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Mooro speaks – it really was 50 years ago

Fifty years ago we won our our only  international trophy when the great  Mooro became the most famous person in the land.

West Ham’s inspirational and unforgettable skipper led us to that famous victory and this week he was honoured again when a blue plque was placed on his childhood home at 43 Waverley Gardens in Barking, east London where he first learned to play football.

Greg Dyke, who is an English Heritage Blue Plaque Panel member, said the plaque “honours… the house and the streets where he grew up and first learned his footballing skills”.

Now, those who never heard the great man speak have the chance to listen as he gave his thoughts on the eve of the World Cup Final which saw the streets of a nation fall into total silence for 120 minutes as people clamoured into Wembley or around their TV sets.

Then came the eruption of joy.

Mr Hughie Southon was among those who was soaked to the skin as he danced in the Trafalgar Square fountains after witnessing that unforgettable game of football!

About Hugh5outhon1895

Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon