West Ham United have endured a miserable 18 months at their new home.
Hammers co-owner David Gold took to Twitter to announce the club's decision to relocate the famous sculpture of Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst, Martin Peters and Ray Wilson from Upton Park to the London Stadium.
West Ham's move from the Boleyn Ground to their new home has not exactly turned out the way the club had planned, with a lack fo atmosphere making it easy for away teams to turn up and play.
Whilst the Hammers' old stadium was arguably holding them back from a financial perspective, they were undoubtedly a stronger prospect when playing their home games there.
Since moving to the London Stadium at the start of last season, the east Londoners have won just nine of the 24 Premier League games they have played there, losing 11 and drawing four.
That statistic is damning evidence of the fact that West Ham might just have made a terrible decision in moving arenas, irrespective of how much money they stand to earn as a direct result in the long-run.
There is one thing that might make Hammers fans feel more at home in Stratford, however, with the news that the club are set to relocate the statue featuring West Ham's famous World Cup winning trio from Upton Park to their new home.
David Gold broke the news on Twitter, but received a mixed response from the Hammers faithful:
Yes bring it to stratford its wasted at upton park now and will just rot with the rest of the place. At least at stratford it will be appreciated by thousands of west ham fans— Hammer 4 Ever (@West_Ham_Wayne) 18 November 2017
Because the three players in the statue played 200 yards from the statue and had nothing to with Stratford and a rented stadium.— Taff Manton (@taffmanton) 18 November 2017
And how many west ham fans will get to see it anymore? I know I wont hardly because I have no reason to go back to upton park anymore and I doubt many of our fans do. Move it to stratford and we get to see it every home game— Hammer 4 Ever (@West_Ham_Wayne) 18 November 2017
Because that’s where they played, so what if you don’t get to see it ? A memory of a moment in history should stay where it occurred even if one person sees it once a year..history it’s all we have— Taff Manton (@taffmanton) 19 November 2017
How many west ham fans even live in upton park anymore? So how is it gonna get appreciated there? Do you think people who dont care about football or walk around wearing man utd tops will care about it? I dont think so but we will at stratford— Hammer 4 Ever (@West_Ham_Wayne) 19 November 2017
So we should rewrite history so some tourists can have their picture taken with it ? And our owners can get out of paying for a new fitting tribute at the new rented stadium. Respect your view but your missing the bigger picture— Taff Manton (@taffmanton) 19 November 2017
Not just about West Ham is it ? It’s about the history of a locality and everybody who lives there now or in the future should have a reminder of what greatness used to be there.Shall we move Nelsons column to Portsmouth because no sailors walk through Trafalgar Square ?— Taff Manton (@taffmanton) 19 November 2017
You've already ripped the club from the area, why not leave the legacy for the future generations as an indication the area is and will always be a major part of our history.— Tricky Nicky (@tricky_nicky36) 18 November 2017
So a couple grafittied murals and the Boleyn pub will be all that's left of West Ham's spiritual home. Thanks.— Pride of East London (@prideofeastldn) 18 November 2017
Will there be anything left of us there? Surely something should be left as a legacy.— Adam Ritcov (@AGRitcov) 18 November 2017