Saturday, April 25
Flying So High: West Ham's Cup Finals now in paperback
Flying So High: West Ham's Cup Finals is now available. It includes chapters on the 1923 'White Horse' Final (where we definitely have a case for a replay as spectators were all over the pitch, which was also covered in hoof prints); Bobby Moore's side beating Preston 3-2 in the 1964 FA Cup FInal and winning the Cup Winners Cup' in 1965 on a glorious night at Wembley; Bonzo picking up the FA Cup in 1975 after Alan Taylor's double; Trevor Brooking's header bringing Cup glory in 1980; taking Liverpool to a replay in the 1981 League Cup Final after Ray Stewart's nerveless last-minute penalty at Wembley; the Play-Off Final wins of 2005 and 2012 and the Greatest FA Cup Final of Modern Times in 2006 when we drew 3-3 with Liverpool (I forget who won on penalties). It's also been praised by David 'Psycho' Cross who tweeted, having read the 1980 chapter: "Great recollection and detail. Clearly a huge Hammers fan." Click on the link to peruse.