The largest West Ham United fans representative group, Hammers United, have launched a petition to get the club to reverse some of their recent season ticket decisions.
The raising of the Pensioners qualification age from 65 to 66 may be inline with the Governments decision to do the same, but this is an un-popular government. Should the club really be taking the lead from them. It seems that the only other club to do the same is Aston Villa, which by co-incidence is the former employer of our ticket director.
Hammers United are also asking the club to carry out a review of all the decisions made by the club in announcing across the board price rises for every level of ticket. This is something that you would think the club would of done in advance via the ISC ticketing sub group. After all, why have consultation meetings with supporter groups, why have a dedicated ticketing group you meet with, and then not talk to them in advance about raising prices. It was always going to be a contentious issue raising the prices, off the back of the cost of living crises that the country is experiencing.
This is not the first time the club failed to consult with its chosen fan dialogue conduit and Personally i think its time for the fan groups part of the ISC to walk away form that forum.