West Ham Till I Die


Ex Upminster boy now living in Sydney Australia

  • From: Sydney , Australia
  • Born: 1959

About me

An Upminster based fan who attended home games in the 70's and 80's standing in the middle of the North Bank. Been In Sydney since 1990. Only been to the new ground once, had a very enjoyable experience in Sept 2019 beating Man Utd . Big fan of Brooking/ Devonshire / Bonds / Martin / David Cross / Phil Parkes hence showing my vintage . Went to the 1975 Cup Final as a teenager, missed 1980 but made the League Cup Final at Wembley in 1981 where the Sammy Lee offside goal cheated us of victory.

How I came to support West Ham

Lived in Upminster , West Ham were closest club and the natural one to support

My best West Ham memory

Best match was the 1980 Semi final replay vs Everton at Elland Road ( I also went to the Villa Park game) which is about as emotional as I have been at a football game. Still paying football in Aus in over 45 age group , tall centre back or full back usually

The best West Ham game I’ve ever seen

1980 FA Cup Semi final replay

Favourite Player

Trevor Brooking

All Time Eleven

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West Ham Till I Die is a website and blog designed for supporters of West Ham United to discuss the club, its fortunes and prospects. It is operated and hosted by West Ham season ticket holder, LBC radio presenter and political commentator Iain Dale.

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