West Ham Till I Die

One McAvennie

Crazy about West Ham United FC

  • From: Ilkley, United Kingdom
  • Born: 1963

About me

Southern boy emigrated to Yorkshire. Worked in the travel industry for 40 years. Supported West Ham through thin and thin since 1971. Season ticket holder in the Chicken Run 89-99.

How I came to support West Ham

Family of West Ham supporters dating back to the 30s. My kids are following the tradition.

My best West Ham memory

First match, Southampton 3 West Ham 3 at the Dell, December 1971. Brooking, Best and Bonds scored. 3 up at half time. Drew 3-3! Being at the Cup Final in 2006, even though not the result we wanted. But still amazing to be there. Being at the 2012 Play Off Final.

The best West Ham game I’ve ever seen

We beat Spurs 4-3 in a stormy match in 1997. The Julian Dicks penalty to win it.

Favourite Player

Frank McAvennie

All Time Eleven

Phil Parkes
Julian Dicks
Left back
Bobby Moore
Central Defender
Rio Ferdinand
Central Defender
Vladimir Coufal
Right back
Billy Bonds
Declan Rice
Trevor Brooking
Paolo Di Canio
Alan Devonshire
Carlos Tevez

About us

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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