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wanstead_hammer 10:57 Fri May 10
39 Years ago today - May 10th 1980
WHAT A DAY!
COYI. ⚒⚒

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zico 7:12 Sat May 11
Re: 39 Years ago today - May 10th 1980
I seem to remember even the camera man got confused as to who scored as you never saw Brooking celebrate because the camera zoomed in on Stuart Pearson who seemed as surprised as anyone that Trevor headed it!!!

Mex Martillo 6:42 Sat May 11
Re: 39 Years ago today - May 10th 1980
I was a youngster watching on the BBC
Good comments from Clough I remember

Long time not to win a trophy...
I think Pellegrini will sort that out.

Percy Dalton 5:48 Sat May 11
Re: 39 Years ago today - May 10th 1980
Can't believe it's been that long.
Went to every game that season home and away wasn't expecting us to win if I'm being honest but what a day.
I got married the following month and went to Miami for our honeymoon.
Freddie Laker £240 for a two week stay on Miami beach.

gph 5:13 Sat May 11
Re: 39 Years ago today - May 10th 1980
How things have changed.

Coventry City's Highfield Road was considered good enough to host a FA Cup Semi-Final replay.

No replays, no Highfield Road, and almost no Coventry City.

Chigwell 4:58 Sat May 11
Re: 39 Years ago today - May 10th 1980
I got a ticket at cost price through a local FA referee who didn't want the one he was allocated. Unfortunately my seat was close beside the main Arsenal stand, although it was nice when Brooking's goal shut them up.
Bumped into Harold Wilson (yes, the very one) as I was walking through Wembley Stadium car park.

terry-h 1:53 Sat May 11
Re: 39 Years ago today - May 10th 1980
Looking at the post match celebration photos, I notice Pat Holland, Bobby Ferguson and the late Jimmy Neighbour with the 12 man squad. I assume John Lyall included these three in the event of late injuries before the trip to Wembley.
There was only one sub in those days and Paul Brush took no part in the game but would have got a cup medal I expect.

Takashi Miike 1:42 Sat May 11
Re: 39 Years ago today - May 10th 1980
hadn't started going back then so watched it round my nan's

one iron 1:38 Sat May 11
Re: 39 Years ago today - May 10th 1980
I was 26,best day ever.

jfk 6:27 Sat May 11
Re: 39 Years ago today - May 10th 1980
I was 13 gained two tickets for the final via the voucher system as a 12/13 year old.
My old man got the tickets so I never went to Wembley
Went to the semi against Everton at villa park mind.
I remember the day being a scorcher and watched the game round a mates house in Romford with a few school mates and a full house done up in Claret and blue.
We nicked a few tins of beer between us and after sir Trev scoring in the 13 minute didn't think it would be the last goal against Arsenal.
I also remember Paul Allen getting bought down when he was going for the second by the jock Willy young the thug cunt.
The rest is history.
Went up to the ground the following morning met up with a few of my older mates /sisters then boyfriend who had spent all night in the pubs/Queens market to watch us bring the cup home.
Apparently 250.000 turned up on the Sunday seemed like more.
Fucking brilliant days.

SDKFZ 222 5:02 Sat May 11
Re: 39 Years ago today - May 10th 1980
I was 21 when we won this and I had to travel to Wembley from Caledonian Road tube station, where I lived at the time. The platform was full of Arsenal and I was the only Hammer, but the banter and ribbing was all rather condescending but friendly towards me.

I count myself as being very privileged to have been to all of our cup finals and play off finals from 75 onwards. The only blights really were the two finals against Liverpool, who always seemed to beat us by using their ‘professionalism’, and a footballing lesson given to us by a vastly superior Anderlecht team.

Iron Duke 2:44 Sat May 11
Re: 39 Years ago today - May 10th 1980
By the time I was 5 years old, we had already won the FA Cup twice in my lifetime. Can I remember any of it? Can I fuck?

It’s been tough.

gph 2:15 Sat May 11
Re: 39 Years ago today - May 10th 1980
Forty years will be too long.

Winning it again next year would be nice.

*who can we go out to that's worse than Wimbledon?*

zico 2:13 Sat May 11
Re: 39 Years ago today - May 10th 1980
boleynkid 5:25 Fri May 10

Oh indeed mate. I was 11 in 1980 and after 75, 76 and 80 thought I was onto a winner supporting the Hammers!!!!

Alfs 2:00 Sat May 11
Re: 39 Years ago today - May 10th 1980
I've told this before.

I invited a few West Ham mates around to my tiny flat to watch the match and was up all night draping claret and blue all over the place and drinking.

By the time they turned up I was close to legless but carried on drinking all the same. The match started, Brooking scored and I promptly passed out.

Waking up 6 hours or so later, the flat was empty and MOTD was showing the highlights on the still on TV.

Brooking scored again, I cracked open a beer and enjoyed the game that I had slept through so didn't know the final result.

Then we won... again...kind of.

Great day, that!

eusebiovic 11:33 Fri May 10
Re: 39 Years ago today - May 10th 1980
Ridikzappa 11:16 Fri May 10

You 46 going on 47 then? I was 7 too when that match decided my football supporting fate...

Ridikzappa 11:16 Fri May 10
Re: 39 Years ago today - May 10th 1980
Aged 7, taken to Lady Cis’s house to allow my parents sone cheap child care, Cis being a great friend of my dear Granny.

Cis was a massive Arsenal fan and had put the cup final on her telly.

I had no allegiance but choose the opposition just to annoy her.

What a day, Brooking scored and i took the Michael as best I could as a kid.

I remain a painful follower of the Hammers to this day.

God give me strength.

Any Old Iron 11:16 Fri May 10
Re: 39 Years ago today - May 10th 1980
Sold - for my money it was the best goalkeeping performance by a WHU keeper I've ever seen. And I've seen a few. The save he pulled off from Tony Brown was phenomenal. From where I was at the opposite end it was heading for the top corner until Parksey made a miracle save.

jooliandix 10:21 Fri May 10
Re: 39 Years ago today - May 10th 1980
I got a ticket for the game for my 12th birthday,if I’d known then we’d not win another fucking thing until I was over 50 (and counting) I don’t think I’d have bothered wasting my life on us.

ATBOG 10:07 Fri May 10
Re: 39 Years ago today - May 10th 1980
Been fending off yid attacks for the last two days and will continue to do so but this thread had brought into sharp focus what we're all missing out on and really shouldn't have over the last 40 odd years. Was 11 when we won this and remember doing backward somersaults (metaphorically of course) after Trev's header and the final whistle. My old man, a paddy, couldn't get his head round what was going on in my head. So so close 13 years ago. That would've made me a happy man from a football supporting perspective.

Yids, rent boys and goon have absolutely fuck all to moan about by comparison. They've won plenty (or enough in the case of the yids), have competed aside but we've had fucking shit owners who haven't capitalised on the incredible level of support the team has been given. If the porno dwarves have any sense of pride and/or social conscience considering what they've said they'll do in regard to us then now's the fucking time.

eusebiovic 10:00 Fri May 10
Re: 39 Years ago today - May 10th 1980
british is best 8:48 Fri May 10

I'm no fan of the dildo brothers but the Cearns weren't the most loved of owners either.

Yes they backed Lyall to build that great team after relegation in 78 but the feeling was they could and should of made more of the team that finished 3rd in 85/86.

Brown was a hapless fool and the Icelandic lot a complete disaster.

Our mistake was the loss of Jack Petchey...He had ambitious plans and the time passed since has proved him to be spot on.

He should have been chairman instead of Brown taking over.

lab 9:50 Fri May 10
Re: 39 Years ago today - May 10th 1980
Ag !

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