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Political blame game unfair on West Ham

A London Assembly committee heard that it is unfair to blame West Ham for the London Stadium disputes and losses.

London Assembly Budget Committee chairman Gareth Bacon said earlier this week that West Ham is constantly being portrayed as the big bad wolf who has caused the problem and the taxpayer has been overly generous to West Ham. Former LLDC chairman Neale Colemen was asked whether he thought that was fair?

Edmunds told the budget committee  “I don’t think it is fair to West Ham, they did take a substantial risk in doing this, I think for any football club to uproot itself from its home and do something else is a big big deal. It ought to be possible to get this deal and the arrangments back into a place where it works for West Ham and the public sector. It ought to be possible to address the issues around the seats, around the other events, around stewarding, all these issues ” 

Watch a special ten minutes edit of the committee meeting below:

 

 

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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 “Political blame game unfair on West Ham

  1. This will be ignored by most as they have already found a convenient scapegoat. Without us the stadium would be losing much more than it is now but why let the truth get in the way of peoples’ biased opinions?

  2. Good to understand the subject better. More complex than meets the eye. At least the idea to simplifying everything make sense. This is solvable.

  3. Agreed. Too many conflicting interests involved. Why a French company running an iconic British stadium? I cannot believe a British company couldn’t have been found to do the job. Someone has to start banging their heads together and get them to start focusing on a solution instead of playing political chess. The time for playing the blame game is past, get on with what you are getting very handsomely paid to do. COYI

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