For The Claret & Blue

By Micky Smith

For The Claret & Blue Look inside
  • ISBN: 9781843586906
  • Publication Date: 31 Jul 2009
  • Format: eBook (ePub/MOBI)
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing
  • Imprint: John Blake

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Two or three of them came over and asked what team I was ...they followed me at a distance and when I looked across the platform I saw the other lads from the train getting a good kicking. I felt uneasy and was obviously next on their list for a hiding. I could not bottle it. I had to front it and act as normal as possible...You don't choose West Ham - it chooses you. Following West Ham United is not about how many pieces of silverware the team can win. For true fans, it's a lifelong, sometimes agonising passion. In 1964, when footballing legend Bobby Moore held the FA cup aloft for West Ham, Micky Smith was in the crowd, experiencing the unique thrill of seeing his club emerge victorious. In 1967, when Manchester United came to the East End, Micky witnessed the birth of the football hooligan. This is the gripping, inside account of run-ins with the police, rivalry between firms and events such as Heysel that changed the face of football as we know it today.In this unique memoir, the co-author of the bestselling Want Some Aggro? recalls tales from his life as a Hammers fan and draws on the experiences of other dedicated fans to produce a unique memoir recalling the violent days when the notorious InterCity Firm ruled the terraces

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