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Jack declares his love for Paolo

Hammer Jack Wilshere has publicly declared his love for Paolo Di Canio.

Posting a photo of an old West Ham ticket from the turn of the century on social media under the title of Flashback Friday the 28-year-old player told his followers in Instagram that it was that game where he fell in love with Paolo Di Canio and in fact, it was his first-ever Hammers game aged around eight-years-old.

The game in question was the Carling Premiership match between West Ham & Coventry City on Saturday 22nd April 2000, he was seated in the West Stand upper Row K seat 22 paying £18.50 for a child ticket.

The Hammers were 5-0 winners, Michael Carrick bagged the first on seven minutes, Javier Margas the second on 14 minutes then a Paolo Di Canio brace on 48 and 67 minutes and finally a Fredric Kanoute goal on 83 minutes.

The victory was watched by a crowd of 24,719 at the Boleyn Ground.

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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