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Hammers heroes of 1980 to re-live cup campaign

Up to two-thousand fans will pack out Cliffs Pavilion in Southend-on-Sea this evening to watch the FA cup winning team of 1980.

Many West Ham fans describe their greatest memory on Saturday 10th May 1980 as the most famous date in the club’s history. It was on this day that The Hammers, who were then in the Second Division, defeated Arsenal in the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium. On a hot afternoon, a rare Trevor Brooking header was enough for John Lyall’s underdogs to see off The Gunners who had started the match as hot favourites. For the second time in his outstanding career, Billy Bonds led his victorious team up the Wembley steps and lifted the trophy high above his head as the jubilant fans began celebrations which lasted long into the night.

Tonight is a unique occasion as it will be the first time the squad have appeared together on a theatre stage to re-live that triumphant cup campaign. The evening which starts at 8 pm is hosted by Tony Gale.

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