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We're asking for your help

by Nigel_Diamond » 21 Aug 2015 15:03

Hello everyone

I’m a Leyton Orient Fan and come in peace.

In 2012, London hosted a fantastic Olympics, but the legacy of that event could be the very future of smaller football clubs with a long and proud history. The bill for reconversion of the stadium stands at £272m with West Ham United only contributing £15m. Boris Johnson, the LLDC and the government, refuse point blank to publish the rental agreement that sees the taxpayer forking out for repairs, water, electric, pitch maintenance, stewarding and even policing costs, meaning a massive state aid give away – an unfair subsidy on competition between ALL clubs, and not just those closest to the Queen Elizabeth Park.

We feel this is unfair to all.

A joint London coalition of several fans trusts have started a petition which we urge EVERY football fan and taxpayer to sign – the link to the petition appears below – and to share with friends, family and work colleagues.

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/106355

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Re: We're asking for your help

by dizzynewheights » 21 Aug 2015 15:04

Nobody cares m8

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Re: We're asking for your help

by melonhead » 21 Aug 2015 15:05

i care

but only a little bit
and only cos i really h8 west ham

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Re: We're asking for your help

by Nigel_Diamond » 21 Aug 2015 15:21

Hello again. We respect all views but the fact is a private enterprise is being funded by the tax payer (you and me).

The headline points are:

The tax payer is funding a private enterprise, and in the rush to rid themselves of the stadium the LLDC have gifted WHUFC a deal that gives them a huge and unfair financial advantage over all other clubs in the premier league and down.

As well as contributing just £15m to a £272m renovation fee, they have agreed a rent of £2.5m pa dropping to £1.5m if they get relegated. But the tax payer will, year on year fund the facilities, policing, stewarding, ticketing as well as provide goal posts, nets and the corner flags! All of this has been independently valued at approx. £2.5m pa so WHUFC are effectively getting the stadium rent free.

It’s worth noting WHUFC will shortly begin the sale of their own ground, valued at £78m and not be expected to hand over any of the proceeds of that sale.

Football fans up and down the country have signed the petition and this continues.

If you are prepared to sign as well we would be grateful. If you were to share this on your facebook pages that would be great too. But only if you want to .

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Re: We're asking for your help

by Winchester Royal » 21 Aug 2015 15:24

Do you know Neil Diamond?

I signed the petition yesterday, if only because if enough of us do it it will irritate West Ham, which we all know to be amusing.


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Re: We're asking for your help

by WoodleyRoyal » 21 Aug 2015 15:25

Nigel_Diamond Hello again. We respect all views but the fact is a private enterprise is being funded by the tax payer (you and me).

The headline points are:

The tax payer is funding a private enterprise, and in the rush to rid themselves of the stadium the LLDC have gifted WHUFC a deal that gives them a huge and unfair financial advantage over all other clubs in the premier league and down.

As well as contributing just £15m to a £272m renovation fee, they have agreed a rent of £2.5m pa dropping to £1.5m if they get relegated. But the tax payer will, year on year fund the facilities, policing, stewarding, ticketing as well as provide goal posts, nets and the corner flags! All of this has been independently valued at approx. £2.5m pa so WHUFC are effectively getting the stadium rent free.

It’s worth noting WHUFC will shortly begin the sale of their own ground, valued at £78m and not be expected to hand over any of the proceeds of that sale.

Football fans up and down the country have signed the petition and this continues.

If you are prepared to sign as well we would be grateful. If you were to share this on your facebook pages that would be great too. But only if you want to .


you sound nice what are you wearing?

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Re: We're asking for your help

by Silver Fox » 21 Aug 2015 15:28

Nigel_Diamond It’s worth noting WHUFC will shortly begin the sale of their own ground, valued at £78m and not be expected to hand over any of the proceeds of that sale.


If you sold your house and moved into a rented property how much would you give your new landlord?

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by Focher » 21 Aug 2015 15:29

Nigel_Diamond Hello everyone

I’m a Leyton Orient Fan and come in peace.

In 2012, London hosted a fantastic Olympics, but the legacy of that event could be the very future of smaller football clubs with a long and proud history. The bill for reconversion of the stadium stands at £272m with West Ham United only contributing £15m. Boris Johnson, the LLDC and the government, refuse point blank to publish the rental agreement that sees the taxpayer forking out for repairs, water, electric, pitch maintenance, stewarding and even policing costs, meaning a massive state aid give away – an unfair subsidy on competition between ALL clubs, and not just those closest to the Queen Elizabeth Park.

We feel this is unfair to all.

A joint London coalition of several fans trusts have started a petition which we urge EVERY football fan and taxpayer to sign – the link to the petition appears below – and to share with friends, family and work colleagues.

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/106355


not too sure why but this has given me a semi.

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Re: We're asking for your help

by melonhead » 21 Aug 2015 15:30

Silver Fox
Nigel_Diamond It’s worth noting WHUFC will shortly begin the sale of their own ground, valued at £78m and not be expected to hand over any of the proceeds of that sale.


If you sold your house and moved into a rented property how much would you give your new landlord?


but if you were getting benefits from the Gov for your rent, that would stop if you suddenly got 78 million quid from a house sale


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Re: We're asking for your help

by Winchester Royal » 21 Aug 2015 15:33

WHU are effectively homeowners that are selling up and moving to a fully subsidised council house with a guaranteed rent reduction if things go wrong. They will then do the equivalent of spending their savings on a big TV, by signing players that they wouldn't have been able to afford otherwise.

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Re: We're asking for your help

by dizzynewheights » 21 Aug 2015 15:38

Nigel_Diamond Hello again. We respect all views but the fact is a private enterprise is being funded by the tax payer (you and me).

The headline points are:

The tax payer is funding a private enterprise, and in the rush to rid themselves of the stadium the LLDC have gifted WHUFC a deal that gives them a huge and unfair financial advantage over all other clubs in the premier league and down.

As well as contributing just £15m to a £272m renovation fee, they have agreed a rent of £2.5m pa dropping to £1.5m if they get relegated. But the tax payer will, year on year fund the facilities, policing, stewarding, ticketing as well as provide goal posts, nets and the corner flags! All of this has been independently valued at approx. £2.5m pa so WHUFC are effectively getting the stadium rent free.

It’s worth noting WHUFC will shortly begin the sale of their own ground, valued at £78m and not be expected to hand over any of the proceeds of that sale.

Football fans up and down the country have signed the petition and this continues.

If you are prepared to sign as well we would be grateful. If you were to share this on your facebook pages that would be great too. But only if you want to .



whilst I agree generally with all that, let's be honest here - the real reason you're wound up about it is because they got the deal, not LOFC.

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Re: We're asking for your help

by Winston Smith » 21 Aug 2015 15:52

Winchester Royal WHU are effectively homeowners that are selling up and moving to a fully subsidised council house with a guaranteed rent reduction if things go wrong. They will then do the equivalent of spending their savings on a big TV, by signing players that they wouldn't have been able to afford otherwise.


Which makes it all the more lolzy when they get releg8ed, which will happen, because they are West Ham.

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Re: We're asking for your help

by Stuka » 21 Aug 2015 16:07

I'll sign it. F**k West Ham


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Re: We're asking for your help

by Brosef Stalin » 21 Aug 2015 16:08

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Nigel_Diamond Hello everyone

I’m a Leyton Orient Fan and come in peace.

In 2012, London hosted a fantastic Olympics, but the legacy of that event could be the very future of smaller football clubs with a long and proud history. The bill for reconversion of the stadium stands at £272m with West Ham United only contributing £15m. Boris Johnson, the LLDC and the government, refuse point blank to publish the rental agreement that sees the taxpayer forking out for repairs, water, electric, pitch maintenance, stewarding and even policing costs, meaning a massive state aid give away – an unfair subsidy on competition between ALL clubs, and not just those closest to the Queen Elizabeth Park.

We feel this is unfair to all.

A joint London coalition of several fans trusts have started a petition which we urge EVERY football fan and taxpayer to sign – the link to the petition appears below – and to share with friends, family and work colleagues.

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/106355


not too sure why but this has given me a semi.


you DO know why, you slut!

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Re: We're asking for your help

by Brosef Stalin » 21 Aug 2015 16:10

What SHOULD happen to the ground then??

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Re: We're asking for your help

by stealthpapes » 21 Aug 2015 16:17

where's that man covered in shit with a dildo picture when you need it.

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Re: We're asking for your help

by Brosef Stalin » 21 Aug 2015 16:19

chuckLOLe

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Re: We're asking for your help

by Green » 24 Aug 2015 15:37

Hi Nigel, welcome to the board.

What's the latest from the campaign?

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Re: We're asking for your help

by Green » 24 Aug 2015 16:53

A diamond in the rough

I bet he gets that a lot

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Re: We're asking for your help

by Green » 24 Aug 2015 17:00

How many Nigels were born last year?

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