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Q: 2021/22 What competition should we prioritise this season?
a. The league is our bread & butter, so this year let's have a club sandwich
b. We're owed an FA Cup after Gerrard nicked our last one in 06, our name's on it in 22
c. A bye to the League Cup 3rd round gives us a good start, let's make it count
d. The Europa is our best ticket to the Champions League, this is the one
e. What's wrong with you, let's do the lot, has the quadruple ever been done

Turan 2:58 Tue Oct 7
Sir Trevor Brooking
Probably already posted but Trevor is now at waterstones london wall

*Thread title duly amended - mod*

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boleynkid 12:14 Thu Oct 9
Re: Sir Trevor Brooking
Had a feint/dummy which opponents couldn't read.

Fast forward to 0.37 for a bit of Brooking genius.


stirlinghammer 10:34 Wed Oct 8
Re: Sir Trevor Brooking
i played a one two with the great man and scored during a specially arranged training session - a treat for our 2nd year school team (won the league, runners up in the cup) - loxford school, circa 1981 iirc...happy days.

glenny boy 2:09 Wed Oct 8
Re: Sir Trevor Brooking
Crassus, think you forgot to mention that the match was played on a mudbath, whilst Brooking glides around the pitch effortlessly, completely balanced whilst everyone else is slip sliding.

The bloke is GOD to me.

Crassus 9:54 Tue Oct 7
Re: Sir Trevor Brooking
Yep. I have met Sir Trevor a few times over the years and can say, without reservation, he is a true gent - never met/read a single person say otherwise

I also watched him play and as Cough says was none to impressed initially, Dad said he was a player. A slow burn, it must have been mid twenties before he showed, then how he showed

Genius passer, silky on the ball and a finish

Just check out Eintracht at home - best game ever at UP, Sir Trev imperious - against a side akin to Dortmund today

Far Cough 9:38 Tue Oct 7
Re: Sir Trevor Brooking
Agree there solid

solidbond 9:37 Tue Oct 7
Re: Sir Trevor Brooking
far cough : i agree he wasnt as good as zz he wasnt as powerful for a start.but there where similarities in there game .

Far Cough 9:35 Tue Oct 7
Re: Sir Trevor Brooking
Relevance was solidbond 9:22 Tue Oct 7

1941 9:33 Tue Oct 7
Re: Sir Trevor Brooking
And? Zidane was very good but no Maradona.
What relevance to thread? we are talking about one of probably 3 or 4 players that west ham actually meant something to them.

Far Cough 9:30 Tue Oct 7
Re: Sir Trevor Brooking
Brooking was very good but he was no Zidane, that bloke was an out and out genius

1941 9:29 Tue Oct 7
Re: Sir Trevor Brooking
STB and Dev are two true legends who never played up to leave when they easily could have gone down the PDC/Dicks route.
True legend of the club.

solidbond 9:26 Tue Oct 7
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solidbond 9:22 Tue Oct 7
Re: Sir Trevor Brooking
when i was a kid my old man took me to watch essex play cricket at leytonstone .cant remember if it was 1st xl or 2nd xl but sir trev was there sat next to him for a while and got his atuograph i was chuffed .the one modern day footballer who i would liken to sir trev is zidane.thats how good he was .legend

gazebo 9:22 Tue Oct 7
Re: Sir Trevor Brooking
A bit of a clichÄ— this, but the guy is pure class.

Was lucky enough to be around in the late 70s / early 80s so watched west ham teams with Brooking, Devonshire and Bonds. I worshipped these players.

Brooking was brilliant. His touch, passing, vision, temperament all excellent. Plus he scored goals.

Also he was a gent. Always signed autographs for everyone after the games. Always had time. Always pleasant and cheery.

Valley Hammer 8:33 Tue Oct 7
Re: Sir Trevor Brooking
The fact he stayed with us following relegation and risked his international career is enough to make him a legend. His skill, poise, balance and passing were all immaculate. A GREAT man and true gentleman. I've got his book on my Xmas stocking list (The Bobby book is for my birthday next month).

yngwies Cat 7:29 Tue Oct 7
Re: Sir Trevor Brooking
Gutted would have loved to have met him. He's all that's good about west ham. Is he doing anymore?

Tricky Pablo 7:19 Tue Oct 7
Re: Sir Trevor Brooking
I met him today and had a brief chat.

What a top man he really is, had time for everyone, asking where they were from and talking about family.

I bought his book and had him sign it for my 15 year old son.

Far Cough 7:01 Tue Oct 7
Re: Sir Trevor Brooking
He almost went to Spurs but Bill Nicholson, who I rate as a manager, was coming up to retirement and Brooking wasn't sure about his replacement, so decided not to go, also, Clough put in a bid for both Moore and Brooking but he really wanted Moore

ludo21 6:58 Tue Oct 7
Re: Sir Trevor Brooking
I don't suppose Sir Trev has any regrets and I'm certainly glad he never moved away but if TB had ever played for a really big side I reckon he would be regarded as one of the best players ever to play the game (which he is in my book anyway).

HairyHammer 6:54 Tue Oct 7
Re: Sir Trevor Brooking
The Master, his Skill balance and passing ability second to none in my book.

Far Cough 6:30 Tue Oct 7
Re: Sir Trevor Brooking
I remember his debut as an out and out striker, wasn't too successful until he moved to midfield magician

SDKFZ 222 6:29 Tue Oct 7
Re: Sir Trevor Brooking
I was fortunate enough to see his last 11 years at the club and is my favourite Hammer without a doubt. Bonzo is a very close second.

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