West Ham Till I Die

Tonka

Essex raised, marooned in the north, still bleed claret and blue

  • From: York, United Kingdom
  • Born: 1969

About me

I’ve been a West Ham fan for nearly fifty years and still can’t shake the habit. I used to be a regular at the ground when I lived in London but now I’m at the other end of the country I’m mostly an armchair fan.

How I came to support West Ham

When I was six I watched the Cup Final and told my dad I would support the team that was winning. Who knew there would be so little winning over the next 46 years?

My best West Ham memory

Weirdly probably the cup semi-final at Villa Park in 1991 where we got thrashed and sung our hearts out. Never been so proud or felt so much part of the family as I did on the terrace that day.

The best West Ham game I’ve ever seen

The 3-2 win against Manchester United in the last game at Upton Park

Favourite Player

Alan Devonshire
Winger

All Time Eleven

Phil Parkes
Goalkeeper
Ray Stewart
Right back
Julian Dicks
Left back
Billy Bonds
Midfielder
Rio Ferdinand
Central Defender
Alan Devonshire
Winger
Trevor Brooking
Midfielder
Joe Cole
Midfielder
Dimitri Payet
Winger
Paolo Di Canio
Striker
David Cross
Striker

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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