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Q: Manuel Pellegrini
a. A great signing for the Club and maybe the change of direction we all need
31%
  
b. It will only be a great signing if the Board back him with decent funds
52%
  
c. This is West Ham so it will only end in farce
16%
  
d. I'm not sure about this one, I'll wait until SKY is back to hear what Gary Neville thinks, then I'll voice my opinion
2%
  



Barnet Steve 10:54 Mon Feb 12
When were you happiest as a fan?
Let's face it, supporting West Ham can be chore. Particularly at the moment with GSB lurching from self-inflicted crisis to crisis.

So... when were you happiest as a West Ham fan?

For me it was from 97-2000 era. My wife and I had moved into our first bought house, so weekends were spent stripping rooms and listening to Capital Gold. We had Hartson, Kitson, Berkovic, Lampard, Lomas, Sinclair. We would soon get Kanoute and Paolo.

I remember painting my soon-to-arrive daughter's room as we tonked Barnsley 6-0, and I remember a sunny day painting the dining room as we beat Liverpool 2-1.

We were as frustrating them as we are now, but it coincided with a good time in my life so these seem like golden times to me. And we had that fantastic Fila kit...

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oioi 12:14 Wed Feb 14
Re: When were you happiest as a fan?
12 Nov 1966
Beat Spurs at WHL 4-3

Previous Saturday beat Fulham 6-1
Wednesday beat Leeds 7-0

Was at all 3 games. Best week ever.

cygnet 10:23 Tue Feb 13
Re: When were you happiest as a fan?
1975 through to spring 1976.
League form was drastically affected by the successful FA Cup Run and even more so the following season by the European campaign, but I wouldn't swap those Cup Winners Cup ties under the lights for anything.

Mex Martillo 9:55 Tue Feb 13
Re: When were you happiest as a fan?
FA cup final 2006
I enjoyed that game so much and I still do not accept the result

longford 9:40 Tue Feb 13
Re: When were you happiest as a fan?
Under Harry artound the turn of the millennium , saw some great goals with my first season ticket at the BMU...

I think are happiest times are yet to come

backpass 8:15 Tue Feb 13
Re: When were you happiest as a fan?
Tomorrow

Sir Alf 7:49 Tue Feb 13
Re: When were you happiest as a fan?
5 or 6 seasons between 1964 - 80 and 85/86.

There was maybe 1 or 2 other seasons ( Di Canio years) but a total of about 8 or 9 out of 60 seasons. This is essentially the successful years and evidence of perennial underachievement and mostly disappointment.

JustAFatKevinDavies 6:07 Tue Feb 13
Re: When were you happiest as a fan?
you must be pretty happy now Infidel, getting to watch a squad better than Arsenal and Liverpool every week?

Infidel 6:02 Tue Feb 13
Re: When were you happiest as a fan?
May 3rd 1975.

Around 5:00pm, as William Arthur Bonds made his way up the steps at Wembley....

I went on my own because Dad could only get one ticket. It was in the Fulham end. I was 13, covered head to toe in claret and blue in amongst all the flat caps and flasks of tea of the Fulham.

It just doesn't get any better.

eusebiovic 5:57 Tue Feb 13
Re: When were you happiest as a fan?
Northern Sold 11:52 Tue Feb 13

Aye!

smartypants 3:04 Tue Feb 13
Re: When were you happiest as a fan?
83 to 89 I’d say. Loved that period as a youngster, not a care in the world and felt invincible, at 14 with mates going to places like goodison, brum, cov etc, first proper taste of freedom. absolutely loved it, it seemed exciting on and off the pitch. For anyone under the age of about 42, you really did miss out atmosphere wise.

bishbosh 1:17 Tue Feb 13
Re: When were you happiest as a fan?
90-91 season is my favorite season. Even though it was in the old 2nd division there was a buzz around the club and the team was full of soon to be West Ham legends. Dicks, McAvennie, Bishop, Gale, Martin, Georgie Bruno Parris, Slater. We had a good cup run and i went to the famous semi where we got beat 4-0 but the atmosphere from our fans that day i don't think we have ever repeated something else. Only downside was losing the title on the last day to Oldham the cup run took a bit of steam out of our title push and Morley (our top scorer) being stabbed and out for a few months did not help. Also loved the home and away kits from that season the old BAC logo (back as champions we would sing on the terraces) not quite but close.

eastham75 12:59 Tue Feb 13
Re: When were you happiest as a fan?
For me has to be the period 74-80
the Finals, Europe way games, my first away games out of London on Lacey's and the supporters club coaches, Transit vans Football specials, the other coach that didn't have a Name Standing in all parts of the ground. the different pubs from the Boleyn, Queens, the Wakefield and the Denmark, the friends made over the years, the players Bonds Brooking Moore, Lampard, Hurst Peters Taylor Best Paddon, Stewart, Pop Robson all seemed far more together back then.

, 12:29 Tue Feb 13
Re: When were you happiest as a fan?
Standing in the chicken run with my Dad.

BRANDED 12:18 Tue Feb 13
Re: When were you happiest as a fan?
Someone who enjoys standing?

Woodford Green 12:10 Tue Feb 13
Re: When were you happiest as a fan?
The BAC / Dagenham Motors kit years.

Despite having 3 seasons in the 2nd division during that time we had a couple of great cup runs and some proper passionate players (Slater, Allen, Bishop, Dicks) and the return of McAvennie and Cottee.

Most importantly I was part of the last generation of teenagers to stand on the terraces at Upton Park....a rite of passage that made me the man I am.

Northern Sold 12:00 Tue Feb 13
Re: When were you happiest as a fan?
1971 first game... standing on a claret and blue painted stool with normally me old man one side and me Uncle the other... I'm glad I am an old cunt...

bish bash bosh 11:58 Tue Feb 13
Re: When were you happiest as a fan?
when I first went to upton park in the 80's...I was naive and young and just loved going into the North Bank on the big step with my family standing on a wooden box...I feel a bit sorry for my sons now..they won't get that old school atmosphere ever again

Northern Sold 11:52 Tue Feb 13
Re: When were you happiest as a fan?
Anyone remember that group of 3 or 4 City fans that used to drink in the Boleyn.... if City was playing away they would pop down and watch the Bish' playing for us?? Loved him..

Northern Sold 11:50 Tue Feb 13
Re: When were you happiest as a fan?

Reply eusebiovic 8:56 Mon Feb 12
Re: When were you happiest as a fan?
I was a big fan of The Bish so even though we had a workmanlike up and down team at the time he was the jewel in our crown. I lost count of the number of stunning defence splitting balls he used to play to the forwards but they were too limited to read them. Morley did his best, bless him but they were lean times.

Bish loved football - in the post modern game he would have been revered as a Pirlo type player but he wasn't arrogant or pushy - the man was just grateful to be playing football.




Always in my all star team... on his day he was magnificent... remember a 0-0 draw at Norwich and I swear it's very hard to think of a better passing performance... dream player

teddyp 11:26 Tue Feb 13
Re: When were you happiest as a fan?
Bishop, Morley, Quinn - enjoyed those days, Bishop and Morley used to come in the Canteen Pub in Vicarage Road after the game. Good times

HairyHammer 11:00 Tue Feb 13
Re: When were you happiest as a fan?
No fly's on me picking that wonderful day .

But I have to say in 2006 because of the length of time of West ham not winning anything and having my Children next to me I would probably have surpassed the great feeling that 8 year old boy back in 1980 had had by a long chalk, because I would have celebrated with my kids and that is in my mind a different level of happiness, but sadly it was not to be, although it was a better time to win it in my mind when they did as the FA cup meant so much and the respect you got for winning it was far more than it is now .

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