especially as one of the conditions in the Memorandum of Information for the Stadium Operator procurement exercise is that they are obliged to work with West Ham as the ‘Concessionaire”, the following is a quote from that MoI

    “The Concession Agreement gives WHUFC the priority use of the Stadium during the football season, to enable the club to fulfil its fixture commitments and to ensure that the Stadium will operate as WHUFC’s home stadium. The operator will be expected to work with WHUFC and E20 LLP to ensure that the Stadium has the ‘look and feel’ of the club’s home ground throughout the season. The Concession Agreement, and E20 LLP’s relationship with WHUFC, is critical to the delivery of a vibrant, high quality and sustainable Stadium.”

    So I think there is little chance of the Os or any other football club sharing at the OS!

  2. You are spot on mate!
    The only thing I would like to add is that Hearn has also announced that he has sold the club! (To some italian mugs!).
    Surely this is just pure coincidence? Lol..
    My arse!!!!! COYI!

    Ps… It seems to have gone very quiet from those O’s bed setter’s who have swallowed hearn’s rubbish about the end of his club as he knew it!
    All has finally been revealed!

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