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Retro shirt support idea to unite West Ham

 ITK EXWHUEmployee is suggesting that West Ham supporters should wear a retro shirt at the next home game at the London Stadium against Southampton to show support for the team in a united front of solidarity behind the players.

EX explained to C&H this morning: “basically in a nutshell, I am fed up with the way our fanbase is so divided at the moment and it really isn’t the West Ham family I fell in love with where no matter what went on, on and off the pitch, we were always known for our amazing support which I
first discovered at my first ever away game (FA cup semi against forest where we lost 4-0 and the fans didn’t stop singing billy Bonds Claret and blue army)”

“I have been playing with a few ideas how we can unite and the idea of wearing retro shirts and trying to show our support for the team for ninety minutes came into my head! Whilst some people will laugh and not see the point for me the message is clear: look at our history and our heritage (hence the retro shirts), look at the sea of Claret and blue and our passionate loyal support. We support the team and we deserve a lot better than we are getting from the managers, players and board. Of course, if people don’t have a retro shirt the last shirt at the Boleyn still gives that message! Whether you are board out or board in getting relegated helps no one and currently our the fans who were against the boat in the Burnley game have given too many people an excuse to use us as scapegoats! We have made our point against Burnley now for 90 minutes let’s show what fans we are and stop other clubs laughing at us! Then if at 90 minutes people still want to protest then do so but let’s do all we can to get the result

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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

11 comments on “Retro shirt support idea to unite West Ham

  1. Yeah I’ve just checked its not April 1st….What a load of – its a wonder the creator of this joke post hasn’t suggested that you run along to the WHU shop and buy one.

    A better idea is get a cheap white T-Shirt and write something like “BOARD OUT” or “GIVE US BACK OUR CLUB” in thick black marker pen. Those with a more creative nature could use the print and iron on print paper for a better effect.

    • Its a silly idea to try and support your club? A lot of us have the old T-shirts, no need to buy one.

      I say go for it, I encourage any one who doesn’t want to cause trouble at the ground and wants to get behind the players and try to do their part in keeping us in the league.

      Or of cause you could cause another storm, like Burnley, drag our club though the papers again, and cause us to get point deductions. The silly thing is, if you want the owners out, who is going to run the club, no one will want to take us over.

    • I bet you’re a real delight to be around right now. You’ve just taken the time out of your day to write a negative, scornful message in response to someone with an idea to try and help. #soproud

  2. Trying to pull out straws now! after the stable door has closed…………

  3. Nice idea Sean. I was thinking about everyone bringing a Claret and Blue scarf and doing an kop style rendition of Bubbles…would look great and the players would definitely see it. ⚒

  4. I don’t think this is a terrible idea but if people are like me, I must admit, I never wear anything apart from a retro shirt… thery’re always out-of-date so they’re never out-of-date. At the risk of overthinking though, we should be careful not to marginalise the new and younger supporters. I’ve been going for forty plus years but it doesn’t make me a bigger Irons fan or my opinion more important than anyone elses. Good luck all. COYI!

  5. Yes!!!! BAC Windows lives!

  6. Just wish it was claret & blue instead of this turquoise crap -always thought it was supposed to be sky blue

  7. Sadly, those who are hell-bent on being negative, cynical and aggressive will scoff at the ideas of those who are trying to be positive and creative. It’s the way the world works. Those who want to do it, should. Those who don’t, can carry on being angry, aggressive and destructive. Let’s see who leaves the ground feeling happier…

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