Dad got me hooked in 1974. He took me to 1st game at Upton Park in 1981. CWC against Timisoara. 1986 was as near to heaven as West Ham have ever taken me. I took my son to Upton Park for 1st time when he was 5 (dad sadly passed by then) and as I carried Louis down green street on my shoulders I cried every step of the way. Do t think anyone noticed- or if they did maybe they understood! Oh rubbish game but Sakho scored winner in 88th minute. I’m obsessed and mid 50s this obsession doesn’t seem to relent.
How I came to support West Ham
Dad got me hooked. He grew up in Margate and evidently there were strong links between Margate and West Ham when he was young. Someone called alma hall?!
My best West Ham memory
1986. Although being 2-0 up in the 2006 cup final My heart could have given out!
The best West Ham game I’ve ever seen
4-0 away to Chelsea in 1986. Quality of play and those goals in that mud defies logic