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Forty years of hurt

It seems strange to be celebrating our last FA Cup forty years ago today. It is a painful reminder that we haven’t won anything of note for four decades.

We came close in 2006 in Cardiff but that was snatched away from us on penalties and there are no prizes for second place in the FA Cup. I’m not sure Arsenal who have won the FA Cup a record 13 times would be making a big deal out of today had they have won the game. The same would be true of Manchester United, Spurs,  Chelsea, Liverpool or Aston Villa who have won the cup seven times or more each.

The Hammers have won the FA Cup three times namely 1964, 1975 and 1980.

I hope we don’t celebrate the fifth decade in ten years time as our last win in FA Cup competition.

Well done Sir Trevor Brooking on your goal forty years ago today and let’s hope for new West Ham FA cup heroes in the years to come.

Come back at 3 pm for a Claret and Hugh watching party to watch the FA Cup game via Youtube to recreate the magic day on 10th May 1980


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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter