Frank McAvennie will miss everything about the Boleyn declaring: “There will be a hole left but the memories were magical.”
The ClaretandHugh blogger and one of the club’s most favourite sons officially launched out ‘Farewell to the Boleyn’ today which will see ClaretandHugh bringing pictures, recollections from top players and videos through the season.
But for Frankie the unforgettable moment was in his last game on On 2 May 1992, when, coming on as a sub for Mitchell Thomas he went out in style grabbing a hat-trick.
Sadly we had already been relegated in 22nd and bottom place and his tally in a frustrating season for both the player and the club was just six goals from 20 league games.
But he said: “It seems strange to say it but that was memorable for a last game – a very special moment of playing before the best supporters anywhere.”
Of the club and Upton Park Supermac said: It’s a privilege to launch CandH’s tribute to the place. It’s a wonderful club – it’s my club. Always will be.
“The people who work there have always been utterly fantastic to me – the always are and the fans are so special. I love that place.
“The walk down Green Street, round the market and then Cottee and me chasing each other in round the back of the ground because we were always late. Wonderful memories.
“I’m sure life at the Olympic Stadum will be great but saying goodbye to the grand old Boleyn is so hard for all of us. There will be a hole left for us all.”