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West Ham legend Tony Gale says their new home is 'too corporate'.

Gale, 56, believes West Ham had no option but to move to the London Stadium — but now the club must help its passionate supporters settle in.

He told The Sun: “The new ground feels like rented accommodation. There is no supporters club nearby, unlike at Upton Park where it was yards behind the Bobby Moore Stand.

“There's no colour to this ground at the moment.

“Maybe that's not down to the board because we don't own the place. But surely, being the main user, there must be a way of adding a few home comforts?

“Some fans are missing the earthiness of Upton Park — you could smell the horse manure even on the pitch INSIDE the old place.

“There are no stalls selling old programmes, or pubs nearby. I know the corporate day out is a big thing these days but there's plenty at West Ham who still just want to have a pint in a pub and watch a game of football."

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