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The Claret and Blue Book of West Ham United: Hammers Trivia, History, Facts & Stats (Miscellany)

John Northcutt

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ISBN 10: 1905411022 / ISBN 13: 9781905411023
Published by Pitch Publishing, 2007
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Title: The Claret and Blue Book of West Ham United:...

Publisher: Pitch Publishing

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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West Ham United were formed in 1895 as the works team of the Thames Ironworks Shipbuilding Company. From those humble beginnings the club has developed into one of the most famous names in English football. Taking part in the first ever Cup Final played at Wembley in 1923, West Ham have won the famous trophy on three separate ocassions. In 1965 they won the European Cup Winners Cup with an all-English team and a year later provided three players to the England team which won the World Cup. The Claret & Blue Book Of West Ham United features those memorable matches and the most-famous players to have worn the claret and blue; as each decade produced a new Upton Park hero. From the 1920s there's Vic Watson scored an amazing 298 league goals; he is the club's all time leading goalscorer. Read about Joe Cockroft, who arrived in 1933 and played in every match for four consecutive seasons. In more recent times Hammers heroes have included Bobby Moore, England s finest captain played in 108 internationals; Billy Bonds, the Hammers skipper made a total of 793 appearances for the club; and with the influx of several foreign talents the magnificent skills of Italian striker Paolo Di Canio delighted Hammers fans as the new millennium arrived. Full of fascinating facts, and amazing annecdotes this book will delight West Ham supporters of any age. The book also boasts a unique reference section: including a definitive list including every West Ham first-team player and their complete appearance and goal record. You will find lists, tables, stats in amongst player biographies, match reports and other tales and trivia to read at your leisure.


The club has a special place in the heart of London's East End, and the football world in general and by reading this book you will realise just how much history has been created by the club that began life as Thames Ironworks in 1895. --Tony Gale, Sky Sports

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