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They Played with Bobby Moore - the West Ham Years Tim Crane

They Played with Bobby Moore - the West Ham Years

Tim Crane

Published October 1st 2014
ISBN : 9780993028601
Hardcover
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 About the Book 

They Played with Bobby Moore presents the colossal contribution made by the footballing genius through the memories of the men who shared centre stage with him from September 1958 until January 1974.Bobby Moore played with 89 ‘Hammers’ in West HamMoreThey Played with Bobby Moore presents the colossal contribution made by the footballing genius through the memories of the men who shared centre stage with him from September 1958 until January 1974.Bobby Moore played with 89 ‘Hammers’ in West Ham United’s first team. His team-mates have never forgotten the experience.For the first time their stories and unpublished photographs have been showcased in one book:Billy Bonds tells how the blond haired boy from Barking presented his school’s football trophies when Bonds was just 14-years-of-age.Harry Redknapp recalls the time when Bobby Moore met Frank Sinatra.Sir Geoff Hurst contributes the foreword and describes the effect Moore’s praise had on him.Martin Peters relates the occasion when Moore first captained West Ham United.Vic Keeble shares the time when he threw the future England World Cup winning captain out of his house.John McDowell’s debut memories of Moore.The amusing tale of when Moore saw John Dick’s daughter naked!Bobby Ferguson’s telling of Moore’s favourite joke.The moment when Moore introduced Alan Stephenson to James Bond.The warm friendship shared by Eddie Bovington, Trevor Dawkins, Frank Lampard Snr, Tony Scott, Brian Dear, Ted MacDougall and Jimmy Greaves.The tireless and selfless help given by Moore to his team-mates as told by Martin Britt, Jack Burkett, Ken Brown, Dennis Burnett, Peter Grotier, Paul Heffer, Bill Kitchener, Bobby Howe and Ade Coker.The fun and humour as seen through the recollections of Peter Brabrook, Eddie Presland, Colin Mackleworth, Bertie Lutton, Jimmy Lindsay, Pat Holland, Bobby Gould et al. The final interview with Andy Malcolm.Finally….the families of deceased Hammers John Lyall, Phil Woosnam, Budgie Byrne, John Dick, John Bond, Noel Cantwell, Malcolm Musgrove, Alan Sealey, Graham Paddon et al all contribute heartfelt memories and photographs.