Madcap sports presenter uses alien analogy as he delivers verdict on West Ham's Olympic Stadium

Fans walking outside the stadium

Just when you thought you had heard it all, a madcap sports presenter has used the most bizarre analogy to describe West Ham United's new stadium.

Match stewards attempt to make West Ham United fans sit downMatch stewards attempt to make West Ham United fans sit down

Infighting among supporters marred early matches at the ground as did violent scenes with away fans, problems with segregation and insufficient policing and stewarding.

A perceived lack of the famous intimidating Hammers atmosphere from Upton Park has seen the stadium switch cited by many as a reason for the club's contrast in fortunes compared to their fantastic campaign last term.

West Ham have won just six of their 17 home games this season and a host of pundits and fans have blamed everything from the size of the pitch, to the gap between the stands and the playing surface to explain why.

There were always going to be teething problems and the general matchday experience has, on the whole, improved for the majority of supporters as the season has progressed.

That being said a number of issues continue to irk the Hammers faithful, 52,000 of whom signed up for season tickets at the Olympic Stadium this season - second to only Manchester United.

But madcap talkSPORT presenter Mike Parry has delivered a hugely positive assessment of the ground - in his own inimitable style - after his first visit when broadcasting the Hammers 0-0 draw with his beloved Everton at the weekend.

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"I'll tell you what, it's magnificent," Parry said on talkSPORT.

"Do you know what if they landed a martian on the centre circle, and that martian looked up and looked around, that martian would say 'This ground belongs to a very substantial football club, this is a magnificent structure'.

"There's absolutely no problem (telling) who plays here, it's West Ham United, and you can tell because everything is (emblazoned with West Ham wording and colours).

General view outside the stadium before the match
	hammersosMike Parry was hugely impressed with the Olympic Stadium on his first visit

"It is just resplendent honestly, if I was a fan coming here every week, I'd be very, very happy with the way my club have moved on.

"All I can see is a great stadium."

Parry's comments will be music to the ears of co-owners David Sullivan, David Gold and vice-chairman Karren Brady, who are in the process of pushing to ensure they retain as many of last season's 52,000 season ticket holders as possible for next season.

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