City fans wish Boleyn sad farewell

There’s always been an affinity between Irons and Man City fans.

Maybe it’s a mutual dislike of their Manchester neighbours or a similar history of ups and downs.

Ahead of  the weekend clash with Manuel Pellegrini’s team the City fans have been getting quite emotional about their last visit to our ground on http://forums.bluemoon-mcfc.co.uk/threads/upton-park-memories.318789/

Here’s a selection of the comments we found.


special fansO I’ve been a few times and always enjoyed the crack with the Hammers supporters during the match followed by a great time around Canary Wharf afterwards.

O I cannot believe this will be our last ever visit to the Boleyn which is a great old ground. I’ve been twice and always had respect for that place.

O I was there when we got relegated. The atmosphere was amazing. Those fans gave us an ovation and were shaking our hands afterwards.

O Hope we go out with a bang. We should bt the Hammers a goodbye gift or flag.


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3 comments on “City fans wish Boleyn sad farewell

  1. Have a couple of friends are Citeh fans.One works down here occasionaly,the other has married an Essex girl and moved there. both are still loyal to their club but both come to Hammers games and support us.Both good lads and appreciate our heritage. They spent years in united shadow and now they have triumphed so they know exactly how we feel. Our turn coming soon. COYI X

  2. I’m currently 19 years old, been to upton para a handfull of times, maybe 15 times
    Mainly because when I lived in England I lived in Birmingham, My dad con the other
    hand was raised two streets away from the Boleyn and lives and breathes west ham,
    something that has naturally been passed onto me, we live in Spain now, have lived
    here for the past ten years, but still it has been uncountable seasons since i last missed a game, streaming it love in the internet, I’m a student so you can guess I don’t have a lot of
    momey, not to day I havent got any, but i have been saving up for a long time now so me and
    My dad can can to one final game ay upton park like we used to when i was a little kid, but its seems with flights and tickets and accomadation its just not going to be posible to acheive this dream of seeing west ham playa one final time before saying goodbye to upton park, and it absolutely kills me that My dad having grown up at the Boleyn, telling me stories of how he used to sneak in when he was a kid and having gone so many times, he wont be able to see one last game
    Ps: I wanted to post this in the plastic fans post but comments are closed so sorry:/

  3. Yeah I have never met many Citeh fans I didn’t like, just like us they are a working class club with originally anyway no fair weather supporters, Maine Road was a great ground, not been to the new stadium, like Mooro says should be our time soon, we have certainly paid our dues like the Citeh fans COYI!!

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