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There can only be one buyer for Geoff’s shirt

Number TenGeoff Hurst’s legendary No 10 World Cup winning shirt goes up for sale at Sotheby’s today with some believing it could collect around half a million pounds.

Some West Ham supporters fans may automatically feel the club should buy it but the West Ham don’t believe that would right.

Hurst’s incredible hat-trick against then West Germany was the high water mark of mine and many millions of England supporters lifetime as we shared in that momentous occasion.

Yes, Geoff was a Hammer and  yes we were as proud of that Final as anything we have experienced in our lives and although of course  it was an Irons moment it was really a totally national affair.

And a top insider at the club made precisely the same point when we approached him this morning asking if there were any plans to be involved in the auction.

He said: “The FA should be buying it, not us, as its part of England’s history not West Ham United’s 

“We have a vast amount of stuff, that nobody will insure to be displayed and costs a fortune to store and insure whilst stored.”

We get that and believe if the FA do not find the funds to buy it and watch it instead go into some private collection it will be a total disgrace

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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

8 comments on “There can only be one buyer for Geoff’s shirt

  1. There is no loyalty in football for previous players , and it seems that even applies to Geoff as well , just look how mooro was treated and you get the feel of it. ? They like the prestige of using the trios and other legends names but when it comes to money , forget it .
    Remember that next time they raise money for the Tories at one of the dodgy handshake get together,
    Absolute disgrace the club haven’t dug deep ( petty cash really the numbers quoted by the big time Charlie’s ) take it out of the free TV money ,
    Its a must have , the first and only hat trick in a world cup final !!! By a loyal hammer !!!
    Means nothing to these people , but the world to us supporters , tells a story doesn’t it !!!

  2. The National Football Museum should be buying this as it is part of our national football heritage.

  3. Yes Max that’s where it belongs,lets hope it does.Why should West Ham buy it.Its for his achievements with England,not us.

  4. Well it never met its reserve at auction anyway so it is immaterial now.

  5. No its not ! Its for hursts achievements for helping england win it , and it was west ham who put him there ! Because he’s skint and can’t pass it on !
    N.F H will not and could not afford it to start with ! Absolutely no logic in that comment at all
    So it goes to a collector instead of its second home west ham . Where it can be put on show for all to see and aspire future hammers !

    Put it to a vote Hugh ! NFH or WEST HAM UTD,

    • Every comment you make is another attack on the owners, whatever they do or say you jump on their backs. We all get your dislike of them and you are of course intitled to your views and opinion, just what have they done for you to hate them so much? The club is going places with an exciting squad and a great manager. Where the club was when they took over to where we are now is down in the large part to the owners and their own money. Dont get me wrong i’m not having a go at you, i just dont understand why you have so much hatred towards them.

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