Got Not Got

If you were a Junior Hammer, one of the army of obsessive soccer kids at any time from Bobby Moore lifting the World Cup to the early days of the Premier League, then this is the book to recall the mavericks—Peters and Hurst, Best and ...


Author: Derek Hammond

Publisher: Pitch Pub

ISBN: 1909178721

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 874

Got, Not Got: The Lost World of West Ham United is an Aladdin’s cave of memories and memorabilia, guaranteed to whisk you back to the Boleyn’s fondly remembered Golden Age of mud and magic, as well as a Hammers-mad childhood of miniature tabletop games and imaginary, comic-fueled worlds. The book recalls a more innocent era of football, lingering longingly over relics from the good old days—West Ham stickers and petrol freebies, league ladders, big-match programs, and much more—revisiting lost football culture, treasures, and pleasures that are 100 per cent claret and blue. If you were a Junior Hammer, one of the army of obsessive soccer kids at any time from Bobby Moore lifting the World Cup to the early days of the Premier League, then this is the book to recall the mavericks—Peters and Hurst, Best and Brooking, Bonds and Cottee—and the marvels of the Lost World of Football.

West Ham United Miscellany

I hope to get to more games over the next few years. While not the biggest club, we certainly rank among the larger boys. My fears for the club are probably ...


Author: Brian Belton

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781782198819

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 160

Packed with information and little-known facts about the club, the players, the managers and the fans, it cannot fail to please anyone whose obsession is all things claret and blue - and may even surprise a few who thought they knew it all! For many years, the terraces, the pubs and the living rooms of West Ham fans have buzzed with debate, speculation, opinions and laughter. Who was West Ham's best manager? who was their worst? Who should form the greatest-ever Upton Park XI? And who should be included in the worst? These kinds of questions and hundreds like them are answered within the pages of this informative, light-hearted book. From young to old, from die-hard, all-weather supporter to armchair fan, there is something in this collection for everyone. Author Brian Belton is one of the most prolific historians of West Ham United and has drawn on a lifetime of reserach to put this book together. With quotes from some of the greatest Hammers of all times (and their opponents!), Upton Park chants from through the years and much, much more, this unique book provides fans with a Hammers bible they wouldn't dare be without!

Sport and the Working Class in Modern Britain

After 1923 , the future relationship between West Ham United and its external ... West Ham officials pointed with pride that they were not going to get ...


Author: Richard Holt

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719026504

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 221

View: 915

Covering the period since World War II, the author considers over 100 novels, treating them thematically, with separate chapters on the fictions of boxing, football, baseball, and basketball. His theme - the drive toward individual freedom through sport. Looking beyond the professional spectator sports, 11 essays examine popular sports, in which ordinary mortals team up with their mates to compete against other neighborhoods, factories, unions, etc.

Hammers Heaven and Hell

By the final week of August, with the season having started, West Ham submitted an offer of £4.5 million for the ... Porto was not going to be completed.


Author: Kirk Blows

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781780577920

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 427

Little did anybody anticipate that West Ham's play-off final victory against Preston in 2005 would provide the launch pad for one of their most successful seasons ever, with the club securing a top-half Premiership finish and qualifying for Europe thanks to its first FA Cup final appearance in 26 years. Indeed, the thrilling 3-3 draw with Liverpool will be remembered as one of the most dramatic finals of all time. With a keenly anticipated UEFA Cup campaign and the shock arrival of Argentina World Cup stars Carlos Tévez and Javier Mascherano, the future could hardly have seemed brighter. But storm clouds were gathering on the horizon as the Hammers embarked on what would prove to be the most turbulent and traumatic period in the club's entire history. A protracted takeover saga, the sacking of manager Alan Pardew, a Premier League inquiry that would result in a record £5.5 million fine and a season-long battle against relegation were the main issues that dominated the headlines, while an unseen presence - fuelled by ego and avarice - threatened to erode the fabric of the club from within. Yet salvation would eventually be achieved in the most sensational and controversial of fashions. Full of exclusive interview material, anecdotes and analytical comment, Hammers Heaven and Hell investigates the true reasons for two campaigns of contrast and conflict as West Ham experienced both ecstasy and agony in equal measures.

Good Afternoon Gentlemen the Name s Bill Gardner

Everything went fine, and we got the result we deserved in the end. ... Like Bobby Moore said, it was always West Ham United, not just West Ham.


Author: Bill Gardner

Publisher: eBook Partnership

ISBN: 9781909270671

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 250

View: 612

He arrived to rally the troops, the main man in the Inter City Firm and his greeting passed into football fan history. 'Afternoon, gentlemen, the name's Bill Gardner.' That introduction alone was often enough to provoke sheer terror in his opponents. He is a genuine legend to anyone who's ever stood proud on a football terrace. No serious book on the culture would be complete without at least one mention of him. And now at last, he's telling his own, long-awaited story. For the first time, Gardner himself reveals what made him the top man, including his innermost thoughts and his memories of the classic years for football fans. And many familiar faces have queued up to add their comments in this book which shows just what it is that makes Bill Gardner unique among the toughest and the greatest of them all.

West Ham United

West Ham was willing to spend money , but was not going to brag about it or
condition people to think that purchasing players was normal . The transfer of
seven players and a successful Cup run were signs of the manager's skill .
Greenwood ...


Author: Charles P. Korr

Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press

ISBN: UOM:39015011830836

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 257

View: 201

Fans and Fan Cultures

It is obvious from Meire's statement above that she does not understand what it ... A Birmingham City fan is not going to wake up and support West Ham and a ...


Author: Henrik Linden

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137501295

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

View: 743

Exploring the ambiguous relationship between fandom and consumer culture, this book provides a critical overview of fans, fan cultures and fan experiences in relation to the broader experience and transformation economy. Fans and Fan Cultures discusses key theoretical concepts concerning celebrity, fandoms, subculture, consumerism and marketing through a range of examples in film, travel and tourism, football and music. With an emphasis on social media, and how various online platforms are utilised by brands, artists and fans, the authors explore how this type of communication often contributes to trivialising authentic expressions of cultural and social values and identities.

Home From Home

A West Ham Supporter's Struggle to Reach the Next Level Brian Williams ... No matter: the wonders of modern technology meant we'd get a precise image of ...


Author: Brian Williams

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 9781785903489

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 932

West Ham United, the object of an irrational affection that has dominated the life of journalist and writer Brian Williams, has moved from its old home to what was the Olympic Stadium in Stratford. It is not a move he welcomed. It's not just the football itself. The supporters have left behind all the match day rituals that go with the game. A pint in the Denmark Arms, a hot dog in Priory Road, an occasional trip to the wonderful Newham Bookshop. East Ham is a residential area, with all the amenities that go with it. The same cannot be said of the Olympic Park, which surrounds the new stadium. No pubs, no chippies – and certainly no mobile phone shops like the one in the Barking Road Brian regularly walked past that proudly announced it also sold baby chickens. All of this has been replaced by a soulless stadium and corporate catering, with not a baby chicken to be had for love or money. Williams charts the most momentous change in his club's history by comparing the last season at his beloved Boleyn Ground with the first at West Ham's new home. In doing so he delivers a passionate lament for a time when football was the people's game, not a cynical exercise in developing a customer base or building a marketable brand. A crie de coer that will ring true not just for battle scarred Hammers, but with fans of all clubs, great and small.

West Ham United Football Club Premier League Personalized Notebook Big Format 111 Lined Pages 8 5 X 0 2 X 11 Inches 12 5 Ons 364 Gram Bleed

Perfect for personal use or for an affortable gift. Great gift for your Friend, Boyfriend, Boss whose name is West Ham United Football Club .Get yours today! Visit our author page "Johny Black Publishing" for more from this series.


Author: Johny Black


ISBN: 9798653187551


Page: 110

View: 625

Lined notebook is great to use as a work notebook, travel journal, or a writers notebookThe notebook is beautifully produced. Perfect for personal use or for an affortable gift. Great gift for your Friend, Boyfriend, Boss whose name is West Ham United Football Club .Get yours today! Visit our author page "Johny Black Publishing" for more from this series. To easily find the name you are interested in follow a certain pattern. Write : "name + notebook + simple gift " in search option in amazon. For example you are interested in name "Johnny". So you just write in search window: "Johny notebook simple gift ". If you still can not find it on the first page, probably is not available yet. We're constantly working on new names so you can try again later.Specifications:Cover Finish: Glossy , BleedDimensions: 8.5" x 11" (21.59 x 27.59 cm)Interior: Blank, White Paper, linedPages: 111

Crossrail Bill

We are not that far away but not particularly close . A crowd leaving West Ham by the time it got to any of our stations would be reasonably dispersed .


Author: Great Britain: Parliament: Select Committee on the Crossrail Bill

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0104013540


Page: 376

View: 121

Crossrail Bill was published as HCB 5, session 2007-08 (ISBN 978021579202)

The Best Ever Book of West Ham United Jokes

And, if you don't burst out laughing from at least one West Ham United joke in this book, there's something wrong with you. This book has so many West Ham United Fan jokes, you won't know where to start.


Author: Mark Geoffrey Young

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 147833147X

Category: Humor

Page: 106

View: 637

If you've ever heard a Jewish, Italian, Irish, Libyan, Catholic, Mexican, Polish, Norwegian, or an Essex GirlNewfie, Mother-in-Law, or joke aimed at a minority, this book of West Ham United jokes is for you. In this not-so-original book, The Best Ever Book of West Ham United Jokes; Lots and Lots of Jokes Specially Repurposed for You-Know-Who, Mark Young takes a whole lot of tired, worn out jokes and makes them funny again. The Best Ever Book of West Ham United Jokes is so unoriginal, it's original. And, if you don't burst out laughing from at least one West Ham United joke in this book, there's something wrong with you. This book has so many West Ham United Fan jokes, you won't know where to start. For example: Why do West Ham United Fans wear slip-on shoes? You need an IQ of at least 4 to tie a shoelace. *** An evil genie captured a West Ham United Fan and her two friends and banished them to the desert for a week. The genie allowed each person to bring one thing. The first friend brought a canteen so he wouldn't die of thirst. The second friend brought an umbrella to keep the sun off. The West Ham United Fan brought a car door, because if it got too hot she could just roll down the window! *** Did you hear about the West Ham United Fan who wore two jackets when she painted the house? The instructions on the can said: "Put on two coats." *** Why do West Ham United Fans laugh three times when they hear a joke? Once when it is told, once when it is explained to them, and once when they understand it. ***

Minutes of Evidence Taken Before the Royal Commission on London Government

But anyone going down there and going from West Ham to East Ham , would not
be conscious that he was passing into anything very ... I do not know ; I rather
gather , then , that your own opinion is that they would be just as well united ?


Author: Great Britain. Royal Commission on London Government


ISBN: STANFORD:36105047516401

Category: London (England)


View: 506

Mr Moon Has Left the Stadium

n the summer of 1998 I receivedaphone call fromPaulAldridge, managing director at West Ham United, asking if Iwantedtobe the new stadium announcer.


Author: Jeremy Nicholas

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 9781849542036

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 136

JEREMY NICHOLAS is West Ham United's stadium announcer. A supporter since the age of six, Jeremy's blood runs claret and blue. In the summer of 1998, after decades in the stands, he became the voice of his club - announcing the players, the substitutions, the trials and tribulations, and best of all the goals. Over the years he's established himself as one of the best announcers in the business, combining information with a gentle humour that make visits to the Boleyn Ground that bit more special.Mr Moon Has Left the Stadium is the hilarious tale of one man's obsession with football and doing things the right way. Part love story, part autobiography, part nostalgia, it will make you laugh and cry. It also answers the all-important question - who is Mr Moon?

Hammered I Played Football for West Ham Man City and Everton Then the Police Came Calling and My Life Fell Apart

Not even in the first three. 'Get in!' we said. That was the final straw. I didn't want to play for West Ham United again. Not while Macari was in charge.


Author: Mark Ward

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781857829013

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 433

On 11th May 2009, Ward left Kirkham prison in Lancashire, the one-time top-flight winger had spent four years at Her Majesty's pleasure for drugs offences. His crime was renting a property in which cocaine with a street value of ?645,000 was found during a police raid in May 2005. Ward never denied his involvement. Broke and with no permanent home at the time, he had accepted ?400 a week from an acquaintance to rent a house for an unspecified "stash". He was sent down for eight years. He has always acknowledged his "stupid, terrible mistake". A footballer who was once spoken of as England material, Ward was ever-present in the best league season West Ham ever had (1985-86), and a top-flight player with Manchester City and Everton. In the first ever week of the Premier League in 1992, he helped Everton win 3-0 at Old Trafford. Later he was player-coach at Birmingham in a promotion season that saw silverware at Wembley. He had a beautiful wife, now former wife, who Ward jokes was "the original WAG", and part of "the good life of a footballer" which included a big house, flash car, nice clothes, foreign holidays, and a ?2,000-a-week contract, which in the early 1990s still seemed a lot of money in the Premier League. But the playing days ended, and a desperate fight to stay in the game - at lower-league clubs, then in Hong Kong and Iceland- eventually had to be given up. The decline led to crime, and prison. Ward occupied himself by writing his life story, by hand, on prison paper. He says: "I'm proud of my book. It's just an honest account of my life, no bullshit." Ward is outspoken about current players who have achieved notoriety for the wrong reasons. He talks about the escapades and run-ins with numerous well-known names, inside and outside football. In one astonishing chapter, "Shooting the Pope", Ward reveals how, at a 1992 fancy dress Christmas party at Everton, he shot team-mate Barry Horne, dressed as the Pope, at close range, in the chest, with a real gun; this incident was never before made public, nor were many others, until now.

British Baseball and the West Ham Club

Hence the Hammers became “The First and Last Englishmen.” West Ham has always been known for their lack of consistency: periods of flair, elegance and ...


Author: Josh Chetwynd

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786425945

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 587

"This book places the West Ham club within the historical context of 1930s Great Britain, and covers team management, major players (e.g., Roland Gladu, the "Canadian Babe Ruth"), and the fans. Eight appendices include team rosters, British baseball rules

John Lyall

Fortunately, his dad's Tottenham allegiance was never going to sway young ... A lifetime commitment to the claret and blue of West Ham United had begun.


Author: Dr. Phil Stevens

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9780993152399

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 348

View: 604

Legendary West Ham manager John Lyall, who sadly died in 2006, is remembered with affection as one of the all-time great football managers by former colleagues and football fans alike. Lyall was widely regarded as man of great integrity and is credited with laying down the foundations of the footballing beliefs and values of today’s West Ham United. This new in-depth biography documents Lyall’s football career from West Ham groundstaff boy in 1955, through his playing debut, injury, and eventual steps into coaching and management under the watchful eye of Ron Greenwood. A much-loved and respected figure at Upton Park, Lyall had a lasting influence on the club’s development and the team’s style of play and during his time in charge, West Ham twice won the FA Cup. Later, when Lyall took over at Ipswich Town, he led the club to promotion to the inaugural Premier League in 1991/92. John Lyall – A Life in Football pays tribute to one of the most influential footballer managers of recent years and is a lasting legacy to a true gentleman and champion of the beautiful game.


WEST. HAM. UNITED. 2016. Enthusiasm is partly defined as a passion; a fervour; fanaticism or merely ... my mother recompensing even though she wasn't going!


Author: Adrian Wicks

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781546282822

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 386

View: 754

In 1989, British football was shaken to the core when ninety-six people lost their lives in the Hillsborough disaster.This, combined with the Bradford City fire four years earlier, enforced wholesale changes within stadiumssome clubs electing to move, lock, stock, and barrel to brand-new arenas. Grounded is a unique memoir of the authors visits to these grounds done in sequential order from Scunthorpe in 1988 right through to West Ham in 2016, each chapter correlating with trips to their former domiciles and summarized with his opinion on their comparativesnot as obvious as may appear. In the process, he details what he finds there, how the journeys didnt necessarily go according to plan, and the friends he made and, in one instance, lost, whilst indulging in his favorite pastimea hobby, an addiction, or merely a candidate for the lunatic asylum? Read it, and you can draw your own conclusions.

More of the Same

They've not got to the ball all season” (*At this time, Glen Roeder was the Manager of West Ham United Football Club) * A MINI SAGA IN 58 WORDS In 2004 I ...


Author: Stewart French

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781456783778

Category: Religion

Page: 136

View: 760

This is the second volume of Stewart’s poetry, a worthy successor to “From Heaven and Back Again”. The poems are again a flavourful mix of the deep, of the spiritual, of the funny and downright amusing and the ones that cry out with anger, pain or frustration. What gives them life is that they mean something profound to all of us, read them and you will feel a resonance and a connection. Modern living can be tough, we can lose our sense of time and perspective; or else we can forget that our God is so big, so high and so mighty. These poems are easy to read, on occasion they show Stewart's emotions laid bare but, my, what love for his fellow man is revealed and what joy in knowing Jesus as real in his and his family’s life. The poem “Living in the fast lane” is a picture of the times and pace we seem to live in yet we are bidden to remember that indeed Jesus is Lord. This is good stuff and reveals the man and his family, his life and his daily walk with God – not through rose tinted spectacles but with honesty that we can truly identify with. Just dip in and enjoy, read about and experience a normal life living with God – like you and me? Nicholas Beach April 2011

An Irrational Hatred of Everything

My Continuing Odyssey as a West Ham Fan 2003–2018 Robert Banks ... He could not get his head around the concept of playing entertaining football that would ...


Author: Robert Banks

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 9781785904059

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 432

View: 786

FOREWORD BY PHIL PARKES An Irrational Hatred of Luton author Robert Banks is back with his latest instalment in West Ham's journey through the football leagues to recount the past fifteen years of his life as a long-suffering Hammers fan. Picking up where he left off in 2003, Banks charts the varying fortunes of West Ham United alongside the mutable modern nature of the beautiful game in An Irrational Hatred of Everything. Cataloguing a stadium move, an Icelandic banking collapse, takeovers, hirings and firings as well as promotions and relegations, Banks follows West Ham's ups and downs in a refreshingly frank and humorous account of the club's recent history. Through an interconnected exploration of West Ham's progress and the important moments in his own life, Banks continues along the torturous road of detailing his tumultuous relationship with the club to show how much football can mean to the individual while providing sobering reminders that, at the end of the day, it's only a game.


My uncle got me involved in football at a very early age. I was about five when he first told me Ihad to support West Ham and by the time, Italia '90 came ...


Author: Jason Allday

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781496926876

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 502

View: 311

Society played a part in the death of my baby brother. The demand for perfection and what was deemed acceptable by our everyday standards helped mold a fragile frame in a young man's mind. The security and resolution I needed was never to be found within the realms of the everyday working world. I learned to reconcile with what you may unfairly call the "ills of society". I found not only resolve, but also harmony within the world, a world that all members of our populace are exposed to in their lives and is part of a culture, even if you chose to ignore it, is one we all live in. I'm not only lucky enough, but also privileged to have been welcomed and accepted in this world, and here their stories will show that this syndicate are of the same making of us all. For me and my brothers none of our heroes wore capes.