About me

Despite my user name, I am a 67 year old male. Born South Shields Tyne and Wear. Live in Rochdale, Spent my working life as a police officer with Greater Manchester Police, retired in 2000 after 30 years and then got a job in social housing. I retired from that job in 2012 and now just do part time work.
Spent most of my retirement following the hammers with my partner until she suffered a stroke in 2014, I have to restrict games now, just try to do northern away games and odd visit to L/S,
Loved Upton Park so not too bothered about home games then got a season ticket at a bargain price. Met a lot of friends in last 50 years used to meet them in The Stanley at Plaistow I now do the Bull at Stratford before games.

How I came to support West Ham

Went on school trip to London n December 1966 went to West Ham West Brom match got hooked, followed them ever since.

My best West Ham memory

has to be 1980 cup final, I got a ticket off David Cross who I see regularly at my local cricket club.

The best West Ham game I’ve ever seen

League cup SF 2nd replay against Stoke at Old Trafford 1972, it had everything, including Bobby Moore saving a penalty. Also a game at Sunderland i 1967 when we were 1-0 down with 15 minutes to go and won 5-1

Best Player of the Last 50 Years
Bobby Moore
Central Defender
Top 11 of the Last Fifty Years
  • 1
    Phil Parkes
  • 2
    Julian Dicks
    Left back
  • 3
    Alvin Martin
    Central Defender
  • 4
    Billy Bonds
    Central Defender
  • 5
    Bobby Moore
    Central Defender
  • 6
    Alan Devonshire
  • 7
    Martin Peters
  • 8
    Trevor Brooking
  • 9
    Bryan Robson
  • 10
    Geoff Hurst
  • 11
    Paolo Di Canio