Umbro has finally published the advert in a large format to allow season ticket holders to find their own names on WHUFC.com this afternoon.
Umbro gave in to fan pressure to publish a big version of their advert which featured in the last Hammers programme at the Boleyn Ground which contains the names of over 26,000 season ticket holders.
West Ham fan, Mark Walker started an online petition to pressure Umbro to publish a large version of the image and in return the kit maker challenged him to “Get 1,000 signatures and we will talk”
Umbro tweeted this afternoon “CHALLENGE: Download the PDF and zoom in to find your name Thanks to
@whufc_official for hosting the advert on http://whufc.com ! Farewell Boleyn. Our ad from @whufc_official‘s final game is available here”
You can view the advert with readable names at http://www.whufc.com/Fans/Hammers-Downloads
Let us know if you find your name or if you think your name is missing.
I think Umbro’s design team messed up on this. Unlike the Founders board at the new stadium, this isn’t alphabetical.
It’ll be painful going through so many names to find yours, unless you get lucky.
Thanks for nothing Umbro.
If you download the file and use Adobe Reader or FoxIT reader you can search for your name.
I tried that with Acrobat Pro, but it kept failing due to the sheer number of characters, I think (Pre press dept of a printers).
I’m currently seeing if I can re-sort the names at work. I may have something easier for the average joe that is not techno savvy.
Tell me your full name and i will tell you where you are
What a complete effing waste of time – the names aren’t in alphabetical order. Totally useless.
I can search them in my version Adobe Acrobat
It took me a while, my eyes bloody hurt but I did find my name. Silly thing is I looked and looked and in the end I was near the top. LOL.
Many thanks Umbro. good stuff.
Found my son’s name – still looking for mine. A real test of my proof reading skills this!