West Ham Till I Die


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  • From: London, United Kingdom
  • Born: 1966

About me

I'm a Muslim, husband and father who lives and works in East London. I support adults with learning difficulties and disabilities and run workshops for parents and carers on understanding behaviours that challenge. I enjoy going out and about with my camera taking photographs of the world around me. I love being outdoors, but also enjoy home time with the family.

How I came to support West Ham

As a child I followed West Ham United as it was the club nearest to where I was born in Stratford. The only other person in my family who supported the Hammers was my elder brother. I would play football on the green outside the house and pretend to be different players whilst playing against my friends. When I grew up and moved to East London to study I lived right next to the Boleyn Ground and would sneak into the ground to watch the matches. Now I have been a season ticket holder for over 10 years and still live very close to the new ground.

My best West Ham memory

My best memory was the last home game at Upton Park when we beat Manchester United 3-2. That whole season was amazing to watch and it was very emotional to see the last game at the old stadium and to be part of the final celebrations with some of the old players returning one last time. I told one of my youngest boys for a stadium tour before they knocked it down and that was very emotional.

The best West Ham game I’ve ever seen

There are so many West Ham games to remember but the one that sticks out is when we played Manchester United on 30th November 2010 when we won 4-0 and Jonathon Spector scored a hat trick on a freezing night at Upton Park.It was the biggest win against Manchester United for 80 years. Given what a miserable time we had under Avram Grant, this was truly a special night at the old ground.

Favourite Player

Mohammed Kudus

All Time Eleven

Phil Parkes
Frank Lampard Senior
Left back
Alvin Martin
Central Defender
Bobby Moore
Central Defender
Ray Stewart
Right back
Billy Bonds
Trevor Brooking
Martin Peters
Geoff Hurst
Paolo Di Canio
Vic Watson

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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