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''Any Old Iron''


By: Graham Martin Johnson
Publisher: Spiderwize
Price: £8.99




Having been endorsed by Tony Cottee (Foreword), Alan Devonshire and Tony Gale (Preface) who have played in excess of 1,100 games for the Hammers between them, this 50-year journey takes in the Boleyn Ground/stadium atmosphere, elation, entertainment both home and ‘away’ plus exhilaration and woe.

Read about Jimmy Greaves' 1970 London to Mexico car rally; 'that bracelet' and Bobby Moore's four-day house detention; epic League Cup semi-finals vs Stoke City; no afternoon school; Hereford in the FA Cup; the ECWC journey and Eintracht Frankfurt, Anderlecht and Dynamo Tblisi; promotions/relegations; Cup wins and losses; the Hurst and Moore testimonials; Trevor Brooking's last match; the Boys of ’86, the lock-outs/get-ins and the St James’ Park petrol bomb.

"An off the street” supporter, these writings - transparently written - give an insight to the author and along with all that is said, his modern day football views and opinions, which come without notice.

"The words written in this book are what many of us West Ham fans would love to be able to put in writing. Not only is it a very interesting and enjoyable read, it also invokes so many of my own personal memories following the Irons. This book is a must for any true West Ham Fan." (Len Herbert, Secretary of the Boys of ’86)

As well as being available via KUMB.com, Any Old Iron may be purchased in person from the Newham Bookshop (745-747 Barking Road, Plaistow, London E13 9ER Tel: 020 8552 9993), just 100 yards from the Boleyn Ground and 30 yards from the Boleyn pub and corner of Green Street.


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