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Q: 2023/24 Hopes & aspirations for this season
a. As Champions of Europe there's no reason we shouldn't be pushing for a top 7 spot & a run in the Cups
b. Last season was a trophy winning one and there's only one way to go after that, I expect a dull mid table bore fest of a season
c. Buy some f***ing players or we're in a battle to stay up & that's as good as it gets
d. Moyes out
e. New season you say, woohoo time to get the new kit and wear it it to the pub for all the big games, the wags down there call me Mr West Ham

Phall Throw 11:10 Sat Feb 24
Stan Bowles Hovis

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Oh dear 5:39 Mon Feb 26
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Sorry Zico

Oh dear 5:38 Mon Feb 26
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Saw in the Daily Telegraph that Chris Nicoll (Soton and Aston Villa) also died on Sunday.

The cause was his dedication to football, had severe memory loss in later years.

It appears that the truth cannot be reported now.

RIP to them both

Travelling Iron 4:26 Mon Feb 26
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Stan was always broke due to gambling,
When he made his England debut someone said 'who's boots are you wearing Stan?'
Adidas they gave me £100 to wear them tonight.'
'We are all wearing Puma, their rep is outside paying £150'
Stan made his debut wearing one Addias boot and one Puma boot.

J.Riddle 11:27 Sun Feb 25
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Looking up that old footage I sadly came across Maria Parkes 49 real West Ham fan dying of heart attack last year RIP. Poor Phil if I remember he hasn't been well, last thing he needs. Not right seeing a child go, condolences.

zico 11:19 Sun Feb 25
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Chris Nicholl ex Southampton and Aston Villa has also passed away today aged 77 also due to dementia.

J.Riddle 11:07 Sun Feb 25
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Great player real entertainer RIP.

Rodney Marsh, Francis, Sinclair later, Don Rogers came on for Bowles he was another great player, remember Rogers scoring a hatrick for Palace 5-0 v Man Utd one dribble from the halfway line, they've had their share. Parkes was playing for them this day.

5th Round FA Cup 1975. Great game on a quagmire of a pitch, 40k, North Bank singing Stanley Stanley show us your Bowles, massive cheer when he went off and Trevor Brooking walks on water.

Set us up nicely to beat Arsenal at Highbury in the quarters on our way to Wembley for Billy to lift the Cup!

british is best 10:26 Sun Feb 25
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My old man . Used to speak to him at white city dogs . Every week. hell of a nice bloke apparently. But surrounded by leeches who no doubt pissed off once the money ran out .

Fauxstralian 2:14 Sun Feb 25
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My brother is a QPR fan so used to keep an eye out for them & Stanley was a brilliant player in a great team.
Should have won the League in 1975/76 (like us in 1985/86)


Gary Strodders shank 1:48 Sun Feb 25
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Far Clough

Lawrenson denied the kit bag shit but could well of been true.
He certainly had his vices but seemed to be able physically to carry on regardless of booze drugs or injury and never ever wore shin pads.

GBHammer63 12:30 Sun Feb 25
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Didn’t get too excited about many players of other teams, but Bowles was brilliant, if he’d played for us he’d be worshipped like Di Canio.
RIP to one of the great entertainers.

Far Cough 12:29 Sun Feb 25
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Took a sht in his kit bag, didn't he?

Gary Strodders shank 12:21 Sun Feb 25
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Far Clough

Some great stories about Robin particularly the one involving Mark Lawrenson.
I often see his brother Tony in local pubs and he is a top fella.


Far Cough 11:58 Sun Feb 25
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Robin FRIDAY another maverick in the mould of Stan.

Matthew Holmes 11:56 Sun Feb 25
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RIP Stan. What a player he was.

Sydney. Best of luck with your Mum. Its tough.

If she's still able enough book a holiday. Get some photos and good memories laid down

Manuel 8:50 Sun Feb 25
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Of course, was just saying. Even on here people are being congratulated because they no longer have a beer.

Coffee 8:41 Sun Feb 25
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Manuel, society has become a lot more conservative since the 70s, more wokeish, more feminist, more aggressive, less wide boyish and less tolerant of Life on Mars type values.

Manuel 7:42 Sun Feb 25
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Funny how back then he was looked upon as charismatic (wide boy) with the love of the pub and betting shop. These days most people would look down their noses at this type of person.

Mike Oxsaw 7:17 Sun Feb 25
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One of my favourite ever non-West Ham players.


Coffee 7:03 Sun Feb 25
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Good luck, Sydders. Wish you all the strength and understanding.

There was a storyline on Emmerdale Farm some time ago about one character who got Alzheimer's. I've never watched that programme but did see that on YouTube. It was very well done. Recommended.

Sydney_Iron 6:30 Sun Feb 25
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Remember him as a kid, they had few great players in that era, Rodney Marsh also comes to mind.

See it was the curse of Alzheimer's that got him, a path im about to go down as my Mum has been diagnosed, going to be a rough few years i think and will be making more trips to the UK than i normally would.

RIP Stan

Manuel 4:39 Sun Feb 25
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Blimey, it's a QPR love in, I wonder if on their forums they salivate over our great sides of the past?

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