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WEST HAM UNITED HIGHLIGHTS of SEASON 1968/69
This is a 28 page booklet produced by Alan Shubrook of Fame Films
On the first page there is an introduction by Alan Shubrook
“As an ever present last season in the capacity of photographer to West Ham United I found myself in an ideal position to compile this unique pictorial record of it’s high spots.
Featuring action packed pictures from 19 away games and many home matches”
On the inside of the back cover there is a page of Results / Attendances / Scorers / Tables
In total there are 71 pictures consisting of action from matches and individual players
This is a 24 page booklet produced by Fame Films.
(There is no mention of Alan Shubrook, but this booklet for 1969/70 is virtually identical to the publication for 1968/9 season)
WEST HAM UNITED YEARBOOK 1970
YOUTH SOCCER with the HAMMERS
CHAMPIONS : A Sculpture by Philip Jackson
Press Release 2003
Various booklets have been produced over the years, and were given to the parents of newly recruited Youth players. They are intended to reassure the parents that the club will take great care of their off-spring by giving them an insight and introduction to the Youth Section of West Ham United. The booklets cover everything from training sessions to encouraging the players to save for their future.
PLAY THE 'BROOKING' WAY
Trevor Brooking - SPORT GB (1984)
Trevor Brooking's Illustrated Coaching Guide
It is generally felt that although our standard of football is as good as anywhere in the world, sometimes our technical skill can let us down. The basic ingredients for any footballer must be to have toatal control over the ball itself. this level of control can only be achieved by hours of practice and the determination to get better at the different skills you attempt.There are anumber of illustrated sequences I have suggested here, which I hope will encourage you to improve over a period of time. The more you are willing to practice the better your skill will become. Don't always want to play a match. You can practice many of these sequences in a small area and if you haven't a partner many can be done individually by rebounding the ball off a flat surface.
All the best for the future.
THE "BUBBLES" LEGEND
Graham Murray (1999)
The aim of this 26 page booklet published in 1999 was to provide a definitive historical document for supporters of West Ham United Football Club who may wonder about the origin of their theme tune "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles".
Is the story really true or just a legend?
I should know. I am proud to say that Will 'Bubbles' Murray was my father.
He was a modest man with whom I stood on the Upton Park terraces on many occasions in the fifties and sixties, singing and swaying to the haunting refrains of the famous West Ham theme tune, 'I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles'. It was typical of the man that he never sang the words of the song and it was left to my mother to relate the story of it's origin to me. Oh, what memories must have passed through his mind as the supporters sang to their team!
Sadly, "Bubbles" Murray died in 1974 but his memory lives on every time the West Ham crowd burst forth into their famous song. It was, possibly one of the first football songs and certainly one which has endured through the years to echo the hopes and disappointment of the West Ham crowd.
It is quite remarkable that generations of loyal supporters have sung this song over a period of some 80 years in support of a team which will often flatter to deceive and in the words of the song, just like those bubbles, then 'fade and die'.
PRE SEASON WITH PAOLO DI CANIO
FOUR FOUR TWO - FILA (2001)
A CELEBRATION of the LIFE of ENGLAND'S CAPTAIN BOBBY MOORE
A CELEBRATION of GEOFF HURST, BOBBY MOORE & MARTIN PETERS
The West Ham Trinity
HISTORY of the THAMES IRONWORKS SHIP BUILDING & ENGINEERING Co Ltd 1846-1912 by Peter Steele
WHEN WEST HAM BUILT BATTLESHIPS 1846-1912
DAVID GOLD TRIUMPH OVER ADVERSITY
Robin M Pilley (2013)
100 YEARS at the BOLEYN
THE UNVEILING of the BOBBY MOORE STATUE
Wembley Stadium 11th May 2007
Sir Bobby Charlton led the applause at the unveiling of a statue in honour of World Cup-winning captain Bobby Moore, which stands guard at the new Wembley Stadium.
The 20ft sculpture of England defender Moore, who died of cancer in 1993 aged 51, was produced by Philip Jackson, the artist also responsible for Sir Matt Busby’s statue outside Old
Moore is fondly remembered for lifting the trophy when England beat West Germany at the former stadium which was demolished to make way for the new 90,000-seater arena that opened this year.
Steve Marsh and Stuart Allen
Bobby Moore statue at Wembley Stadium
Given Free with "Hammers News"
A 16-page commemorative pictorial sounvenir to illustrate a century of West Ham United at the Boleyn Ground
Lord Justice Taylor published his Final report into the Hillsborough Disaster in January 1990.
This 8-page booklet was produced by the Club to gauge feedback from supporters into how best to implement those recommendations in the Taylor report.
Would you prefer the Club to
a) Redevelop Upton Park?
b) Consider relocation to a new site?
Would you be in favour of ground sharing?
A Matchday Publication (1993)
MUSEUM and STADIUM TOUR GUIDE
On Wednesday 24 February 1993 the world of Football lost one of its all-time greats.
This 32-page publication is a fitting tribute to the great man
Special thanks to John Northcutt and Richard Miller
STEWARDS HANDBOOK (1992)
Hammers News (1999)
WEST HAM UNITED POSTER MAG (1991-92)
WEST HAM UNITED YOUTH ACADEMY COACHING MANUAL