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Give us the horn

Filed: Monday, 30th April 2007
By: Matthew O'Greel

Supporters are calling for the Post Horn Gallop to be played ahead of this weekend's home fixture with Bolton.

The Hammers used to be led out to the well-known huntsman's refrain by the Leyton Borough Silver Band on a weekly basis back in the 1960s and 1970s - but it's use died out over the years.

However Alan Pardew resurrected it for the the play-off semi-final over Ipswich three years ago - a game which United went on to win 2-0.

Now supporters on KUMB's forum are calling for the Post Horn Gallop to be introduced one more time as the Hammers seek to win their final home match of the season over the Trotters - a win that could secure Premiership football at the Boleyn Ground next season.

"It always makes the hairs on my neck stand up," said one poster.

"Not that I think we'll need any incentive to lift the atmosphere, but it feels like that link with our history summons up the ghosts and echoes of our past."

You can join in with the debate or add your voice of support by clicking here.

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by Keeno
05:53PM 1st May 2007
''What the Hell is the Post Horn Gallop?!''

by MG Hammer
11:45AM 1st May 2007
''I think we will be up for this one anyway. I can feel the atmosphere building up already, just like the play-offs! We will take the game 2-1 and nick a point at OT just to be safe - that will be 'goodnight' for Charlton and Fulham ...''

by Jamie Penfold
05:15PM 30th Apr 2007
''Anything would be better than that classical cack that is currently played before Bubbles. It's the same cack that the Mackems play before they come out - and I hate it ...''

by Alex
02:35PM 30th Apr 2007
''Great idea, it's stuff like that which seems small to others but has a real impact on the emotions of both the team and the support. ''

by Jim Clarke
12:34PM 30th Apr 2007
''I have been a regular since 1958 and to rekindle those days will be just about all it needs to have me out of my seat in the Lower East.

Does anybody remember Monty from those days who used to parade round the pitch saluting and blowing his trumpet?''

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