Video: ‘Oldest Living Hammer speaks’

The oldest living West Ham player, Frank O’Farrell spoke to BT sports in an emotional video broadcast just before the two nil victory against Liverpool today. The 88 year old former Wing half said: “I spent a very happy time at West Ham, I met some very special people, especially my wife, I thought she was a film star at the time anyway. They gave me £3 per week, a pound for a win and 10 shilling for a draw. I can still imagine me playing games, the vision comes back when I played. You couldn’t help but be inspired to play well”

O’Farrell played for the Hammers 197 times between 1948 and 1956 and later went on to briefly manage Manchester United in 1971 for 18 months.

Alvin Martin, Julian Dicks, Rio Ferdinand, Paolo Di Canio and Mark Noble also make appearances in the tear jerker.


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

7 comments on “Video: ‘Oldest Living Hammer speaks’

  1. Yeah, I shouldn’t have watched that :'(

  2. It’s wonderful . Made me blub

  3. That,s a reality check !
    Ffs its really going to happen !!!
    Boom , penny finally dropped !
    Been in denial of the fact , not a nice feeling , should not have watched it .
    Gutted !

  4. i wish i had never watched that – heart broken — but brilliant

  5. Still hurting , 54 years been coming here ,
    Man and boy !!
    Gonna be strange and not just for me , gonna make grown men cry,
    V Swansea will be a sad sad day .

  6. I don’t think I’ll go against Swansea. Not if I feel like this just watching a video

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