Saturday, 12 June 2010
Back To The Future - A TRUE West Ham GREAT
We've had the the Troubles in Ireland, the Falklands War, the Gulf War, the War in Yugoslavia, the Second Gulf War and the War on Terrorism, not to mention the Cold War. The Berlin Wall has come tumbling down and so have the Twin Towers.
We've had Wilson, Heath, Callaghan, Thatcher, Major, Blair, Brown and Camerclegg.
We've had the Sinclair C5, the Betamax and VCR videos, Subprime Mortages and New Coke.
The microwave has been invented, and the mobile phone, and the laptop, and the DVD player, and CDs and flat screen TVs.
There's been the Double Miras Bubble, The Dot Com Bubble and the Banking Bubble. And just like our dreams...
The First Division became the Premiership, The Second Division became the Championship, the Third Dvision became the First Division and the Fourth Division became the Second Division.
The Top Division has hosted Norwich, Luton, Carlisle, Bristol City, Crystal Palace, Brighton, Notts County (Yep really, twice!), Swansea, Watford, Oxford United (Remember Maxwell?), Wimbledon, Charlton, Barnsley, Bradford City, Reading, Hull City and Wigan.
Tottenham, Manchester United and Chelsea have all been Yo-Yo clubs after relegation from the top division! Derby, Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa and Blackburn have all won the title!
We've had Greenwood, Lyall, Macari, Bonds, Redknapp, Roeder, Pardew, Curbishley, Zola and now Grant.
Moore, Ramsey, Shankley, Paisley, Clough, Greenwood, Lyall, Stein and Bobby Robson have found their peace.
We've won two F.A. Cups and finished third in the top division!
And through it all, there has been one constant, one consistent, top performer - Tony Carr, invisibly building the future despite his roots in a better, more wholesome past.
MBE? He deserves a bloody Knighthood!
Posted by Hammersfan at 09:02