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My Hammers team of teams?

We want your best West Ham team of all time and the beauty is that the age differences between us all will obviously reflect our choices.

We have strayed into ‘Fantasy Football’ o the basis that it truly is pretty quiet out there and we also hope this will help you hopefully to distract yourselves from the issues that surround us.

I had to look at my choices before realising I had made some very embarrassing exclusions but as you look back over the years that really is very easy.

Thankfully my time as a fan included those wonderful sixties years but there are several superb players from that era I have had to leave out.

It really is a tricky one to be honest – how for example to you fit PDC, TC, Budgie Byrne, Carlos Tevez and Sir Geoff into the same team for example.

Here’s my attempt – I expect arguments (4-4-2):

Phil Parkes, John Bond, Rio Ferdinand, Billy Bonds, Frank Lampard Senior; MOORO – (SKIPPER OF COURSE), Alan Devonshire, Trevor Brooking Martin Peters, Paolo Di Canio,  Sir Geoff Hurst

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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

12 comments on “My Hammers team of teams?

  1. Parks,bonds,Martin,Moore,dicks,Sinclair,brooking,Devo,Goddard,Paolo,cross, sub cottee

  2. Parkes, Ray Stewart, Rio Ferdinand, Bobby Moore, Julien Dicks, Steve Lomas, Alan Devonshire, Mark Ward, Trevor Brooking, Paulo Di Canio and Sir Geoff Hurst

  3. Most of those won trophies. Plenty of creativity, might be a bit light in the striker department. Perhaps a fox like Pop Robson instead of Di Canio?

  4. Parkes.
    Stewart, Moore, Martin, Dicks.
    Brooking, Bonds, Payet, Devonshire.
    Di Canio, McCavennie.
    Subs. Ludo, Hurst, Ashton, Joe Cole, Rio Ferdinand

  5. Parkes, Stewart, Martin, Moore, Dicks, Bonds, Brooking, Devonshire, Peters, Hurst, Di Canio

  6. Parkes, Stewart, Martin, Moore, Lampard Snr, Bonds, Peters, Brooking, Pop Robson, Hurst, Di Canio

  7. Great selection Hugh, and if you only considered the players time as Hammers I wouldn’t argue too much with your picks although it could be argued that Bobby played mostly in the back four, especially for England. But if we consider pure greatness in players that played for the Hammers before moving on, then Frank Junior must replace Devonshire and Tevez replaces Paolo. Using this latter definition of players that moved on from the Hammers, my sub is Mascherano.

  8. Shaka Hislop
    Billy Bonds
    Bobby Moore (c)
    Steve Potts
    Rio Ferdinand
    Trevor Brooking
    Martin Peters
    Mark Noble
    Dimitri Payet
    Geoff Hurst
    Carlos Tevez

  9. 3-5-2
    Di Canio

  10. Parkes, Bonds, Lampard (snr), Peters, Martin, Moore, Devonshire, Brooking, Byrne, Hurst, Di Canio.
    Subs Ludo, Ferdinand, Stewart, Dicks, Pop Robson

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