Forever blowing bubbles – West Ham’s mid-60s heroes

ON THE London Fenchurch Street railway line out to Essex there was a building that resembled a mill of some sort, alongside a canal. On the wall of this mill was scrawled, “West Ham United – World Cup winners 1966”. It may still be there today, but it’s doubtful given the amount of building and demolition that’s taken place in East London down the years. … Continue reading Forever blowing bubbles – West Ham’s mid-60s heroes

Great Reputations: West Ham 1963-66 – forever blowing bubbles

On the London Fenchurch Street railway line out to Essex there was a building that resembled a mill of some sort, alongside a canal. On the wall of this mill was scrawled, “West Ham United – World Cup winners 1966”. It may still be there today, but it’s doubtful given the amount of building and demolition that’s taken place in East London down the years. … Continue reading Great Reputations: West Ham 1963-66 – forever blowing bubbles

Forget JT and Ferdinand, number six Bobby Moore was the man

When I was young, my mother used to threaten me with emotional blackmailing along the lines of “You’ll miss me when I’m gone” in order to get her own way. Naturally, most children, of any age, miss their parents when they’ve shuffled off the mortal coil, but much can be said for the dear departed Bobby Moore, who died 20 years ago. There’s been plenty … Continue reading Forget JT and Ferdinand, number six Bobby Moore was the man