Ignore the headline of this post as there isn’t really much special in here. My picture with Phil Parkes is special to me, but that’s about it.
The Legends’ Lounge was a good experience, up there with similar levels of hospitality at Old Trafford, only the accompanying seats at the Boleyn are much, much better. That will of course change at the Olympic Stadium. Unless the club goes with the ‘Di Canio BBQ Lounge’ with deck chairs on the running track. I gather it also isn’t too expensive so is well worth a try if you want a day at West Ham that is a little bit more special. I’d love to visit the 66 Lounge and get a photo with Martin Peters!
Unusually, I took a camera to the match on Saturday so here are a few of my snaps.
Big Sam talking to Phil Parkes about an hour before kick off.
Phil was chuffed to bits, and I was pretty pleased myself.
Ah, you beautiful, hilarious-looking building.
The Blackpool fans were in good in number and voice, until the second half nuclear bomb we dropped on their defence...
"D'Urso, stpop trying to penalise Carew for everything he does and see if that player on the floor is OK."
"Are you serious? You still don't see him? You see multiple incorrect offside calls, but you don't see that...?"
Faubert lines up the ball seconds before crossing for Carew, centre, to score our first,
1-0 - John Carew celebrates his opener.
Carew returns the applause as he departs.
Did anyone else catch the episode involving this fella who had to replace the corner flag? Very amusing banter from the Brooking lower crowd. Sadly, it was all after another awfully dealt with moment from D'Urso...
After finding one of his teammates in a heap on the floor, Nolan had a 'word' to make sure it wouldn't happen again.
My usual seat over on the East Stand - in my opinion the best area to sit if you want a good atmosphere at a match.
Finally, my mate is in this picture, taken from one end of the Boleyn to the other.