Hammers may stage minute’s silence for duo


Bill Kenwright dies of cancer

Hammers may stage minute’s silence

West Ham may hold  a minute’s silence on a day of double mourning ahead of the match against Everton on Sunday.

Sir Bobby Charlton

I understand the club are set to honour the memory of the great Bobby Charlton following his death over the weekend at the age of 86.

But we understand too that we may be doing the same for former Everton owner Bill Kenwright who died at the age of 79 after a battle against cancer.

Bobby Charlton diagnosed with dementia

Bill Kenwright

The Hammers will wait on Everton for a decision on whether they want that to happen or wait until their own home game against Burnley next weekend.

He was  chairman of Everton Football Club for two decades between 2004 and up until his death in 2023 which of course took in the period that David Moyes was manager at Goodison Park.

Hammers may stage minute’s silence for duo

And those of us who love rock n roll almost as much as the Hammers will be grateful for the number of shows he staged in the west end and provinces.

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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!"

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