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Fabulous nostalgia with the inside track!
on 13 August 2012
Ive grown up with West Ham, they're in my blood. Like most football fans it comes from my family, handed down from generation to generation. I learnt of our history and I learnt to idolise our players. West Ham became and remain a constant in my life.
So too a constant at West Ham is Steve Bacon. Seeing Steve pitchside at a game was as traditional as having a beer in The Boleyn or eating pie n mash at Nathan's.For those who dont know or have never heard of Steve, he is as much a West Ham legend as Bobby Moore, John Lyall, Bonzo, Sir Trev, Dicksie or Paolo.
As a mere 'punter' I wouldnt see or hear of the inner workings of the club or of the players I loved but theyre all here! Ive only just got this today and having 'flicked' through it, Steve's captured the lot both on camera and in text. I doubt he meant to do it, but he's resurrected so many emotions and memories of a time when my old pop would take me as a kid down to Upton Park, and some more recent ones too with me now taking my own kids there. Amazing!
Whether it brings memories flooding back, or you just want to read about some of the goings on that most of us 'on the outside' would never normally hear or see, this book is a MUST for all Hammers fans! And I imagine a darn decent read for even those that arent!