Thursday, December 8
Clyde Best signing at Newham Bookshop
West Ham legend Clyde Best will be signing copies of his excellent autobiography The Acid Test at the Newham Bookshop on Dec 17 at 11 am before the Hull City match. The bookshop is at at 745-747 Barking Road, E13. Clyde's book is an interesting and at times sad read about the 1970s and the racism early black players suffered. Best made his breakthrough at 19 and was soon starring alongside Bobby Moore and Geoff Hurst while lodging with Clive Charles' mum Jessie. I remember watching him bag a couple against Sheffield United in the League Cup and he was exactly the sort of strong target man that West Ham need now. Do check out the earlier review of The Acid Test on this blog too. Should be a great signing.