DG’s tribute to the great man

1bd8ff2c9a1e454fff6f6f7040c3c6a4David Gold puts it very simply declaring: “Bobby was the greatest English footballer of all time and way up at the top of the international tree.”

Yet – like everybody else you speak to about the man – DG remembers a man who – given his status – was “embarrassingly humble.”

He said: “I’m delighted ClaretandHugh is giving Bobby this Boleyn Farewell because he is the man who is frst mentioned whenever and wherever West Ham is discussed. We all owe him so much as a club and a country.

“Seeing him lift the FA Cuo back in 1964 is probably my greatest memory of this club and then the Cup Winners Cup – what wonderful years to precede the World Cup Final when he became a national icon. But he was always ours

“It is probably because he was a national icon and so loved that nobody complains when us lot talking about the Irons winning the World Cup – his legend will never die.

“When he joined Sport Newspapers I, like everybody else, wanted to talk about special moments I’d seen with him involved.

But he just didn’t want to talk about them. He was embarrassed. A wonderful humble man and the greatest footballer I ever saw. It’s a pleasure to pay tribute to such a great human being.”


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

4 comments on “DG’s tribute to the great man

  1. All good about the late, great Bobby Moore.

    Should have a word with Sean who described him as “flash” on WHTID . . . total rubbish . . . but may give the younger supporters some food for thought that is way, way wide of the mark . . . humble with time for anybody and as said on WHTID he was as happy drinking in a East End pub with “ordinary” people as “lording” it up at venues worldwide

    Bobby Moore was a great gentleman, great player, great captain and West Ham through and through . . .

    RIP Bobby Moore

  2. Never needed to kick people up in the air because his football brain was so good,
    Always looked like he had hours on the ball and that is always the single thing that shows the DIffrence with great players,
    The ultimate leader from a unfashionable club who led with example
    We will never see the likes again,

    Always remembered BM RIP

  3. Cameron do the right thing make him a Sir
    He deserves it and so does England

  4. The greatest player ever to grace England . My hero !!! My inspiration playing football !!!
    Will always remember running out of my maisonette down fern st fully kitted and met the other kids on the grass at the back straight after the 66 final , down went a jumper or 2 for goal posts and had a match, baggsies myself to be mooro !! My side won 20 – 14 ?? The man was a legend and inspirational !! Just look at the mob on offer today for England !
    Undoubtedly not in the same class !!!! A nations hero !!! Never will this man be forgotten,!!!!

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