West Ham Till I Die


My Wife, My Dog, My West Ham..in an ever changing order

  • From: Sandhurst, Kent, United Kingdom
  • Born: 1964

About me

My first game was November 1970 home to Man City. I was 6 and we lost 0-2. I think Dad hoped that would be that, as he was not a Footie Fan. But I loved every minute and continued to cheer on my heroes through the 80's, 90's and then less so, other than from the couch when family, work commitments took over. Last 20 years I have seen a handful of games, but did make it down to Cardiff for the Play Off final with Preston. Finally moved out of London 2021 to retire to Sandhurst, Kent.

How I came to support West Ham

I was brought up in Chingford and most of my mates supported either Spurs, Chelsea or Arsenal. What were they thinking we had Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Billy Bonds! The humour at Upton Park, the nights midweek under the lights, I was well and truly hooked. It's never been about the winning ( great when it happens ), it's the entertainment, nearly always having at least one player who could turn it on and win a game against the odds. Paulo Di Canio, Alan Devonshire and Sir Trevor spring to mind.

My best West Ham memory

No Ticket but winning the 1980 Cup against Arsenal. Massive Underdogs and in the 2nd Division....that was the nucleus of a special team and a special manager. John Lyall's tactics were spot on.

The best West Ham game I’ve ever seen

As above

Favourite Player

Billy Bonds

All Time Eleven

Phil Parkes
Geoff Hurst
Alan Devonshire
Trevor Brooking
Declan Rice
Jarrod Bowen
Billy Bonds
Julian Dicks
Left back
Paolo Di Canio
Ray Stewart
Right back
Bobby Moore
Central Defender

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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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