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Mayor doesn’t understand how difficult the situation is

Karren Brady was asked about her meeting with Sadiq Khan at the Supporters’ Advisory Board on Monday evening.

Brady admitted saying “She doesn’t think the London Mayor understands how difficult the situation is but acknowledged it is not easy for him to sort out. In reality, he has got an £8m bill to move the seats for athletics who currently do not contribute towards the stadium. If it were able to be just in football, rugby and concert mode, everyone agreed the stadium would be profitable. He knows we are unhappy with the look and feel, but this is currently being used by his consultants to frustrate us”

Brady added “that the reality is that no progress can be made in the current set up. The Chairman of E20 wrote and said he couldn’t meet us because he is a non-executive chair and has no executive power. Alan Fort wrote and said he was just a consultant, and not to take anything he said as representative of E20’s views or agreement and that Alan Skewis position is the same. Peter Hendy said he couldn’t meet me. Gerry Murphy said she is only the interim CEO so couldn’t meet us. It has taken 18 months to meet the Mayor And so it goes on. Now Lyn Garner has taken it on, though, and she appears to be pragmatic so we are hopeful the situation will improve.”

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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

2 comments on “Mayor doesn’t understand how difficult the situation is

  1. Seems like E20 people are passing the buck and don’t want to solve the problems, are they a fit and proper organisation to handle such a large stadium and situation, message to the Mayor, get rid of E20 and get this conundrum sorted, or alternatively give West Ham more powers or even sell it to them with a 95 year mortgage in place, move athletics to Birmingham and let West Ham do the rest, SORTED

  2. Or simply threaten to pull out, start looking to build a ‘FOOTBALL’ stadium elsewhere, and then see what happens…………………….

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