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Supporters want statue to stay where it is

West Ham supporters have backed East Ham local people and traders in agreeing that the Champions Statue which includes Hammers Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters should stay where it is on the junction of Green Street and Barking road close to where the old Boleyn Ground once proudly stood.

Over 1,000 fans voted in a Claret and Hugh online poll with an overwhelming 83% of those taking part saying the statue should remain where it is. Local businesses recently displayed a poster in their windows encouraging local people to lobby Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales to save the statue from relocating to the London Stadium at Stratford.

Newham council’s full cabinet has yet to make a final decision but the West Ham board appear to be confident that the statue will move next season onto an empty plinth at Champions place close to the London Stadium.

West Ham Supporters would rather the club to commission a new statue for Stratford and leave the famous bronze statue in place as a permanent reminder of the history of  West Ham United in East Ham.

Poll Results: Should the Champions statue stay where it is?  Yes 844 (83.15%) No 171 (16.85%)


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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

7 comments on “Supporters want statue to stay where it is

  1. What have Moore, Hurst and Peters got to do with the London Stadium? Leave it where it is and commission something new for the London Stadium…once we have something worthy of being connected with that Stadium. Stop eradicating our history and ties.

    • My opinion is different from yours. The statue has nothing to do with Upton Park otherwise Ray Wilson wouldn’t be there. Its football related and I would understand if it were moved to a place where a football attending public can see it.

  2. as long as there are west ham supporters in the london stadium it will have everything to do with moore hurst and peters. people complain there are not enough links to our past or reminders of our club history at the new stadium. they also talk of broken promises. well this statue was one of them.

  3. leave it where it is, create a new one with bonds, brooking et al. it’ll cost a couple million at most. i’d rather we spent the money on that than carroll’s wages.

  4. If it’s moved it will only be seen on match days. Leave it where it is and thousands see it every day. It is part of the manor now. Build a new one at the LS.

  5. Although I am pro LS I am completely against this, it is a historic statue that should stay where it always has been, the LS is a new site it should have something modern designed that is 21st century work not something that reminds us of 50+ years of failure.

    • Maybe they can create one of KB/DS & DG that has an easy clean surface, then all the people that hate the board can paint their messages on it each week, remonstrate with it if they want and get all their anger out before or after game (only joking).

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