Very sad to read that former Academy kit man and coach driver Stan Burke has passed away after a stroke. Stan served the club for more than 40 years, starting his employment under the great Ron Greenwood.
I am sure all true West Ham fans will offer sincere condolences to the family of a man who served the club for so long. Ron, John and Bobby are probably throwing a "You took your time" party for him as we speak.
Another link to our Glorious Past lost to this mortal coil!