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Poll: Will you use Socios?

Much has been written and said about West Ham’s partnership with Socios who will provide a new fan token platform for fan engagement.

A number of West Ham social media accounts and websites have come out in opposition to Socios with the tag line of ‘Don’t Pay to have your say’

Yesterday WHUISA raised an emergency motion at the FSA AGM requesting that West Ham and Socios suspend their launch.

Socios say they will give away tokens to 50,000 season ticket holders and up to 30,000 Claret members.  More tokens will be given away in an augmented reality treasure hunt on their app.  They say further tokens will be priced at £1 with a maximum of 50 being owned by anyone supporter.

The votes available for club decisions are said to be for things like the man of the match and which player should feature on the front of the match day programme.

In today’s Claret and Hugh poll we ask whether you plan to use Socios when launched whether using free or paid for tokens.


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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 “Poll: Will you use Socios?

  1. Bottom line is no fan should have to pay to have a voice, no matter how trivial the subjects are. It opens a massive can of worms, and stupid though they think we may be, we’re not thick enough to think these trivial matters wont gradually evolve in to something bigger.

  2. The idea of monetising votes is quite sickening. I for one will not partake in this ridiculous scheme but Im sure there are many that will be hoodwinked into thinking its an awesome new way of being a part of the club.

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