Dear God, they are scraping the bottom of the barrel now! In response to my thread "Another Nail in the Olympic Stadium Bid" and KUMB's "London Wins 2017 bid", the OS has rushed out a statement pretending delight at London winning the World Championships for 2017.
Now I've already set out why this represents a major problem to Sullivan & Gold ( http://thegamesgonecrazy.blogspot.com/2011/11/another-nail-in-tha-olympic-stadium-bid.html)
so I will now quote from KUMB's article to show that I am not alone in reading this as a kick in the bollocks of our planned move to the Olympic Stadium. According to KUMB,
"Although it remains unclear what impact this will have on West Ham United's bid to rent the stadium from the Government, what is certain is that the stadium's current configuration - which is suited to athletics and not football - will now remain in place until the 2017 games have finished, at the very least."
So, Sullivan and Gold are delighted that the reconfiguration plans must now be put on hold are they? It seems so, because according to the Official Site, "West Ham United are delighted the 2017 World Athletics Championships are coming to our borough." Yep and all the turkeys on Bernard Mathews' farm are delighted that Christmas is just around the corner; and Man Utd's next opponents are cock a hoop that Howard Webb has been appointed to referee the next game at Old Trafford.
There is one "giveaway" word in the press release, when the "staff writer" says that West Ham "HOPE" to form a great partnership with UK Athletics. But let's put to one side what Sullivan and Gold hope for and look at what this means for the fans and the club.
1) The running track will remain.
2) There will be NO retractable seating until after 2017 at the earliest.
3) Sight lines will remain exactly as they are until 2017 at least.
4) Home games will be played in a half empty soulless bowl, utterly unsuited to football.
Now SUGO will still pocket the dosh from selling the Boleyn of course - which is great news for them. And they won't have to pay for reconfiguring the stadium of course - which is great news for them. And they won't have to buy the lease either - which is great news for them. And who knows, some mug investor may believe the promises and buy the club, minus a stadium - which is great news for them too. So who are the winners and who are the losers here?
If you don't back the campaign to stay at the Boleyn now, your head must be so far up your own arse that the turds are curling up your nostrils!