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Good enough for Moore so why not Messi?

MessiGreat football journalism becomes rarer and rarer so it’s really pleasing to draw attention to a piece which captures the spirit and atmosphere of Upton Park for an entirely left field match.

In describing last night’s game between Argentina and Croatia writer Jonathon Liew declares: “Lionel Messi at Upton Park; sounds strange but well, why not?

“If it was good enough for Bobby Moore, jummy Greaves and Geoff Hurst, then why not Messi?” Spot on

He adds: “It was a strange sort of evening to be at one of England’s great old football hrounds, in light drizzle and near silence. To watch the world’s second-best player conduct his cistomary master class – and score the winning goal, naturally – while being serenaded by a chorus of “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles.”

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It’s a great piece and you can read the rest of it at Telegraph sport. Highly recommended!

 

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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

One comment on “Good enough for Moore so why not Messi?

  1. Great for the profile of the club to have such great players gracing the Bolyen! Even more special when some of them were our own coming home! COYI!

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