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117. Come on you Irons ! FA Cup Final, Millennium Stadium

Liverpool 3, West Ham United 3. (Liverpool win on penalties).

No tickets for Cardiff were to be found, despite all my efforts, and so we watched the game together. My uncle flew over from Florida, whilst I drove 10-year old William up from Guildford. Three generations of West Ham United fans, all congregated in Stratford-upon-Avon around a brand new television, bought especially for the occasion. It didn’t disappoint us.

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It was a magnificent game. I’ve seen that fellow Gerrard play for Liverpool before, and he is simply inspirational, unfortunately for West Ham.

As we were driving north this afternoon, Mike Ingham on Radio 5 Live said that if West Ham scored first, it would be a classic final. They did, twice, and it certainly was.

Hats off to the Hammers. I thought they were just superb (even if I’m rather biased). And I’m sure they’ll be back. Come on, you Irons !

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89. You’ll never walk alone – Liverpool in Istanbul

steven-gerrard-liverpool-champions-league-2005-istanbul.jpg“We love you, yeah, yeah, yeah”
– Daily Mirror, 27th May 2005

A bright spring evening in England. It’s a perfect time to be outside.

And yet, strangely – the streets are deserted. On my drive home across the Surrey Hills, the roads are as empty as I can remember.

And then I do remember – it’s the European Cup Final.
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22. West Ham bubbles – football relegation and running

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Dear Andy
“I’m not interested in football, I just support West Ham”.

That’s the saying of my lifetime.
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