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The march must go on say supporters

Facebook group ‘Crossed Hammers’ say they are still marching despite a statement from the Real West Ham Action Group saying the march on 10th March has been cancelled.  The group membership has increased to 7,000 members in a matter of hours after they announced ‘We are still marching!’

West Ham United Independent Supporters’ Association (WHUISA) who pledged allegiance to the RWHFAG said: “We’re all a bit shocked about the march announcement. We’re looking at options and will have more info in the morning. We weren’t in favour of the cancellation.”

KUMB have said: “For the record, the decision to abort the march was taken solely by the RWHFAG – which is of course their prerogative, given that the march had been arranged under their banner. As far as we are aware, none of the members of WHGU were consulted before this decision was reached (WHUISA and Hammers Chat have already confirmed they were not involved).

Had we at KUMB been consulted, we would have indicated our desire for the RWHFAG to proceed with their march for it is our opinion that few if any of the points we raised during negotiations with the club have been satisfactorily answered at this stage. As a result, I have written to all members of West Ham Groups United this evening to confirm that KUMB.com no longer wishes to be considered part of the WHGU umbrella organisation.

It is our view that by remaining part of WHGU we would be seen to be in agreement with the decision to postpone next weekend’s protest. Our readers have clearly indicated that they disagree with this and, as always, we are led by them. However, we thank the RWHFAG for offering the fan base this unique opportunity to have its collective voice heard as a result of their considerable efforts.We now turn our attention to maintaining pressure upon the Board to deliver real and effective change at West Ham United – the sort of change thousands of supporters have argued passionately for in recent weeks, and who were given real hope by the prospect of the march.”

HammersChat also part of WHGU have said tonight: “We were not aware of any decision to cancel the march until we were notified a few minutes before the announcement. Our stance has always been with the majority of our members on the forum, which was to march next Saturday.”

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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 “The march must go on say supporters

  1. The customers can stay at home !! It stank the decision to not march , I’m over the moon its getting the response it deserves , a coup de tart by Brady and co that’s made things worse more than likely ! We march on the 10 th!!

  2. SORRY I was someone who jumped on real whu fag , now I think how easy n stupid we are (maybe only me) that believed we could change our club together as an united group. Now I know how them old dockers feel when one of your own go there separate way without consulting anyone except the paymasters

  3. Classic divide and conquer

  4. Nothing changes.We march together.

    • There are some legal practicalities Paul I believe. New organisers would need to apply to the Met Police to march and there might not be enough time to reapply as I understand it. I am not sure that the council have given permission to use their land so that is still outstanding too. With no money who will organise or pay for the stewards to police the march?

      The issue is that as it stands it could be classed as an illegal gathering. The new organisers would need to have urgent dialogue with the police today.

  5. People’s Front of Judea! Judean People’s Front!

  6. I didn’t understand the reasoning for calling the march originally? The main argument seems to be, “we want our club back”. Well for me that’s as compelling as, “we want our country back”. And just as with the bollox that is Brexit I planned to remain in my seat rather than join a march where the protagonists hadn’t put forward any arguments of note.

    The fear now is that with the organisers calling the march off the divisions this has highlighted in the groups that wanted to march may result in an unorganised gathering of disgruntled “real supporters”; football has a history of these sort of gathering going wrong. I do hope that isn’t the case.

    Whatever the outcome “plastic supporters” like me (only 35 years chaps) will be seen as “letting the side down” or as “siding with the board” when all I want to do is go to a match, support my team 100% and enjoy a bit of football.

    Personally there is enough crap going on with poverty, austerity, bent politicians and brexit, I’m not needing anymore at the moment. So if you want people like me to support your march then you need to come up with some really persuasive arguments and those I have yet to see.

    • Do you live in a cocoon mate ? Where you been ! Good point about the gathering though ! And who is in control over the money just the scabs ? It was group based wasn’t it ?
      If not why wasn’t it !!
      It needs six days prior to a march as the law requires for a application ?
      It appears 20k was the price to disrupt the march and try to discredit it ? It hasn’t worked but has probably lowered they’re low ratings anyway ! Everything they’re involved in turns titsup ?
      If they wanted to stop the publicity then its enhanced it even further ! Amateurs at work 😉

  7. Love the comment saying “we were not aware of any decision to cancel the march until we were notified”
    Really..? No sh1t Sherlock 🤣
    Imho this march is totally pointless. Go back to what? Little investment, signing players that are way past their best, a very tired stadium, crap football & a terrible time it takes to get out the area after the game. The good old days.
    Get rid of LONDON from the badge & sort out the stadium & turn it to be fit for purpose.

  8. March should go ahead if only to show Brady and the two daves that we are telling them in numbers we do not accept the boards decisions and want this club run correctly,transfers dealt with,club badge sorted remove London,stop talking rubbish in the media and news paper columns, turn stadium into proper football ground and home for West Ham

  9. Except for the “tired stadium” bit all the rest are still happening. That’s why most were marching in the first place.

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