Upton Park Memories (Hardback)Tony McDonald
Hardback Published: 21/11/2015
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May 2016 marks a momentous occasion in the colourful history of West Ham United FC, who will play their last-ever Premier League match at the Boleyn Ground in Upton Park before their controversial and well documented move to Stratford's Olympic Stadium.Upton Park has been the East London club's spiritual home for the past 112 years and there are mixed emotions among its loyal fan base now that the bulldozers are preparing to demolish the 35,000-capacity stadium where West Ham has played since 1904. This unique hardback book, lavishly produced in full colour throughout its 372 pages, is a riveting compilation of personal stories, anecdotes and shared experiences as recalled by more than 150 West Ham fans who have seen their claret-and-blue heroes win three FA Cups and revered the great World Cup-winning trio of Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters, plus a host of others Hammers legends including Trevor Brooking, Billy Bonds, Alan Devonshire, Alvin Martin, Tony Cottee, Paolo Di Canio and Carlos Tevez.Contributors of all ages - including a number of ex-West Ham players, management and staff - span every decade of the post-war era and each person has a unique story to tell. They reveal their all-time favourites matches, players, goals and kits, pre-match rituals, most memorable characters on the terraces and the funniest and saddest moments they have known from attending Upton Park, culminating with their forthright views on the drastic decision to sell Hammers' famous old ground.
Publisher: Football World