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VIDEO: Frankie Mc’s greatest Boleyn memory

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.”

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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

4 comments on “VIDEO: Frankie Mc’s greatest Boleyn memory

  1. I was there that day but for some reason I can’t remember I was in the west stand instead of the old north bank.. I remember the hatrick though.

  2. Remember it really clearly.Frankie Mac was my god in those days,lol,i was in the north bank.Brilliant afternoon seeing him bang in that hat-trick 😉

  3. Almost missed this game,had the hangover from hell but my mates dragged me to the match like a zombie,lol.So glad i went though,it was brilliant seeing Frank sign off in stylel.Then back on the booze in the evening & life was great again until Sunday morning 😀

  4. I was there that day, my first year as a season ticket holder. Fortunately it didn’t put me off!! If only we’d played as well in the first 40 odd games as we did in the last three or four, it might have been a different season. Oh well; what’s done is done.

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