West Ham’s move to the London Stadium has had its fair share of teething problems. The Hammers haven’t experienced the smooth transition they might have been hoping for.
In addition, Slaven Bilic’s men have sunk from a side vying for the top four to one lingering in the relegation zone.
One fan in particular seems to be struggling with the new stadium and the Hammers’ poor form as well. The new ground’s troublesome build has even seen him resort to a pair of binoculars this weekend.
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Considering West Ham had plied their trade at the Boleyn Ground for no less than 112 years, transfer troubles were inevitable. The London Stadium just doesn’t feel like their home, at least not yet.
It seems that everything that could have gone wrong with the new stadium, simply has.
Their 4-2 capitulation against Watford saw extensive crowd trouble and the police are refusing to help out in light of issues with the radio system. Furthermore, in mid-week games there have been empty seats galore.
The overriding issue has proven the experience for fans however. While the quality of facilities has been greatly enhanced, their views over fixtures prove rather underwhelming.
Not only are supporters a long way back from the pitch, but those in the higher tiers would be more successful watching the game on television.
In light of these viewpoint issues, one West Ham fan has resorted to drastic measures.
During the Hammers’ 1-1 draw with newly promoted Middlesbrough, the man could be seen observing through the lens of a binocular. This hilarious technique can be seen below:
Whether or not the supporter has been pandering to such methods in previous games is unknown, but its fair to say the football he’s been surveying hasn’t been the greatest. West Ham have simply been a shadow of their former selves.
Therefore, whether you’re watching the game with the naked eye, through binoculars or on Match of the Day, it’s been painful viewing for the Hammers.
While the salvation mission of the Irons’ season will likely prove a complex process, issues with the new stadium are plainly clear. Spectacular yes, but it doesn’t come close to the fan experience Upton Park wielded.
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