About me

I am 64 years old and have been a Hammers fan since the 1961/62 season. I was a regular in the old North Bank and went with my dad and grandad. My dad made a stool for me to stand on and at the beginning of each season he would cut an inch off the legs until there was only the seat left! From the age of 16 I started to play football on a Staurday afternoon so my visits to Upton Park were limited mostly to evening games.
When I married and had children my visists became less. However, I continued to follow their results and now with more time available I am again a regular and as passionate as I was at 9 years old.
I am a Civil Engineer working for a Consulting Engineering company in Brentwood. I have a wife, Karen, and two grown up girls who are all 'Hammers'.

How I came to support West Ham

Like many I followed my dad and grandfather into supporting West Ham. My grandfather in fact was at the 1923 cup final. He always talked about the injustice of Syd Puddefoot being tripped by a Bolton fan as he was bearing down on goal. However, he was prone to exageration, non the less, the West Ham legends were drilled into me at an early age and so I became a long suffering hammer at the age of 8.

My best West Ham memory

The 1964 cup final was the most memorable. I was behind the goal with dad and grandfather, directly in line with Ronnie Boyce's winning goal. The feeling momments later when the final whistle blew will live with me forever.

The best West Ham game I’ve ever seen

The cup winners cup final in 1965 takes some beating but the 7-0 thrashing of the 'great' Leeds in 1966 was better still. Hatricks from Hurst and Sissons were brilliant.

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
    Ray Stewart
    Right back
  • 4
    Billy Bonds
    Central Defender
  • 5
    Bobby Moore
    Central Defender
  • 6
    Alan Devonshire
  • 7
    Joe Cole
  • 8
    Martin Peters
  • 9
    Trevor Brooking
  • 10
    Geoff Hurst
  • 11
    Paolo Di Canio