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A heartfelt request

Postby hammer_sandwich on Wed May 15, 2019 10:18 am

Hi fellow hammers, I’m looking for some help with a heartfelt request. My father, Tony Rivers produced the I’m forever blowing bubbles record that you have heard for about 40 years every time the players come out. A lifelong hammer who first went in 1950. He was good friends with many of the players. My dad is now in his 70’s and we live in Spain. My mum passed away four weeks ago and my Dad(or I) have never been to the new ground. I would desperately like to write to the club to see if they would invite him to the ground. Times moving on and it is my ambition to make this happen. Does anyone have any suggestions as to who I should email at the club to see if I can make this dream happen? Thanks ⚒ (ps he was paid £50 and never made a penny since but it has nothing to do with money)
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Re: A heartfelt request

Postby Moxy on Wed May 15, 2019 10:21 am

I’m not much help unfortunately but please tell your dad, thanks for producing one of the songs that’s part of the soundtrack of my life, good luck mate.
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Re: A heartfelt request

Postby DasNutNock on Wed May 15, 2019 10:30 am

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Rivers

"Rivers sang on the 2005 Saint Etienne album, Tales from Turnpike House, performing harmonies with his son Anthony Rivers."

FAMOUS PERSON ALERT!
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Re: A heartfelt request

Postby Cottee on Wed May 15, 2019 10:35 am

PM incoming
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Re: A heartfelt request

Postby The Old Man of Storr on Wed May 15, 2019 10:39 am

What a great story , a lovely story .

I can't advise you as such - my first thought was to send it directly to David Sullivan but it would probably be tossed in the bin thinking it was another ' Sullivan Out ! ' letter .

Hammers United recently wrote to West Ham - took around 3 months to get a reply but they did get a reply . I'd send a letter by recorded delivery to Tara Warren - she's the human face of West Ham .

Good Luck , mate . :thup:
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Re: A heartfelt request

Postby hammer_sandwich on Wed May 15, 2019 10:53 am

DasNutNock wrote:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Rivers" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

"Rivers sang on the 2005 Saint Etienne album, Tales from Turnpike House, performing harmonies with his son Anthony Rivers."

FAMOUS PERSON ALERT!



Made me chuckle
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Re: A heartfelt request

Postby mushy on Wed May 15, 2019 12:05 pm

Anyone who had anything to do with Soft Machine must be ok in my book.
Also know his hit 'Move in a little closer Baby', and now its a.bloody earworm,.grr.....

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Re: A heartfelt request

Postby psychoscoredthelot on Wed May 15, 2019 12:34 pm

good luck mate - the club has changed so much though that i wouldnt hold my breath
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Re: A heartfelt request

Postby Big George on Wed May 15, 2019 12:54 pm

mushy wrote:Anyone who had anything to do with Soft Machine must be ok in my book.
Also know his hit 'Move in a little closer Baby', and now its a.bloody earworm,.grr.....

Good luck.


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Re: A heartfelt request

Postby Cockneyboy311 on Wed May 15, 2019 1:22 pm

Brilliant story. I hope you get that invite mate. He deserves it :crest:
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Re: A heartfelt request

Postby hammer_sandwich on Wed May 15, 2019 10:45 pm

I can’t say too much at the moment other than Tara Warren emailed me back within ten seconds and David Sullivan sent me two personal emails within 5 minutes.
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Re: A heartfelt request

Postby Albie Beck on Wed May 15, 2019 10:55 pm

Hope it works out mate - he's a terrific singer, remember him doing concerts with Cockney Rebel.

Condolences on your loss too.
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Re: A heartfelt request

Postby Colours never run on Wed May 15, 2019 11:00 pm

Moxy wrote:I’m not much help unfortunately but please tell your dad, thanks for producing one of the songs that’s part of the soundtrack of my life, good luck mate.


Same here. :crest:
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Re: A heartfelt request

Postby Up the Junction on Wed May 15, 2019 11:13 pm

hammer_sandwich wrote:I can’t say too much at the moment other than Tara Warren emailed me back within ten seconds and David Sullivan sent me two personal emails within 5 minutes.

:thup:
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Re: A heartfelt request

Postby Kialos on Wed May 15, 2019 11:16 pm

Sorry about your Mum.

Pleased to see Sullivan has responded, that's good to hear
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Re: A heartfelt request

Postby Pango on Thu May 16, 2019 9:52 am

What Have You Done Today Mervyn Day? (Unreleased Album)

Track 18 "Mervyn’s Theme"

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Re: A heartfelt request

Postby Hamburger on Thu May 16, 2019 10:40 am

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Give this a try, they should be able to point you to the right contact -

supporterservices@westhamunited.co.uk
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Re: A heartfelt request

Postby mushy on Thu May 16, 2019 11:10 am

hammer_sandwich wrote:I can’t say too much at the moment other than Tara Warren emailed me back within ten seconds and David Sullivan sent me two personal emails within 5 minutes.

Are they offering to sell you seats in The Boleyn Lounge on a three year deal with access to away tickets?
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Re: A heartfelt request

Postby Hammer1972 on Thu May 16, 2019 11:12 am

No, but an additional 10% off away shirts...

Seriously, fair play for them getting back to you so quickly and hope you get sorted out :crest:
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Re: A heartfelt request

Postby Phil S on Thu May 16, 2019 11:22 am

hammer_sandwich wrote:I can’t say too much at the moment other than Tara Warren emailed me back within ten seconds and David Sullivan sent me two personal emails within 5 minutes.


Hi Karren :wink:
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