WEST HAM UNITED FC
SAME OLD WEST HAM....TAKING THE PISS
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Who is PIE?
Moved to the land of the Monkeys some 26years ago, to be fair I fair loved it, cockney geezer at 16 the local talent couldn't and didn't get enough of me ;o) Treacle over dosed !! , Though I was the only 'ammer north of Watford, till I walked in the local pub The Cross Keys................
In my West Ham home top (Bish era, i think) when a group of hard looking Dingle's came unto me quite menacing !! "Is that a West Ham top?" fuck it I can't lie its got the colours the badge fuck me it even says WHUFC on the collar !!! "yes" I say in a mean mother London cunt try some and i'll bite your face off tone!!! Thankfully the lead local mouth then stepped forward rolled up his sleeve (Ben Sherman number, more dapper than me!) to display a West Ham tattoo of sorts (club name wrapped around a rose ?) The rest is as they say is History...
Away games were the norm for me back then normally with a sort in tow, Barnsley, Blackburn, Stockport, Oldham all the glamorous games !! It was a nightmare for me to break the police lines on route to the train stations after the games as I was heading in different directions from the safety of the Hammers fan family bosom, but thats a different story for a different type of media!!
We all need to feel like we belong somewhere, sport, music, fashion, trends of many different types and era's . Me I had my development years at Elm Park of a time of BMX's, pastel colours, Farah trousers and spud-u-like. Moved posh at 14 to a school in Cambridgeshire lasted 2months before expulsion , Peterborough next "because its more like a City!!" 8months, a definite improvement but all along I was West Ham, I'd found my place, my tribe my FAMILY my identity and I resented being anywhere different.
I couldn't afford a season ticket every year, boxing doesn't pay a lot ! However I attend most Northern away games and the odd home when not attending Boxing Championships and my horse comes in! I did have a season ticket (1966 Seats, East Stand.NOT cheap, NO concession for the boy!!) for the first season at the Olympic Stadium but have moved to Block 131 where there is more atmosphere with fans standing much to the annoyance of the stewards and I am luck enough to be guaranteed tickets for every away day, I'M SOLD, Life moves forward, Football changes, Time Changes....yes ill miss the old ground, I won't miss the hassle getting a tube out with my youngest kid, I won't miss the times sitting in the car on Green Street/Barking Road when driving for hours after !!!! although I did get to send my oldest son out to get a signed programme from Sir Trev while stuck in traffic outside The Boleyn knowing I'd not move a couple of feet in a hour.
I wasn't torn in getting a season ticket this year I have a feeling many new faces will feel the need to snap them up, I have my memories of the place my West Ham badge tattoos show my age of support, I'm not fussed that a lot of new found supporters will attend in the future I hope they bring there prawn sarnies with them and spend a fortune in the club shop, me I'll still sort out my 'pie,mash & liq' used to be Nathan's Pie & Eels but now its The East End Pie & Mash Cafe the other side of the Barking Road and the boy (Mash) like's a savloy and chips.
I'm hoping Crossed Hammers takes off and all those who FEEL the WEST HAM WAY who wish to help anyone with lifts, tickets, memorabilia wants, use the blog etc
Any establishments, Cafe's, Public Houses, Wine Bar's, Pie,Mash & Eel House's, Shops need a Irons Theme then contact us and we will be only to happy to oblige.
International Interest also most welcome.
THE FUTURES BRIGHT, THE FUTURES CLARET N'BLUE.
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