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Some West Ham fans hit out at owners as East Ham Working Men's Club is consigned to the history books

West Ham United fans are not happy at the moment.

No wins in six, a promising season in danger of fizzling out and a manager under pressure.

But somehow the collective mood was worsened this week without the Hammers even kicking a ball.

It stemmed from pictures of the club’s beloved East Ham Working Men’s Club being prepared for demolition.

West Ham fans are still struggling to come to terms with leaving Upton Park three and a half years on.

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Upton Park resentment still bubbling close to the surface

If the team is struggling, it is not long until angry fingers are wagging in the direction of the owners who prised them away from their home of 112 years.

Supporters are already unhappy with David Sullivan and David Gold for a host of reasons.

Chief among them is another window of broken promises with the duo handing Pellegrini a paltry £25million net spend.

In modern football that does not even get you a half-decent full-back.

So as the squad is increasingly exposed with each passing week, the feeling of resentment is building among fans towards the two David’s.

When images of the famous West Ham watering hole that was the East Ham Working Men’s Club being prepared for demolition emerged on social media, it did not take long for the anti-board sentiment to rise to the surface among some fans.

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East Ham Working Men’s Club prepared for demolition

Having taken the club to Stratford, the Hammers institution always faced an uncertain future.

The EHWMC’s fortunes took a turn for the worse. And despite laying on coaches to matches and retaining loyal members, it struggled to stay afloat.

According to the Newham Recorder, the EHWMC will retain a space on the ground floor of a new five-storey residential building.

But the truth is things will never be the same again for West Ham fans, who made so many memories there over the years.

West Ham fan Dave Walker posted a picture on Twitter saying: “Another one bites the dust in Upton Park. The East Ham Working Men’s Club, so many memories made there including the first two years of the West Ham Way pre match event.

“Sad to see it like this.”

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Emotional West Ham fans hit out

Walker was not alone in feeling emotional.

The post attracted plenty of comments and lots of supporters sharing their memories.

But it also prompted a number of board blasts too, as you can see below.

 


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