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Supporters back owners attendance

A Claret and Hugh poll of 1,977 supporters say West Ham owners David Sullivan David Gold should stay away from the next home game versus Southampton on 31st March.

Just over 41% said the owners should not come to the next home game at the London Stadium with over nearly 6% saying they should move seats.  Over 52% say the directors have every right to stay in their seats in the directors’ box.

Claret and Hugh understand the poll result which appears to have split the fanbase on the issue has been seen by the owners who have yet to comment whether they plan to take up their normal seats in two weeks time.  Extra security measures will be in place for the next game with extra stewards and police inside the stadium. The directors’ box may also have extra security barriers in front of it with beefed up security presence.

Yesterday the Sun said that “David Gold and David Gold intend to risk the threat of more personal abuse by showing up for West Ham’s crunch clash with Southampton.” adding that “the pair believe it is important to show their support for the side in the crunch relegation battle, so plan to attend what will be the first match since last week’s sorry scenes.”

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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 “Supporters back owners attendance

  1. They’ve cost us one game. Don’t give in to them. Turn up; you are the owners. Don’t let the morons get us relegated.

  2. There you have it in Black and White the Majority of West Ham Fans (56%) don’t want Gold or Sullivan in the directors box at the next game.
    All the Fans Groups are going to have a field day with these results, reasons for more negative comments, actions and planned unrest because 1583 fans out of 100 thousand plus have voiced their opinion. In a time when we need to be positive and UNITED as our name suggests, we all need to get behind the team and show belief that we will survive.

    • Not the majority of West Ham fans – just the majority of this vote. People can vote multiple times and only the noisy are heard.

  3. Good for them being brave enough to sit there & take the abuse which they will surely receive. As long as the fans get behind the team during the match & there isn’t a repeat of Saturday’s disgraceful behaviour.
    The board deserve protests & we all have a right to show how we all feel but in an organised none threatening way.

  4. It is the Owners right to attend the game , they have after all paid a Huge amount of money for Thier seats . Far more than Any Fan . Having said I think common sense should be the better part of Valor . Nobody could accuse them of being cowardly if they didn’t show . If West Ham go behind ( or the unimaginable happens and lose ) to Southampton and there is a repeat of the Scenes we witnessed at home to Burnley the fallout could very well be Horrendous for West Ham , the club and stadium . It is my contention that staying away on this occasion would be the better decision if we are to avoid further ugly scenes .

  5. I quite like this Web site; however there is a time when you don’t add fuel to the fire. This is one of those times and stupid unscientific poles and red top headlines are not helping.

  6. And , in my opinion the scenes at the last home game Was Not a spontaneous reaction .
    It was organized with the intent of causing unrest . There were innocent fans that got embroiled due to Thier proximity to the mindless hoard of a Small , very small , minority .
    These idiots are more than capable of repeating the same at any game . We don’t need them or want them . The Two David’s would do better if they stayed at home because idiots are cheap and all too easy to find . The , other David , has no choice but to be there . But there are those that would finger him as well for our poor League position . Reckon it’s time some players stood up and accepted some responsibility .

  7. Sean, you are talking nonsense at best and deliberately misrepresenting your poll at worst, especially with your headline.

    In the first paragraph you state that the poll says the owners should stay away from the next game. You then go on to quote figures that show that only 49% think that and in fact the majority polled, 51%, actually think the owners should come to the game, split between 44% who think they should stay in the directors box and 7% who think they should be accommodated in other seats.

    At the time of me writing this the majority who think the owners should come to the game is even bigger at 59% versus 41% who think they should stay away. What are you playing at?

    • I am happy to note that you have changed your headline and edited your article since my comment but I can’t help wondering why you presented it in its original misleading form.

  8. Lucky enough they are strong characters I certainly don’t agree with them on many things or some of their ways but giving in to the idiots trying to bully you is pointless, likewise waiting for them to change their ways, they have an abundance of anger and entitlement due to their own character flaws, which we see spilling out into lack of control in the stadium or on websites etc some of them may have been angry for 40/50 years.

    • Or more years than that . What can’t be happening is putting the blame for our failures over 50yrs on the shoulders of the very people that saved us from oblivion . It doesn’t make sense . Just because there are fans jealous of other clubs and Thier success . Using the bar of success of other clubs simply won’t work . We must stay in the Premiership to achieve anything meaningful .

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